Angus Park Pond, Glastonbury
Angus Park Pond is largely surrounded by woods in a public park. The town maintains a swimming beach on the south end of the pond. This pond is shallow, never more than three feet (1 m) deep, and supports lush growth of aquatic plants.
During our August 2005 survey, western waterweed (Elodea nuttallii) was found forming a nearly continuous carpet across the pond. Common duckweed (Lemna minor) was the second most abundant species, forming a floating mat over the northern end of the pond. Spineless hornwort (Ceratophyllum echinatum) also was abundant, particularly in the pond’s southeast corner. A number of patches of ribbon-leaf pondweed (Potamogeton epihydrus) and bur-reed (Sparganium species) were observed in the northern end of the pond, and yellow water lily (Nuphar variegata) occurred in small, scattered patches throughout the lake. Two small patches of white water lily (Nymphaea odorata) were observed in the middle of the lake, and one small patch of marsh primrose-willow (Ludwigia palustris) was observed in the southeast part of the lake. White water crowfoot (Ranunculus longirostris) and great water starwort (Callitriche heterophylla) plants were observed in a stream that enters at the pond’s northwest end.