The land boldly faces west over the open waters between the bays of Maine and Fundy.
The ground stands in the vicinity to a land bridge some ten thousand years ago between the White
Mountains of New Hampshire, and Nova Scotia, until the meltwaters of the last ice age, erased this passage for fauna and flora to travel between regions.
Delicate forms of yellow-flowered Eastern mountain avens, Geum peckii, and the pink Plymouth gentian are two examples of rare, protected plants,
now limited in number to the bogs of Briar Island and the freshwater shores of nearby Gillfillan Lake.
this spot stands infinitesimal to the 120,000 Kilometers that make up the Scotian Shelf.