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Lady Fern (Athyrium felix-femina)
Moths and butterflies.
Four hermit thrush babies await food in their nest. Photo by: Don Cameron
A woods road on the Poulin Preserve
3.) The rings are counted to determine the age of the tree.
Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum)
2.) The extracted core is held up for examination.
Christmas Fern (Polystichum acrostichoides) is also quite common in the Highlands.
1.) A coring tool is inserted into the tree, directed to the center.
MNAP Intern Sarah Winslow stands next to an old-growth hemlock tree.
Plantain-leaved Sedge (Carex plantaginea)
Poverty Grass (Corema conradii)
The trail starts as an old road…
The trail rapidly turns to a rocky path.
Silvery Spleenwort (Athyrium thelypteroides)
Sign to the waterfall
This map box marks the start of the trail along the discontinued Sawyer Mountain Road. The box is located on Route 117 in Limington, 2.5 miles south of Route 25 or 2.4 miles north of Route 11. Free hiking maps are available in the box.
Along the way you might find a Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisama stewardsonii).
This young porcupine hints that you should keep your pets under control.
The moon shines above the Heath
This photo shows an ironwood, red oak, and ash woodland community on Sawyer Mountain. Such communities are considered rare in Maine, and most known examples occur in northern York and southern Oxford Counties.
Don Cameron of the Maine Natural Areas Program leans against an old-growth red oak.
In the picture above, the view of Sebago Lake from the summit of Sawyer Mountain appears much the same today as it would have to Francis Small and Chief Wesumbe (Captain Sandy) 300 years ago.
Janice Campbell admires the view from Bald Ledge
Sign marking start of preserve 250 feet from the road.
The historic stone culvert on the Sawyer Mtn Road has served for over one hundred years.
Frogs and toads abound.
Wild blueberries on Sawyer Mountain
Pease Brook as viewed from the Jagolinzer Preserve