Town Mill Pond, Guilford
A 3-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 southeast end.
Our July 2009 survey found ten species of aquatic plants with none being invasive. Coontail (Ceratophyllum demersum) and large-leaf pondweed (Potamogeton amplifolius) were the most abundant. The large-leaf pondweed was in dense patches along the east side while less dense patches occurred on the north and west sides. Coontail was found throughout the entire pond in moderately dense patches. Green arrow arum (Peltandra virginica), an emergent aquatic plant, was found occurring along the north, east, and southern shoreline. Western waterweed (Elodea nuttallii) was common and common duckweed (Lemna minor) and great duckweed (Spirodela polyrhiza) were noted in the northern and southern corners. Sparse patches of yellow water lily (Nuphar variegata) were also observed in the north end. Softstem bulrush (Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani) was noted in one location on the southwest corner.
|Species recorded in our 2009 survey of Town Mill Pond.
|Cattail||Green arrow arum||Softstem bulrush|
|Common duckweed||Large-Leaf pondweed||Western waterweed|
|Coontail||Pickerelweed||White water lily|
|Great duckweed||Robbins' pondweed||Yellow water lily|