Felton Prairie SNA

Bicentennial Unit






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Felton Prairie SNA consists of four units, all within the much larger Felton Prairie Complex. The Blazing Star Unit is owned by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and is referred to as Blazing Star Prairie. The eastern half of the Bicentennial Unit is owned by the Minnesota DNR. The western half, and land adjacent to it, is owned by Clay County. The Assiniboia Skipper and Shrike Units are owned by the Minnesota DNR.




Felton Prairie

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A controlled burn was performed in the spring of 2014.










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Felton Prairie SNA Complete

  Bicentennial Unit  
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320 acres




Parking lot
N47 3.074, W96 25.777


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Hiking Trails


There are no maintained trails. The field road that leads to the parking lot continues along the south boundary of the site. An old field road passes through the site from north to south.




Deer only. See Hunting and Trapping Regulations (MN DNR) for details.


Ecological Classification

  Ecological Classification  
  Ecological Province    

Prairie Parkland Province

  Ecological Section    

Red River Valley

  Ecological Subsection    

Red River Prairie

  Land Type Association    

Barnesville Beach Complex


Native Plant Communities*


Dry Sand - Gravel Prairie (Northern)

Mesic Prairie (Northern)

Prairie Mixed Cattail Marsh

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

Natural Features























Extra Section

The map of Felton Prairie SNA on the Minnesota DNR Web page does not include a 21-acre section of the SNA on the western edge of the Bicentennial Unit south of the gravel pit. An interpretive sign and a small parking lot are in this section, and the section is clearly marked with SNA boundary signs.

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Dry Sand - Gravel Prairie (Northern)

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Mesic Prairie (Northern)

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  Felton Prairie Scientific and Natural Area Virtual Hike
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Apr 2, 2020

Time for a beach day, but not in the way you might think though. Felton Prairie SNA is an important gravel prairie complex that is associated with the former shoreline of Glacial Lake Agassiz. Lake Agassiz was a giant lake, larger than all of the Great Lakes combined! It covered most of Manitoba and extended into other Canadian provinces and U.S. states, including Minnesota.





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Fifteen bird species with conservation status in Minnesota have been seen on at least one of the units of this SNA:


Baird’s Sparrow (Ammodramus bairdii)

Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia)

Chestnut-collared Longspur (Calcarius ornatus)

Henslow’s Sparrow (Centronyx henslowii)

Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus)

Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)

Sprague’s Pipit (Anthus spragueii)



Special Concern

Bell’s Vireo (Vireo bellii)

Franklin’s Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan)

Greater Prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus cupido)

Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus)

Louisiana Waterthrush (Parkesia motacilla)

Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa)

Nelson’s Sparrow (Ammospiza nelsoni)

Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus)


Minnesota DNR Bird checklist

Minnesota’s Pine to Prairie Birding Trail

National Audubon Society – Felton Prairie IBA

eBird Field Checklist


American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)

Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida)

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)

Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum)

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

Greater Prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus cupido)

Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus)

Sedge Wren (Cistothorus platensis)

Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)

Upland Sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda)

Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta)

Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)


American Goldfinch

Canada Goose

Gray Catbird

Mourning Dove

Red-winged Blackbird

Northern Flicker


Fungi and Lichens


Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Fungi List

  Black Knot (Apiosporina morbosa)   Black Knot  

Insects and Arachnids


Seven insect and arachnid species with conservation status in Minnesota have been seen on this unit:


Dakota skipper (Hesperia dacotae)

plains skipper (Hesperia assiniboia)

Poweshiek skipperling (Oarisma poweshiek)

Special Concern

Iowa skipper (Atrytone arogos iowa)

Pawnee skipper (Hesperia leonardus pawnee)

regal fritillary (Argynnis idalia)

Whitney“s underwing (Catocala whitneyi)


Minnesota Bee Atlas

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Insects List


band-winged meadowhawk (Sympetrum semicinctum)

cabbage white (Pieris rapae)

camel cricket (Ceuthophilus sp.)

