Tag Archives: Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Whale Bones At The Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary On Cape Cod.

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The Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary is a great place to take the whole family. There is so many different things to see, any time of the year.

As you head out on the main trail from the visitors center, you will see a variety of whale bones on the left of the trail. They are really cool to see and the kids love them! Take some photographs and see if the kids can identify them when they get home!

Red Cardinal Wildflowers At The Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary On Cape Cod.

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I was so surprised to see these gorgeous, bright red Cardinal Wildflowers on the Silver Spring Trail at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. They were just beautiful and growing along the trail by the spring. I’ve never seen them there before at all so this was a big treat!

Have you ever seen a Cardinal Wildflower?

Beautiful Oyster Shell At The Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary On Cape Cod

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Phil and I took a nice hike at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and ended up out on the outer beach at low tide. There were no birds to be seen but there was this one Oyster shell which I thought was just perfect!

So simple, yet so beautiful. What do you think?

The Pink Water Willow Wildflowers Are Blooming By Cape Cod Waters!

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The Water Willows are in full bloom near the waters and swamps on Cape Cod. You can see them on the boardwalk on The Red Maple Swamps Trail at Fort Hill or going over the bridge on the Silver Spring Trail at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. They are so pretty and so unique. (Click on blog link to see other photos.)

The flower is only 1/2′ to 1″ while the plant is quite large growing 3-9 feet. They bloom in late July and August near shallow water.

The first photograph is a closeup of the flower. The 2nd photograph shows how they grow in clusters and the 3rd one is how uniquely they grow on the stem.

Have you ever seen a Water-Willow? So pretty and unique, don’t you think?