Kirk Nelson

             
   
             
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Amphibians

 

 

Insects and Arachnids

   
 

gray treefrog

1

 

bald-faced hornet

3  
 

northern leopard frog

1

 

blue-fronted dancer 2  
  wood frog 2

 

blue-margined ground beetle

1  
 

 

 

 

bronzed tiger beetle

2  
 

Birds

 

 

common green darner

1  
 

American White Pelican

2

 

common whitetail

2  
 

Bald Eagle

1

 

curve-tailed bush katydid

1  
 

Baltimore Oriole

2

 

eastern pondhawk

1  
  Barn Swallow 1

 

ebony jewelwing 2  
 

Barred Owl

3

 

Hentz’s orbweaver

6  
 

Brown-headed Cowbird

1

 

margined burying beetle 2  
 

Eastern Kingbird

2

 

oil beetle (Meloe impressus) 1  
 

Eastern Towhee

2

 

red velvet mite (Trombidium sp.)

1  
 

Great Blue Heron

2

 

red-blue checkered beetle

1  
 

Great Egret

1

 

red-legged grasshopper

1  
 

Green Heron

1

 

robber fly (Family Asilidae)

2  
 

Hooded Merganser

(1)

 

silvery checkerspot

1  
 

Olive-sided Flycatcher

1

 

six-spotted fishing spider

2  
 

Red-bellied Woodpecker

2

 

widow skimmer

1  
 

Ring-necked Pheasant

2

 

     
 

Trumpeter Swan

5

 

Mammals

   
 

Turkey Vulture

2

 

American beaver

2  
 

Wild Turkey

8

 

American badger

1  
 

Wood Duck

(1)

 

prairie deer mouse

1  
     

 

southern red-backed vole

2  
 

Crustaceans

 

 

thirteen-lined ground squirrel 1  
 

virile crayfish

2

 

whitetail deer

4  
     

 

 

   
 

Destinations

 

 

Plants

   
 

Afton State Park

1

 

American bittersweet

2  
 

Baker Park Reserve

2

 

American lopseed 2  
  Banning State Park 4

 

bloodroot

2  
 

Beaver Creek Valley State Park

3

 

blue vervain (var. scabra)

4  
 

Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary

14

 

bracted spiderwort

2  
 

Cannon River Wilderness Area

7

 

Canada anemone 3  
 

Carver Park Reserve

5

 

cardinal flower

1  
 

Crosby Farm Regional Park

13

 

cockspur hawthorn

3  
 

Crow-Hassan Park Reserve

5

 

common winterberry 3  
 

Elm Creek Park Reserve

2

 

cut-leaved toothwort

1  
 

Fort Ridgely State Park

6

 

Dutchman’s breeches

1  
 

Fort Snelling State Park

24

 

European cranberrybush

5  
 

Grey Cloud Dunes SNA

4

 

great blue lobelia (var. siphilitica)

3  
 

Henry’s Woods

8

 

Greek valerian

2  
 

Hyland Lake Park Reserve

4

 

hoary puccoon

2  
 

Joseph A. Tauer Prairie SNA

5

 

Indianpipe

1  
 

Lake Elmo Park Reserve

4

 

kidney-leaved buttercup 2  
 

Laurentian Divide Recreation Area

3

 

leadplant 1  
 

Lebanon Hills Regional Park

20

 

New England aster 3  
 

Lilydale Regional Park

14

 

nodding bur marigold

2  
 

Lost Valley Prairie SNA

7

 

pointed-leaved tick-trefoil

2  
 

MN Valley NWR, Long Meadow Lake Unit

12

 

prairie alumroot

2  
 

MNRRA, Coldwater Spring

9

 

prairie spiderwort

4  
 

Myre-Big Island State Park

8

 

rattlesnake master

3  
 

Ney Nature Center

9

 

silver maple

2  
 

Pilot Knob

9

 

southern blue flag

6  
  Pine Bend Bluffs SNA 2

 

tall bellflower

2  
 

Prairie Creek Woods SNA

2

 

tall thimbleweed

3  
 

Roberts Bird Sanctuary

11

 

white doll’s daisy (var. recognita)

2  
 

Spring Lake Park Reserve

6

 

white snakeroot

3  
 

Sunfish Lake Park

5

 

white wild indigo

2  
  Tony Schmidt Regional Park 13

 

yellow avens

4  
 

Uncas Dunes SNA

2

 

yellow marsh marigold

2  
 

Vermillion Highlands Research Recreation and WMA

3  

 

   
 

Whitetail Woods Regional Park

3

 

Reptiles

   
 

Wild River State Park

5

 

common garter snake

1  
 

Wood-Rill SNA

3

 

common snapping turtle 14  
 

 

 

 

 

   
 

Fungi and Lichens

 

 

Slime Molds

   
 

Aborted Entoloma

2

 

red raspberry slime mold

2  
 

Beautiful Russula

1

 

 

   
 

Chicken of the Woods

3

 

 

   
 

Crown-tipped Coral

2

 

 

   
 

Dryad’s Saddle

3

 

 

   
 

Elm Oyster

4

 

 

   
 

False Coral Fungus

2

 

 

   
 

False Turkey Tail

1

 

 

   
 

Gabled False Morel

3

 

 

   
 

Leafy Brain

1

 

 

   
 

Northern Tooth

2

 

 

   
 

Orange Peel Fungus

2

 

     
 

Pear-shaped Puffball

2

 

 

   
 

Purple-bloom Russula

1

 

     
 

Purple-gilled Laccaria

2

 

 

   
 

Ravenel’s Stinkhorn

1

 

 

   
 

Shaggy Mane

1

 

 

   
 

Turkey Tail

2

 

 

   
 

White Jelly Fungus

2

 

 

   
     
 

 

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Birds

 

 

Destinations

   
 

Eastern Towhee

1  

Cannon River Wilderness Area

1  
 

Turkey Vulture

2  

 

   

 


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