The rusty crayfish has a dark brown body, distinguishable by dark, rusty spots on either side of the carapace. Rusty crayfish are opportunistic feeders. They are a very aggressive species that often displace native crayfish
The rudd is a somewhat stocky, deep-bodied fish with a forked tail. The mouth is distinct, with a steeply angled protruding lower lip. Young rudd compete with native species for habitat and food, such as algae and small invertebrates.
Water hyacinth is a free-floating, perennial, aquatic plant. In climates where it is unable to survive the winter, water hyacinth will grow as an annual. Its leaves are round, curved, glossy bright green and float above the water’s surface on bulbous stalks.
Reed canarygrass can reach 5 ft. in height. Its leaves are hairless, reaching up to 10” long and 1⁄4″ to 1⁄3″ wide. This grass has an extensive root system and spreads primarily through rhizomes, but also produces a high number of seeds.
The invasive bush honeysuckles are deciduous shrubs that may grow to be 15 ft. tall. Honeysuckle leaves are opposite, have smooth margins, and can vary in shape, being oval or tapered at the tip.