Michigan Forest Ecosystem
 

When Michigan became a state in 1837, most of its 36 million acres were covered by forests.
Today more than 18 million acres are still forested and are a rich variety of complex communities.
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painting by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen, Michigan Natural Resources Magazine

 KEY WORDS    
 community  habitat  prey
 consumer  population  producer
 ecosystems  predator  

EECOSYSTEMS

Michigan Forest

American Beech
American Ginseng
Barred Owl
Basswood
Beech Bur
Beechnuts
Black Bear
Bobcat
Columbine
Common Blue Violet
Dutchman's-breeches
Eastern Chipmunk
Eastern Hemlock
Gray Squirrel
Gray Tree Frog
Great Trillium
Honey Bee
Indian Pipes
Jack-in-the-pulpit
Lady Fern
Moss
Mourning Cloak
Northern Flying Squirrel
Northern Ringneck Snake
Oyster Mushrooms
Patent Leather Beetle
Pileated Woodpecker
Pine Marten
Polyporus Mushrooms
Porcupine Den Tree
Red-backed Salamander
Red-shouldered Hawk
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Scarlet Tanager
Striped Coral-root
Sugar Maple
Vermillion Mushrooms
White-breasted Nuthatch
Wood Thrust
Wood Turtle
Yellow Birch





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Michigan Dunes

Bank Swallow
Beach Pea
Beech-Maple
Black-bellied Plover
Box Turtle
Broad-winged Hawk Kettle
Caspian Tern
Common Loon
Cormorant
Cottonwood
Dune Willow
Goldfinch
Greater Yellow-legs
Hairy Puccoon
Harebell
Herring Gul
Hognose Snake
Houghton's Goldenrod
Jack Pine
Juniper
Lake Huron Locust
Milkweed
Monarch Butterfly
Perched Dune
Petoskey Stone
Piping Flower
Pitcher's Thistle
Poison Ivy
Red-tailed Hawk
Red Fox
Ring-billed Gull
Riverbank Grape
Sand Cherry
Sand Reed Grass
Sanderling
Sea-rocket
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Turkey Vulture
White-tailed Deer
White Cedar
White Pine
Wormwood


Michigan Wetlands

Arrowhead
Bald Eagle
Baltimore Butterfly
Black Spruce
Black Tern
Bowfin
Brook Stickleback
Bulrush
Common Cattail
Common Loon
Cotton-grass
Damselfly
Dragonfly
Dragon''s Mouth
Dwarf Misteltoe
Generic Minnow
Great Blue Heron
Green-backed Heron
Green Frog
Harrier
Iris
Kingfisher
Kirtland's Snake
Lichen
Liverwort
Marsh-Marigold
Marsh Wren
Michigan Holly
Osprey
Pitcher-plant
Poison Sumac
Red-bellied Dace
Red-spotted Newt
Red-winged Blackbird
Red Maple
Sandhill Crane
Smartweed
Snail
Sphagnum Moss
Spotted Turtle
Sundew
Tamarack
Trumpeter Swan
Water-lily
Water-milfoil
Water Shrew