Chamberlain Woods SNA

               
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Area and County

Le Sueur County

 

 

 


Size

302 acres

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N44 23.938, W93 56.687

 
Hiking Trails

There are a few well worn footpaths starting at the parking area that fade as they approach the floodplain forest. There are no maintained trails.

 
Hunting

No hunting

 

 


Ecological Classification

Province

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

Ecological Classification

Section

Minnesota & NE Iowa Morainal

Subsection(s)

Big Woods

Land Type Association(s)

Le Sueur Alluvial Plain

 
Native Plant Communities1

Pin Oak - Bur Oak Woodland

Silver Maple - (Virginia Creeper) Floodplain Forest


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Comments

In wet seasons, such as Spring 2012, much of the northeast quarter of this SNA is covered in water.


Visits

4/29/2012

5/10/2014

   

 

 

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A mixed forest of floodplain and hardwood ecosystems in southern Minnesota. Beautiful and serene. Check it out.

 
     

 

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Birds

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

 

Special concern

Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens)

Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus)

 

Tracked

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

 
 

Minnesota DNR Bird checklist

 
 

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)

Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca)

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)

Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)

Canada Goose

Mallard

Northern Cardinal

White-breasted Nuthatch

Wild Turkey

White-throated Sparrow


Fungi and Lichens

Artist’s Conk (Ganoderma applanatum)

Black Knot (Apiosporina morbosa)

Scarlet Cup (Sarcoscypha austriaca)

Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor)

Artist’s Conk


Insects and Arachnids

cabbage white (Pieris rapae)

chokecherry finger gall mite (Eriophyes emarginatae)

eastern tent caterpillar moth (Malacosoma americanum)

multicolored Asian lady beetle (Harmonia axyridis f. succinea)

red admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

western honey bee (Apis mellifera)

finger gall of chokecherry finger gall mite


Mammals

American beaver (Castor canadensis)

American red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)

eastern fox squirrel (Sciurus niger)

whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

whitetail deer

Plants

A giant plains cottonwood in the floodplain forest measures over 7 in diameter and over 21 in circumference at breast height.

 
 

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

 

Endangered

false Indian plantain (Hasteola suaveolens)

 

Special concern

Kentucky coffee tree (Gymnocladus dioicus)

 

Watch list

Virginia bugleweed (Lycopus virginicus)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Pin Oak - Bur Oak Woodland FDs37b

Silver Maple - (Virginia Creeper) Floodplain Forest FFs68a

 
 

 

American basswood (Tilia americana var. americana)

American elm (Ulmus americana)

black cherry (Prunus serotina var. serotina)

black walnut (Juglans nigra)

black-seeded plantain (Plantago rugelii var. rugelii)

bland sweet cicely (Osmorhiza claytonii)

bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

boxelder (Acer negundo var. negundo)

bristly greenbrier (Smilax tamnoides)

bull thistle (Cirsium vulgare)

bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa)

Canada moonseed (Menispermum canadense)

Canadian woodnettle (Laportea canadensis)

chokecherry (Prunus virginiana var. virginiana)

cleavers (Galium aparine)

common blue violet (Viola sororia)

common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)

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 ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

cut-leaved toothwort (Cardamine concatenata)

downy yellow violet (Viola pubescens var. pubescens)

Dutchman’s breeches (Dicentra cucullaria)

early buttercup (Ranunculus fascicularis)

eastern false rue anemone (Enemion biternatum)

field pennycress (Thlaspi arvense)

fragrant bedstraw (Galium triflorum)

garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

giant chickweed (Myosoton aquaticum)

gray dogwood (Cornus racemosa)

ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea)

Illinois carrion flower (Smilax illinoensis)

ironwood (Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana)

Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

kidney-leaved buttercup (Ranunculus abortivus)

large-flowered bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora)

Missouri gooseberry (Ribes missouriense)

Morrow’s honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii)

northern hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)

northern pin oak (Quercus ellipsoidalis)

northern prickly ash (Zanthoxylum americanum)

orange daylily (Hemerocallis fulva)

ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris var. pensylvanica)

Pennsylvania bitter-cress (Cardamine pensylvanica)

Pennsylvania sedge (Carex pensylvanica)

plains cottonwood (Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera)

red baneberry (Actaea rubra ssp. rubra)

red maple (Acer rubrum var. rubrum)

rough cocklebur (Xanthium strumarium)

rough-fruited cinquefoil (Potentilla recta)

sharp-lobed hepatica (Anemone acutiloba)

