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Wildlands Trust Tucker Preserve - Pembroke

Former dam at Tucker Preserve.

Site of a former IHR dam at the Waterman Tack Factory. It spanned the river between the tack factory and what is now the Wildlands Trust Tucker preserve. Dam was breached in the Hurricane of 1938 and never rebuilt.

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Tucker Preserve just across the river from the Waterman Tack Factory.
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This is a nice photo op but a wild and free Indian Head River would be so much better. The dam raises the temperature of the impounded water upstream as much as 10 degrees, traps sediments, and impedes the passage of fish, amphibians, reptiles, and invertebrates in both directions. The North South River Watershed Association (NSRWA) is working on a plan to address the many negative impacts this dam may be having on the lower Indian Head River.
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At Tucker across from the Waterman Tack Factory
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Emerging fern
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Jack-in-the-pulpit, also commonly called Indian turnip, is a shade requiring species found in rich, moist, deciduous woods and floodplains. A long lived perennial (25+ years).
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Hillside glacial erratic along the Indian Head River in the Wildlands Trust Tucker Preserve.
Early Winter Morning at Tucker Preserve
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First crossing after an ice storm.

Entry bridge to Tucker Preserve - Pembroke
Old Stone Wall - Tucker Preserve
Autumn 2022
Autumn 2022
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Spring time cascades in at Tucker.
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Looking east from Tucker Preserve. Just across the river is the Waterman Tack Factory. This was the site of a dam that eventually collapsed during the hurricane of 1938. The dam formed a large pond and was known as Project Dale.
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High water level at Tucker after the Feb 2022 ice storm.
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High water level at Tucker after the Feb 2022 ice storm.
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High water level at Tucker after the Feb 2022 ice storm.
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April 2021, one of several cascading streams at Tucker Preserve.
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White Throat Sparrow at Tucker
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Ghost Pipes at Tucker.
River Otter - Indian Head River at Wildlands Trust Tucker Preserve
River otter in the Indian Head River at Wildlands Trust Tucker Preserve. Hanover Pembroke.
River Otter - Indian Head River at Wildlands Trust Tucker Preserve
River otter on the Indian Head River at Wildlands Trust Tucker Preserve. Pembroke Hanover.
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River otter in the Indian Head River at Wildlands Trust Tucker Preserve. Hanover Pembroke.
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Sunbathing. Double-crested Cormorant 'wing spreading' at Tucker Preserve.
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Springs awakening at Tucker Preserve.
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Seasonal runofft and spring rain create a New Hampshire like lively stream at Tucker.
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The Indianhead River as it passes the old Tack factory.
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Dam and fish ladder at Luddam's Ford.
Luddams Ford.
Jack-In-The-Pulpit at Tucker Preserve.
Jack-In-The-Pulpit along the trail at Tucker Preserve.
Indian Head River at Tucker Preserve
The Indian Head river has two tributaries, the Drinkwater River and the Indian Head brook. The river eventually flows into the North River.
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Tucker stream crossing. A very 'White Mountain' feel with this crossing.
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The old bridge at the entrance of Tucker Preserve.
Hemlock Grove at Tucker Preserve
High (40 ft) above the Indian Head River.