WhadayaKnow? Why is Michigan known as the wolverine state?

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By Erica Hamling and Amber McDonald

Every Monday Great Lakes Echo runs video clips of random people answering questions that experts believe environmentally literate citizens should understand. In the last clip an expert explains the correct answers.

This week’s question is “Why is Michigan known as the wolverine state?”


This week’s expert is Jonathon Schramm, ecologist and professor at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich.

Schramm is also a post-doctoral researcher at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, where he studies different ways for students to better understand current issues in bioenergy and sustainability.



One thought on “WhadayaKnow? Why is Michigan known as the wolverine state?

  1. A wolverine roamed the Thumb area from 2004 until 2010–it died in the Minden Bog area. No one is certain how it got there and it was the only known wolverine in Michigan since the early 1800s. A taxidermy exhibit of the wolverine is kept at the Bay City State Recreation Area and a number of traveling exhibits took place in 2012, with a couple scheduled for 2013.

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