Tag Archives: Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Cape Cod Bay Beaches Are Still Full Of Huge Ice Chunks

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Cape Cod Bay beaches are still filled with huge ice chunks from the storm last week. We couldn’t believe how many chunks there were when we drove to First Encounter Beach in Eastham. You cannot even walk on the beach; there are way too many icebergs. And, as you look out to the bay, all you see is white… no water, just snow. It is truly amazing.

The second photograph is from the Goose Pond Trail at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. You can see the huge chunks that washed up from the marsh over the boardwalk from the storm last week.

People who have lived here for decades have never seen anything like it. Unbelievable!

 

 

Yellow Wildflower At The Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary On Cape Cod

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I saw this pretty yellow wildflower at ┬áthe Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary a few weeks ago. I didn’t know what it was. So I came home and researched my wildflowers books and the internet and I still do not know what kind of wildflower it is.

Can anyone help me with its identification? It would be much appreciated! It is so pretty.

Beautiful Whimbrel At The Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

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We saw this beautiful Whimbrel at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary a few weeks ago. It was out on the sand by the marsh grass.

The Whimbrel is a fairly large wader of the Curlew family. It gets its English name because it is imitative of the bird’s call.

We had never seen one there before, so this was a big treat! Look at that bill. It is huge!