Exploring Appleton and Gibson Preserves

Gibson Preserve, north side of the river

Gibson Preserve, north side of the river

We traveled to the Searsmont area and found a very full river. With all the rain this week, trees, plants in the understory and grasses were exploding with flowers and growth.
This thread coursing to the sea gains momentum from drops gathered all over the place. The Georges River Watershed is a giant shallow bowl that we drink from, water our gardens and fill our wells with, swim, fish and boat in. It nourishes everything. Each apple, blueberry and the thousands of zucchinis that grow here store drops of water that are released when we eat them in the fall and winter. Remember this week’s rain on Thanksgiving Day when biting into an apple pie.

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ferns in the river, Appleton Preserve

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looking up and down the river in a 180 degree panorama, Sennebec Road, Appleton

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near Sennebec Road, Appleton

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Appleton Preserve

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Hawthorne branch

EPB waterworks imageEPB’s water recordings
(click to download a 40 second recorded sequence)

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Gibson Preserve

Gibson Preserve-ferns

Gibson Preserve

Appleton Preserve

Appleton Preserve

Gibson Preserve

Gibson Preserve

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