Species and Community Abstracts

Animals

Scientific NameCommon Name
Accipiter gentilis Northern goshawk
Acipenser fulvescens Lake sturgeon
Acris blanchardi Blanchard's cricket frog
Alasmidonta marginata Elktoe
Alasmidonta viridis Slippershell
Ambystoma opacum Marbled salamander
Ambystoma texanum Smallmouth salamander
Ammocrypta pellucida Eastern sand darter
Ammodramus henslowii Henslow's sparrow
Ammodramus savannarum Grasshopper sparrow
Appalachia arcana Secretive locust
Appalachina sayanus Spike-lip crater
Asio flammeus Short-eared owl
Asio otus Long-eared owl
Atrytonopsis hianna Dusted skipper
Boloria freija Freija fritillary
Botaurus lentiginosus American bittern
Brychius hungerfordi Hungerford's crawling water beetle
Buteo lineatus Red-shouldered hawk
Calephelis mutica Swamp metalmark
Callophrys irus Frosted elfin
Catinella exile Pleistocene catinella
Charadrius melodus Piping plover
Chlidonias niger Black tern
Chrosomus erythrogaster Southern redbelly dace
Circus cyaneus Northern harrier
Cistothorus palustris Marsh wren
Clemmys guttata Spotted turtle
Clinostomus elongatus Redside dace
Clonophis kirtlandii Kirtland's snake
Coregonus artedi Lake herring or Cisco
Coturnicops noveboracensis Yellow rail
Cyclonaias tuberculata Purple wartyback
Emydoidea blandingii Blanding's turtle
Epioblasma obliquata perobliqua White catspaw
Epioblasma torulosa rangiana Northern riffleshell
Epioblasma triquetra Snuffbox
Erebia discoidalis Red-disked alpine
Erynnis persius persius Persius dusky wing
Euconulus alderi A land snail (no common name)
Euphyes dukesi Dukes' skipper
Euxoa aurulenta Dune cutworm
Falcipennis canadensis Spruce grouse
Falco columbarius Merlin
Falco peregrinus Peregrine falcon
Gavia immer Common loon
Glyptemys insculpta Wood turtle
Haliaeetus leucocephalus Bald eagle
Hendersonia occulta Cherrystone drop
Hesperia ottoe Ottoe skipper
Hiodon tergisus Mooneye
Hydroprogne caspia Caspian tern
Ixobrychus exilis Least bittern
Lampsilis fasciola Wavyrayed lampmussel
Lanius ludovicianus migrans Migrant loggerhead shrike
Lycaeides melissa samuelis Karner blue
Macrhybopsis storeriana Silver chub
Microtus ochrogaster Prairie vole
Microtus pinetorum Woodland vole
Moxostoma carinatum River redhorse
Neonympha mitchellii mitchellii Mitchell's satyr
Nerodia erythrogaster neglecta Copperbelly water snake
Notropis anogenus Pugnose shiner
Notropis photogenis Silver shiner
Noturus miurus Brindled madtom
Noturus stigmosus Northern madtom
Nycticorax nycticorax Black-crowned night-heron
Oarisma poweshiek Poweshiek skipperling
Obovaria olivaria Hickorynut
Obovaria subrotunda Round hickorynut
Ophiogomphus anomalus Extra-striped snaketail
Ophiogomphus howei Pygmy snaketail
Opsopoeodus emiliae Pugnose minnow
Pandion haliaetus Osprey
Pantherophis gloydi Eastern fox snake
Pantherophis spiloides Gray ratsnake
Papaipema beeriana Blazing star borer
Papaipema sciata Culvers root borer
Papaipema silphii Silphium borer moth
Papaipema speciosissima Regal fern borer
Parkesia motacilla Louisiana waterthrush
Percina copelandi Channel darter
Percina shumardi River darter
Picoides arcticus Black-backed woodpecker
Planogyra asteriscus Eastern flat-whorl
Plebejus idas nabokovi Northern blue
Pleurobema clava Clubshell
Pleurobema sintoxia Round pigtoe
Protonotaria citrea Prothonotary warbler
Pyrgus wyandot Grizzled skipper
Rallus elegans King rail
Sander canadensis Sauger
Schinia indiana Phlox moth
Schinia lucens Leadplant moth
Setophaga cerulea Cerulean warbler
Setophaga discolor Prairie warbler
Setophaga dominica Yellow-throated warbler
Setophaga kirtlandii Kirtland's warbler
Simpsonaias ambigua Salamander mussel
Sistrurus catenatus Eastern massasauga
Somatochlora hineana Hine's emerald dragonfly
Somatochlora incurvata Incurvate emerald
Spiza americana Dickcissel
Sterna forsteri Forster's tern
Sterna hirundo Common tern
Stylurus amnicola Riverine snaketail
Terrapene carolina carolina Eastern box turtle
Toxolasma lividus Purple lilliput
Trimerotropis huroniana Lake Huron locust
Tympanuchus phasianellus Sharp-tailed grouse
Venustaconcha ellipsiformis Ellipse
Vertigo cristata Crested vertigo
Vertigo elatior Tapered vertigo
Vertigo modesta parietalis A land snail (no common name)
Vertigo morsei Six-whorl vertigo
Vertigo nylanderi Deep-throat vertigo
Vertigo paradoxa Mystery vertigo
Villosa fabalis Rayed bean
Villosa iris Rainbow
Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus Yellow-headed blackbird

