Najas minorNOT FOUND by EyesOnTheWater
Quality checked by vitalsleuth
Peer reviewed by vitalsleuth
35 people, 11 kayaks, 1 adirondack guide boat, and 5 motor boats! WOW! The Lovell Invasive Plant Prevention Committee (LIPPC) and Kezar Lake Watershed Association (KLWA) joined forces for their first ever Eyes on the Water community-wide effort to monitor lakes and ponds in the Kezar Lake Watershed for invasive aquatic plants. Boats left the landing and returned an hour later with plant samples that were found by bucketscope, snorkel, and by just looking around. Some mucked around the dock and used the weed weasel to reach submersed plants. Upon return, samples were placed in large bins according to key identifying characteristics. We're pleased to report we found no suspicious plants! It was an incredible day on the water with so many people motivated and excited to steward this special lake. The next community-wide effort will be on August 8. Details about this event are in the Field Missions section: http://vitalsignsme.org/kezar. Join us!
At first glance, we thought this plant's thin stems and thin leaves looked like European naiad. We quickly ruled the invader out, though, after seeing the smooth edges (European naiad has toothed, spiny edges) and distinct whorls.
We think this may be a native stonewort - Nitella? Really cool that stoneworts are macro algae. Next time we'll break out the hand lens and check out the cells!
N 44.241060 °
W -70.884980 °
Kezar's North End boat launch (Lovell Landing Rd)
Sat, 2011-07-09 14:00
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Type of investigation:
Species and Habitat Survey
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