Cusick Pond
Bethany
Cusick Pond Species Map

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Transect Data (19 KB, .pdf format*)  | Water Data

            Located in Bethany, CT, Cusick Pond is a man made, 0.2 acre pond that is accessible only through private property. Our September 2009 survey found six species of aquatic plants, none of which were invasive. The dominant species found was Potamogeton epihydrus, which made a band around the perimeter of the pond and at times became thick. It was also scattered throughout the center of the pond due to very clear water and light penetration to the bottom. Sparganium sp. was the next most common, and it occurred in the southern end as well as sparse patches in the north and north-east corner.

            Other species occurring in low abundances were Ludwigia palustris, Callitriche sp., Isoetes sp., and Potamogeton foliosus. With the exception of Potamogeton foliosus, these species only occurred in the north-east corner while Potamogeton foliosus was only found in a single patch along the south shore.

           

Find Common Plant Names

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Species recorded in our 2009 survey of Cusick Pond. Click on plant name to view herbarium mount(invasive species listed in bold).

Cardamine sp.

Isoetes sp.

Ludwigia palustris

Potamogeton epihydrus

Potamogeton foliosus

Sparganium sp.

           


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