Young’s Pond, Branford
Youngs Pond Species Map

Young’s Pond is a 4-acre body of water adjacent to route 146 in Branford. It is surrounded by Young’s Park. There is no boating access. Our July 2009 survey of the pond found it heavily vegetated, limiting recreational use. The invasive species fanwort (Cabomba caroliniana) was dominant mixed with coontail (Ceratophyllum demersum). Great duckweed (Spirodela polyrhiza), duckweed (Lemna species), and watermeal (Wolffia species) densely cover the surface and make the entire pond look bright green. Small amounts of humped bladderwort (Utricularia gibba) were also found in the middle of the lake. The only other submersed plant species found was spotted pondweed (Potamogeton pulcher) in small patches next to the edge. White water lily (Nymphaea odorata) was common in the cove adjacent to the road.

Species recorded in our 2009 survey of Young’s Pond.
Scientific Names
*Invasive species
Humped Bladderwort
Spotted Pondweed
Great Duckweed
White Water Lily