Town Mill Pond, Guilford
Town Mill Pond Species Map
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            A 2.9 acre pond located in Guilford, CT, Town Mill Pond is owned by the town of Guilford. Residents use the pond for fishing  and ice skating. The pond has a primarily wooded shoreline with a park on the south-east end.

            Our July, 2009 survey found ten species of aquatic plants with none being invasive. Ceratophyllum demersum and Potamogeton amplifolius were the most abundant. The Potamogeton amplifolius was in dense patches along the east side while less dense patches occurred on the north and west sides. Ceratophyllum demersum was found throughout the entire pond in moderately dense patches.  Peltandra virginica, an emergent aquatic plant, was found occurring along the north, east, and southern shoreline. Elodea nuttallii was common and  Lemna minor and Spirodela polyrhiza were noted in the northern and southern corners. Sparse patches of Nuphar variegata were also observed in the north end. Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani was noted in one location on the southwest corner.   

           

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

Ceratophyllum demersum

Elodea nuttallii

Lemna minor

Nuphar variegata

Nymphaea odorata

Peltandra virginica

Pontederia cordata

Potamogeton amplifolius

Potamogeton robbinsii

Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani

Spirodela polyrhiza

Typha sp.


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