Native Plant Answer Service

Curious about a plant or animal you found in your yard? Spot something neat along our trails but don't know what it is? Wondering who left that footprint? Looking for a particular bird or animal and want to know more? Found a flower or berry and want to know if it’s edible?

Visitors to the Nature Reserve frequently pose questions such as these for our naturalists to answer. View some of the most popular inquiries and our responses below.

Popular Questions and Answers

What are those large strange looking fish in Wolf Run Lake?

They are Grass Carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella). These fish are native to Asia and have been stocked in Wolf Run Lake to help control aquatic plants. They have pharyngeal teeth in their throat which help them crush and break down plants. You can usually spot these animals in the shaded back corner of the lake.

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