Angus Park Pond, Glastonbury


2005 Aquatic plant Survey Map of Angus Park Pond

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Transect Data (282 KB, .pdf format*) | Water Data

            Angus Park Pond is largely surrounded by woods in a public park. The town maintains a swimming beach on the south end of the pond. This pond is shallow, never more than three feet (1 m) deep, and supports lush growth of aquatic plants.

            During our August 2005 survey, Elodea nuttallii was found forming a nearly continuous carpet across the pond.  Lemna minor was the second most abundant species, forming a floating mat over the northern end of the pond.  Ceratophyllum echinatum also was abundant, particularly in the pond’s southeast corner. A number of patches of Potamogeton epihydrus and Sparganium sp. were observed in the northern end of the pond, and Nuphar variegata occurred in small, scattered patches throughout the lake. Two small patches of Nymphaea odorata were observed in the middle of the lake, and one small patch of Ludwigia palustris was observed in the southeast part of the lake.  Ranunculus longirostris and Callitriche heterophylla plants were observed in a stream that enters at the pond’s northwest end.

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Species recorded in our 2005 survey of Angus Park Pond. Click on plant to view herbarium mount. (Invasive species in bold)

Callitriche heterophylla

Ceratophyllum echinatum

Elodea nuttallii

Gratiola aurea

Lemna minor

Ludwigia palustris

Nuphar variegata

Nymphaea odorata

Potamogeton epihydrus

Ranunculus longirostris

Sparganium sp.

Spirodela polyrhiza

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