Plants and Animals

Myotis septentrionalis Northern long-eared bat

Key Characteristics

Status and Rank

US Status: LT - Listed Threatened
State Status: SC - Special Concern (rare or uncertain; not legally protected)
Global Rank: G1G2 - Rank is uncertain, ranging from critically imperiled to imperiled
State Rank: S1 - Critically imperiled

Occurrences

CountyNumber of OccurrencesYear Last Observed
Alcona12009
Alger12008
Allegan12000
Alpena22013
Antrim11976
Baraga2
Berrien1
Calhoun1
Charlevoix11923
Cheboygan22012
Chippewa42012
Delta52012
Dickinson22013
Eaton21994
Gogebic42012
Grand Traverse11967
Gratiot1
Hillsdale22001
Houghton32011
Ionia12011
Iosco11976
Iron1
Jackson21998
Kalkaska11967
Kent11975
Keweenaw32012
Lake31999
Leelanau11967
Lenawee12011
Livingston22001
Mackinac31981
Manistee22012
Marquette42012
Mason32009
Ontonagon72013
Presque Isle12013
Roscommon11986
Washtenaw22003
Wexford32014

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