Buckley Pond, Union
Buckley Pond is a 24-acre waterbody located in Union, CT. The pond is very shallow with an average depth of 1 m. Our CAES IAPP survey found 15 aquatic plant species. There were no invasive aquatic plants; however, common reed (Phragmites australis) was found which is an invasive wetland plant. The other 14 species were all native.
The most common species found was purple bladderwort (Utricularia purpurea). It covered almost the entirety of the pond. Water lilies were also common including watershield (Brasenia schreberi), white water lily (Nymphaea odorata), and yellow water lily (Nuphar variegata). Purple bladderwort and water lilies reached the surface in all but a few deeper locations. Other commonly found species were floating-leaf pondweed (Potamogeton natans) and spikerush (Eleocharis species).
|Species recorded in our 2020 survey of Buckley Pond.
|Cattail||Leafy pondweed||Unknown species|
|Common reed||Purple bladderwort||White water lily|
|Floating-Leaf pondweed||Sevenangle pipewort||Yellow water lily|