|Francis Small Heritage Trust, Inc.
PO Box 414 · Limerick ME 04048 · 207-221-0853 · www.FSHT.org
Caring for land and a way of life in Southern Maine
Four hermit thrush babies await food in their nest
The photos on this page represent a sampling of what you might find when you explore the protected lands of the Francis Small Heritage Trust. Due to the large number of photos, this page may take a little longer to load than the other pages if you are using a dial-up line.
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Photographs from the Sawyer Mountain Highlands
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 starts as an old road...
...and rapidly changes to a rocky path.
Along the way you might find a Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisama stewardsonii)
Or some Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum)
Christmas Fern (Polystichum acrostichoides) is also quite common in the Highlands.
Frogs and toads abound...
as well as moths and butterflies.
This young porcupine hints that you should keep your pets under control.
The historic stone culvert on the Sawyer Mtn Road has served for over one hundred years.
Silvery Spleenwort (Athyrium thelypteroides)
Lady Fern (Athyrium felix-femina)
Plantain-leaved Sedge (Carex plantaginea)
Poverty Grass (Corema conradii)
Some interesting tree fungus
Evidence that a moose has been here
The Veazie Mountain trail is quite steep as this tired hiker notices.
Wetlands act to recharge groundwater...
...as well as provide animal habitat.
As you approach Joab Black Peak, you might run across this interesting tree...
...or the natural spring that emerges from the base of this tree.
There is no trail to Joab Black Peak, but the view is worth the hike through the woods.
From this angle on Joab Black Peak, you can see the Poland Spring bottling plant (the white horizontal line).
A quartz rock is an interesting find.
The Estes Cemetery has historical significance.
Various views from the top of Sawyer Mountain
Roundtop is in the foreground of this view.
The entrance to the gorge is reached via a trail from the Limerick side of the discontinued Sawyer Mountain Road...
...and photographs cannot capture the beauty of the steep gorge with a pool at the bottom.
The beaver flowage near Shaving Hill Road has created a beautiful pond with a nice view of the Highlands...
...as well as lily pads with bright yellow flowers.
Photographs from the Jagolinzer Preserve
The waterfall at Pease Brook is just below the old dam.
Serene woods grace the preserve.
Another view of Pease Brook
The cascading brook
The Saco River as viewed from the preserve
"Old Bald" rapids, just downstream from the preserve
Eric Matthews built this bridge as part of his Eagle Scout project...
...along with this bench.
Eric stands on the finished bridge.
Photographs from the Poulin Preserve
Creeping snowberry makes an archway over the "cave" formed by the roots of a fallen tree
A pool forms in a wetland area, providing an "upside-down" view of the world.
Balsams can be found as one of the many varieties of trees and bushes.
Along with Beech trees
And Birch trees
And Pine trees
This Rose Pogonia was in bloom in early July.
An old road provides access for walking in the preserve.
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