Carley State Park

               
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Area and County

Wabasha County

 

 

 


Size

209 acres statutory, 209 owned

 
 
Maps

Minnesota DNR All Season Map

 
Park Office

N44 6.716, W92 10.377

 
Hiking Trails

5 miles
1 mile interpretive trail

 
Hunting

No hunting


Ecological Classification

Province

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

Ecological Classification

Section

Paleozoic Plateau

Subsection(s)

The Blufflands
Rochester Plateau

Land Type Association(s)

Altura Ridgetops

Elba Slopes

Lewiston Plain

 
Native Plant Communities1

Elm - Basswood - Black Ash - (Hackberry) Forest

Sugar Maple - Basswood - (Bitternut Hickory) Forest


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Minnesota DNR


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Visits

5/5/2000

5/10/2002

3/29/2009

5/29/2009

   

 

 

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North Branch Whitewater River

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Bluebells and Phlox in Early May

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Birds

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

 

Special concern

Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea)

Louisiana Waterthrush (Parkesia motacilla)

Purple Martin (Progne subis)

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

 

Tracked

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

 
 

Minnesota DNR Bird Checklist

 
 

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica)

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)

American Robin

Northern Cardinal


Insects and Arachnids

spotted lady beetle (Coleomegilla maculata)

toothed click beetle (Denticollis denticornis)

spotted lady beetle

Mammals

eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

eastern gray squirrel

Plants

In early May parts of the park are carpeted with Virginia bluebells and wild blue phlox. In late May wild geranium is the most prominent wildflower.

 
 

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

 

Threatened

glade mallow (Napaea dioica)

 
 

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

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Elm - Basswood - Black Ash - (Hackberry) Forest MHs49a

Sugar Maple - Basswood - (Bitternut Hickory) Forest MHs39a

 
 

 

American basswood (Tilia americana var. americana)

American black currant (Ribes americanum)

American cow parsnip (Heracleum sphondylium ssp. montanum)

American elm (Ulmus americana)

American highbush cranberry (Viburnum opulus var. americanum)

bitternut hickory (Carya cordiformis)

black ash (Fraxinus nigra)

black cherry (Prunus serotina var. serotina)

black maple (Acer saccharum ssp. nigrum)

black walnut (Juglans nigra)

black-seeded plantain (Plantago rugelii var. rugelii)

bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

blue cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides)

boxelder (Acer negundo)

bristly buttercup (Ranunculus hispidus var. nitidus)

bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa)

butternut (Juglans cinerea)

Canada mayflower (Maianthemum canadense)

Canada moonseed (Menispermum canadense)

Canada wildrye (Elymus canadensis)

Canadian woodnettle (Laportea canadensis)

cleavers (Galium aparine)

common blue violet (Viola sororia)

common burdock (Arctium minus)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

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

common motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca)

common mullein (Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus)

common plantain (Plantago major)

common strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)

cut-leaved toothwort (Cardamine concatenata)

downy yellow violet (Viola pubescens var. pubescens)

drooping trillium (Trillium flexipes)

Dutchman’s breeches (Dicentra cucullaria)

early meadow rue (Thalictrum dioicum)

eastern false rue anemone (Enemion biternatum)

eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana)

eastern white pine (Pinus strobus)

field pussytoes (Antennaria neglecta)

fragrant bedstraw (Galium triflorum)

garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

golden alexanders (Zizia aurea)

gray dogwood (Cornus racemosa)

Greek valerian (Polemonium reptans var. reptans)

green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea)

interrupted fern (Osmunda claytoniana)

ironwood (Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana)

Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

kidney-leaved buttercup (Ranunculus abortivus)

large-flowered trillium (Trillium grandiflorum)

May-apple (Podophyllum peltatum)

Morrow’s honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii)

nannyberry (Viburnum lentago)

northern maidenhair (Adiantum pedatum)

northern shagbark hickory (Carya ovata)

Norway spruce (Picea abies)

pagoda dogwood (Cornus alternifolia)

peachleaf willow (Salix amygdaloides)

Pennsylvania buttercup (Ranunculus pensylvanicus)

Philadelphia fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus)

purple-stem angelica (Angelica atropurpurea)

quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

Queen Anne’s lace (Daucus carota ssp. carota)

red clover (Trifolium pratense)

red pine (Pinus resinosa)

rue anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides)

silver maple (Acer saccharinum)

slippery elm (Ulmus rubra)

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

smooth sumac (Rhus glabra)

smooth yellow violet (Viola pubescens var. scabriuscula)

starry false Solomon’s seal (Maianthemum stellatum)

stinging nettle (Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis)

sugar maple (Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum)

tall buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

Virginia bluebells (Mertensia virginica)

Virginia spring beauty (Claytonia virginica var. virginica)

