Redwing Pond was named for its redwinged blackbirds, which loved the pondshore’s cattails.
Dr. James J. S. Johnson
Can the rush grow up without mire? can the flag grow without water? (Job 8:11)
Wetlands are defined by their mix of hydrophilic plants (such as “rush” and “flags” and cattails), wetland hydrology, and hydric soils. And redwinged blackbirds love cattails.
In fact, years ago, an institution of Christian education was named for red-winged blackbirds that frequented a cattail-rimmed pond, in the cross timbers habitat region of northern Texas. See comment to posting (about pond-side Wood Storks, foraging in Florida) in December of AD2016 — specifically, the comment posted at https://wordpress.com/comments/all/rockdoveblog.wordpress.com/450 — for listing of Redwood Pond Institute / Cross Timbers Institute departments.