Seeing Purple!

Sorry I’ve missed a couple days of posting… busy caring for little ones as a new life entered our world… another child who will learn to swim and sail and ski on Manchaug Pond!

And with a visit to the hospital …. what should we find adorning the hospital room wall? Blown up, framed, and put in the center for all to enjoy as a thing of beauty!?! A photo of one of Massachusetts Most Un-Wanted Aquatic Exotic Species as named in the Massachusetts Lake and Pond Guide put out by the Mass Dept. of Conservation and Recreation Lakes and Ponds Program… Purple Loosestrife!

Purple Loosestrife, Lythrum salicaria, will be the topic of tomorrow’s blog entry as it relates to Manchaug Pond and our recent weed survey.

Stay tuned! The MPA has a new task force that needs you!