Bantam Pond, Torrington


2005 Aquatic Plant Survey Map of Bantam Pond

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Transect Data (241 KB, .pdf format *) | Water Data

       Development around 24.7 acre Bantam Pond, which is also know as Timber Lake, is moderate. A number of homes have been built on the southeast side and in otherwise wooded areas along the northwest and northeast sides of the pond. A lake association manages aquatic plants in the pond by removing them with a mechanical harvester.

       Submerged plants were very abundant during our survey conducted in September 2005.  Nymphaea odorata occurred in a narrow band along the shore on the pond’s northwest and northeast sides. Among the submerged plants, Elodea nuttallii and Ceratophyllum demersum were most abundant. Both formed nearly continuous stands across the bottom of the pond. The invasive Cabomba caroliniana also was abundant, with large stands in the western and southern ends of the pond and along the northeast side. The floating-leaved Polygonum amphibium occurred in small patches in shallow water on the northeast and southwest sides of the pond. A number of pondweed species were recorded in widely separated patches, including Potamogeton amplifolius, Potamogeton natans, Potamogeton zosteriformis and Potamogeton pusillus.

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

Brasenia schreberi

Cabomba caroliniana

Ceratophyllum demersum

Elodea nuttallii

Nymphaea odorata

Polygonum amphibium

Potamogeton amplifolius

Potamogeton natans

Potamogeton pusillus

Potamogeton zosteriformis

Utricularia vulgaris

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