Carolina grasshopper (Dissosteira carolina)

common wood nymph (Cercyonis pegala)

eastern tent caterpillar moth (Malacosoma americanum)

goldenrod soldier beetle (Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus)

meadow fritillary (Boloria bellona)

monarch (Danaus plexippus)

mottled sand grasshopper (Spharagemon collare)

mourning cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)

orange sulphur (Colias eurytheme)

poplar petiolegall aphid (Pemphigus populitransversus)

red-winged grasshopper (Arphia pseudonietana)

red admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

regal fritillary (Argynnis idalia)

twelve-spotted skimmer (Libellula pulchella)

western honey bee (Apis mellifera)


Carolina grasshopper

common wood nymph

eastern tent caterpillar

goldenrod soldier beetle

orange sulphur




One mammal species with conservation status in Minnesota has been seen on this unit:

Special Concern

prairie vole (Microtus ochrogaster)


Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Mammals List


plains pocket gopher (Geomys bursarius)

whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

woodchuck (Marmota monax)

  whitetail deer  



Six plant species with conservation status in Minnesota are found on this unit:


western prairie fringed orchid (Platanthera praeclara)

Special Concern

blanket flower (Gaillardia aristata)

dry sedge (Carex xerantica)

red three-awn (Aristida purpurea var. longiseta)

small white lady’s slipper (Cypripedium candidum)

spikeoat (Avenula hookeri)


Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas and Minnesota Biological Survey Vegetation Releves Plant List


Plants frequently found in:

Dry Sand - Gravel Prairie (Northern) UPn12b

Mesic Prairie (Northern) UPn23b

Prairie Mixed Cattail Marsh MRp83



absinthe wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)

alfalfa (Medicago sativa ssp. sativa)

American pasqueflower (Anemone patens var. multifida)

American plum (Prunus americana)

American red raspberry (Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus)

asparagus (Asparagus officinalis)

balsam poplar (Populus balsamifera)

Baltic rush (Juncus balticus var. littoralis)

bastard toadflax (Comandra umbellata ssp. umbellata)

Bicknell’s sedge (Carex bicknellii)

big bluestem (Andropogon gerardi)

black-seeded plantain (Plantago rugelii var. rugelii)

blanket flower (Gaillardia aristata)

blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis)

boxelder (Acer negundo var. negundo)

bracted spiderwort (Tradescantia bracteata)

butter and eggs (Linaria vulgaris)

Canada anemone (Anemonastrum canadense)

Canada goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)

Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense)

Canadian horseweed (Erigeron canadensis)

Canadian milkvetch (Astragalus canadensis var. canadensis)

candle anemone (Anemone cylindrica)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

common evening primrose (Oenothera biennis)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common mullein (Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus)

common plantain (Plantago major)

common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Culver’s root (Veronicastrum virginicum)

curly dock (Rumex crispus)

curly-cup gumweed (Grindelia squarrosa)

dotted blazing star (Liatris punctata var. punctata)

downy gentian (Gentiana puberulenta)

downy Parlin’s pussytoes (Antennaria parlinii ssp. fallax)

downy painted cup (Castilleja sessiliflora)

Dudley’s rush (Juncus dudleyi)

dwarf false indigo (Amorpha nana)

early meadow-rue (Thalictrum dioicum)

falsegold groundsel (Packera pseudaurea var. semicordata)

field horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

field sagewort (Artemisia campestris ssp. caudata)

flat-stemmed spike-rush (Eleocharis compressa)

Flodman’s thistle (Cirsium flodmanii)

foxtail barley (Hordeum jubatum ssp. jubatum)

giant goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)

giant sumpweed (Cyclachaena xanthiifolia)

golden alexanders (Zizia aurea)

gray goldenrod (Solidago nemoralis)

green milkweed (Asclepias viridiflora)

grooved yellow flax (Linum sulcatum var. sulcatum)

ground plum (Astragalus crassicarpus var. crassicarpus)

hairy false goldenaster (Heterotheca villosa var. villosa)

harebell (Campanula rotundifolia)

heart-leaved golden alexanders (Zizia aptera)

hoary alyssum (Berteroa incana)

hoary puccoon (Lithospermum canescens)

hoary vervain (Verbena stricta)

Indian hemp (Apocynum cannabinum)

Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans)

June grass (Koeleria macrantha)

Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis ssp. pratensis)

leadplant (Amorpha canescens)

leafy spurge (Euphorbia virgata)

Leiberg’s panic grass (Dichanthelium leibergii)

Leonard’s skullcap (Scutellaria parvula var. missouriensis)

little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)

long-headed coneflower (Ratibida columnifera)

long-stalked panic grass (Dichanthelium perlongum)

marsh hedge nettle (Stachys palustris)

Maximilian’s sunflower (Helianthus maximiliani)

mint-leaved bergamot (Monarda fistulosa var. menthifolia)

mountain death camas (Anticlea elegans var. elegans)

nannyberry (Viburnum lentago)

narrow-leaved cattail (Typha angustifolia)

narrow-leaved meadowsweet (Spiraea alba var. alba)

narrow-leaved purple coneflower (Echinacea angustifolia)

northern bedstraw (Galium boreale)

