Brothers thankful for the comeback of the wild turkey in Michigan

Dash Pilon, 10, and Preston Pilon, 12, discovered a fun outdoor game this summer – chasing wild turkeys out of the family garden. A flock of approximately 20 wild turkeys first visited the brothers’ East Lansing residence in early August.… Read more “Brothers thankful for the comeback of the wild turkey in Michigan”

Elk, sturgeon and osprey — oh my! How Michigan saved wildlife from extinction

Scientific management keeps wildlife populations balanced, restores threatened species Behind every success is a lot of hard work. For more than a century, Michigan has worked to conserve and protect the state’s natural beauty and abundant wildlife. Some of the… Read more “Elk, sturgeon and osprey — oh my! How Michigan saved wildlife from extinction”

Anyone can pitch in to help nurture Michigan’s monarch butterfly population

As monarchs return, Michiganders urged to welcome them with milkweed, nectar flowers Monarch butterflies apparently can make a conservationist out of anyone. “The thing about them is that they’re seen in all settings throughout Michigan — urban, suburban and rural,”… Read more “Anyone can pitch in to help nurture Michigan’s monarch butterfly population”

Grayling are poised for a comeback in Michigan

For Ed Eisch, the ongoing effort to reintroduce the grayling to northern Michigan streams is nothing less than an opportunity to right what he considers a historical wrong. After all, the fish’s demise in Michigan more than a century ago… Read more “Grayling are poised for a comeback in Michigan”

Wildlife Photo Mosaics celebrate Michigan’s conservation success stories

From a tiny warbler to a giant fish, 6 comebacks on display at Michigan History Center. Considering all the effort that went into ensuring the survival of what are now some of Michigan’s most high-profile animal species, it’s only fitting… Read more “Wildlife Photo Mosaics celebrate Michigan’s conservation success stories”

New mosaic exhibition highlights conservation success stories

FOX17 Morning Mix Tuesday, February 11, 2020 A new exhibit is officially open at the Michigan History Center in Lansing, featuring six one-of-a-kind photo mosaics celebrating Michigan’s greatest wildlife conservation success stories. The goal of the exhibit is to educate… Read more “New mosaic exhibition highlights conservation success stories”

Magnificent moose: The comeback story of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula herd

How do you get a half-ton moose from Ontario to Michigan? All it takes is a helicopter, a sturdy sling, a big blindfold, earplugs, an international team of wildlife biologists and veterinarians, a 600-mile overnight truck ride, and a verdant… Read more “Magnificent moose: The comeback story of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula herd”

Wetlands royalty: Meet the wood duck, Michigan’s regal-looking waterfowl

With its swanky pompadour and rainbow-hued plumage, the wood duck looks like it’s part peacock, part Elvis impersonator. But you won’t catch this Michigan native flashing its feathers in a tropical forest or duckwalking down the Vegas strip — it’s… Read more “Wetlands royalty: Meet the wood duck, Michigan’s regal-looking waterfowl”

Conservation efforts aim to raise population of Lake Sturgeon

FOX17 - Morning Mix Wednesday, September 17, 2019 Throughout  Michigan, wildlife conservation efforts are happening every day to protect our wildlife and natural resources for current and future generations. These efforts have led to the restoration of numerous populations of… Read more “Conservation efforts aim to raise population of Lake Sturgeon”

Michigan’s bald eagle population is rebounding after locals’ teamwork

With their steely predator’s gaze, massive wingspans and brilliant white heads, bald eagles are among the more striking members of the animal kingdom. And Michigan is home to a healthy population of them. But these powerful birds of prey are… Read more “Michigan’s bald eagle population is rebounding after locals’ teamwork”

The story of Michigan salmon: Restoring balance to the Great Lakes

When it comes to recreational fishing in Michigan, Howard Tanner literally wrote the book on it. In 2018, the 95-year-old retired conservationist published his first book, “Something Spectacular: My Great Lakes Salmon Story,” which recounts his successful effort to revitalize… Read more “The story of Michigan salmon: Restoring balance to the Great Lakes”

Osprey’s southern Michigan comeback a team effort

Thanks to efforts to reintroduce the osprey to southern Michigan, the once struggling species is now thriving in urban areas. In fact, a reintroduction program launched about 20 years ago soared past the goal of having at least 30 pairs… Read more “Osprey’s southern Michigan comeback a team effort”
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