Boot Lake SNA

               
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Area and County

Anoka County

 

 

 


Size

660 acres

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Parking

N45 20.154, W93 7.206

 
Hiking Trails

No maintained trails

 
Hunting

No hunting


Ecological Classification

Province

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

Ecological Classification

Section

Minnesota & NE Iowa Morainal

Subsection(s)

Anoka Sand Plain

Land Type Association(s)

Anoka Lake Plain

 
Native Plant Communities1

Black Ash - Yellow Birch - Red Maple - Basswood Swamp (Eastcentral)

Graminoid - Sphagnum Rich Fen (Basin)

Northern Bulrush - Spikerush Marsh

Northern Rich Fen (Basin)

Oak - (Red Maple) Woodland

Sedge Meadow

Tamarack Swamp (Southern)

Willow - Dogwood Shrub Swamp


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Comments

Boot Lake SNA is bordered on the east by Martin-Island Linwood Lakes Regional Park and the Carlos Avery Unit of the Carlos Avery Wildlife Managment Area, and on the south by Coon Lake County Park.


Visits

6/3/2006

2/22/2011

  5/8/2016

 

 

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Amphibians

northern leopard frog (Rana pipiens)

northern leopard frog


Birds

Two bird species with conservation status in Minnesota and one tracked species have been seen here:

 

Special concern

Louisiana Waterthrush (Parkesia motacilla)

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

 

Tracked

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

 
 

Minnesota DNR Bird checklist

 
 

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)

Dickcissel (Spiza americana)

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)

Nashville Warbler (Oreothlypis ruficapilla)

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)

Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapillus)

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis)

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)

Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus)

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)

Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)

American Robin

Blue Jay

Canada Goose

Mallard

Mourning Dove

Northern Cardinal

Red-winged Blackbird

Wild Turkey

Pileated Woodpecker


Fungi and Lichens

Artist’s Conk (Ganoderma applanatum)

Birch Polypore (Piptoporus betulinus)

Common Greenshield Lichen (Flavoparmelia caperata)

False Tinder Fungus (Phellinus igniarius)

False Turkey Tail (Stereum ostrea)

Hammered Shield Lichen (Parmelia sulcata)

Pear-shaped Puffball (Lycoperdon pyriforme)

True Tinder Polypore (Fomes fomentarius)

Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor)

Violet-toothed Polypore (Trichaptum biforme)

Common Greenshield Lichen

Pear-shaped Puffball

True Tinder Polypore


Insects and Arachnids

American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis)

American lady (Vanessa virginiensis)

black swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)

cabbage white (Pieris rapae)

clouded sulphur (Colias philodice)

common eastern bumble bee (Bombus impatiens)

common green darner (Anax junius)

common whitetail (Plathemis lydia)

four-spotted skimmer (Libellula quadrimaculata)

goldenrod gall fly (Eurosta solidaginis)

Hobomok skipper (Poanes hobomok)

monarch (Danaus plexippus)

nursery web spider (Pisaurina mira)

orange sulphur (Colias eurytheme)

red admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

twelve-spotted skimmer (Libellula pulchella)

two-spotted bumble bee (Bombus bimaculatus)

white admiral (Limenitis arthemis arthemis)

American lady

common green darner

four-spotted skimmer

monarch

twelve-spotted skimmer


Mammals

American red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)

coyote (Canis latrans)

eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

plains pocket gopher (Geomys bursarius)

whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

American red squirrel

eastern gray squirrel


Plants

Five plant species with conservation status in Minnesota and one species on the watch list are found here:

 

Endangered

butternut (Juglans cinerea)

 

Threatened

black huckleberry (Gaylussacia baccata)

seaside three-awn (Aristida tuberculosa)

 

Special concern

smooth rock cress (Boechera laevigata var. laevigata)

swamp loosestrife (Decodon verticillatus)

 