Short’s rockcress (Boechera dentata)

silver maple (Acer saccharinum)

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

southern blue flag (Iris virginica var. shrevei)

stinging nettle (Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis)

Tartarian honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica)

upright carrionflower (Smilax ecirrhata)

Virginia waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum)

water horsetail (Equisetum fluviatile)

white trout lily (Erythronium albidum)

wild blue phlox (Phlox divaricata ssp. laphamii)

wild geranium (Geranium maculatum)

wild ginger (Asarum canadense)

wild grape (Vitis riparia)

wild leek (Allium tricoccum)

woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

 

Acer negundo var. negundo (boxelder)

Acer rubrum var. rubrum (red maple)

Acer saccharinum (silver maple)

Actaea rubra ssp. rubra (red baneberry)

Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)

Allium tricoccum (wild leek)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Anemone acutiloba (sharp-lobed hepatica)

Arctium minus (common burdock)

Arisaema triphyllum (Jack-in-the-pulpit)

Asarum canadense (wild ginger)

Boechera dentata (Short’s rockcress)

Cardamine concatenata (cut-leaved toothwort)

Cardamine pensylvanica (Pennsylvania bitter-cress)

Carex pensylvanica (Pennsylvania sedge)

Celtis occidentalis (northern hackberry)

Cirsium vulgare (bull thistle)

Cornus racemosa (gray dogwood)

Dicentra cucullaria (Dutchman’s breeches)

Enemion biternatum (eastern false rue anemone)

Equisetum fluviatile (water horsetail)

Erythronium albidum (white trout lily)

Galium aparine (cleavers)

Galium triflorum (fragrant bedstraw)

Geranium maculatum (wild geranium)

Glechoma hederacea (ground ivy)

Hemerocallis fulva (orange daylily)

Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum (Virginia waterleaf)

Iris virginica var. shrevei (southern blue flag)

Juglans nigra (black walnut)

Laportea canadensis (Canadian woodnettle)

Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca (common motherwort)

Lonicera morrowii (Morrow’s honeysuckle)

Lonicera tatarica (Tartarian honeysuckle)

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

Matteuccia struthiopteris var. pensylvanica (ostrich fern)

Menispermum canadense (Canada moonseed)

Myosoton aquaticum (giant chickweed)

Osmorhiza claytonii (bland sweet cicely)

Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana (ironwood)

Parthenocissus vitacea (woodbine)

Phlox divaricata ssp. laphamii (wild blue phlox)

Plantago major (common plantain)

Plantago rugelii var. rugelii (black-seeded plantain)

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

Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera (plains cottonwood)

Potentilla recta (rough-fruited cinquefoil)

Prunus serotina var. serotina (black cherry)

Prunus virginiana var. virginiana (chokecherry)

Quercus ellipsoidalis (northern pin oak)

Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa (bur oak)

Ranunculus abortivus (kidney-leaved buttercup)

Ranunculus fascicularis (early buttercup)

Rhamnus cathartica (common buckthorn)

Ribes missouriense (Missouri gooseberry)

Sanguinaria canadensis (bloodroot)

Smilax ecirrhata (upright carrionflower)

Smilax illinoensis (Illinois carrion flower)

Smilax tamnoides (bristly greenbrier)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Thlaspi arvense (field pennycress)

Tilia americana var. americana (American basswood)

Ulmus americana (American elm)

Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis (stinging nettle)

Uvularia grandiflora (large-flowered bellwort)

Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus (common mullein)

Viola pubescens var. pubescens (downy yellow violet)

Viola sororia (common blue violet)

Vitis riparia (wild grape)

Xanthium strumarium (rough cocklebur)

Zanthoxylum americanum (northern prickly ash)

black cherry

bloodroot

bur oak (var. macrocarpa)

chokecherry

common blue violet

common false Solomon’s seal

common mullein

cut-leaved toothwort

Dutchman’s breeches

gray dogwood

large-flowered bellwort

Morrow’s honeysuckle

orange daylily

red baneberry

rough-fruited cinquefoil

sharp-lobed hepatica

Virginia waterleaf

wild geranium

wild ginger


Reptiles

One tracked reptile species has been seen here:

 

Tracked

common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina)

 
 

common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina)

common snapping turtle


 

 

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