Elm Creek Park Reserve

 

 

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Ownership

 

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Three Rivers Park District

 

Overview

 

 

History

 

 

Management

 

 

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Location

Size

4,900 acres

 

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    County   Hennepin County
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Parking

12400 James Deane Parkway
Maple Grove, MN 55369

Main parking
N45 8.636, W93 25.576

Elm Creek Park Reserve Chalet parking
N45 8.316, W93 26.272

Eastman Nature Center parking
N45 9.301, W93 27.014

Mountain bike trailhead parking
N45 10.860, W93 24.938

Paved bike trailhead parking
N45 8.667, W93 25.445

Horse trailhead parking
N45 11.258, W93 27.084

Dog off leash parking
N45 10.087, W93 25.283

 

Hours

5 AM–10 PM

 

Fees

No fee

 

Maps

Summer | Winter

Archery | Camp Cabins | Dog Off-leash | Eastman Nature Center Summer | Eastman Nature Center Winter | Recreation Area | Singletrack Trails | Ski Trails

Activities

Hiking

Trail running

Biking

Mountain biking

Horseback riding

Picnicking

Camping

Swimming

Boating

Canoeing

Birdwatching

Nature photography

Horseshoes

Volleyball

Geocaching

Cross country skiing

Skate-skiing

Winter hiking

Snowshoeing

Snowmobiling

 

Trails

Boardwalk

 

Hiking

12.7 miles

Winter hiking

26.6 miles

Paved bike

20 miles

The paved Medicine Lake Regional Trail passes through the park.

The Rush Creek Regional Trail connects to the paved trails in this park.

Mountain bike

12.7 miles

Horse

17.6 miles

Dog

20 miles

Cross country skiing

11.6 miles

Skate-skiing

11.6 miles

Snowmobile

10 miles

Snowshoe

6.5 miles

 

Hunting and Fishing

 

Ecology

Ecological Classification

  Ecological Classification
Ecological Province Ecological Province  

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

 
Ecological Section Ecological Section  

Minnesota & NE Iowa Morainal

 
Ecological Subsection Ecological Subsection  

Anoka Sand Plain

Big Woods

 
Land Type Association    

Maple Plain Moraine

Mississippi Sand Plain

 
         

Native Plant Communities*

 

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

Elm - Basswood - Black Ash - (Hackberry) Forest

Red Oak - Sugar Maple - Basswood - (Bitternut Hickory) Forest

Sedge Meadow

Seepage Meadow/Carr

Southern Mesic Maple-Basswood Forest

Sugar Maple - Basswood - (Bitternut Hickory) Forest

Sugar Maple Forest (Big Woods)

Tamarack Swamp (Southern)

Willow - Dogwood Shrub Swamp

 
* Source: The Minnesota Biological Survey, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Ecological Resources    
     

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Park entrance

 

Historic Pierre Bottineau house

     
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Eastman Nature Center

 

Boardwalk

     
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Hike/bike/horse trails

     
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Rush Creek

 

 

 

 

Bike trail

 

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Elm Creek Park Reserve
Brett Whaley

Elm Creek Park Reserve
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I have spent a lot of time here the last three years. It is not far from where I live and on my way home from work so I can exercise there.

 

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Elm Creek Park Reserve Loop Trail
MidwestTrails

About

Mar 6, 2021

To see where this is on an interactive map, along with additional photos and comments, visit this videos web page at: http://MidwestTrails.com/MN-Trails/El...

Explore trails found throughout the Upper Midwest at: http://MidwestTrails.com

Description: The entire trail makes a nearly 15 mile long loop within the Elm Creek Park Reserve. Ride begins near the junction with the Medicine Lake Regional Trail and ends at the same spot.

Note: This video is meant to be viewed within the MidwestTrails.com website. The website contains photos and descriptive content about the trail. It also uses an interactive map to allow you to easily find many other trails found in the Upper Midwest.

Hitting The Trails: Elm Creek Park Reserve
KARE 11

About

Sep 4, 2020

Elm Creek Park Reserve in Maple Grove is our stop on this week's, "Hitting The Trails" segment.

"It's the largest park in the Three Rivers Park system. There's a lot of space for people to get out and explore," said Elm Creek Park supervisor Bruce Bolduan.

https://www.kare11.com/article/sports/hitting-the-trails-elm-creek-park-reserve/89-34aa6b19-7379-43c9-b2dd-6f17c55b64d1

Twin Cities Live at Elm Creek Park Reserve & Central Park, Maple Grove
Minneapolis Northwest

About

Dec 14, 2017

Tubing at Elm Creek Park Reserve and ice skating at Central Park’s loop are family-friendly experiences you can enjoy all winter! Join Emily from Twin Cities Live in this video as she checks out Elm Creek Park Reserve and does a couple of laps at Central Park.

