Sunday, August 30: I joined a few others from the Black River Action Team surveying invasive plants at the confluence of the Black and Connecticut Rivers. We were looking particularly at flowering rush, with a hope that a management plan can come together to eliminate it – or at least control it – before it takes over the waterway.
The leaves have a triangular cross section, and the seed heads are really pretty – but invasive. Here are photos taken in June, when the flowering rush was in flower:
We paddled on around the cove; here are other images from the day.