Thank you for joining us on the nature trail at Saugus Iron Works. We’ve seen how plants, animals, fungi, and even non-living parts of the environment all interact with and depend on each other. In other words, we’ve explored the ecosystem on this small, wooded path.
And what about us? We’re always interacting with the natural world, weather as primary or secondary consumers, or when we're visiting somebody’s home, or in a million other ways. And we undoubtedly have a huge impact on the environment. But weather that impact is positive or negative is up to us.
We hope this tour has been just a small step in your journey to explore the natural world. Our work as nature detectives doesn’t end here. On a walk, a hike, or from your kitchen window, keep observing and learning about the diverse members and relationships in our ecosystem. And ask yourself, where’s my place? And what can I give to the natural world as thanks for all that I receive?
We thank you for joining us and we hope you'll join us to keep exploring our ecosystem here at Saugus Iron Works.
Ryan Duggan, Park Guide at Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site.
Nora Halloran, Education Park Ranger at Salem Maritime and Saugus Iron Works National Historic Sites.