Bike Ride through Elm Creek Park - Deer, Loon, Swan
davebts77

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Published on May 30, 2013

Took a lap around the 5k loop at Elm Creek. 2x speed, saw a swan thing, loon, and deer.

 

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8/13/2009

4/4/2015

Amphibians

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Amphibians and Reptiles List

American toad (Anaxyrus americanus)

boreal chorus frog (Pseudacris maculata)

wood frog (Rana sylvatica)

  American toad

Birds

Three bird species with conservation status in Minnesota have been seen here:

Endangered

Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)

Special Concern

Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus)

Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Birds List

eBird Field Checklist (Complete)

eBird Field Checklist (Eastman Nature Center)

American Black Duck (Anas rubripes)

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors)

Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

Hairy Woodpecker (Leuconotopicus villosus)

Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)

Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)

Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis)

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)

Northern Shoveler (Spatula clypeata)

Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)

 

Black-capped Chickadee

Canada Goose

Mallard

Northern Cardinal

Red-winged Blackbird

Song Sparrow

White-breasted Nuthatch

Fishes

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Fishes List

     

Fungi and Lichens

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Fungi List

Artist’s Conk (Ganoderma applanatum)

Black Knot (Apiosporina morbosa)

False Turkey Tail (Stereum ostrea)

Fried Chicken Mushroom (Lyophyllum decastes)

Scarlet Cup (Sarcoscypha austriaca)

White Jelly Fungus (Ductifera pululahuana)

 

Artist’s Conk

Scarlet Cup

Insects and Arachnids

Minnesota Bee Atlas

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Insects List

cabbage white (Pieris rapae)

Carolina grasshopper (Dissosteira carolina)

clouded sulphur (Colias philodice)

common harvestman (Phalangium opilio)

eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)

goldenrod soldier beetle (Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus)

monarch (Danaus plexippus)

white-faced meadowhawk (Sympetrum obtrusum)

 

Carolina grasshopper

eastern tiger swallowtail

Mammals

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Mammals List

American beaver (Castor canadensis)

American red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)

eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus)

eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

  American beaver

Plants

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

Endangered

butternut (Juglans cinerea)

Threatened

largebract ticktrefoil (Desmodium cuspidatum var. longifolium)

spreading sedge (Carex laxiculmis var. copulata)

Special Concern

American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius)

squirrel corn (Dicentra canadensis)

wild sweet William (Phlox maculata ssp. maculata)

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas and Minnesota Biological Survey Vegetation Releves Plant List

Plants frequently found in:

Black Ash - Yellow Birch - Red Maple - Alder Swamp (Eastcentral) WFn64b

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

Red Oak - Sugar Maple - Basswood - (Bitternut Hickory) Forest MHs38c

Sedge Meadow WMn82b

Seepage Meadow/Carr: Tussock Sedge Subtype WMs83a1

Southern Mesic Maple-Basswood Forest MHs39

Sugar Maple - Basswood - (Bitternut Hickory) Forest MHs39a

Sugar Maple Forest (Big Woods) MHs39c

Tamarack Swamp (Southern) FPs63a

Willow - Dogwood Shrub Swamp WMn82a

   

 

absinthe wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)

alfalfa (Medicago sativa ssp. sativa)

alsike clover (Trifolium hybridum)

American basswood (Tilia americana var. americana)

American bladdernut (Staphylea trifolia)

American bugleweed (Lycopus americanus)

American elm (Ulmus americana)

American hazelnut (Corylus americana)

American highbush cranberry (Viburnum opulus var. americanum)

American hog peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata)

American hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana)

American plum (Prunus americana)

American red raspberry (Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus)

American stickseed (Hackelia deflexa var. americana)

American stinging nettle (Urtica gracilis ssp. gracilis)

big bluestem (Andropogon gerardi)

bird’s-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus var. corniculatus)

bittersweet nightshade (Solanum dulcamara)

black ash (Fraxinus nigra)

black cherry (Prunus serotina var. serotina)

black maple (Acer saccharum ssp. nigrum)

black medick (Medicago lupulina)

black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima)

black-seeded plantain (Plantago rugelii var. rugelii)

bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

blue giant hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)

blue skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora)

blue vervain (Verbena hastata)

boxelder (Acer negundo)

bristly greenbrier (Smilax tamnoides)

broad-leaved cattail (Typha latifolia)

bulbet-bearing water hemlock (Cicuta bulbifera)

bull thistle (Cirsium vulgare)

bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa)

butter and eggs (Linaria vulgaris)

butternut (Juglans cinerea)

