NotMISpecies Webinar: Hemlock Wooly Adelgid

On Friday, January 22nd, I attended a fascinating installment of the NotMISpecies Webinar series. This series is being put on by the Michigan Invasive Species Program, an effort coordinated between the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), Department of Natural Resources(MDNR) and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development(MDARD). The most recent webinar…

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Survey Your Hemlock Trees for Invasive Hemlock Woolly Adelgid This Winter

After recent news of the northward spread of invasive hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) to Ludington State Park, it is more important than ever before that hemlock trees on public and private property are checked for the invasive insect. According to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural…

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Prevent Oak Wilt by Pruning Oak Trees in the Winter

Oak wilt is a fungal disease that is carried to oak trees by small beetles that feed on the sap produced from fresh wounds to the tree (i.e. pruning, storm damage). The spores of the fungus then move through the vascular system of the infected tree, which is responsible for transporting water throughout the tree.…

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European frog-bit is invading, you can help stop the spread

Guest Author Paige Filice- MSU Extension Natural Resources Educator Urgent action is needed to stop the spread of invasive European frog-bit in Michigan. European frog-bit is a free-floating aquatic plant that thrives in slow-moving waters with little to no wave action and wetland areas with vegetation like cattails and phragmites. It was recently discovered in…

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New Resource Available for Managing Woody Invasive Species

A new website launched by the Midwest Invasive Plant Network called the Woody Invasives of the Great Lakes Collaborative (WIGLC) aims to assist landowners and interested members of the public in identifying and managing woody invasive species on their property and beyond. Many woody invasive species can have a similar appearance to beneficial native woody…

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OTW is coming to the west coast!

On the Water is coming to the west coast of this great mitten state! On July 25 OTW is partnering up with Kitchel-Lindquist Dunes Preserve to pull the invasive species Purple Loosestrife. Invasive species are organisms such as plants, mammals and invertebrates that are not originally from the location that they are found in. That…

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OTW Virtual Mi Invasive Species Bingo Game!

MUCC’s On the Water program has launched its Virtual Mi Invasive Species Bingo Game for the month of April! The weather is getting warmer and the sun is starting to peek out a bit more so why not get out in nature just please remember to follow the Stay home. Stay safe. Save lives. guidelines…

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This Fall, Keep an Eye Out for Japanese Stiltgrass

At MUCC, we combine education, advocacy and on-the-ground work to conserve and protect our natural resources. Speaking to all who read this blog, our rich natural resources are under a constant threat from invasive species. As stewards of our land, it is our job to become educated about these invasive species and take appropriate action…

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