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Ecology of the Riverbanks / La Biodiversité des Berges

Auburn, Maine

— The Museum in the Streets® —

 
 
Ecology of the Riverbanks / La Biodiversité des Berges Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 11, 2021
1. Ecology of the Riverbanks / La Biodiversité des Berges Marker
Inscription.  
The banks of the river are home to a variety of plants and animals. If you take the time to walk slowly along its shores, you will catch a glimpse of a once-vast forest ecosystem known as "The Northern Hardwood Forests." These forests are made up of a variety of trees, the most common being white pine, hemlock, red maple, paper birch, and sugar maple. In the summer, they provide shade and shelter for a variety of different creatures. Birds range from migrants, such as warblers, to year-long residents like the red-tailed hawk. It is not rare to see bald eagles along most parts of the river, including "downtown" areas! Although seemingly quiet, our river shore is part of a vibrant ecological community.

Les berges de la rivière arbritent une large variété de faune et de flore. En flânant le long des berges, on peu se faire une idée de la vaste forêt boréale d'origine. Ces forêts se composent d'une grande diversité d'arbres, dont les plus communs sont le pin blanc, la pruche, l'érable rouge, le bouleau à papeier et l'érable à sucre. En été, ces arbres offrent ombre et refuge à une faune variée
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tels certains oiseaux migrateur comme les parulines, ou des résidents permanents comme la buse à queue rousse. Il n'est pas rare de voir des pygargues à tête blanche le long de la rivière, même jusque dans les villes! La berge qui parait si traquille cache en fait une remarquable biodiversité.
 
Erected 2019 by The Museum in the Streets®. (Marker Number A14.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsEnvironmentWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the The Museum in the Streets®: Auburn-Lewiston, Maine series list.
 
Location. 44° 5.712′ N, 70° 13.491′ W. Marker is in Auburn, Maine, in Androscoggin County. Marker is on Auburn Riverwalk, 0.2 miles south of Court Street (U.S. 202), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 74 Miller St, Auburn ME 04210, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Roak Block (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Great New Auburn Fire / Le Grand Incendie du Nouvel-Auburn (about 300 feet away); Edward Little House 1827 / La Maison d'Edward Little 1827 (about 500 feet away); Festival Plaza (about 500 feet away); Auburn, Maine
Ecology of the Riverbanks / La Biodiversité des Berges Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 11, 2021
2. Ecology of the Riverbanks / La Biodiversité des Berges Marker
(about 500 feet away); Auburn's Agriculture, Forestry and Resource Protection Zone (about 600 feet away); Development of New Auburn / Le Nouvel Auburn (about 700 feet away); Auburn L.L. Bean Store / Le Magasin L.L. Bean À Auburn (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Auburn.
 
Additional commentary.
1. Inclusion of the marker in the database
While this is a nature marker and would not otherwise qualify for the database, it has been included as part of the series for the Auburn-Lewiston Museum in the Streets® series.
    — Submitted November 16, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 16, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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