Canada goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)

Canada moonseed (Menispermum canadense)

Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense)

Canadian horseweed (Erigeron canadensis)

Canadian tick-trefoil (Desmodium canadense)

Canadian wild ginger (Asarum canadense)

Canadian woodnettle (Laportea canadensis)

chokecherry (Prunus virginiana var. virginiana)

cleavers (Galium aparine)

common boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum)

common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)

common burdock (Arctium minus)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

common evening primrose (Oenothera biennis)

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

common lambsquarters (Chenopodium album)

common lambsquarters (Chenopodium album)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca)

common mullein (Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus)

common plantain (Plantago major)

common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

common self-heal (Prunella vulgaris)

common sheep sorrel (Rumex acetosella)

common snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus var. albus)

common sunflower (Helianthus annuus)

creeping bellflower (Campanula rapunculoides)

crown vetch (Securigera varia)

Culver’s root (Veronicastrum virginicum)

cup plant (Silphium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum)

curly dock (Rumex crispus)

curlytop knotweed (Persicaria lapathifolia)

cut-leaved coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata var. laciniata)

downy gentian (Gentiana puberulenta)

early meadow-rue (Thalictrum dioicum)

eastern bottlebrush grass (Elymus hystrix)

eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana)

field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis)

fragrant bedstraw (Galium triflorum)

garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

giant foxtail (Setaria faberi)

giant ragweed (Ambrosia trifida)

gray dogwood (Cornus racemosa)

gray-headed coneflower (Ratibida pinnata)

green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

green carpetweed (Mollugo verticillata)

green foxtail (Setaria viridis)

ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea)

hairy-stem gooseberry (Ribes hirtellum)

hoary alyssum (Berteroa incana)

hoary vervain (Verbena stricta)

Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans)

jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

large-flowered bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora)

leadplant (Amorpha canescens)

Missouri gooseberry (Ribes missouriense)

mouse-ear chickweed (Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare)

nannyberry (Viburnum lentago)

narrow-leaved purple coneflower (Echinacea angustifolia)

northern arrowwood (Viburnum recognitum)

northern hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)

northern pin oak (Quercus ellipsoidalis)

northern plains blazing star (Liatris ligulistylis)

northern prickly ash (Zanthoxylum americanum)

northern red oak (Quercus rubra)

Oriental bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus)

ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris var. pensylvanica)

oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)

pagoda dogwood (Cornus alternifolia)

pale touch-me-not (Impatiens pallida)

paradise apple (Malus pumila)

perennial sow thistle (Sonchus arvensis)

plains cottonwood (Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera)

prairie fleabane (Erigeron strigosus)

prairie ironweed (Vernonia fasciculata ssp. fasciculata)

purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea var. purpurea)

pussy willow (Salix discolor)

quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

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

red baneberry (Actaea rubra ssp. rubra)

red clover (Trifolium pratense)

red maple (Acer rubrum var. rubrum)

red osier dogwood (Cornus sericea ssp. sericea)

rough blazing star (Liatris aspera)

round-headed bush clover (Lespedeza capitata)

scouring rush horsetail (Equisetum hyemale ssp. affine)

silky dogwood (Cornus obliqua)

silver maple (Acer saccharinum)

silvery cinquefoil (Potentilla argentea)

slippery elm (Ulmus rubra)

smooth blue aster (Symphyotrichum laeve)

smooth hedge nettle (Stachys tenuifolia)

smooth oxeye (Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra)

smooth rose (Rosa blanda var. blanda)

smooth sumac (Rhus glabra)

solidstem burnet saxifrage (Pimpinella saxifraga ssp. saxifraga)

spotted Joe Pye weed (Eutrochium maculatum)

spotted lady’s thumb (Persicaria maculosa)

spotted touch-me-not (Impatiens capensis)

spreading dogbane (Apocynum androsaemifolium)

staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina)

stiff goldenrod (Solidago rigida ssp. rigida)

sugar maple (Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum)

sulphur cinquefoil (Potentilla recta)

tall thimbleweed (Anemone virginiana)

