Tag Archives: Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Pretty Pink Water-Willows Are Blooming On Cape Cod.

The unique Water-Willow is an 3-9 foot aquatic shrub with 1/2 to 1 inch magenta flowers that blooms in July and August. (Click on blog link for other photo.)

I’ve seen them growing in the shallow waters on the Red Maple Swamp Trail at Fort Hill, the Silver Spring Trail at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary in Wellfleet  or at Wiley Park by the bridge. It is really cool to see how they grow in clusters along the main stem.

Have you seen any Water-Willows this summer? #eastham #wellfleet

 

Beautiful Hike At The Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary On Cape Cod.

The Silver Springs Loop is one of our favorite hikes at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. It is so diverse and you never know what you will see. (Click on blog link for other photo.)

I took these 2 photographs across the bridge on the hike. I couldn’t decide if I like the horizontal or vertical one better. What do you think?

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

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.

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?