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