Tatarian honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica)

timothy (Phleum pratense ssp. pratense)

velvet-leaf (Abutilon theophrasti)

Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)

Virginia mountain mint (Pycnanthemum virginianum)

white baneberry (Actaea pachypoda)

white campion (Silene latifolia ssp. alba)

white clover (Trifolium repens ssp. repens)

white oak (Quercus alba)

white prairie clover (Dalea candida)

white snakeroot (Ageratina altissima var. altissima)

wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

wild cucumber (Echinocystis lobata)

wild grape (Vitis riparia)

wild mint (Mentha arvensis)

woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

yellow foxtail (Setaria pumila ssp. pumila)

yellow goat’s beard (Tragopogon dubius)

yellow wood sorrel (Oxalis stricta)

 

Abutilon theophrasti (velvet-leaf)

Acer negundo (boxelder)

Acer rubrum var. rubrum (red maple)

Acer saccharinum (silver maple)

Acer saccharum ssp. nigrum (black maple)

Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum (sugar maple)

Actaea pachypoda (white baneberry)

Actaea rubra ssp. rubra (red baneberry)

Agastache foeniculum (blue giant hyssop)

Ageratina altissima var. altissima (white snakeroot)

Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Ambrosia trifida (giant ragweed)

Amorpha canescens (leadplant)

Amphicarpaea bracteata (American hog peanut)

Andropogon gerardi (big bluestem)

Anemone virginiana (tall thimbleweed)

Apocynum androsaemifolium (spreading dogbane)

Arctium minus (common burdock)

Arisaema triphyllum (jack-in-the-pulpit)

Artemisia absinthium (absinthe wormwood)

Asarum canadense (Canadian wild ginger)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Berteroa incana (hoary alyssum)

Campanula rapunculoides (creeping bellflower)

Celastrus orbiculatus (Oriental bittersweet)

Celtis occidentalis (northern hackberry)

Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare (mouse-ear chickweed)

Chenopodium album (common lambsquarters)

Cicuta bulbifera (bulbet-bearing water hemlock)

Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle)

Cirsium vulgare (bull thistle)

Convolvulus arvensis (field bindweed)

Cornus alternifolia (pagoda dogwood)

Cornus obliqua (silky dogwood)

Cornus racemosa (gray dogwood)

Cornus sericea ssp. sericea (red osier dogwood)

Corylus americana (American hazelnut)

Dalea candida (white prairie clover)

Dalea purpurea var. purpurea (purple prairie clover)

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

Desmodium canadense (Canadian tick-trefoil)

Echinacea angustifolia (narrow-leaved purple coneflower)

Echinocystis lobata (wild cucumber)

Elymus hystrix (eastern bottlebrush grass)

Equisetum hyemale ssp. affine (scouring rush horsetail)

Erigeron canadensis (Canadian horseweed)

Erigeron strigosus (prairie fleabane)

Eupatorium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum (common boneset)

Eutrochium maculatum (spotted Joe Pye weed)

Fraxinus nigra (black ash)

Fraxinus pennsylvanica (green ash)

Galium aparine (cleavers)

Galium triflorum (fragrant bedstraw)

Gentiana puberulenta (downy gentian)

Glechoma hederacea (ground ivy)

Hackelia deflexa var. americana (American stickseed)

Helianthus annuus (common sunflower)

Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra (smooth oxeye)

Impatiens capensis (spotted touch-me-not)

Impatiens pallida (pale touch-me-not)

Juglans cinerea (butternut)

Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana (eastern redcedar)

Laportea canadensis (Canadian woodnettle)

Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca (common motherwort)

Lespedeza capitata (round-headed bush clover)

Leucanthemum vulgare (oxeye daisy)

Liatris aspera (rough blazing star)

Liatris ligulistylis (northern plains blazing star)

Linaria vulgaris (butter and eggs)

Lonicera tatarica (Tatarian honeysuckle)

Lotus corniculatus var. corniculatus (bird’s-foot trefoil)

Lycopus americanus (American bugleweed)

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

Malus pumila (paradise apple)

Matteuccia struthiopteris var. pensylvanica (ostrich fern)

Medicago lupulina (black medick)

Medicago sativa ssp. sativa (alfalfa)

Menispermum canadense (Canada moonseed)

Mentha arvensis (wild mint)

Mollugo verticillata (green carpetweed)

Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamot)

Oenothera biennis (common evening primrose)

Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana (American hophornbeam)