Nuttall’s evening primrose (Oenothera nuttallii)

oval-leaf milkweed (Asclepias ovalifolia)

pale agoseris (Agoseris glauca var. glauca)

palespike lobelia (Lobelia spicata)

panicled aster (Symphyotrichum lanceolatum)

perennial sow thistle (Sonchus arvensis)

plains cottonwood (Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera)

plains muhly (Muhlenbergia cuspidata)

plumeless thistle (Carduus acanthoides ssp. acanthoides)

porcupine grass (Hesperostipa spartea)

prairie alumroot (Heuchera richardsonii)

prairie blazing star (Liatris pycnostachya var. pycnostachya)

prairie dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis)

prairie fleabane (Erigeron strigosus)

prairie larkspur (Delphinium carolinianum ssp. virescens)

prairie milkvetch (Astragalus laxmannii var. robustior)

prairie onion (Allium stellatum)

prairie peppergrass (Lepidium densiflorum)

prairie rose (Rosa arkansana)

prairie smoke (Geum triflorum var. triflorum)

prairie turnip (Pediomelum esculentum)

prairie violet (Viola pedatifida var. pedatifida)

prickly Russian thistle (Salsola tragus)

purple meadow-rue (Thalictrum dasycarpum)

purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea var. purpurea)

quackgrass (Elymus repens)

quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

red osier dogwood (Cornus sericea ssp. sericea)

red three-awn (Aristida purpurea var. longiseta)

reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea)

rigid sedge (Carex tetanica)

rough blazing star (Liatris aspera)

rough cinquefoil (Potentilla norvegica)

rough false pennyroyal (Hedeoma hispida)

sand cherry (Prunus pumila)

scarlet beeblossom (Oenothera suffrutescens)

scouring rush horsetail (Equisetum hyemale ssp. affine)

Scribner’s panic grass (Dichanthelium oligosanthes ssp. scribnerianum)

showy goldenrod species complex (Solidago speciosa complex)

Siberian elm (Ulmus pumila)

silky aster (Symphyotrichum sericeum)

silverleaf scurfpea (Pediomelum argophyllum)

sleepy catchfly (Silene antirrhina)

slender beardtongue (Penstemon gracilis var. gracilis)

slender Russian thistle (Salsola collina)

slender wheatgrass (Elymus trachycaulus ssp. trachycaulus)

slender willow (Salix petiolaris)

smooth blue aster (Symphyotrichum laeve)

smooth brome (Bromus inermis)

smooth scouring rush (Equisetum laevigatum)

spikeoat (Avenula hookeri)

spotted knapweed (Centaurea stoebe ssp. micranthos)

stiff goldenrod (Solidago rigida ssp. rigida)

stiff sunflower (Helianthus pauciflorus ssp. subrhomboideus)

switch grass (Panicum virgatum var. virgatum)

tall cinquefoil (Drymocallis arguta)

tall goldenrod (Solidago altissima var. altissima)

tall tumble mustard (Sisymbrium altissimum)

tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus)

threadleaf sedge (Carex filifolia var. filifolia)

timothy (Phleum pratense ssp. pratense)

toothed evening primrose (Oenothera serrulata)

violet wood sorrel (Oxalis violacea)

Virginia groundcherry (Physalis virginiana var. virginiana)

Virginia mountain mint (Pycnanthemum virginianum)

water smartweed (Persicaria amphibia)

western ragweed (Ambrosia psilostachya)

white campion (Silene latifolia ssp. alba)

white clover (Trifolium repens ssp. repens)

white heath aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides)

white prairie clover (Dalea candida var. candida)

white sage (Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana)

white sweet clover (Melilotus albus)

whorled milkweed (Asclepias verticillata)

Wilcox’s panic grass (Dichanthelium wilcoxianum)

wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

wild grape (Vitis riparia)

wild licorice (Glycyrrhiza lepidota)

wolfberry (Symphoricarpos occidentalis)

wood lily (Lilium philadelphicum var. andinum)

woolly sedge (Carex pellita)

yellow goat’s beard (Tragopogon dubius)

yellow star grass (Hypoxis hirsuta)

yellow sweet clover (Melilotus officinalis)


Acer negundo var. negundo (boxelder)

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)

Agoseris glauca var. glauca (pale agoseris)

Allium stellatum (prairie onion)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Ambrosia psilostachya (western ragweed)

Amorpha canescens (leadplant)

