• Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Indiana Dunes

    National Lakeshore Indiana

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Citizen Science

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?

a sea of tall grasses and catails in a marsh setting and trees in the background

Cowles Bog is not a true bog but rather a fen because it has an underground water source. This water source has contact with limestone bedrock, making the fen’s water slightly alkaline. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is restoring a portion of this fen.