Watch list

long-bearded hawkweed (Hieracium longipilum)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas (Bell Museum of Natural History) Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Black Ash - Yellow Birch - Red Maple - Basswood Swamp (Eastcentral) WFn55b

Graminoid - Sphagnum Rich Fen (Basin) OPn92b

Northern Bulrush - Spikerush Marsh MRn93

Northern Rich Fen (Basin) OPn92

Oak - (Red Maple) Woodland FDs37a

Sedge Meadow WMn82b

Tamarack Swamp (Southern) FPs63a

Willow - Dogwood Shrub Swamp WMn82a

 
 

 

alsike clover (Trifolium hybridum)

American basswood (Tilia americana var. americana)

American dog violet (Viola labradorica)

American red raspberry (Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus)

American starflower (Lysimachia borealis)

balsam fir (Abies balsamea var. balsamea)

bigleaf aster (Eurybia macrophylla)

bigtooth aspen (Populus grandidentata)

bittersweet nightshade (Solanum dulcamara)

black cherry (Prunus serotina var. serotina)

black medick (Medicago lupulina)

black raspberry (Rubus occidentalis)

black spruce (Picea mariana)

black-seeded plantain (Plantago rugelii var. rugelii)

bland sweet cicely (Osmorhiza claytonii)

blue vervain (Verbena hastata)

boxelder (Acer negundo var. negundo)

broad-leaved arrowhead (Sagittaria latifolia)

broad-leaved cattail (Typha latifolia)

bull thistle (Cirsium vulgare)

bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa)

Canada mayflower (Maianthemum canadense)

chokecherry (Prunus virginiana var. virginiana)

cinnamon fern (Osmundastrum cinnamomea)

cleavers (Galium aparine)

common blue violet (Viola sororia)

common burdock (Arctium minus)

common cinquefoil (Potentilla simplex)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

common evening primrose (Oenothera biennis)

common false Solomon’s seal (Maianthemum racemosum var. racemosum)

common juniper (Juniperus communis var. depressa)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common mullein (Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus)

common strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)

common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

curly dock (Rumex crispus)

dwarf raspberry (Rubus pubescens)

eastern false rue anemone (Enemion biternatum)

eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana)

eastern white pine (Pinus strobus)

field horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

field pussytoes (Antennaria neglecta)

fragrant bedstraw (Galium triflorum)

giant goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)

glossy buckthorn (Frangula alnus)

goldthread (Coptis trifolia)

greater bladder sedge (Carex intumescens)

ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea)

hoary alyssum (Berteroa incana)

interrupted fern (Osmunda claytoniana)

ironwood (Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana)

kidney-leaved buttercup (Ranunculus abortivus)

large-flowered trillium (Trillium grandiflorum)

leadplant (Amorpha canescens)

little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium)

lowbush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium)

lyre-leaved rock cress (Arabidopsis lyrata ssp. lyrata)

meadow horsetail (Equisetum pratense)

mountain maple (Acer spicatum)

narrow-leaved cattail (Typha angustifolia)

northern bedstraw (Galium boreale)

northern bog bedstraw (Galium labradoricum)

northern hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)

northern lady fern (Athyrium filix-femina ssp. angustum)

northern pin oak (Quercus ellipsoidalis)

northern prickly ash (Zanthoxylum americanum)

northern red oak (Quercus rubra)

northern running-pine (Diphasiastrum complanatum)

pagoda dogwood (Cornus alternifolia)

paper birch (Betula papyrifera var. papyrifera)

Parlin’s pussytoes (Antennaria parlinii ssp. fallax)

Pennsylvania clubmoss (Lycopodium hickeyi)

Pennsylvania sedge (Carex pensylvanica)

Philadelphia fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus)

prairie groundsel (Packera plattensis)

quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

red clover (Trifolium pratense)

red maple (Acer rubrum var. rubrum)

red pine (Pinus resinosa)

rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum)

round-headed bush clover (Lespedeza capitata)

running clubmoss (Lycopodium clavatum)

