Habitat matters for Wildlife
Wildlife needs the right habitat. Many butterflies and other insects cannot survive without just the right plants for their caterpillars (or larvae) to eat. Birds in turn depend on these insects — most songbirds require protein from insects for their nestlings to survive to adulthood. Learn more by exploring the insects pictured below; click on a photo to learn more. You can also explore native plants to learn what insects they host. Habitat matters for wildlife. It also matters for northwest Michigan.