Tench is a member of the carp family. They have dark olive to pale golden coloring, a white-bronze belly, bright red-orange eyes and a small barbel at the corners of the mouth. The fins are dark in color, rounded and lack spines. Tench have a deep, but thin body and grow up to 18 inches long.
The European Cherry Fruit Fly has been found on sweet cherry trees along the Niagara River. This was the first U.S. detection of this species and has resulted in a quarantine of parts of Niagara County.
Jumping worms consume organic matter in soil that supplies nutrients to native plant species. The soil disruption leaves soil grainy and damages plant root structures.
Spotted lanternfly has been found in Western New York, in the Buffalo area. The Department of Agriculture and Markets is asking for the public’s assistance by reporting sightings.
The bighead carp is a large, narrow fish with eyes that project downward. The body coloration is dark gray, fading to white toward the underside, with dark blotches on the sides.