Bushy Pond, Clinton - 2012 
Bushy Pond

Bushy pond is an 8.5-acre private pond in Clinton, CT. There is no public boat access. Most of the lake's shoreline is developed, but there are many sections with trees. Our 2012 CAES IAPP survey found 13 species of native plants and one invasive, variable-leaf watermilfoil (Myriophyllum heterophyllum). Unfortunately, variable-leaf watermilfoil was the most dominant plant in the lake. It was found in large patches in the northeast portion of the lake and in deeper water near the center of the lake. Virtually all other plant species grew closer to the shore.
The CAES IAPP 2012 survey found two native lily pads, yellow water lily (Nuphar variegata) and white water lily (Nymphaea odorata), growing in small patches in the middle cove and along the southwestern shoreline. Yellow water lily grew only in a small patch in the middle cove. Golden hedge-hyssop (Gratiola aurea) was the most dominant shoreline species, growing along most of the northern coast and almost all of the coves shorelines. Snailseed pondweed (Potamogeton bicupulatus) was common in the northeast portion of the lake as well as the northern cove. It was also found in one small patch in the southern cove. Other shoreline species found include small waterwort (Elatine minima), needle spikerush (Eleocharis acicularis), sevenangle pipewort (Eriocaulon aquaticum), and pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata). Three bladderwort (Utricularia) species were found: humped bladderwort (Utricularia gibba), common bladderwort (Utricularia macrorhiza), and floating bladderwort (Utricularia radiata). Low watermilfoil (Myriophyllum humile) was found in a single patch along the middle cove's shoreline. 

Other Bushy Pond Surveys: 2019, 2016