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