Pining for a comeback: Habitat management boosts Kirtland’s warbler numbers

The Kirtland’s warbler is known for carefully choosing where and how it nests – primarily only in stands of young jack pines in a portion of the northern Lower Peninsula. Fittingly, careful application of scientifically-based wildlife management practices has brought… Read more “Pining for a comeback: Habitat management boosts Kirtland’s warbler numbers”

Peregrine falcons thrive in Michigan thanks to wildlife management efforts

 By the late 1960s, peregrine falcons had disappeared from the eastern half of the United States, including Michigan. Unregulated use of pesticides had impacted their ability to reproduce over a number of years.  But the majestic birds have made… Read more “Peregrine falcons thrive in Michigan thanks to wildlife management efforts”

A two-for-one deal: Volunteers help improve ‘rabbitat’

Cottontail rabbits are such a common sight in southern Michigan’s city parks, gardens and backyards that you may never think about where else they live or about the habitat they need beyond our neighborhoods. But rabbits also live on public… Read more “A two-for-one deal: Volunteers help improve ‘rabbitat’”

Flight club: Singing the praises — and dispelling the myths — of Michigan bats

This month, you’ll probably see a lot of red-eyed, fang-bared bat decorations for Halloween. Bats are nearly synonymous with the spooky holiday, but this association doesn’t do them any favors. In fact, bats are among the most misunderstood — and… Read more “Flight club: Singing the praises — and dispelling the myths — of Michigan bats”

For the love of Michigan elk: Volunteers critical to the success of herd

A lot of hard work takes place every day, from public and private groups, to scientists and volunteers, to ensure that Michigan’s wildlife and natural resources can be enjoyed for years to come. On June 2, 2018, Michigan United Conservation… Read more “For the love of Michigan elk: Volunteers critical to the success of herd”

Exploring Michigan’s diverse wildlife and ecosystems

eightWest – WOODTV Friday, August 24, 2018 West Michigan is home to a variety of ecosystems, from wetlands to forests to the state's wonderful dune systems. And all of these areas support a wide range of diverse wildlife. From scientists… Read more “Exploring Michigan’s diverse wildlife and ecosystems”