Nichols Pond, Oxford

Nichols Pond Species Map

2005 Aquatic Plant Survey Map of Nichols Pond

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Transect Data (16 KB, .pdf format*)  | Water Data

   Nichols Pond is a small water body measuring 12.7 acres.  There are homes all around the lake, but most of them have shoreline buffer zones.  The Nichols Pond Association controls all access to the two boat launches, and prohibits motorized boats.  Nuisance floating-leaf  vegetation plants were treated with glyphosate in 2004, and the submerged species were treated in 2001.

   The most widespread species observed in our June 2005 survey was Nymphaea odorata, located mainly in the north and south sides of the pond.  Utricularia gibba and Nuphar variegata also were abundant, occurring in patches on all sides of the pond.  Brasenia schreberi was found on the north, south and west sides, while a small amount of Lemna minor was found on the north, west and east sides.  Both Potamogeton bicupulatus and Myriophyllum humile occurred along the north and west shores.  Callitriche heterophylla and Utricularia vulgaris were found only on the west side of the pond.

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

Brasenia schreberi

Callitriche heterophylla

Lemna minor

Myriophyllum humile

Nuphar variegata

Nymphaea odorata

Potamogeton bicupulatus

Utricularia vulgaris

Utricularia gibba

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