Wetlands, Marshes and Swamps
There are several types of wetlands found at Saint-Gaudens NHS. They are Tall Graminoid Emergent Marsh, Medium-depth Emergent Marsh, and Cattail Marsh which were combined to form the Emergent Marsh-Shrub Swamp System. There are also land cover types of Aquatic Bed and Cobble-Sand River Channel. The Emergent Marsh-Shrub Swamp System incorporates Blow-Me-Down Pond, which is home to Beaver, Snapping Turtles, Fishers, Green and Great Blue Herons, and Belted Kingfishers, among other animals. The pond also provides a support system for several plant varieties including Cattail, Waterweed, Water Horsetail, and Pondweed.
Did You Know?
Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ home was actually built in 1817 as an Inn. A large ball room once occupied half of the second floor. When Augustus first saw the house in 1885, he thought it dreary and forlorn.