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Frogs and toads abound.
Don Cameron of the Maine Natural Areas Program leans against an old-growth red oak.
Plantain-leaved Sedge (Carex plantaginea)
The trail rapidly turns to a rocky path.
Pease Brook as viewed from the Jagolinzer Preserve
Lady Fern (Athyrium felix-femina)
2.) The extracted core is held up for examination.
Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum)
1.) A coring tool is inserted into the tree, directed to the center.
Christmas Fern (Polystichum acrostichoides) is also quite common in the Highlands.
A woods road on the Poulin Preserve
This young porcupine hints that you should keep your pets under control.
3.) The rings are counted to determine the age of the tree.
MNAP Intern Sarah Winslow stands next to an old-growth hemlock tree.
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
The historic stone culvert on the Sawyer Mtn Road has served for over one hundred years.
Four hermit thrush babies await food in their nest. Photo by: Don Cameron
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.
Poverty Grass (Corema conradii)
Silvery Spleenwort (Athyrium thelypteroides)
Sign marking start of preserve 250 feet from the road.
Along the way you might find a Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisama stewardsonii).
The trail starts as an old road…
Sign to the waterfall
Moths and butterflies.
Wild blueberries on Sawyer Mountain
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.
The moon shines above the Heath