Clear Lake SNA

               
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Area and County

Sherburne County

 

 

 


Size

80 acres

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Parking

N45 25.761, W94 2.548

 
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)

Mississippi Sand Plain

 
Native Plant Communities1

Sedge Meadow

Southern Dry-Mesic Oak (Maple) Woodland

Southern Terrace Forest


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Visits

6/8/2006

6/13/2014

   

 

 

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Birds

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

 

Special concern

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

 

Tracked

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

 
 

Minnesota DNR Bird checklist

 
 

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida)

Eastern Wood-peewee (Contopus virens)

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapillus)

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)

Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)

Blue Jay

Mallard

White-breasted Nuthatch


Fungi and Lichens

Crown Rust (Puccinia coronata)

Crown Rust


Insects and Arachnids

black cherry finger gall mite (Eriophyes cerasicrumena)

chalk-fronted corporal (Ladona julia)

common whitetail (Plathemis lydia)

goldenrod crab spider (Misumena vatia)

linden leaf gall mite (Eriophyes tiliae)

twelve-spotted skimmer (Libellula pulchella)

widow skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)

finger gall of black cherry finger gall mite

common whitetail


Mammals

American red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)

eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus)

eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

eastern chipmunk

Plants

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

 

Endangered

butternut (Juglans cinerea)

 

Special concern

Hill’s thistle (Cirsium pumilum var. hillii)

 

Watch list

Virginia bugleweed (Lycopus virginicus)

 
 

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

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Sedge Meadow WMn82b

Southern Dry-Mesic Oak (Maple) Woodland FDs37

Southern Terrace Forest FFs59

 
 

 

American basswood (Tilia americana var. americana)

American elm (Ulmus americana)

American hog peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata var. bracteata)

asparagus (Asparagus officinalis)

Aunt Lucy (Ellisia nyctelea)

black cherry (Prunus serotina var. serotina)

black raspberry (Rubus occidentalis)

black-seeded plantain (Plantago rugelii var. rugelii)

boxelder (Acer negundo var. negundo)

bristly greenbrier (Smilax tamnoides)

bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa)

butternut (Juglans cinerea)

Canada mayflower (Maianthemum canadense)

Canada moonseed (Menispermum canadense)

Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense)

Canadian honewort (Cryptotaenia canadensis)

Canadian horseweed (Conyza canadensis)

Canadian woodnettle (Laportea canadensis)

catnip (Nepeta cataria)

cleavers (Galium aparine)

common blue violet (Viola sororia)

common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca)

common mullein (Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus)

common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

common strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)

common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

dame’s rocket (Hesperis matronalis)

early meadow rue (Thalictrum dioicum)

eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana)

fragrant bedstraw (Galium triflorum)

giant chickweed (Myosoton aquaticum)

green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

green carpetweed (Mollugo verticillata)

ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea)

hoary alyssum (Berteroa incana)

ironwood (Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana)

Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

kidney-leaved buttercup (Ranunculus abortivus)

Missouri gooseberry (Ribes missouriense)

northern hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)

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

northern pin oak (Quercus ellipsoidalis)

northern prickly ash (Zanthoxylum americanum)

Philadelphia fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus)

plains cottonwood (Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera)

prairie spiderwort (Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis)

rough-fruited cinquefoil (Potentilla recta)

smooth brome (Bromus inermis)

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

smooth sumac (Rhus glabra)

Sprengel’s sedge (Carex sprengelii)

stinging nettle (Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis)

Tartarian honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica)

upright carrionflower (Smilax ecirrhata)

Virginia waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum)

western poison ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

white campion (Silene latifolia ssp. alba)

white clover (Trifolium repens)

wild blue phlox (Phlox divaricata ssp. laphamii)

wild geranium (Geranium maculatum)

wild ginger (Asarum canadense)

wild grape (Vitis riparia)

wild mint (Mentha arvensis)

woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

woodland strawberry (Fragaria vesca ssp. americana)

yellow goat’s beard (Tragopogon dubius)

yellow wood sorrel (Oxalis stricta)

 

Acer negundo var. negundo (boxelder)

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Amphicarpaea bracteata var. bracteata (American hog peanut)

Arisaema triphyllum (Jack-in-the-pulpit)

Asarum canadense (wild ginger)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Asparagus officinalis (asparagus)

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

Berteroa incana (hoary alyssum)

Bromus inermis (smooth brome)

Carex sprengelii (Sprengel’s sedge)

Celtis occidentalis (northern hackberry)

Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle)

Conyza canadensis (Canadian horseweed)

Cryptotaenia canadensis (Canadian honewort)

Ellisia nyctelea (Aunt Lucy)

Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus (Philadelphia fleabane)

Fragaria vesca ssp. americana (woodland strawberry)

Fragaria virginiana (common strawberry)

Fraxinus pennsylvanica (green ash)

Galium aparine (cleavers)

Galium triflorum (fragrant bedstraw)

Geranium maculatum (wild geranium)

Glechoma hederacea (ground ivy)

Hesperis matronalis (dame’s rocket)

Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum (Virginia waterleaf)

Juglans cinerea (butternut)

Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana (eastern redcedar)

Laportea canadensis (Canadian woodnettle)

Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca (common motherwort)

Lonicera tatarica (Tartarian honeysuckle)

Maianthemum canadense (Canada mayflower)

Menispermum canadense (Canada moonseed)

Mentha arvensis (wild mint)

Mollugo verticillata (green carpetweed)

Myosoton aquaticum (giant chickweed)

Nepeta cataria (catnip)

Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana (ironwood)

Oxalis stricta (yellow wood sorrel)

Parthenocissus vitacea (woodbine)

Phlox divaricata ssp. laphamii (wild blue phlox)

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)

Quercus ellipsoidalis (northern pin oak)

Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa (bur oak)

Ranunculus abortivus (kidney-leaved buttercup)

Rhamnus cathartica (common buckthorn)

Rhus glabra (smooth sumac)

Ribes missouriense (Missouri gooseberry)

Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)

Silene latifolia ssp. alba (white campion)

Smilax ecirrhata (upright carrionflower)

Smilax tamnoides (bristly greenbrier)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Thalictrum dioicum (early meadow rue)

Tilia americana var. americana (American basswood)

Toxicodendron rydbergii (western poison ivy)

Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis (prairie spiderwort)

Tragopogon dubius (yellow goat’s beard)

Trifolium repens (white clover)

Ulmus americana (American elm)

Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis (stinging nettle)

Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus (common mullein)

Viola sororia (common blue violet)

Vitis riparia (wild grape)

Zanthoxylum americanum (northern prickly ash)

American hog peanut (var. bracteata)

black raspberry

bur oak (var. macrocarpa)

Canada mayflower

catnip

common blue violet

common mullein

dame’s rocket

fragrant bedstraw

ground ivy

Missouri gooseberry

northern prickly ash

prairie spiderwort

rough-fruited cinquefoil

Tartarian honeysuckle

Virginia waterleaf

western poison ivy

wild geranium

woodland strawberry


 

 

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