Schreeder Pond, Killingworth

Schreeder Pond is in Chatfield Hollow State Park. It is surrounded by forest, although the state maintains a public swimming area on the eastern shore. There is no boat launch on the pond, which is fed by a stream entering the northern end.

Floating-leaved species were the most abundant aquatic plants found in Schreeder Pond during a July 2005 survey. A large patch of white water lily (Nymphaea odorata) occurred along the northwest shore, extending as far as 80 feet from shoreline. Watershield (Brasenia schreberi) grew with white water lily at the southern end of the patch. Watershield was even more abundant along the southeast shore of the pond, where white water lily occurred only in the shallowest water.

Submerged species were less abundant, occurring only in small patches widely scattered around the 3.9-acre pond. Floating-leaf pondweed (Potamogeton natans), ribbon-leaf pondweed (Potamogeton epihydrus), common bladderwort (Utricularia macrorhiza), and bur-reed (Sparganium species) grew under the watershield in the southern part of the pond. Floating-leaf pondweed and purple bladderwort (Utricularia purpurea) were observed in small areas along the southwest shore. Ribbon-leaf pondweed and common bladderwort also were found along the western shore, and small pondweed (Potamogeton pusillus) was observed in one small patch.

Species recorded in our 2005 survey of Schreeder Pond.
Scientific Names
Bur-Reed Ribbon-Leaf pondweed
Common bladderwort Small pondweed
Floating-Leaf pondweed Watershield
Purple bladderwort White water lily