Discover Nature at Wake County Parks and Preserves

The Wake County Natural Resources Inventory Database, known as NRID, is a compilation of wildlife and plant observations recorded at Wake County parks and preserves. Anyone can use it – whether you’re a birdwatcher, teacher, student, citizen scientist or just curious about nature – to: 
  • Explore data and photos.
  • Print checklists.
  • Discover fun facts about the species found here.
Follow this link to access NRID and start exploring!
American Tobacco Trail
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Photographer: Robert Oberfelder
Blue Jay Point
Magenta Coral Fungus
Photographer: Dana Fitz-Simons
Carolina Wren
Photographer: Robert Oberfelder​

Green Hills
Halloween Pennant
Photographer: Mary Tschopp
Harris Lake
Red-spotted Newt (eft stage)
Photographer: Joanne St. Clair
Historic Yates Mill
Mushroom (Coker's Amanita)
Photographer: Sam Ray​
Lake Crabtree
White-footed Mouse
Photographer: Mary Tschopp
Eastern Kingsnake
​Photographer: Thomas Reed