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Tax deductible contributions to the Green Ribbon Initiative will be used to support education and stewardship work in the Oak Openings Region.

To donate to the Oak Openings Habitat Protection and Restoration Fund, click here.

To donate to the Oak Openings Carbon Offset Fund, click here.

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Blazing Star Borer Moth- Wildlife Series

The Blazing Star Borer Moth (Papaipema beeriana) is a species of special concern in Michigan. There is a long-term trend of declines greater than 90% and only 24 occurrences of this species in Michigan since 1984 (MNFI 2007). Blazing Star Borer larvae feed exclusively on the beautiful plant blazing star, which is native to wet prairies.

Join us as we learn from the Nature Conservancy about the life-cycle of the Blazing Star Borer Moth and how conservation organizations in Southeast Michigan are helping to save this species and dozens of other rare, prairie dependent species.

Register now!