Primrose is rapidly taking over one of our neighborhood ponds. It is just beginning to bloom and is actually quite pretty. I did a little research on the primrose and found that it is harmful to aquatic life, because it is extremely invasive and eventually covers the pond it causes the PH balance and the water quality to be affected. From what I've read from different sources, it is more harmful than helpful.
Our neighborhood will soon be spraying to kill it. It's hard to know sometimes what the more prudent thing to do is. Especially when you see the surface creatures benefiting from it.
I had never seen mating dragonflies before.
The dragonflies seem to be very abundant this year. Hundreds of them, all over the primrose.
I hope the spray won't harm them.
I had read that primrose is great to put in the compost pile. I actually took my rake and a plastic container thinking that I could pull some out. I was surprised by how much it had spread and grown since my last pond visit. There was no way I could pull a chunk of that mass out of the water with my rake.
I'm sure algae would be great for the compost pile too.