Amorpha nana (dwarf false indigo)

Andropogon gerardi (big bluestem)

Anemonastrum canadense (Canada anemone)

Anemone cylindrica (candle anemone)

Anemone patens var. multifida (American pasqueflower)

Antennaria parlinii ssp. fallax (downy Parlin’s pussytoes)

Anticlea elegans var. elegans (mountain death camas)

Apocynum cannabinum (Indian hemp)

Aristida purpurea var. longiseta (red three-awn)

Artemisia absinthium (absinthe wormwood)

Artemisia campestris ssp. caudata (field sagewort)

Artemisia dracunculus (tarragon)

Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana (white sage)

Asclepias ovalifolia (oval-leaf milkweed)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Asclepias verticillata (whorled milkweed)

Asclepias viridiflora (green milkweed)

Asparagus officinalis (asparagus)

Astragalus canadensis var. canadensis (Canadian milkvetch)

Astragalus crassicarpus var. crassicarpus (ground plum)

Astragalus laxmannii var. robustior (prairie milkvetch)

Avenula hookeri (spikeoat)

Berteroa incana (hoary alyssum)

Bouteloua gracilis (blue grama)

Bromus inermis (smooth brome)

Campanula rotundifolia (harebell)

Carduus acanthoides (plumeless thistle)

Carex bicknellii (Bicknell’s sedge)

Carex filifolia var. filifolia (threadleaf sedge)

Carex pellita (woolly sedge)

Carex tetanica (rigid sedge)

Castilleja sessiliflora (downy painted cup)

Centaurea stoebe ssp. micranthos (spotted knapweed)

Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle)

Cirsium flodmanii (Flodman’s thistle)

Comandra umbellata ssp. umbellata (bastard toadflax)

Cornus sericea ssp. sericea (red osier dogwood)

Cyclachaena xanthiifolia (giant sumpweed)

Dalea candida var. candida (white prairie clover)

Dalea purpurea var. purpurea (purple prairie clover)

Delphinium carolinianum ssp. virescens (prairie larkspur)

Dichanthelium leibergii (Leiberg’s panic grass)

Dichanthelium oligosanthes ssp. scribnerianum (Scribner’s panic grass)

Dichanthelium perlongum (long-stalked panic grass)

Drymocallis arguta (tall cinquefoil)

Echinacea angustifolia (narrow-leaved purple coneflower)

Eleocharis compressa (flat-stemmed spike-rush)

Elymus repens (quackgrass)

Elymus trachycaulus ssp. trachycaulus (slender wheatgrass)

Equisetum arvense (field horsetail)

Equisetum hyemale ssp. affine (scouring rush horsetail)

Equisetum laevigatum (smooth scouring rush)

Erigeron canadensis (Canadian horseweed)

Erigeron strigosus (prairie fleabane)

Euphorbia virgata (leafy spurge)

Gaillardia aristata (blanket flower)

Galium boreale (northern bedstraw)

Gentiana puberulenta (downy gentian)

Geum triflorum var. triflorum (prairie smoke)

Glycyrrhiza lepidota (wild licorice)

Grindelia squarrosa (curly-cup gumweed)

Hedeoma hispida (rough false pennyroyal)

Helianthus maximiliani (Maximilian’s sunflower)

Helianthus pauciflorus ssp. subrhomboideus (stiff sunflower)

Hesperostipa spartea (porcupine grass)

Heterotheca villosa var. villosa (hairy false goldenaster)

Heuchera richardsonii (prairie alumroot)

Hordeum jubatum ssp. jubatum (foxtail barley)

Hypoxis hirsuta (yellow star grass)

Juncus balticus var. littoralis (Baltic rush)

Juncus dudleyi (Dudley’s rush)

Koeleria macrantha (June grass)

Lepidium densiflorum (prairie peppergrass)

Liatris aspera (rough blazing star)

Liatris punctata var. punctata (dotted blazing star)

Liatris pycnostachya var. pycnostachya (prairie blazing star)

Lilium philadelphicum var. andinum (wood lily)

Linaria vulgaris (butter and eggs)

Linum sulcatum var. sulcatum (grooved yellow flax)

Lithospermum canescens (hoary puccoon)

Lobelia spicata (palespike lobelia)

Medicago sativa ssp. sativa (alfalfa)

Melilotus albus (white sweet clover)

Melilotus officinalis (yellow sweet clover)

Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamot)

Monarda fistulosa var. menthifolia (mint-leaved bergamot)

Muhlenbergia cuspidata (plains muhly)

