The Effect Of Weather & Seasonal Changes
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The Weather:
Wildlife tends to relate to the weather in the same way that we do. When it is cold, wildlife tends to stay in a covered area to remain warm. In hot weather, wildlife tends to stay in a cool, shady area. Their sense of smell is changed so they are more fearful of the danger that potentially lurks in the outdoors. During rain storms, wildlife also tend to remain inactive. Once the storm is over or the Tree Digital Photography © Outdoor Eyes temperature changes, much wildlife activity will be seen.
 
The Time Of The Day And The Seasons:
There is pertinent information of the migration and hibernation habits of wildlife in many of the field guide books. Refer to the guides for the time of day that the wildlife are on the move. If you are visiting an area at 12:00 noon, don't expect too many bird photographs. It is very important to know when the best time of the day or season is to view certain wildlife or your efforts will be very disappointing. Study in advance and you will increase your odds of success.
 
The Wind:
Don't place yourself between the wildlife and the wind direction trying to photography wildlife. In other words, don't let the wind carry your scent toward wildlife since they will possibly move toward a safer area.




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Pretty White Watercress At Fort Hill On Cape Cod

There is a lot of Watercress wildflowers starting to bloom along the trails at Fort Hill, especially down by the water.  Watercress have tiny white flowers with 4 petals. They are so delicate and pretty. Have you ever seen a Watercress wildflower?

Red-Winged Blackbird At Fort Hill On Cape Cod

You can always hear the distinct “Cu-ca-ree” call of the Red-Winged Blackbird as you hike around Fort Hill. They are everywhere and so pretty. This guy was high in the Eastern Cedar tree along Nauset Marsh just singing away. Love his coloring… so bright and vibrant!

Pretty Purple Ground Ivy Along The Trails At Fort Hill On Cape Cod

Ground Ivy is part of the mint family and grows to about 6″ tall with 3/4″ blue-violet flowers which are tubular. They grow from April to June and you can see them all along the trails at Fort Hill in Eastham.


 
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