Tatnic Hills Preserve is nestled at the north end of the Mt. Agamenticus Conservation Area and features a variety of forest types in a setting of gently rolling terrain. The preserve contains a mixture of early successional, mature, and old growth pine and mixed hardwood forest. Of particular interest are white oak and shagbark hickory which make up a small but important component of the forest, providing food for wildlife. Both of these tree species are relatively uncommon in Maine and are restricted to the southern part of the state.
Numerous vernal pools and pocket wetlands provide habitat for the state-endangered Blanding’s turtle and the state-threatened spotted turtle. During the summer months these turtles migrate from the pools to lay eggs in the sandy soils of adjacent uplands. Hikers should keep an eye out for these rare reptiles during the summer.
In addition to the turtles, Tatnic Hills Preserve is home to moose, white-tailed deer, red fox, raccoon, ruffed grouse, and a multitude of songbirds and other wildlife.