Oxalis stricta (yellow wood sorrel)

Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)

Parthenocissus vitacea (woodbine)

Persicaria lapathifolia (curlytop knotweed)

Persicaria maculosa (spotted lady’s thumb)

Phleum pratense ssp. pratense (timothy)

Pimpinella saxifraga ssp. saxifraga (solidstem burnet saxifrage)

Plantago major (common plantain)

Plantago rugelii var. rugelii (black-seeded plantain)

Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera (plains cottonwood)

Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)

Potentilla argentea (silvery cinquefoil)

Potentilla recta (sulphur cinquefoil)

Prunella vulgaris (common self-heal)

Prunus americana (American plum)

Prunus serotina var. serotina (black cherry)

Prunus virginiana var. virginiana (chokecherry)

Pycnanthemum virginianum (Virginia mountain mint)

Quercus alba (white oak)

Quercus ellipsoidalis (northern pin oak)

Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa (bur oak)

Quercus rubra (northern red oak)

Ratibida pinnata (gray-headed coneflower)

Rhamnus cathartica (common buckthorn)

Rhus glabra (smooth sumac)

Rhus typhina (staghorn sumac)

Ribes hirtellum (hairy-stem gooseberry)

Ribes missouriense (Missouri gooseberry)

Rosa blanda var. blanda (smooth rose)

Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus (American red raspberry)

Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima (black-eyed Susan)

Rudbeckia laciniata var. laciniata (cut-leaved coneflower)

Rumex acetosella (common sheep sorrel)

Rumex crispus (curly dock)

Salix discolor (pussy willow)

Sanguinaria canadensis (bloodroot)

Scutellaria lateriflora (blue skullcap)

Securigera varia (crown vetch)

Setaria faberi (giant foxtail)

Setaria pumila ssp. pumila (yellow foxtail)

Setaria viridis (green foxtail)

Silene latifolia ssp. alba (white campion)

Silphium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum (cup plant)

Smilax tamnoides (bristly greenbrier)

Solanum dulcamara (bittersweet nightshade)

Solidago canadensis (Canada goldenrod)

Solidago rigida ssp. rigida (stiff goldenrod)

Sonchus arvensis (perennial sow thistle)

Sorghastrum nutans (Indiangrass)

Stachys tenuifolia (smooth hedge nettle)

Staphylea trifolia (American bladdernut)

Symphoricarpos albus var. albus (common snowberry)

Symphyotrichum laeve (smooth blue aster)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Thalictrum dioicum (early meadow-rue)

Tilia americana var. americana (American basswood)

Tragopogon dubius (yellow goat’s beard)

Trifolium hybridum (alsike clover)

Trifolium pratense (red clover)

Trifolium repens ssp. repens (white clover)

Typha latifolia (broad-leaved cattail)

Ulmus americana (American elm)

Ulmus rubra (slippery elm)

Urtica gracilis ssp. gracilis (American stinging nettle)

Uvularia grandiflora (large-flowered bellwort)

Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus (common mullein)

Verbena hastata (blue vervain)

Verbena stricta (hoary vervain)

Vernonia fasciculata ssp. fasciculata (prairie ironweed)

Veronicastrum virginicum (Culver’s root)

Viburnum lentago (nannyberry)

Viburnum opulus var. americanum (American highbush cranberry)

Viburnum recognitum (northern arrowwood)

Vitis riparia (wild grape)

Zanthoxylum americanum (northern prickly ash)

 

alsike clover

American bladdernut

American highbush cranberry

American plum

black cherry

black-eyed susan

black-eyed susan

butter and eggs

Canada goldenrod

Canadian tick-trefoil

Canadian woodnettle

chokecherry

common evening primrose

common mullein

common sunflower

creeping bellflower

curlytop knotweed

cut-leaved coneflower

downy gentian

perennial sow thistle

garlic mustard

hoary alyssum

leadplant

narrow-leaved purple coneflower

oxeye daisy

prairie ironweed

purple prairie clover

red baneberry

sulphur cinquefoil

round-headed bush clover

silvery cinquefoil

smooth sumac

spotted Joe Pye weed

stiff goldenrod

Virginia mountain mint

white prairie clover

wild bergamot

Canadian wild ginger

yellow wood sorrel

Reptiles

One reptile species with conservation status in Minnesota have been seen here:

Threatened

Blanding’s turtle (Emydoidea blandingii)

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Amphibians and Reptiles List

common garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)   common garter snake

 

 

Binoculars

 

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