Carver Highlands WMA

South Unit

 
     
 
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South Unit

 
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Size

 
 

61.63 acres

 
         
 

Parking

 
 

Park on a field access on the west side of County Road 11.

N44 43.722, W93 38.909

 
         
 

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Activities
 
 

Hiking Trails

 
 

No maintained trails

 
     
 

Hunting

 
 

Small Game, Pheasants, Turkey. See Hunting and Trapping Regulations (MN DNR) for details.

 
     
 
Ecology
 
 

Ecological Classification

  Ecological Classification  
  Ecological Province    

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

   
  Ecological Section    

Minnesota & NE Iowa Morainal

   
  Ecological Subsection    

Big Woods

   
  Land Type Association    

Le Sueur Alluvial Plain

   
             
 

Native Plant Communities*

   
 

Not mapped (10/11/2021)

   
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Bacteria

 
  apical chlorosis of Canada thistle (Pst) (Pseudomonas syringae pv. tagetis)   Pst  
 

Birds

 
 

American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

  Blue Jay  
 

Fungi and Lichens

 
 

Cherry Leaf Spot (Blumeriella jaapii)

Powdery Mildews (Order Erysiphales)

     
 

Insects and Arachnids

 
 

banded argiope (Argiope trifasciata)

black saddlebags (Tramea lacerata)

chokecherry finger gall mite (Eriophyes emarginatae)

dog day cicada (Neotibicen canicularis)

eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)

great black digger wasp (Sphex pensylvanicus)

large milkweed bug (Oncopeltus fasciatus)

monarch (Danaus plexippus)

orange sulphur (Colias eurytheme)

red-legged grasshopper (Melanoplus femurrubrum)

two-striped grasshopper (Melanoplus bivittatus)

western honey bee (Apis mellifera)

white snakeroot leaf miner (Liriomyza eupatoriella)

 

dog day cicada

great black digger wasp

two-striped grasshopper

 
 

Mammals

 
  whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)   whitetail deer  
 

Plants

 
 

 

alfalfa (Medicago sativa ssp. sativa)

American elm (Ulmus americana)

American germander (Teucrium canadense)

American lopseed (Phryma leptostachya)

Amur maple (Acer ginnala)

arctic brome (Bromus kalmii)

asparagus (Asparagus officinalis)

baneberry (Actaea sp.)

Bell’s honeysuckle (Lonicera × bella)

big bluestem (Andropogon gerardi)

black cherry (Prunus serotina var. serotina)

black raspberry (Rubus occidentalis)

black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima)

black-seeded plantain (Plantago rugelii var. rugelii)

blue giant hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)

boxelder (Acer negundo var. negundo)

bristly greenbrier (Smilax tamnoides)

broadleaf enchanter’s nightshade (Circaea canadensis ssp. canadensis)

bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa)

Canada lettuce (Lactuca canadensis)

Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense)

Canada wildrye (Elymus canadensis)

Canadian black snakeroot (Sanicula canadensis var. canadensis)

Canadian honewort (Cryptotaenia canadensis)

Canadian horseweed (Conyza canadensis)

Canadian milkvetch (Astragalus canadensis var. canadensis)

Canadian tick-trefoil (Desmodium canadense)

catnip (Nepeta cataria)

cereal rye (Secale cereale)

chokecherry (Prunus virginiana var. virginiana)

clammy groundcherry (Physalis heterophylla var. heterophylla)

cleavers (Galium aparine)

common evening primrose (Oenothera biennis)

common hop (Humulus lupulus)

common lilac (Syringa vulgaris)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca)

common mullein (Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus)

common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

common sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale)

common strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)

common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

cup plant (Silphium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum)

curly dock (Rumex crispus)

eastern purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana)

false boneset (Brickellia eupatorioides var. corymbulosa)

field thistle (Cirsium discolor)

fragrant bedstraw (Galium triflorum)

garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

giant ragweed (Ambrosia trifida)

gray-headed coneflower (Ratibida pinnata)

great blue lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica)

