Living With Mitchell Satyrs

Mitchell satyr

The Mitchell Satyr, Neonympha mitchellii mitchellii, is an endangered butterfly found mostly Michigan, and Northern Indiana. It inhabits fens feeding on tussock sedge. Before human development, habitat was created by beaver dams and fires that removed trees that shade the host plants. Habitat is limited and subject to unintentional destruction by human activities that alter the water flow of the area such as efforts to drain sites or creating ponds. Invasive species such as…

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