Yarmouth Upper East Side (of the Royal River) – April 26, 2018

Rain or Shine Club
Yarmouth Upper East Side, at Sweetsir Farm Preserve                                                                                     GPS address: 100 Old Field Road (North) Yarmouth, Maine
Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 10am

Rain or Shine Club stays off trail this week with an exploration of the east bank of the Royal River near the Yarmouth/North Yarmouth townline. Spring is here, the woods are waking up and we’ll be out there to welcome it. This afternoon I disrupted at least three pairs of nesting woodducks. I felt badly, we’ll tread cautiously from now on. Later on I found a pile of bloody woodduck feathers, and raptor poop. Nature. Join us this week to be part of it.

This town of Yarmouth owned land was protected during 1999 and has been part of a contiguous forrested corridor along the east bank of the Royal River. This year, the Town of Yarmouth is partnering with RRCT and Land for Maine’s Future to protect Riverfront Woods, a 24 acre parcel with similar terrane, and access conundrums downstream closer to the village, to the Bay. We plod along.

Plenty of parking in the cul-de-sac at the end of Old Field Road. The GPS address is confusing. Google has it wrong. the correct Yarmouth address does not exist at Google. However the North Yarmouth version brings you to the same piece of dirt. Look for the blue RRCT flag at the intersection of Concord Circle and 724 North Road, Yarmouth. Drive ’round the enormous cul-de-sac and to onto Old Field Road, noticing the RRX. Parking is at the end of this road.