Cusick Pond, Bethany
Cusick Pond Species Map

Transect Data | Water Data

Located in Bethany, CT, Cusick Pond is a man-made, 0.2-acre pond that is accessible only through private property. Our September 2009 survey found six species of aquatic plants, none of which were invasive. The dominant species found was ribbon-leaf pondweed (Potamogeton epihydrus), which made a band around the perimeter of the pond and at times became thick. It was also scattered throughout the center of the pond due to very clear water and light penetration to the bottom. Bur-Reed (Sparganium species) was the next most common, and it occurred in the southern end as well as sparse patches in the north and northeast corner.

Other species occurring in low abundances were marsh primrose-willow (Ludwigia palustris), water starwort (Callitriche species), quillwort (Isoetes species), and leafy pondweed (Potamogeton foliosus). With the exception of leafy pondweed, these species only occurred in the northeast corner, while leafy pondweed was only found in a single patch along the south shore.

Species recorded in our 2009 survey of Cusick Pond.
Scientific Names
Bittercress Leafy pondweed Quillwort
Bur-Reed Marsh primrose-willow Ribbon-Leaf pondweed