Oenothera biennis (common evening primrose)

Oenothera nuttallii (Nuttall’s evening primrose)

Oenothera serrulata (toothed evening primrose)

Oenothera suffrutescens (scarlet beeblossom)

Oxalis violacea (violet wood sorrel)

Packera pseudaurea var. semicordata (falsegold groundsel)

Panicum virgatum var. virgatum (switch grass)

Pediomelum argophyllum (silverleaf scurfpea)

Pediomelum esculentum (prairie turnip)

Penstemon gracilis var. gracilis (slender beardtongue)

Persicaria amphibia (water smartweed)

Phalaris arundinacea (reed canary grass)

Phleum pratense ssp. pratense (timothy)

Physalis virginiana var. virginiana (Virginia groundcherry)

Plantago major (common plantain)

Plantago rugelii var. rugelii (black-seeded plantain)

Poa pratensis ssp. pratensis (Kentucky bluegrass)

Populus balsamifera (balsam poplar)

Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera (plains cottonwood)

Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)

Potentilla norvegica (rough cinquefoil)

Prunus americana (American plum)

Prunus pumila (sand cherry)

Pycnanthemum virginianum (Virginia mountain mint)

Ratibida columnifera (long-headed coneflower)

Rosa arkansana (prairie rose)

Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus (American red raspberry)

Rumex crispus (curly dock)

Salix petiolaris (slender willow)

Salsola collina (slender Russian thistle)

Salsola tragus (prickly Russian thistle)

Schizachyrium scoparium (little bluestem)

Scutellaria parvula var. missouriensis (Leonard’s skullcap)

Silene antirrhina (sleepy catchfly)

Silene latifolia ssp. alba (white campion)

Sisymbrium altissimum (tall tumble mustard)

Solidago altissima var. altissima (tall goldenrod)

Solidago canadensis (Canada goldenrod)

Solidago gigantea (giant goldenrod)

Solidago nemoralis (gray goldenrod)

Solidago rigida ssp. rigida (stiff goldenrod)

Solidago speciosa complex (showy goldenrod species complex)

Sonchus arvensis (perennial sow thistle)

Sorghastrum nutans (Indiangrass)

Spiraea alba var. alba (narrow-leaved meadowsweet)

Sporobolus heterolepis (prairie dropseed)

Stachys palustris (marsh hedge nettle)

Symphoricarpos occidentalis (wolfberry)

Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides (white heath aster)

Symphyotrichum laeve (smooth blue aster)

Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (panicled aster)

Symphyotrichum sericeum (silky aster)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Thalictrum dasycarpum (purple meadow-rue)

Thalictrum dioicum (early meadow-rue)

Tradescantia bracteata (bracted spiderwort)

Tragopogon dubius (yellow goat’s beard)

Trifolium repens ssp. repens (white clover)

Typha angustifolia (narrow-leaved cattail)

Ulmus pumila (Siberian elm)

Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus (common mullein)

Verbena stricta (hoary vervain)

Veronicastrum virginicum (Culver’s root)

Viburnum lentago (nannyberry)

Viola pedatifida var. pedatifida (prairie violet)

Vitis riparia (wild grape)

Zizia aptera (heart-leaved golden alexanders)

Zizia aurea (golden alexanders)


absinthe wormwood

American pasqueflower

American plum

blue grama

bracted spiderwort

butter and eggs

Canada anemone

common evening primrose

Culver’s root

dotted blazing star

downy gentian

early meadow-rue

Flodman’s thistle

golden alexanders

green milkweed

heart-leaved golden alexanders

hoary puccoon

hoary vervain


long-headed coneflower

Maximilian’s sunflower

mountain death camas (var. elegans)

Nuttall’s evening primrose

pale agoseris

plumeless thistle

prairie fleabane (var. strigosus)

prairie larkspur

prairie onion

prairie rose

prairie violet

purple prairie clover

rough cinquefoil

showy goldenrod

silky aster

slender beardtongue

spotted knapweed

stiff sunflower (ssp. subrhomboideus)

tall cinquefoil

purple meadow-rue

toothed evening primrose

violet wood sorrel

white clover

white prairie clover

wood lily

yellow goat’s beard

yellow sweet clover




One reptile species with conservation status in Minnesota have been seen on at least one of the units of this SNA:

Special Concern

plains hognose snake (Heterodon nasicus)

  painted turtle (Chrysemys picta)   painted turtle  






















Dakota Skipper

The Bicentennial Unit of Felton Prairie SNA has been designated as critical habitat for Dakota skipper by USF&WS..



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