Bushy Pond 2019

Bushy Pond, Clinton - 2019

Survey Map of Bushy Pond in 2019

2019 Aquatic Plant Survey Map of Bushy Pond

Transect Data | Water Data

Bushy Pond is an 8.5 acre private pond in Clinton, CT with no public access. Our 2019 survey compliments previous CAES IAPP surveys performed in 2012 and 2016.  The native species richness has remained the same since 2016 with 18 species, however 7 species found in 2016 were not found in 2019, and seven species were found for the first time in 2019. Aquatic plants are still found along the entire shoreline of the pond, but with a slightly decreased abundance. Snailseed pondweed (Potamogeton bicupulatus) and spikerush (Eleocharis species) decreased the most. Pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata) was the most abundant species in the lake, found along most of the shoreline. Other common native species included little floating heart (Nymphoides cordata) and arrowhead (Sagittaria species). No state listed aquatic plants were observed. Invasive variable-leaf watermilfoil (Myriophyllum heterophyllum) has been found in all three surveys. In 2016, variable-leaf watermilfoil was found throughout much of the lake. There was a marked reduction in 2019 with most found in the southern half of the lake. Overall, Bushy Pond remains species rich throughout the lake with variable-leaf watermilfoil less abundant than in previous surveys.

Species recorded in our 2019 survey of Bushy Pond.
Scientific Names
*Invasive Species 
Arrowhead Golden hedge-hyssop Spikerush Watershield
Bur-Reed Little floating heart Swamp loosestrife Waterwort
Cattail Pickerelweed
Unidentified species White water lily
Common bladderwort Ribbon-Leaf pondweed Variable-Leaf watermilfoil* Yellow flag iris
Floating bladderwort Snailseed pondweed Water starwort  


Other Bushy Pond Surveys: 2012, 2016