Great Plains flat sedge (Cyperus lupulinus ssp. lupulinus)

green foxtail (Setaria viridis var. viridis)

hedge bindweed (Calystegia sepium ssp. angulata)

hoary alyssum (Berteroa incana)

hoary vervain (Verbena stricta)

Indian blanket (Gaillardia pulchella var. pulchella)

Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans)

Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus)

Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis ssp. pratensis)

large-leaved avens (Geum macrophyllum var. perincisum)

little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium)

long-headed coneflower (Ratibida columnifera)

Maximilian’s sunflower (Helianthus maximiliani)

Missouri gooseberry (Ribes missouriense)

New England aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)

northern hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)

northern plains blazing star (Liatris ligulistylis)

northern prickly ash (Zanthoxylum americanum)

prairie fleabane (Erigeron strigosus)

purple giant hyssop (Agastache scrophulariifolia)

purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea var. purpurea)

quackgrass (Elymus repens)

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

round-headed bush clover (Lespedeza capitata)

sawtooth sunflower (Helianthus grosseserratus)

Scotch pine (Pinus sylvestris)

showy goldenrod (Solidago speciosa var. speciosa)

showy partridge pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata var. fasciculata)

Siberian elm (Ulmus pumila)

sideoats grama (Bouteloua curtipendula var. curtipendula)

sky-blue aster (Symphyotrichum oolentangiense var. oolentangiense)

smooth brome (Bromus inermis)

smooth oxeye (Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra)

smooth sumac (Rhus glabra)

staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina)

stiff goldenrod (Solidago rigida ssp. rigida)

stinging nettle (Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis)

sweet clover (Melilotus sp.)

switch grass (Panicum virgatum var. virgatum)

tall cinquefoil (Drymocallis arguta)

tall goldenrod (Solidago altissima ssp. altissima)

Virginia stickseed (Hackelia virginiana)

western poison ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

white campion (Silene latifolia ssp. alba)

white heath aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides)

white panicled aster (Symphyotrichum lanceolatum)

white prairie clover (Dalea candida var. candida)

white sage (Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana)

white snakeroot (Ageratina altissima var. altissima)

white vervain (Verbena urticifolia)

wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

wild cucumber (Echinocystis lobata)

wild grape (Vitis riparia)

woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

yellow goat’s beard (Tragopogon dubius)

 

Acer ginnala (Amur maple)

Acer negundo var. negundo (boxelder)

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)

Actaea sp. (baneberry)

Agastache foeniculum (blue giant hyssop)

Agastache scrophulariifolia (purple giant hyssop)

Ageratina altissima var. altissima (white snakeroot)

Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Ambrosia trifida (giant ragweed)

Andropogon gerardi (big bluestem)

Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana (white sage)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Asparagus officinalis (asparagus)

Astragalus canadensis var. canadensis (Canadian milkvetch)

Berteroa incana (hoary alyssum)

Bouteloua curtipendula var. curtipendula (sideoats grama)

Brickellia eupatorioides var. corymbulosa (false boneset)

Bromus inermis (smooth brome)

Bromus kalmii (arctic brome)

Calystegia sepium. ssp. angulata (hedge bindweed)

Celtis occidentalis (northern hackberry)

Chamaecrista fasciculata var. fasciculata (showy partridge pea)

Circaea canadensis ssp. canadensis (broadleaf enchanter’s nightshade)

Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle)

Cirsium discolor (field thistle)

Conyza canadensis (Canadian horseweed)

Cryptotaenia canadensis (Canadian honewort)

Cyperus lupulinus ssp. lupulinus (Great Plains flat sedge)

Dalea candida var. candida (white prairie clover)

Dalea purpurea var. purpurea (purple prairie clover)

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

Desmodium canadense (Canadian tick-trefoil)

Drymocallis arguta (tall cinquefoil)

Echinacea purpurea (eastern purple coneflower)

