Friday, April 30, 2021

Beautiful Devil

Invasive milfoil fragments have been washing up into our cove ever since the ice thawed, some with straggly roots that are viable starter plants! Eek! I've been busy scooping them out religiously, even though it's probably futile. My goal though, is simply to prevent it from invading and choking my personal cove, and that seems to be working, and is a manageable task.

We've had two fishing tournaments on our lake already this spring, so milfoil-chopping machinery has been super-active! My job of fishing them out is never-ending, but satisfying. I stopped to take a pic of a beautiful fragment floating by, and was taken in by the intricate beauty of the whorls and feathery leaflets of this intrepid and resilient invasive.




2 comments:

Wendy said...

Wow...never knew what they looked like...they are beautiful...I guess there are a lot of beautiful things that can be damaging in our world....now I know if I ever see one...

Deb said...

I hope you don't come across any!