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North Pond, Madison
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   North Pond is located within Camp Laurelwood, a private children’s camp that operates seasonally. The pond is surrounded by woods, although one house is visible through the trees to the north. The pond itself is undeveloped except for the beach on the north shore.

   No invasive species were present during our September 2005 survey of this 8.1 acre pond. White water-lily (Nymphaea odorata) grew all around the edges except for the area immediately in front of a beach on the north shore. Submerged plants also were abundant. A fine-leaved pondweed (Potamogeton pusillus) was particularly abundant, covering the bottom of the entire pond.

   A number of species occurred in small patches or as individual plants around the edges of the pond. Watershield (Brasenia schreberi) grew among the Nymphaea, especially in an area west of the beach. Ribbonleaf pondweed (Potamogeton epihydrus) occurred in a number of patches at the southeast end of the pond. A native milfoil (Myriophyllum humile) occurred in this area and also was found in a shallow area at the pond’s northeast corner.

            

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Species recorded in a 2005 survey of North Pond (invasives in bold).

Brasenia schreberi

Callitriche sp.

Ludwigia palustris

Myriophyllum humile

Najas flexilis

Nymphaea odorata

Potamogeton epihydrus

Potamogeton natans

Potamogeton pusillus

Sparganium sp.

Utricularia gibba

Utricularia radiata


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