Echinocystis lobata (wild cucumber)

Elymus canadensis (Canada wildrye)

Elymus repens (quackgrass)

Erigeron strigosus (prairie fleabane)

Fragaria virginiana (common strawberry)

Gaillardia pulchella var. pulchella (Indian blanket)

Galium aparine (cleavers)

Galium triflorum (fragrant bedstraw)

Geum macrophyllum var. perincisum (large-leaved avens)

Hackelia virginiana (Virginia stickseed)

Helenium autumnale (common sneezeweed)

Helianthus grosseserratus (sawtooth sunflower)

Helianthus maximiliani (Maximilian’s sunflower)

Helianthus tuberosus (Jerusalem artichoke)

Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra (smooth oxeye)

Humulus lupulus (common hop)

Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana (eastern redcedar)

Lactuca canadensis (Canada lettuce)

Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca (common motherwort)

Lespedeza capitata (round-headed bush clover)

Liatris ligulistylis (northern plains blazing star)

Lobelia siphilitica (great blue lobelia)

Lonicera × bella (Bell’s honeysuckle)

Medicago sativa ssp. sativa (alfalfa)

Melilotus sp. (sweet clover)

Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamot)

Nepeta cataria (catnip)

Oenothera biennis (common evening primrose)

Panicum virgatum var. virgatum (switch grass)

Parthenocissus vitacea (woodbine)

Phryma leptostachya (American lopseed)

Physalis heterophylla var. heterophylla (clammy groundcherry)

Pinus sylvestris (Scotch pine)

Plantago rugelii var. rugelii (black-seeded plantain)

Poa pratensis ssp. pratensis (Kentucky bluegrass)

Prunus serotina var. serotina (black cherry)

Prunus virginiana var. virginiana (chokecherry)

Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa (bur oak)

Ratibida columnifera (long-headed coneflower)

Ratibida pinnata (gray-headed coneflower)

Rhus glabra (smooth sumac)

Rhus typhina (staghorn sumac)

Ribes missouriense (Missouri gooseberry)

Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)

Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima (black-eyed Susan)

Rumex crispus (curly dock)

Sanicula canadensis var. canadensis (Canadian black snakeroot)

Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium (little bluestem)

Secale cereale (cereal rye)

Setaria viridis var. viridis (green foxtail)

Silene latifolia ssp. alba (white campion)

Silphium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum (cup plant)

Smilax tamnoides (bristly greenbrier)

Solidago altissima ssp. altissima (tall goldenrod)

Solidago rigida ssp. rigida (stiff goldenrod)

Solidago speciosa var. speciosa (showy goldenrod)

Sorghastrum nutans (Indiangrass)

Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides (white heath aster)

Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (white panicled aster)

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (New England aster)

Symphyotrichum oolentangiense var. oolentangiense (sky-blue aster)

Syringa vulgaris (common lilac)

Teucrium canadense (American germander)

Toxicodendron rydbergii (western poison ivy)

Tragopogon dubius (yellow goat’s beard)

Ulmus americana (American elm)

Ulmus pumila (Siberian elm)

Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis (stinging nettle)

Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus (common mullein)

Verbena stricta (hoary vervain)

Verbena urticifolia (white vervain)

Vitis riparia (wild grape)

Zanthoxylum americanum (northern prickly ash)

 

alfalfa

American germander

Bell’s honeysuckle

black raspberry

black-eyed susan

Canadian milkvetch

Canadian tick-trefoil

chokecherry

common evening primrose

common mullein

common sneezeweed

common strawberry

common yarrow

eastern purple coneflower

false boneset

gray-headed coneflower

hedge bindweed

Indian blanket

long-headed coneflower

Maximilian’s sunflower

Missouri gooseberry

New England aster

purple prairie clover

Queen Anne’s lace

showy goldenrod (var. speciosa)

stiff goldenrod (ssp. rigida)

tall cinquefoil

wild bergamot

yellow goat's beard

 

 

 

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