Photo of Lucky Pond in 2022

Lucky Pond, Wallingford - 2022

2022 aquatic plant survey map of Lucky Pond

2022 Aquatic Plant Survey Map of Lucky Pond

Lucky Pond, also known as Galko Farm Pond, is a 1-acre waterbody on the Fresh Meadows open space property in Wallingford, CT. The maximum depth of the pond is 8.2 feet.

The July 2022 aquatic plant survey found 3 native species and one invasive species. The native species were arrowhead (Sagittaria species), spineless hornwort (Ceratophyllum echinatum), and swamp smartweed (Polygonum hydropiperoides). Invasive Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) is the dominant species and was found around the entire shoreline of the pond. Invasive curlyleaf pondweed (Potamogeton crispus) was previously found in 2005 but was not observed in 2022. There was no boat access to the pond in 2022, so a visual survey was completed from the shoreline. Dense wetland vegetation limited shoreline access, but grapples were used to gather aquatic plant data in areas not accessible by foot.

Species recorded in the 2022 survey of Lucky Pond
Scientific Names
*Invasive Species
 Arrowhead Eurasian watermilfoil*
Spineless hornwort Swamp smartweed 

Other Lucky Pond Surveys: 2005