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!
I have never see so many berries on the Juniper trees as I have this fall. The birds will be very happy this winter… and maybe a wee bit tipsy!
These Juniper trees were on the Goose Pond Trail at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Have you ever seen so much fruit on a Juniper tree?
I saw this pretty yellow wildflower at the 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.
It was a beautiful day for a hike at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary with the sun shining and warm temperatures. One of my favorite hikes is the Silver Spring Loop where there are plenty of places to sit and relax and enjoy nature at its best.
Looks pretty inviting, huh?
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!
The views at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary are many and they are breathtaking. I took this photograph from the lookout on the Goose Pond Trail heading out toward the beach. You can see Tri-Island in the distance on the right which is also a fun hike. You may be treated to many shorebirds feeding in the marshes.
In the far distance you can see the white beaches of Wellfleet and Jeremy Point. It doesn’t get much prettier!