Plants

Scientific NameCommon Name
Agalinis gattingeri Gattinger's gerardia
Agalinis skinneriana Skinner's gerardia
Agoseris glauca Prairie or pale agoseris
Amerorchis rotundifolia Small round-leaved orchis
Amorpha canescens Leadplant
Aristida longespica Three-awned grass
Arnica cordifolia Heart-leaved arnica
Arnoglossum plantagineum Prairie indian-plantain
Asclepias hirtella Tall green milkweed
Asclepias purpurascens Purple milkweed
Asclepias sullivantii Sullivant's milkweed
Asplenium rhizophyllum Walking fern
Asplenium scolopendrium var. americanum Hart's-tongue fern
Bartonia paniculata Panicled screwstem
Beckmannia syzigachne Slough grass
Bistorta vivipara Alpine bistort
Botrychium acuminatum Moonwort
Botrychium campestre Prairie Moonwort or Dunewort
Botrychium hesperium Western moonwort
Botrychium mormo Goblin moonwort
Bromus pumpellianus Pumpelly's bromegrass
Calypso bulbosa Calypso or fairy-slipper
Canadanthus modestus Great northern aster
Cardamine maxima Large toothwort
Carex assiniboinensis Assiniboia sedge
Carex atratiformis Sedge
Carex lupuliformis False hop sedge
Carex platyphylla Broad-leaved sedge
Carex richardsonii Richardson's sedge
Castilleja septentrionalis Pale Indian paintbrush
Ceanothus sanguineus Wild lilac
Chelone obliqua Purple turtlehead
Cirsium hillii Hill's thistle
Cirsium pitcheri Pitcher's thistle
Clematis occidentalis Purple clematis
Coptidium lapponicum Lapland buttercup
Coreopsis palmata Prairie coreopsis
Corydalis flavula Yellow fumewort
Cypripedium arietinum Ram's head lady's-slipper
Cypripedium candidum White lady slipper
Dalibarda repens False violet
Diarrhena obovata Beak grass
Dichanthelium leibergii Leiberg's panic grass
Dichanthelium polyanthes Round-seed panic-grass
Draba arabisans Rock whitlow grass
Drosera anglica English sundew
Dryopteris fragrans Fragrant cliff woodfern
Eleocharis melanocarpa Black-fruited spike-rush
Empetrum nigrum Black crowberry
Endodeca serpentaria Virginia snakeroot
Euonymus atropurpureus Wahoo
Euphorbia commutata Tinted spurge
Eutrochium fistulosum Hollow-stemmed Joe-pye weed
Filipendula rubra Queen-of-the-prairie
Fimbristylis puberula Chestnut sedge
Fraxinus profunda Pumpkin ash
Galearis spectabilis Showy orchis
Geum triflorum Prairie smoke
Gratiola virginiana Annual hedge hyssop
Gymnocarpium robertianum Limestone oak fern
Helianthus hirsutus Whiskered sunflower
Hieracium paniculatum Panicled hawkweed
Hydrastis canadensis Goldenseal
Hypericum gentianoides Gentian-leaved St. John's-wort
Iris lacustris Dwarf lake iris
Juncus brachycarpus Short-fruited rush
Juncus scirpoides Scirpus-like rush
Juncus vaseyi Vasey's rush
Leymus mollis American dune wild-rye
Luzula parviflora Small-flowered wood rush
Lycopodiella subappressa Northern appressed clubmoss
Lycopus virginicus Virginia water-horehound
Mertensia virginica Virginia bluebells
Mimulus alatus Winged monkey flower
Mimulus michiganensis Michigan monkey flower
Morus rubra Red mulberry
Muhlenbergia richardsonis Mat muhly
Orobanche fasciculata Broomrape
Packera indecora Northern ragwort
Panax quinquefolius Ginseng
Parnassia palustris Marsh grass-of-parnassus
Pellaea atropurpurea Purple cliff brake
Penstemon calycosus Beard tongue
Petasites sagittatus Sweet coltsfoot
Phacelia franklinii Franklin's phacelia
Pinguicula vulgaris Butterwort
Piptatherum canadense Canada rice grass
Plantago cordata Heart-leaved plantain
Platanthera ciliaris Orange- or yellow-fringed orchid
Platanthera leucophaea Prairie white-fringed orchid
Poa alpina Alpine bluegrass
Polemonium reptans Jacob's ladder
Polygala incarnata Pink milkwort
Populus heterophylla Swamp or Black cottonwood
Potamogeton confervoides Alga pondweed
Potamogeton hillii Hill's pondweed
Primula meadia Shooting star
Prosartes hookeri Fairy bells
Proserpinaca pectinata Mermaid-weed
Prunus umbellata Alleghany or Sloe plum
Pterospora andromedea Pine-drops
Pycnanthemum verticillatum Whorled mountain mint
Ranunculus ambigens Spearwort
Ranunculus rhomboideus Prairie buttercup
Rhexia virginica Meadow beauty
Rorippa aquatica Lake cress
Sabatia angularis Rosepink
Sagina nodosa Pearlwort
Sarracenia purpurea f. heterophylla Yellow pitcher plant
Saxifraga paniculata Encrusted saxifrage
Saxifraga tricuspidata Prickly saxifrage
Schoenoplectiella hallii Hall's bulrush
Scleria pauciflora Few-flowered nut rush
Silphium laciniatum Compass plant
Silphium perfoliatum Cup plant
Sisyrinchium hastile Blue-eyed-grass
Smallanthus uvedalia Yellow-flowered leafcup
Solidago houghtonii Houghton's goldenrod
Sporobolus clandestinus Dropseed
Sporobolus heterolepis Prairie dropseed
Stellaria longipes Stitchwort
Tanacetum huronense Lake Huron tansy
Tetraneuris herbacea Lakeside daisy
Trichostema dichotomum Bastard pennyroyal
Trillium recurvatum Prairie trillium
Trillium undulatum Painted trillium
Trisetum spicatum Downy oat-grass
Utricularia subulata Bladderwort
Vaccinium cespitosum Dwarf bilberry
Viburnum edule Squashberry or mooseberry
Wolffia brasiliensis Watermeal
Zizania aquatica Wild rice

