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Redwing Pond, Ansonia
Redwing Pond Species Map
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            Redwing Pond is a 1.2 acre private pond located at the Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center.  It has no boat launch ramp and is used to for education and leisure.

            Our July,  2009 survey found the pond to be almost entirely covered by filamentous algae.It had a total of seven plant species with only Callitriche stagnalis being invasive. This species was found in the north corner of the pond near the dam. It was the first time CAES IAPP has found this plant.  Potamogeton bicupulatus and Ceratophyllum heterophyllum inhabited the shoreline areas. In the southwestern end, Ceratophyllum demersum and Potamogeton pusillus were common. Sparse populations of Najas guadalupensis and Callitriche heterophylla were found. An unidentified species of Callitriche was found along the northeastern shoreline.

            

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

Callitriche heterophylla

Callitriche sp.

Callitriche stagnalis

Ceratophyllum demersum

Lemna minor

Najas guadalupensis

Potamogeton bicupulatus

Potamogeton pusillus

Spirodela polyrhiza


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