Laudholm Farm – Wells, ME

I’ve found a new go to for my annual trip to find skunk cabbage – the Laird-Norton trail at Laudholm, where it splits from the Barrier Beach trail and runs along the upper edge of the salt marsh, is absolutely covered in skunk cabbage. We realized this last year, when we were there when they had leafed out, but not gone dormant yet. So when I needed to make a relatively quick trip, due to impending snow (because it’s March in Maine, and we’ll look for spring and winter on the same day), I thought of Laudholm. And it did not disappoint. It’s not the springiest of weather up here yet, but slowly and surely, it’s coming.