Stewardship Talk TONIGHT: The Poweshiek Skipperling Butterfly

For our first Stewardship Talk of 2020 we are excited to host Dr. Pete Blank from The Nature Conservancy for his talk, “The Poweshiek Skipperling Butterfly: The Life and Times of Michigan’s Most Endangered Species.” The talk is free and will be TONIGHT, January 30, 2020 at 6:30 pm at the Paint Creek Cider Mill, 4480 Orion Road, Rochester, MI 48306.

The Poweshiek Skipperling butterfly was once common in the Upper Midwest in tallgrass prairies and prairie wetlands. Over the last 20 years its population has crashed and the species is now endangered in North America and critically imperiled in Michigan. One of its last strongholds is Oakland County, Michigan. Dr. Blank will discuss the current population status of the Poweshiek Skipperling, its life history, and efforts to bring it back from the brink of extinction.

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Hope to see you there!

About Ben VanderWeide

I am the Natural Areas Stewardship Manager for Oakland Township Parks and Recreation in southeast Michigan. I have a doctorate in biology (focused on plant ecology) and I am passionate about protecting and managing natural areas.

6 thoughts on “Stewardship Talk TONIGHT: The Poweshiek Skipperling Butterfly

  1. Thanks for planning tonights talk Ben. Very fascinating to hear more about how critical things are with this little butterfly. Glad I could make it tonight to hear Dr. Pete Blank speak.

  2. I think WordPress, which hosts this site is having a bug with the email communications. If you go to the actual post it has the correct date and time – Jan 30 2020 at 6:30 PM. Sorry for any confusion!

  3. Hi, Ben…I think you mean Feb. 6, for the Monarch talk, not the 7th…which is a Friday. Louise

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