Avon Hills Forest SNA

               
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Area and County

Stearns County

 

 

 


Size

354 acres

 
 
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Units

North Unit

South Unit

 
Parking

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Hunting

Deer only, by archery. See Hunting and Trapping Regulations (MN DNR) for details.


Ecological Classification

Province

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

Ecological Classification

Section

Minnesota & NE Iowa Morainal

Subsection(s)

Hardwood Hills

Land Type Association(s)

Holdingford Till Plain

St. Rosa Till Plain

 
Native Plant Communities1

Black Ash - (Red Maple) Seepage Swamp

Central Mesic Hardwood Forest (Eastern)

Red Oak - Basswood Forest (Noncalcareous Till)

Sugar Maple Forest (Big Woods)

Tamarack Swamp (Southern)


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5/29/2010

   

 

 

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Birds

Five bird species with conservation status in Minnesota and one tracked species have been seen on at least one of the units of this SNA:

 

Special concern

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea)

Forster’s Tern (Sterna forsteri)

Purple Martin (Progne subis)

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

 

Tracked

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

 
 

Minnesota DNR Bird checklist


Plants

Plants frequently found in:

Black Ash - (Red Maple) Seepage Swamp WFn57a

Central Mesic Hardwood Forest (Eastern) MHc36

Red Oak - Basswood Forest (Noncalcareous Till) MHc36a

Sugar Maple Forest (Big Woods) MHs39c

Tamarack Swamp (Southern) FPs63a


Reptiles

One tracked reptile species is found on at least one of the units of this SNA:

 

Tracked

common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina)


 

 

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