spring fed hole fauna ???

compost_hugger_nancy(z4/5 NES MI)December 24, 2006

Spring fed hole about 6 or 7' roundish. Had frogs last year and this fall but now I found a frog dead and some whorl leaved green plant. I'm assuming the plant is some kind of bladder wort or horn something?? Can't locate any pictures to ID it.

The hole is spring fed and I have never seen it freeze over. A little thin ice at edges last year but only a thin glaze no more than 1 inch wide. The brook it creates only 3-9 inches wide. Never saw any dead frogs in it either. It was full of frogs this past year. Could it be milfoil that entered from the ground spring? Could milfoil take all oxygen and kill the frogs?

So now that the spring is in more sun than past (elder etc near falling over. Never noticed this plant until last three years. Never seen it on any of the rest of the property (wet conifer peat wooded). So I am wondering where to find a possible photo ID.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Do you have a picture of it that you can share?

    Bookmark   December 27, 2006 at 9:18AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
knottyceltic(S/W Ontario 5b)

I'm not trying to sound cheeky (at all) but I don't think one dead frog is something to worry about with or without the plant. It's possible it could have died of natural causes or something grabbed it and then decided it wasn't pallitable. If you saw a group or even an abundance of dead frogs, then I'd worry.

Whorled pogonia is a threatend plant in MI so if that's what it is, it's a blessing to see one (or more).


    Bookmark   December 29, 2006 at 12:15PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Echinacea tennesseensis
Does anyone here know the difference in the endangered...
Indian story or legend about Sassafras leaves
This is a little out of the ordinary, but I am looking...
Photos of Natives on Tumblr
Hi all, I have a small (1/4 acre) woods here in Minnesota....
Callery Pear Forests
Today I had a shock. We were driving through the way...
native plant sales for MD
First, a big thank-you to everyone who responded to...
Sponsored Products
Elanti Bathroom Vessel Above-Counter Curved Rectangle Bathroom Sink in White
Home Depot
"Songbird" Salt & Pepper Shakers
$65.00 | Horchow
Serta Stabl-Base Queen-size Ultimate Bed Frame with 10-inch Glides
9 Watt LED Recessed Light Fixture - Aimable and Dimmable
Super Bright LEDs
7 Watt LED Recessed Light Fixture - CREE XPE
Super Bright LEDs
Campania International Exeter Cast Stone Planter - P-621-AL
$89.99 | Hayneedle
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™