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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Scenic Sunday: Duck weeds, sea lettuces and other aquatic plants



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When I was in my early teens, it was my sister Margaret aged three and half years younger than me and my responsibility to go to the near by creek aka longan by the main road to collect sea weeds and lettuces to feed the ducks.

I don't know about Margaret. Boy! did I hate the job because we always collected them at the time when Dad's friends came home from work. When they asked what we were doing, I lied that it was for our fish tank. At that time, it wasn't fashionable to keep organic or free range chicken or ducks, and I was embarrassed.

Margaret has since become a Professor in plant Pathology and is more equipped than me to write about this post. I am a hobby environmentalist writing my cause with passion.

When I saw this lake choked with duck weed, I lament that there was no one like my mother who have seen this as a useful food for her ducks. By collecting the weeds, we give life to the lake as duck weed is a pest that comes in as contaminants. Duckweed can become a serious weed in nutrient rich, shallow ponds.

11 comments:

Manang Kim said...

I really do missed this scenery ^_^

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eileeninmd said...

Interesting story and I learned something new about the duckweed.

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Nice post and thanks for sharing some of your memories,
Molly

Ah Ngao said...

duckweeds chokes the water is it? those fishes or small living creatures are deprived off oxygen...(something like that i think).normally near pig farm got pond full of these plants.talking about ducks,nowadays you get very cheap frozen ducks from China - almost half the price of the local ducks.at times im doubtful whether its okay to eat China's duck..

allhorsestuff said...

Little did they know...but I and you know now!
KK

JOE TODD said...

Good for you Ann

Patty said...

Thanks for making the world a better place and providing us with beautiful photos.

Cyrus Rumi said...

Nice photos:)

Have a great day, Ann:)

Cyrus

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James Moore said...

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James Moore said...

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