Flora and Fauna of Mine Falls Park

A collection of photos taken at Mine Falls Park in Nashua, New Hampshire

© Bruce A. Conti


Mine Falls Park extends along a 3¼-mile stretch of the Nashua River just east of downtown Nashua, New Hampshire. Mine Falls was given its name due to an early history of mining low-grade lead at the falls on the Nashua River. A gatehouse and canal were constructed at the start of the Industrial Revolution, harnessing 36-ft of water pressure to power the factories of the Millyard downstream. The gatehouse directs water from a dam at the falls into the Mill Pond reservior which supplies the 3-mile long power canal, terminating at the Millyard. Today the canal system is recognized on the National Register of Historic Places, and a modern hydro-electric power plant operates at the Mine Falls dam, while the park serves as a valuable recreational area and nature preserve for the city.


Directory

American Mountain Ash
Jack-in-the-Pulpit
Tartarian Honeysuckle
American Painted Lady
Japanese Knotweed
Turtlehead
Arrowhead
Spotted Knapweed



Violet-Toothed Polypore
Barberry
Lily of the Valley

Bear's Head Tooth
Locust Borer
Water Chestnut
Beavers

Wavy-Leaved Aster
Birdsfoot Trefoil
Maiden Pink
White Water Buttercup
Bittersweet Nightshade
Mallard Ducks
White Wood Aster
Black-Capped Chickadee
Many-Zoned Polypores
Whitetail Deer
Bluets
Marsh St. Johnswort
Whorled Loosestrife
Blue Violet
Milkweed (Common)
Wild Sarsaparilla
Blueweed
'Morning Glory' Hedge Bindweed
Wintergreen
Bouncing Bet
Common Mullein
Wood Anemone
Brown Thrasher
Mushrooms Wood Ducks
Bullfrogs


Burdock

Yellow Flag Iris
Bur Marigold
Orange Jelly
Yellow Pond Lily
Butter and Eggs


Buttonbush





Canada Mayflower
Pale Smartweed
Cardinal
Phlox
Cardinal Flower
Pickerel Weed
Celandine
Pied-Billed Grebe
Chipmunks
Pigweed
Cinnamon Fern
Pileated Woodpecker
Clover
Pine Warbler
Cornflower
Pink Beardtongue
Crabapple Tree
Pink Lady's Slipper
Crown Vetch
Pokeweed

Poppies

Dark-Eyed Junco
Prarie Coneflower
Day Lily
Praying Mantis
Double-Crested Cormorant
Purple Loosestrife
Downy Woodpecker

Dragonflies



Eastern American Toad
Rattlesnake Root
Eastern Hophornbeam
Red Bellied Woodpecker
Eastern Painted Turtles
Red-Wing Blackbird
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Red-Tail Hawk
Common Elderberry
Rose Rugosa
Emetic Russula
Rough-Stemmed Goldenrod
Evening Primrose



Family Collybia
St. Johnswort
Fragrant Water Lily
Showy Goldenrod
Fringed Loosestrife
Song Sparrow
Fringed Polygala
Spiny Puffball

Spotted Cort
Garlic Mustard
Spotted Touch-Me-Not
1886 Gatehouse Starflower
Gem-Studded Puffballs
Smooth Sumac
Goldfinch
Swamp Milkweed
Great Blue Heron
Swamp Smartweed
Harebell
Swans
Highbush Blueberry
Sweet Pepperbush
Hoary Alyssum

Hoary Anglewing




Iguana

Indian Pipe


Interval Fern







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