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Pond Stories: The Trash Collectors of Wonderland

Pond Stories: The Trash Collectors of Wonderland

“On the count of three!” Two pairs of legs flipped above the surface of the pond and disappeared.  A long moment later, spluttering and panting, two swimmers emerged with a slimy, decomposing truck tire held between them. As if by magic, a green kayak slid into...

Pond Stories: Crystal Clear

Pond Stories: Crystal Clear

By Wendy Shreve Years ago, when asked to write about Crystal Lake in Orleans, I felt tempted to provide an ecological history of the ups and downs of the lake: fertilizer run-off, acid rain and goose droppings being the main culprits of algae blooms and inedible...

Pond Stories: Reflections on Dean’s Pond

Pond Stories: Reflections on Dean’s Pond

By Ann Zmudsky Within the heart of the Popponesset beach community, there exists a freshwater treasure, Deans Pond. This sparkling beauty graces the natural surroundings of a family-oriented community. The pond boasts some fame among locals for being one of the few...

Pond Stories: Memories on Eagle Pond, Cotuit

Pond Stories: Memories on Eagle Pond, Cotuit

By Phil Odence I was just old enough to read and inquire about the somewhat crude sign that, among other restrictions, instructed, “No Fishing.” With poles in hand, my uncle and I strode right past. He explained that we had permission from Otis Barton. Uncle Gates...

Pond Stories: The Mystery Pond Plants

Pond Stories: The Mystery Pond Plants

by Susan Baur Several years ago, Falmouth residents who swam in local ponds began to notice a small army of feathery weeds moving in. At first, they were novelties. One popped small white flowers above the pond surface in August. Another created underwater patches of...

Pond Stories: Long Pond Musings

Pond Stories: Long Pond Musings

By Steve Waller I cherish the calm days when I can get out on Long Pond in Centerville in the canoe while the sun is high. I can see the fish and bottom vegetation very well, down ten feet or more. Paddling along in the springtime, I see lots of six-inch bass, often...

Pond Stories: Ponds From Space

Pond Stories: Ponds From Space

Have you ever seen a picture of what our ponds look like from space? NASA has some great shots you can check out here. Think about Cape Cod like a big slab of Swiss Cheese with nearly 1,000 freshwater ponds breaking up solid pieces of land. The Cape’s ancient ponds...

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