Hummers Pond, Madison
Hummers Pond is 7.6 acres and does not have public access. The south and west sides of the pond are surrounded by condominium complexes. The remaining sides of the pond were covered in forest.
The majority of Hummers Pond had been treated with herbicides about one month before our July 2005 survey, so the results of that survey are unlikely to reflect the diversity and abundance of aquatic plants under natural conditions. Evidence of the herbicide treatment was especially evident in the southern portion of the pond, which was largely free of plants, and large rhizomes of white water lily (Nymphaea odorata) were observed on the surface of the water.
Watermeal (Wolffia species) covered the surface of both the northern and southern parts of the pond. White water lily and yellow water lily (Nuphar variegata) grew abundantly near the shore in the pond’s northern end and in the middle. Watershield (Brasenia schreberi), spineless hornwort (Ceratophyllum echinatum), leafy pondweed (Potamogeton foliosus), purple bladderwort (Utricularia purpurea), and humped bladderwort (Utricularia gibba) also were found in the middle of the pond. Snailseed pondweed (Potamogeton bicupulatus) was found mostly in a cove on the west side of the lake, along with small patches of watershield, yellow water lily, and humped bladderwort.
|Species recorded in our 2005 survey of Hummers Pond.
|Humped bladderwort||Snailseed pondweed||White water lily|
|Leafy pondweed||Watermeal||Yellow water lily|