Conservation Efforts to Protect Endangered Species
The Michigan Nature Association (MNA) will host a live webinar on June 24th for anyone interested in the conservation efforts for the Karner blue butterfly that are happening in Newaygo County. We will also talk about the MNA nature sanctuaries in the Newaygo area and how you can volunteer to help with their protection.
The Karner blue butterfly is one of Michigan’s rarest butterflies and is listed as endangered by the federal Endangered Species Act. It requires dry-sand prairie and oak-barren habitats found in the Newaygo area that can support wild lupine, a native wildflower. The larvae or caterpillar stage of the Karner blue butterfly feeds exclusively on wild lupine.
“The webinar is a great opportunity to learn about some very special places in Newaygo County and the Karner blue butterfly without leaving home,” said Diana Digges, the webinar organizer and a Huron Pines AmeriCorps member serving MNA.
MNA will be hosting the hour long webinar online via Zoom on Wednesday, June 24th at 7pm.
If you are interested in attending or have any questions, please email MNA’s AmeriCorps member, Diana Digges at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will provide you with the information needed to log onto the webinar. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, so register soon!