Ponds come in all sizes. This sweet little frog pond in Barnstable is covered in duckweed. Watch and listen closely. How many frogs do you see?
What do you think those “trails” are in the duckweed? What else do you see or hear?

At the edges are cinnamon fern, bee balm, and buttonbush. It’s important to retain vegetation around a pond to protect the ponds health and for the wildlife that rely on the pond.

While the bright sunny pop of the yellow irises is beautiful to the eye, they are the non-native, Iris pseudacorus and considered an invasive species.  To learn more about Cape Cod Native plants, visit our new site capecodnativeplants.org

Thanks to Blue Magruder for the video!

Got a Pond Story you want to share? Email Kristin Andres kandres@apcc.org

Pond Stories are a collection of writings from Cape Codders and visitors who love the 1000 local ponds that dot the Cape. We hope this collection of stories, that are as much endearing as they are environmentally aware, will awaken your inner environmentalist to think deeper about our human impacts to these unique bodies of water. Check out these valuable resources to learn more about the current challenges Cape Cod ponds are facing and how you can be a better pond steward in your town.