Water Chestnut Survey and Pull, Connecticut River

Monday, July 5: The five of us put in at the launch in North Walpole, New Hampshire, to see where we might find invasive water chestnut, and pull what we could. This is a section of the Connecticut River that I drive past frequently, but have never paddled. The mostly cloudy and coolish day became mostly sunny, and warm, although not stinking hot – probably about 80* (27C.) Heading north, upstream, we went around an island of cattails, then back down and across the river, and into a backwater where we finally did find, and pull, water chestnut. It was a good day to admire the wildlife, too.

 

Our haul of invasive plants for the day.