Communities

Community Name
Alvar
Bog
Boreal Forest
Bur Oak Plains
Coastal Fen
Coastal Plain Marsh
Dry Northern Forest
Dry Sand Prairie
Dry-mesic Northern Forest
Dry-mesic Prairie
Dry-mesic Southern Forest
Floodplain Forest
Granite Bedrock Lakeshore
Great Lakes Marsh
Hardwood-Conifer Swamp
Inland Salt Marsh
Interdunal Wetland
Intermittent Wetland
Inundated Shrub Swamp
Lakeplain Oak Openings
Lakeplain Wet Prairie
Lakeplain Wet-mesic Prairie
Limestone Bedrock Glade
Limestone Bedrock Lakeshore
Limestone Cobble Shore
Mesic Northern Forest
Mesic Prairie
Mesic Sand Prairie
Mesic Southern Forest
Muskeg
Northern Fen
Northern Hardwood Swamp
Northern Shrub Thicket
Northern Wet Meadow
Oak Barrens
Oak Openings
Oak-Pine Barrens
Open Dunes
Patterned Fen
Pine Barrens
Poor Conifer Swamp
Poor Fen
Prairie Fen
Rich Conifer Swamp
Rich Tamarack Swamp
Sand and Gravel Beach
Sandstone Lakeshore Cliff
Southern Hardwood Swamp
Southern Wet Meadow
Volcanic Bedrock Glade
Volcanic Bedrock Lakeshore
Wet Prairie
Wet-mesic Flatwoods
Wet-mesic Prairie
Wet-mesic Sand Prairie
Wooded Dune and Swale Complex

Other Natural Features

Natural Feature
Great Blue Heron Rookery
Vernal Pool