Chalkers Mill Pond, Old Saybrook


2005 Aquatic Plant Survey Map of Chalkers Mill Pond

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Chalkers Mill Pond measures 10.3 acres, and is surrounded by forest, except for one house at the pond’s southern end. A road runs along the pond’s western side.

The pond was completely covered with Nymphaea odorata during our July 2005 survey. Utricularia vulgaris also was abundant, occurring in large patches throughout the pond. The floating-leaved Brasenia schreberi occurred in scattered, sometimes large patches, especially at the pond's southern end. Eleocharis sp. was found in one large patch, which spanned from the west to east shores, in the southern portion of the pond.  Najas flexilis, Ceratophyllum echinatum, Potamogeton epihydrus, Potamogeton pusillus, Potamogeton pulcher and Potamogeton natans, occurred throughout the pond in very small to medium-sized patches.

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Species recorded in our 2005 survey of Chalkers Mill Pond. Click on plant to view herbarium mount (invasives in bold).

Brasenia schreberi

Ceratophyllum demersum

Eleocharis sp.

Najas flexilis

Nymphaea odorata

Potamogeton natans

Potamogeton  pulcher

Potamogeton  pusillus

Potamogeton  epihydrus

Utricularia macrorhiza (FKA vulgaris)

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