Virginia waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum)

white clover (Trifolium repens)

white trout lily (Erythronium albidum)

wild blue phlox (Phlox divaricata ssp. laphamii)

wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

wild geranium (Geranium maculatum)

wild ginger (Asarum canadense)

wild leek (Allium tricoccum)

winter cress (Barbarea vulgaris)

wood anemone (Anemone quinquefolia var. quinquefolia)

woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

woodland strawberry (Fragaria vesca ssp. americana)

 

Acer negundo (boxelder)

Acer saccharinum (silver maple)

Acer saccharum ssp. nigrum (black maple)

Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum (sugar maple)

Adiantum pedatum (northern maidenhair)

Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)

Allium tricoccum (wild leek)

Anemone quinquefolia var. quinquefolia (wood anemone)

Angelica atropurpurea (purple-stem angelica)

Antennaria neglecta (field pussytoes)

Aquilegia canadensis (wild columbine)

Arctium minus (common burdock)

Arisaema triphyllum (Jack-in-the-pulpit)

Asarum canadense (wild ginger)

Barbarea vulgaris (winter cress)

Cardamine concatenata (cut-leaved toothwort)

Carya cordiformis (bitternut hickory)

Carya ovata (northern shagbark hickory)

Caulophyllum thalictroides (blue cohosh)

Claytonia virginica var. virginica (Virginia spring beauty)

Cornus alternifolia (pagoda dogwood)

Cornus racemosa (gray dogwood)

Daucus carota ssp. carota (Queen Anne’s lace)

Dicentra cucullaria (Dutchman’s breeches)

Elymus canadensis (Canada wildrye)

Enemion biternatum (eastern false rue anemone)

Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus (Philadelphia fleabane)

Erythronium albidum (white trout lily)

Fragaria vesca ssp. americana (woodland strawberry)

Fragaria virginiana (common strawberry)

Fraxinus nigra (black ash)

Fraxinus pennsylvanica (green ash)

Galium aparine (cleavers)

Galium triflorum (fragrant bedstraw)

Geranium maculatum (wild geranium)

Glechoma hederacea (ground ivy)

Heracleum sphondylium ssp. montanum (American cow parsnip)

Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum (Virginia waterleaf)

Juglans cinerea (butternut)

Juglans nigra (black walnut)

Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana (eastern redcedar)

Laportea canadensis (Canadian woodnettle)

Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca (common motherwort)

Lonicera morrowii (Morrow’s honeysuckle)

Maianthemum canadense (Canada mayflower)

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

Maianthemum stellatum (starry false Solomon’s seal)

Menispermum canadense (Canada moonseed)

Mertensia virginica (Virginia bluebells)

Osmunda claytoniana (interrupted fern)

Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana (ironwood)

Parthenocissus vitacea (woodbine)

Phlox divaricata ssp. laphamii (wild blue phlox)

Picea abies (Norway spruce)

Pinus resinosa (red pine)

Pinus strobus (eastern white pine)

Plantago major (common plantain)

Plantago rugelii var. rugelii (black-seeded plantain)

Podophyllum peltatum (May-apple)

Polemonium reptans var. reptans (Greek valerian)

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

Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)

Prunus serotina var. serotina (black cherry)

Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa (bur oak)

Ranunculus abortivus (kidney-leaved buttercup)

Ranunculus acris (tall buttercup)

Ranunculus hispidus var. nitidus (bristly buttercup)

Ranunculus pensylvanicus (Pennsylvania buttercup)

Rhus glabra (smooth sumac)

Ribes americanum (American black currant)

Salix amygdaloides (peachleaf willow)

Sanguinaria canadensis (bloodroot)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Thalictrum dioicum (early meadow rue)

Thalictrum thalictroides (rue anemone)

Tilia americana var. americana (American basswood)

Trifolium pratense (red clover)

Trifolium repens (white clover)

Trillium flexipes (drooping trillium)

Trillium grandiflorum (large-flowered trillium)

Ulmus americana (American elm)

Ulmus rubra (slippery elm)

Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis (stinging nettle)

Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus (common mullein)

Viburnum lentago (nannyberry)

Viburnum opulus var. americanum (American highbush cranberry)

Viola pubescens var. pubescens (downy yellow violet)

Viola pubescens var. scabriuscula (smooth yellow violet)

Viola sororia (common blue violet)

Zizia aurea (golden alexanders)

American black currant

American highbush cranberry

black cherry

bristly buttercup

Canada mayflower

Canadian woodnettle

common blue violet

common mullein

Dutchman’s breeches

eastern false rue anemone

field pussytoes

Greek valerian

interrupted fern

large-flowered trillium

May-apple

pagoda dogwood

Queen Anne’s lace

rue anemone

smooth sumac

Virginia bluebells

Virginia spring beauty

wild geranium

winter cress

woodland strawberry

 


 

 

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