Plants and Animals

Myotis lucifugus Little brown bat

Key Characteristics

Status and Rank

US Status:
State Status: SC - Special Concern (rare or uncertain; not legally protected)
Global Rank: G3 - Vulnerable
State Rank: S1 - Critically imperiled

Occurrences

CountyNumber of OccurrencesYear Last Observed
Alpena22012
Antrim31999
Arenac11910
Baraga32010
Berrien22005
Branch11979
Cass12005
Charlevoix51987
Cheboygan41993
Chippewa51980
Clare11986
Clinton11958
Crawford11947
Delta21967
Dickinson12010
Eaton21978
Emmet41993
Gogebic52011
Grand Traverse11977
Hillsdale11980
Houghton52011
Ingham11958
Iosco21986
Iron41994
Jackson21980
Kalkaska31999
Keweenaw42012
Leelanau21977
Livingston21936
Luce21977
Mackinac42010
Manistee22012
Marquette62012
Mason21980
Mecosta11998
Menominee31940
Montmorency11963
Newaygo11974
Oakland11928
Oceana11903
Ogemaw21986
Ontonagon82012
Osceola11986
Otsego31982
Roscommon11947
Schoolcraft11975
St. Joseph11979
Washtenaw31992
Wayne11928
Wexford42014

Information is summarized from MNFI's database of rare species and community occurrences. Data may not reflect true distribution since much of the state has not been thoroughly surveyed.

Habitat

Natural Community Types

  • Unknown

For each species, lists of natural communities were derived from review of the nearly 6,500 element occurrences in the MNFI database, in addition to herbarium label data for some taxa. In most cases, at least one specimen record exists for each listed natural community. For certain taxa, especially poorly collected or extirpated species of prairie and savanna habitats, natural community lists were derived from inferences from collection sites and habitat preferences in immediately adjacent states (particularly Indiana and Illinois). Natural communities are not listed for those species documented only from altered or ruderal habitats in Michigan, especially for taxa that occur in a variety of habitats outside of the state.

Natural communities are not listed in order of frequency of occurrence, but are rather derived from the full set of natural communities, organized by Ecological Group. In many cases, the general habitat descriptions should provide greater clarity and direction to the surveyor. In future versions of the Rare Species Explorer, we hope to incorporate natural community fidelity ranks for each taxon.

Management Recommendations

Active Period

Survey Methods

References