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Aquatic Invasive Species: Eurasian Watermilfoil


Photo Credit: Rob Routledge, Sault College, Bugwood.org Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) is an aquatic invasive perennial plant that originated from Europe and Asia. This submerged plant resembles similar native watermilfoils, but can be distinguished by the blunt, snipped-off appearance of its leaf tips. The Eurasian watermilfoil typically has READ MORE

Aquatic Invasive Species: Curly Leaf Pond Weed


Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org Curly Leaf Pond Weed (Potamogeton crispus) is a submerged invasive perennial plant that looks very similar to many native species. A distinguishing characteristic is the scallop on its leaf edges which makes each rigid leaf look like a little wavy reddish-green READ MORE

Aquatic Invasive Species: European Water Chestnut


Photo by Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org European Water Chestnut (Trapa natans) is a floating aquatic annual which is native to Europe, Asia, and tropical Africa. It was introduced to North America as a garden specimen. The plant can grow up to sixteen feet and forms READ MORE

Aquatic Invasive Species: Yellow Floating Heart


Photo by David Cappaert, Bugwood.org Yellow Floating Heart (Nymphoides peltata) is a perennial non-native invasive aquatic plant that originated in Europe and Asia. The Yellow Floating Heart, which has a bright yellow flower, was introduced to North America as an ornamental plant for backyard ponds. It causes damage to READ MORE

Backcountry Water Monitors Project


Is there anything better than mountain ponds on summer days? Imagine floating on a backcountry pond on a clear summer day with Adirondack Mountains and Forests reflected in quiet, lily-dotted water. Dragonflies hover and zip, occasionally stopping to rest on the smooth surface of your packraft or on the back READ MORE

Backcountry Water Monitors Trip: Long Pond and Island Pond


Adirondack Mountain Club's (ADK) Backcountry Water Monitors Program is a partnership with the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP), Adirondack Watershed Institute (AWI) of Paul Smith’s College, the NY Natural Heritage Program (NYNHP), The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Invasive Species Coordination Unit, the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) and READ MORE

Deer Pond Backcountry Outing


Sunday, July 31 was a beautiful day for a hike and a backcountry paddle. After a leisurely morning with multiple cups of coffee at our Fish Creek Pond Campground site on Square Pond (where we had enjoyed a comfortable overnight), Paul Gallery, my colleague in the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) READ MORE