Thursday, September 20, 2012

Maine Audubon- Gilsland Farm

monarch butterfly, Gilsland Farm Audubon Maine
Monarch at Gilsland Farm Audubon
Took a drive to Gilsland Farm Audubon the other day. The leaves had not really started to change except on the the sumac shrubs. The Farm is part of the Maine Audubon Society and is open year round. Donations accepted at the trail heads. Trails open from dawn to dusk. 

Rather than have me go on and on, just take a look at some of the photos. Relax, get yourself a nice cup of tea and enjoy a crisp fall day in Maine...

West Meadow Trail at Gilsland Farm Audubon
One of the trails

Autumn Meadowhawk Dragonfly
Autumn Meadowhawk

beehives at Gilsland Farm
Beehives at Gilsland (those little spotty bits overhead are the bees!)

crow sculpture at Gilsland Farm
Crow sculpture

on the Pond Trail at Gilsland Farm
On the Pond Trail
pond at Maine Audubon
Lily pads at the pond
Presumpscot Estuary Maine
From the West Meadow Trail
red sumac with dragonfly
Another dragonfly

great blue herons at Cousins River Freeport Maine
Herons in flight over Cousins River (not at the Audubon, on the ride home!)

 Directions to the Maine Audubon Center at Gilsland Farm: Approx 12.5 miles south of the inn on Rt 1, just past the intersection with Rt 88, turn right on Gilsland Farm Rd (there is a very small sign). Drive straight thru past the farm to the Audubon Center. Parking is available at the end of the drive and also at the trailhead for the North Meadow Trail. (There is a trail map box in the parking area.)

 White Cedar Inn Bed and Breakfast 178 Main St Freeport, Maine 04032

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Beautiful photos! I can almost feel and smell the landscape, makes me want to go there!