NotMISpecies webinars_ Actual-world invasives options

It’s completely OK if you happen to’re eagerly awaiting the discharge of the reside motion “Barbie” film this summer time, the place we anticipate she and Ken will get a style of the less-than-perfect actual world the remainder of us name house. Within the meantime, the NotMISpecies webinar sequence presents an opportunity to fulfill actual researchers working to enhance Michigan’s atmosphere by higher understanding invasive species, local weather change and human habits.

The hourlong packages are free – simply register on-line to look at reside and take part within the question-and-answer session, or watch the recorded model at your leisure – with popcorn elective.


Classical organic management returns with a showdown between invasive swallow-wort vines and Hypena opulenta, a defoliating moth that solely develops on invasive swallow-worts. We’re bringing again Marianna Szucs from the Division of Entomology at Michigan State College for “Can this moth assist save monarchs? Swallow-wort organic management efforts in Michigan” (9 a.m. Thursday, July 13). She’s going to clarify how invasive swallow-wort vines, kin to native milkweed crops, are disrupting the life cycle of monarch butterflies and talk about the complexity of analysis efforts to ascertain Hypena opulenta as a swallow-wort biocontrol agent in Michigan.


Boaters and anglers, primarily those that journey between waterways with out cleansing their gear, proceed to unfold aquatic invasive species. Why aren’t individuals cleansing after we know the dangers of unfold? Be a part of Daniel Hayes from the MSU Division of Fisheries and Wildlife for “Why, Oh Why Gained’t They Clear, Drain and Dry? Understanding Impediments to Boater and Angler Conduct Change” (9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 10). Hayes and his college students interviewed a thousand boaters and anglers to seek out the solutions. He’ll share what they’ve discovered about motivations and limitations to gear cleansing, perceptions of invasive species unfold and different attention-grabbing outcomes.


Ash, elm and chestnut timber as soon as had been as widespread in cities because the streets that bear their names. Our tree cover immediately is far much less numerous on account of bugs, illness, invasive species and poor species choice. Lawrence Sobson, Division of Pure Sources city forester and partnership coordinator, explores the difficulty in “The place the Sidewalk Ends: Selecting Resilient Timber for Tomorrow’s City Environments” (9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3). Sobson will supply examples of perfect tree species, clarify easy methods to assess city websites and supply info to make sure the timber you select can reside for the subsequent hundred years.


Field tree moth (Cydalima perspectalis) was first detected in Michigan in fall 2022. This invasive pest, native to East Asia, poses a serious risk to the boxwood plant, a decorative shrub that may be a priceless a part of the U.S. (and Michigan) nursery and horticultural business. Be a part of Susie Iott, Michigan Division of Agriculture and Rural Improvement invasive species program specialist, for “Should You Discover One other Shrubbery? Understanding the Impacts of Invasive Field Tree Moth in Michigan” (9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7). She’ll share info on field tree moth identification, its impacts and the state’s response to restrict the unfold of this invasive pest.

The sequence will take breaks in September and December, leaving ample time to atone for episodes you may need missed. Discover recordings of all of the previous NotMISpecies webinars or register for brand spanking new ones at

Michigan’s Invasive Species Program, a collaborative effort of the departments of Pure Sources; Atmosphere, Nice Lakes, and Power; and Agriculture and Rural Improvement, coordinates and helps invasive species initiatives throughout the state and offers assist by way of the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program.