Monday got off to a slow start in the lab as most Sunday samplers were rained out. Kudos to the brave volunteers at Highland Lake in Stoddard for sticking out the rain to sample Sunday morning! Thank you to Gary at Perkins Pond in Sunapee for the blueberry muffins! Carina visited Sand Pond in Marlow on Monday and recorded this week’s best Secchi disk reading of approximately 8.0 meters!
Hope everyone got to enjoy the nice day on Tuesday! It was a busy day in the field and in the lab! Kirsten Nelson, DES’ newest full-time biologist, joined Sara at Pine Island Pond in Manchester. Unfortunately, they may have discovered a new infestation of Variable milfoil. Amy has sent out a sample for DNA confirmation. It didn’t stop Kirsten from enjoying a day on the pond!
Unfortunately the thunderstorms put us a little behind on Wednesday, but we were able to re-schedule the visits for next week. On another note, we have accomplished a lot in the lab!
On Thursday, we sampled Mill Pond in East Washington and it was a little windy, but samples were collected and the weather was beautiful.
Hope everyone has a safe and fun 4th! Rand Pond in Goshen, NH has a boat parade this weekend!