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