Avon Hills Forest SNA

South Unit

       
   

Area and County

    Stearns County
    Central Minnesota
     
 

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Size

85 acres

 
 
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Complete

  South Unit
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Parking

N45 34.396, W94 27.331

 
Hiking Trails

No maintained trails

 
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

 
Native Plant Communities1

Black Ash - (Red Maple) Seepage Swamp

Central Mesic Hardwood Forest (Eastern)

Sugar Maple Forest (Big Woods)

 
Ownership Minnesota DNR logo        
 
Links

Avon Hills Forest SNA, North Unit

Minnesota DNR

 
Comments

Two Units
Avon Hills Forest SNA consists of two units 4.9 miles apart as the crow flies, 7.3 miles apart by road.

 
Visits

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

Sugar Maple Forest (Big Woods) MHs39c

 
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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