Scotch pine (Pinus sylvestris)

sensitive fern (Onoclea sensibilis)

silver maple (Acer saccharinum)

small white violet (Viola macloskeyi ssp. pallens)

smooth rock cress (Boechera laevigata var. laevigata)

smooth scouring rush (Equisetum laevigatum)

smooth Solomon’s seal (Polygonatum biflorum var. commutatum)

smooth sumac (Rhus glabra)

smooth yellow violet (Viola pubescens var. scabriuscula)

southern blue flag (Iris virginica var. shrevei)

speckled alder (Alnus incana ssp. rugosa)

spreadingpod rockcress (Boechera grahamii)

stinging nettle (Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis)

sugar maple (Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum)

tall meadow rue (Thalictrum dasycarpum)

tamarack (Larix laricina)

tawny cottongrass (Eriophorum virginicum)

variegated yellow pond lily (Nuphar variegata)

water horsetail (Equisetum fluviatile)

western bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum var. latiusculum)

western poison ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

white campion (Silene latifolia ssp. alba)

white clover (Trifolium repens)

white oak (Quercus alba)

white sage (Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana)

white spruce (Picea glauca)

wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

wild geranium (Geranium maculatum)

wild grape (Vitis riparia)

wild oats (Uvularia sessilifolia)

wild sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis)

winter vetch (Vicia villosa ssp. villosa)

wood anemone (Anemone quinquefolia var. quinquefolia)

woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

woodland strawberry (Fragaria vesca ssp. americana)

yellow goat’s beard (Tragopogon dubius)

yellow marsh marigold (Caltha palustris var. palustris)

yellow wood sorrel (Oxalis stricta)

 

Abies balsamea var. balsamea (balsam fir)

Acer negundo var. negundo (boxelder)

Acer rubrum var. rubrum (red maple)

Acer saccharinum (silver maple)

Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum (sugar maple)

Acer spicatum (mountain maple)

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)

Alnus incana ssp. rugosa (speckled alder)

Amorpha canescens (leadplant)

Anemone quinquefolia var. quinquefolia (wood anemone)

Antennaria neglecta (field pussytoes)

Antennaria parlinii ssp. fallax (Parlin’s pussytoes)

Aquilegia canadensis (wild columbine)

Arabidopsis lyrata ssp. lyrata (lyre-leaved rock cress)

Aralia nudicaulis (wild sarsaparilla)

Arctium minus (common burdock)

Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana (white sage)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Athyrium filix-femina ssp. angustum (northern lady fern)

Berteroa incana (hoary alyssum)

Betula papyrifera var. papyrifera (paper birch)

Boechera grahamii (spreadingpod rockcress)

Caltha palustris var. palustris (yellow marsh marigold)

Carex intumescens (greater bladder sedge)

Carex pensylvanica (Pennsylvania sedge)

Celtis occidentalis (northern hackberry)

Cirsium vulgare (bull thistle)

Coptis trifolia (goldthread)

Cornus alternifolia (pagoda dogwood)

Diphasiastrum complanatum (northern running-pine)

Enemion biternatum (eastern false rue anemone)

Equisetum arvense (field horsetail)

Equisetum fluviatile (water horsetail)

Equisetum laevigatum (smooth scouring rush)

Equisetum pratense (meadow horsetail)

Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus (Philadelphia fleabane)

Eriophorum virginicum (tawny cottongrass)

Eurybia macrophylla (bigleaf aster)

Fragaria vesca ssp. americana (woodland strawberry)

Fragaria virginiana (common strawberry)

Frangula alnus (glossy buckthorn)

Galium aparine (cleavers)

Galium boreale (northern bedstraw)

Galium labradoricum (northern bog bedstraw)

Galium triflorum (fragrant bedstraw)

Geranium maculatum (wild geranium)

Glechoma hederacea (ground ivy)

Iris virginica var. shrevei (southern blue flag)

