Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve

       
   

Area and County

    Anoka County
    Metro Area
     
 

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Size

5,436 acres

 
 
Maps

Aerial map of Cedar Creek

   
 
Parking

N45 24.162, W93 12.155

 
Hiking Trails

 

 
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

Alder - (Maple - Loosestrife) Swamp

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

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

Dry Barrens Oak Savanna (Southern): Oak Subtype

Graminoid - Sphagnum Rich Fen (Basin)

Low Shrub Poor Fen

Lowland White Cedar Forest (Northern)

Northern Bulrush - Spikerush Marsh

Northern Mixed Cattail Marsh

Northern Rich Fen (Basin)

Oak - Aspen Woodland

Poor Tamarack - Black Spruce Swamp

Poor Tamarack - Black Spruce Swamp: Black Spruce Subtype

Poor Tamarack - Black Spruce Swamp: Tamarack Subtype

Red Oak - Sugar Maple - Basswood - (Large-Flowered Trillium) Forest

Sedge Meadow

Southern Dry-Mesic Oak (Maple) Woodland

Tamarack Swamp (Southern)

Wet Prairie (Southern)

Willow - Dogwood Shrub Swamp


Ownership

 
Links

Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve


Comments

Until 2007, the site was known as Cedar Creek Natural History Area. Visitors were required to obtain a day pass prior to visiting the site.

Public access to trails is available only through guided tours arranged in advance or during the annual Cedar Creek Science Field Day held each summer.


Visits

8/19/2000

   

 

 

 

 

       

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Slideshows

   
  Cedar Creek
Restoration Evaluation
 
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Other Videos

 
  The Red-Headed Woodpeckers of Cedar Creek
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Uploaded on May 4, 2009

See the red-headed woodpeckers of the University of Minnesota's Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve—the largest remaining nesting area in Minnesota for a bird that has declined more than 50 percent across the Midwest since 1966. http://www.mndnr.gov/magazine

 
     
  What Makes Cedar Creek a Unique Outdoor Laboratory?
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Uploaded on Jul 12, 2010

Video describing the unique qualities of the University of Minnesota's Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve. Support Cedar Creek by making a gift at https://www.foundation.umn.edu/pls/dm or learn more at http://www.cedarcreek.umn.edu/

 
     

 

Camcorder

               

Visitor Observations

   
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Birds

Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera)

Golden-winged Warbler (Vermivora chrysoptera)

Blue-winged Warbler


 

 

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Birds

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)

 

Plants

butter and eggs

Common False Solomon’s Seal

common mullein

New England aster


 

 

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