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