Juniperus communis var. depressa (common juniper)

Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana (eastern redcedar)

Larix laricina (tamarack)

Lespedeza capitata (round-headed bush clover)

Lycopodium clavatum (running clubmoss)

Lysimachia borealis (American starflower)

Maianthemum canadense (Canada mayflower)

Maianthemum racemosum var. racemosum (common false Solomon’s seal)

Medicago lupulina (black medick)

Nuphar variegata (variegated yellow pond lily)

Oenothera biennis (common evening primrose)

Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern)

Osmorhiza claytonii (bland sweet cicely)

Osmunda claytoniana (interrupted fern)

Osmundastrum cinnamomea (cinnamon fern)

Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana (ironwood)

Oxalis stricta (yellow wood sorrel)

Packera plattensis (prairie groundsel)

Parthenocissus vitacea (woodbine)

Picea glauca (white spruce)

Picea mariana (black spruce)

Pinus resinosa (red pine)

Pinus strobus (eastern white pine)

Pinus sylvestris (Scotch pine)

Plantago rugelii var. rugelii (black-seeded plantain)

Polygonatum biflorum var. commutatum (smooth Solomon’s seal)

Populus grandidentata (bigtooth aspen)

Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)

Potentilla simplex (common cinquefoil)

Prunus serotina var. serotina (black cherry)

Prunus virginiana var. virginiana (chokecherry)

Pteridium aquilinum var. latiusculum (western bracken fern)

Quercus alba (white oak)

Quercus ellipsoidalis (northern pin oak)

Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa (bur oak)

Quercus rubra (northern red oak)

Ranunculus abortivus (kidney-leaved buttercup)

Rhus glabra (smooth sumac)

Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus (American red raspberry)

Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)

Rubus pubescens (dwarf raspberry)

Rumex crispus (curly dock)

Sagittaria latifolia (broad-leaved arrowhead)

Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium (little bluestem)

Silene latifolia ssp. alba (white campion)

Solanum dulcamara (bittersweet nightshade)

Solidago gigantea (giant goldenrod)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Thalictrum dasycarpum (tall meadow rue)

Tilia americana var. americana (American basswood)

Toxicodendron rydbergii (western poison ivy)

Tragopogon dubius (yellow goat’s beard)

Trifolium hybridum (alsike clover)

Trifolium pratense (red clover)

Trifolium repens (white clover)

Trillium grandiflorum (large-flowered trillium)

Typha angustifolia (narrow-leaved cattail)

Typha latifolia (broad-leaved cattail)

Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis (stinging nettle)

Uvularia sessilifolia (wild oats)

Vaccinium angustifolium (lowbush blueberry)

Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus (common mullein)

Verbena hastata (blue vervain)

Vicia villosa ssp. villosa (winter vetch)

Viola labradorica (American dog violet)

Viola macloskeyi ssp. pallens (small white violet)

Viola pubescens var. scabriuscula (smooth yellow violet)

Viola sororia (common blue violet)

Vitis riparia (wild grape)

Zanthoxylum americanum (northern prickly ash)

alsike clover

American starflower

bittersweet nightshade

black raspberry

blue vervain

broad-leaved arrowhead

bur oak (var. macrocarpa)

common blue violet

common evening primrose

common mullein

common yarrow

eastern false rue anemone

eastern white pine

hoary alyssum

interrupted fern

ground ivy

large-flowered trillium

lowbush blueberry

northern bedstraw

northern running-pine

Parlin’s pussytoes

Pennsylvania sedge

red clover

Scotch pine

southern blue flag

tall meadow rue

variegated yellow pond lily

western poison ivy

white clover

wild columbine

wild geranium

wood anemone

woodland strawberry

yellow marsh marigold


Reptiles

One reptile species with conservation status in Minnesota is found here:

 

Threatened

Blanding’s turtle (Emydoidea blandingii)

 
 

common garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)

eastern garter snake


 

 

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