Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site

Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site

Nature & Wildlife in Saugus Iron Works

Plants

Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site contains over 160 species of plants.  Approximately 89 species of these plants are considered native to the area.  Several species of trees can be found along the Saugus River within the riparian woodlands. Examples include white and scarlet oaks, American beech, shagbark hickory, black walnut, black cherry, black ...

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Animals

Numerous species of amphibians, birds, fish, mammals, and reptiles utilize the Saugus River and surrounding wetlands and riparian woodlands within Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site as an important refuge to thrive and reproduce. Some animals are seen for brief periods, while others make the historic site their home ...

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Natural World

Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site preserves the cultural and natural history of the first successfully integrated manufacturing facility for the production of cast and wrought iron in North America. The historic structures of the Iron Works are nestled along the banks of the Saugus River, an important natural resource ...

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