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Thrush nest - photo credit Don Cameron
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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Sawyer Mountain Highlands

Jagolinzer Preserve

Poulin Preserve

     


Photographs from the Sawyer Mountain Highlands
 

map box - photo credit Alex Jarrett
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.
 
start of trail - photo credit Alex Jarrett
The trail starts as an old road...
  rough trail - photo credit Alex Jarrett
...and rapidly changes to a rocky path.
 
Jack in the Pulpit - photo credit Dick Jarrett
Along the way you might find a Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisama stewardsonii)
  Herb Robert - photo credit Hilary Wallis
Or some Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum)
 
Christmas fern - photo credit Dick Jarrett
Christmas Fern (Polystichum acrostichoides) is also quite common in the Highlands.
 
frog - photo credit Dick Jarrett
Frogs and toads abound...
 
moth on a leaf - photo credit Dick Jarrett
as well as moths and butterflies.
 
porcupine - photo credit Jeff Jarrett
This young porcupine hints that you should keep your pets under control.
 
Stone culvert - photo credit Jeff Jarrett
The historic stone culvert on the Sawyer Mtn Road has served for over one hundred years.
 
Silver Spleen Wart - photo credit Dick Jarrett
Silvery Spleenwort (Athyrium thelypteroides)
 
Lady Fern - photo credit Dick Jarrett
Lady Fern (Athyrium felix-femina)
 
Plantain - photo credit Dick Jarrett
Plantain-leaved Sedge (Carex plantaginea)
 
Poverty Grass - photo credit Dick Jarrett
Poverty Grass (Corema conradii)
 
Tree Fungus - photo credit Dick Jarrett
Some interesting tree fungus
 
Moose droppings - photo credit Dick Jarrett
Evidence that a moose has been here
 
Veazie trail - photo credit Dick Jarrett
The Veazie Mountain trail is quite steep as this tired hiker notices.
 
Wetland - photo credit Alex Jarrett
Wetlands act to recharge groundwater...
Wetland - photo credit Alex Jarrett
...as well as provide animal habitat.
 
An interesting tree - photo credit Alex Jarrett
As you approach Joab Black Peak, you might run across this interesting tree...
 
Spring under tree - photo credit Alex Jarrett
...or the natural spring that emerges from the base of this tree.
 
Joab Black peak - photo credit Alex Jarrett
There is no trail to Joab Black Peak, but the view is worth the hike through the woods.
 
Joab Black peak - photo credit Alex Jarrett
From this angle on Joab Black Peak, you can see the Poland Spring bottling plant (the white horizontal line).
 
Quartz - photo credit Alex Jarrett
A quartz rock is an interesting find.
 
Estes Cemetery - photo credit Alex Jarrett
The Estes Cemetery has historical significance.
 
Top of Sawyer Mountain - photo credit Hilary Wallis
Various views from the top of Sawyer Mountain
 
Top of Sawyer Mountain - photo credit Hilary Wallis
 
Top of Sawyer Mountain - photo credit Hilary Wallis
Roundtop is in the foreground of this view.
 
Top of Sawyer Mountain - photo credit Hilary Wallis
 
Gorge - photo credit Hilary Wallis
The entrance to the gorge is reached via a trail from the Limerick side of the discontinued Sawyer Mountain Road...
 
Gorge - photo credit Dick Jarrett
...and photographs cannot capture the beauty of the steep gorge with a pool at the bottom.
 
Beaver pond - photo credit Dick Jarrett
The beaver flowage near Shaving Hill Road has created a beautiful pond with a nice view of the Highlands...
 
Lily pad - photo credit Dick Jarrett
...as well as lily pads with bright yellow flowers.
 
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Photographs from the Jagolinzer Preserve
 

Pease brook - photo credit Eric Matthews
The waterfall at Pease Brook is just below the old dam.
 
Woods - photo credit Eric Matthews
Serene woods grace the preserve.
 
Pease brook - photo credit Calista Cross
Another view of Pease Brook
 
Pease brook - photo credit Calista Cross
The cascading brook
 
Saco River - photo credit Calista Cross
The Saco River as viewed from the preserve
 
Old Bald - photo credit Calista Cross
"Old Bald" rapids, just downstream from the preserve
 
bridge work - photo credit Eric Matthews
Eric Matthews built this bridge as part of his Eagle Scout project...
bench - photo credit Eric Matthews
...along with this bench.
 
Finished bridge - photo credit Eric Matthews
Eric stands on the finished bridge.
 
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Photographs from the Poulin Preserve
 

Creeping Snowberry - photo credit Hilary Wallis
Creeping snowberry makes an archway over the "cave" formed by the roots of a fallen tree
 
Wetland area - photo credit Hilary Wallis
A pool forms in a wetland area, providing an "upside-down" view of the world.
 
Balsam - photo credit Hilary Wallis
Balsams can be found as one of the many varieties of trees and bushes.
 
Beech - photo credit Hilary Wallis
Along with Beech trees
 
Birch - photo credit Hilary Wallis
And Birch trees
 
Pine - photo credit Hilary Wallis
And Pine trees
 
Rose Pogonia - photo credit Hilary Wallis
This Rose Pogonia was in bloom in early July.
 
Road - photo credit Hilary Wallis
An old road provides access for walking in the preserve.
 
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