Nature on Goldfish Pond

Keep the Nature

Do Not Feed the Birds, Fish, Turtles or any other creatures on the pond. It interferes with nature and spreads disease.

People Food is Bad for Wildlife

The over abundance of water fowl visiting and nesting at the pond has resulted in a significant algae bloom, turning the water green. This bloom is detrimental to the species living in the water. There is no effective solution to this problem, except to discourage the birds. Please do not feed!

See Something, Say Something

Educate visitors to the park. Discourage those feeding the birds with kind words. Their intentions may be good, but their misguided actions are exacerbating the problem with bird feces and algae blooms.

Canada Goose and Nesting Issue

The GPA has taken steps to prevent the Canada Geese from forming nests on the island. This year after planting day, the beds were enclosed with fencing in order to keep birds from entering the area. We hope this will alleviate many of our concerns about nesting and city wide population control.

Wild Life on Goldfish Pond

In the water: Fish and Turtles

Goldfish, crayfish, catfish, and many other species of fish have been observed in the pond. Paul Coombs wrote a paper on the various turtles in the pond. He noted Eastern Painted, Red Eared Sliders, and the Common Musk turtle.  

Rare and Exotic Birds

Blue Heron, this bird dives for crayfish and other smaller fish.

Ducks: Canada Goose, Mallards and others

They are a nice sight to see. However, do not feed the birds. Keep the wildlife free of human intervention as much as possible.







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