Walking the soft forest paths through this pristine landscape and unique habitat mosaic, visitors to Pyatt Lake / The Bill Carls Nature Preserve quickly understand this is a special place. Over the years Pyatt Lake Preserve has been expanded eight times, bringing it to 159 acres. The mosaic of habitat types at Pyatt Lake offers refuge to a wide variety of animal and plant species. More than 250 plant species have been identified on the property, and each spring orchids and trillium carpet the ground in a sea of color. Migrating waterfowl use the lake as a resting area, and warblers, winter wrens, woodpeckers, and owls all flourish in the maturing forest.