A photo series from a visit to another Boothbay Region Land Trust property, in Boothbay, Maine: The Zak Preserve (PDF). It’s the largest of the preserves maintained by the Land Trust, 208 acres including a large open field, a salt marsh, and extensive woods. There are two trails, the 1-mile White Loop partially along Wildcat Creek, and the 1.2-mile Yellow Trail, a one-way to River Road (so 2.4 miles altogether, in and out), for a total of 3.6 miles. There was a notice in the kiosk that the Yellow Trail is temporarily not maintained and travel would be at our own risk. We risked it, and got to within 1/10 mile of River Road when the persistent barking of a dog dissuaded us from going farther.
We were lucky on this trip to see a garter snake on the trail — the weather has not really warmed up yet, so this was a bit of a surprise — as well as a pair of American black ducks in the creek/wetlands. And some ginseng!
Below are some photos from this “garden” spot.