Bonanza Prairie SNA

 

 

     
 
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Location
 
 

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Size

 
 

115 Acres

 
         
 

Parking

 
 

Bonanza Education Center
N45 27.363, W96 43.224

Boat Ramp
N45 26.830, W96 42.792

This SNA lies entirely within the boundaries of Big Stone Lake State Park. A permit is required to park at the GPS location above.

 
         
 

Hours

 
 

Daily from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.

 
         
 

Fees

 
 

Daily park permit: $7

Annual park permit: $35

 
         
 

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          Big Stone County  
          Southwest Minnesota  
     
 
Activities
 
 

Hiking Trails

 
 

No maintained trails

 
     
 

Hunting

 
 

No hunting

 
     
 
Ecology
 
 

Ecological Classification

  Ecological Classification  
  Ecological Province    

Prairie Parkland Province

   
  Ecological Section    

North Central Glaciated Plains

   
  Ecological Subsection    

Minnesota River Prairie

   
  Land Type Association    

Horton Till Plain

Milan Alluvial Plain

   
             
 

Native Plant Communities*

   
 

Dry Hill Prairie (Southern)

Mesic Prairie (Southern)

   
  * Source: The Minnesota Biological Survey, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Ecological Resources      
         
 

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Dry Hill Prairie (Southern)

 
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Visits

9/4/2009                
 
 

Amphibians

 
  northern leopard frog (Rana pipiens)   northern leopard frog  
 

Birds

 
 

Three bird species with conservation status in Minnesota have been seen here:

Special Concern

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus)

Purple Martin (Progne subis)

 
 

Minnesota DNR Bird checklist

 
 

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia)

Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)

Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)

 

Blue Jay

Mourning Dove

 
 

Insects and Arachnids

 
 

dog day cicada (Neotibicen canicularis)

goldenrod soldier beetle (Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus)

Hentz’s orbweaver (Neoscona crucifera)

monarch (Danaus plexippus)

seven-spotted lady beetle (Coccinella septempunctata)

  dog day cicada  
 

Mammals

 
  whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)   whitetail deer  
 

Plants

 
 

fOUR plant species with conservation status in Minnesota are found here:

Special Concern

flexile milkvetch (Astragalus flexuosus var. flexuosus)

Missouri milkvetch (Astragalus missouriensis var. missouriensis)

prairie moonwort (Botrychium campestre)

western white prairie clover (Dalea candida var. oligophylla)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas and Minnesota Biological Survey Vegetation Releves Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Dry Hill Prairie (Southern) UPs13d

Mesic Prairie (Southern) UPs23a

     
 

 

absinth wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)

alfalfa (Medicago sativa ssp. sativa)

American elm (Ulmus americana)

American red raspberry (Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus)

big bluestem (Andropogon gerardi)

boxelder (Acer negundo)

bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa)

Canada goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)

Canada moonseed (Menispermum canadense)

Canada wildrye (Elymus canadensis)

candle anemone (Anemone cylindrica)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

curly-cup gumweed (Grindelia squarrosa)

field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis)

giant sumpweed (Cyclachaena xanthiifolia)

gray goldenrod (Solidago nemoralis)

gray-headed coneflower (Ratibida pinnata)

green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

hairy four o’clock (Mirabilis albida)

hoary alyssum (Berteroa incana)

hoary vervain (Verbena stricta)

Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans)

leadplant (Amorpha canescens)

little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium)

long-headed coneflower (Ratibida columnifera)

Maximilian’s sunflower (Helianthus maximiliani)

plains cottonwood (Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera)

prairie onion (Allium stellatum)

prairie sagewort (Artemisia frigida)

purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea var. purpurea)

quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

redroot amaranth (Amaranthus retroflexus)

rough blazing star (Liatris aspera)

showy blue lettuce (Lactuca tatarica ssp. pulchella)

sideoats grama (Bouteloua curtipendula var. curtipendula)

slippery elm (Ulmus rubra)

smooth oxeye (Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra)

smooth sumac (Rhus glabra)

stiff goldenrod (Solidago rigida)

stiff sunflower (Helianthus pauciflorus ssp. subrhomboideus)

stinging nettle (Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis)

western marbleseed (Lithospermum occidentale)

white ash (Fraxinus americana)

white prairie clover (Dalea candida)

white sage (Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana)

white snakeroot (Ageratina altissima var. altissima)

white sweet clover (Melilotus albus)

wild grape (Vitis riparia)

wild licorice (Glycyrrhiza lepidota)

wolfberry (Symphoricarpos occidentalis)

woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

yellow goat’s beard (Tragopogon dubius)

yellow sweet clover (Melilotus officinalis)

yellow wood sorrel (Oxalis stricta)

 

Acer negundo (boxelder)

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)

Ageratina altissima var. altissima (white snakeroot)

Allium stellatum (prairie onion)

Amaranthus retroflexus (redroot amaranth)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Amorpha canescens (leadplant)

Andropogon gerardi (big bluestem)

Anemone cylindrica (candle anemone)

Artemisia absinthium (absinth wormwood)

Artemisia frigida (prairie sagewort)

Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana (white sage)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Berteroa incana (hoary alyssum)

Bouteloua curtipendula var. curtipendula (sideoats grama)

Convolvulus arvensis (field bindweed)

Cyclachaena xanthiifolia (giant sumpweed)

Dalea candida (white prairie clover)

Dalea purpurea var. purpurea (purple prairie clover)

Elymus canadensis (Canada wildrye)

Fraxinus americana (white ash)

Fraxinus pennsylvanica (green ash)

Glycyrrhiza lepidota (wild licorice)

Grindelia squarrosa (curly-cup gumweed)

Helianthus maximiliani (Maximilian’s sunflower)

Helianthus pauciflorus ssp. subrhomboideus (stiff sunflower)

Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra (smooth oxeye)

Lactuca tatarica ssp. pulchella (showy blue lettuce)

Liatris aspera (rough blazing star)

Lithospermum occidentale (western marbleseed)

Medicago sativa ssp. sativa (alfalfa)

Melilotus albus (white sweet clover)

Melilotus officinalis (yellow sweet clover)

Menispermum canadense (Canada moonseed)

Mirabilis albida (hairy four o’clock)

Oxalis stricta (yellow wood sorrel)

Parthenocissus vitacea (woodbine)

Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera (plains cottonwood)

Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)

Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa (bur oak)

Ratibida columnifera (long-headed coneflower)

Ratibida pinnata (gray-headed coneflower)

Rhus glabra (smooth sumac)

Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus (American red raspberry)

Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium (little bluestem)

Solidago canadensis (Canada goldenrod)

Solidago nemoralis (gray goldenrod)

Solidago rigida (stiff goldenrod)

Sorghastrum nutans (Indiangrass)

Symphoricarpos occidentalis (wolfberry)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Tragopogon dubius (yellow goat’s beard)

Ulmus americana (American elm)

Ulmus rubra (slippery elm)

Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis (stinging nettle)

Verbena stricta (hoary vervain)

Vitis riparia (wild grape)

 

big bluestem

Canada goldenrod

common yarrow

gray-headed coneflower

hoary alyssum

leadplant

Maximilian’s sunflower

prairie onion

smooth sumac

stiff goldenrod

white prairie clover

white snakeroot

wild licorice

yellow wood sorrel

 

 

 

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Important Bird Area

Bonanza Prairie SNA is part of the 561,570-acre Audubon Lac Qui Parle - Big Stone Important Bird Area (IBA).


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