Thursday, July 19, 2012

What's This?

This is a close-up of...a water weed in Lady Bird Lake. This non-native plant, Eurasian Water Milfoil is growing prolifically in large sections of the lake. From YNN:
"This is a very seasonal thing, the plants grow and get kind of thick,” City of Austin Environmental Scientist Mary Gilroy said. “They become a bit of a nuisance in the summer, but they are good habitat for fish and turtles they produce a lot of oxygen and they trap sediment, so we like the fact that there are plants in Lady Bird Lake."

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