Ecology & Wadleigh Pond
Many of Maine's ponds and lakes have been invaded in recent years by an invasive non-native aquatic plant called "Eurasion milfoil" (often just shortened to "milfoil"). Thankfully, Wadleigh Pond has not been invaded by the non-native Eurasion milfoil to date. The Wadleigh Pond watershed does have a native aquatic plant that has been identified by the State as "bladderwort". This free-floating native aquatic plant is often mistaken for milfoil, but is not as aggressive as the non-native Eurasion milfoil that has invaded so many bodies of water in the New England area and elsewhere. According to the State, the presence of a native bladderwort can actually discourage invasion by the non-native milfoil.
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Courtesy of Melissa Pink