Become a Citizen Scientist
Cattails can be native or non-native, and the native and non-native cattails can hybridize to form cattails that are invasive. Researchers are currently investigating cattail populations to learn how to distinguish the native from the invasive plants. Join citizens across the country in collecting cattail data that will be useful to these scientists. Visit http://nwrcwebapps.cr.usgs.gov/cattail/
Did You Know?
Without fire, there could be no prairie at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Non-prairie plant species would crowd out native prairie grasses. These rare grasslands are maintained through periodic controlled burns.