Felton Prairie SNA

               
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Area and County

Clay County

 

 

 


Size

1,100 acres

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Maps

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Units

Assiniboia Skipper Unit

Bicentennial Unit

Blazing Star Unit

Shrike Unit

 
Parking

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Hunting

Deer only on Bicentennial Unit. No hunting elsewhere. See Hunting and Trapping Regulations (MN DNR) for details.


Ecological Classification

Province

Prairie Parkland Province

Ecological Classification

Section

Red River Valley

Subsection(s)

Red River Prairie

Land Type Association(s)

Barnesville Beach Complex
Felton Lake Plain

 
Native Plant Communities1

Dry Sand - Gravel Prairie (Northern)

Mesic Prairie (Northern)

Prairie Mixed Cattail Marsh

Prairie Wetland Complex

Wet Prairie (Northern)

Wet Seepage Prairie (Northern)


Ownership Minnesota DNR logo   The Nature Conservancy logo
 
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Felton Prairie

Minnesota DNR

The Nature Conservancy


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Ownership
Felton Prairie SNA consists of five separate parcels of land owned by the Minnesota DNR, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), and Clay County.


Visits

8/22/2009

8/19/2012

   

 

 

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Assiniboia Skipper Unit

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Bicentennial Unit

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Blazing Star Unit

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Shrike Unit

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Birds

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

 

Endangered

Baird’s Sparrow (Ammodramus bairdii)

Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia)

Chestnut-collared Longspur (Calcarius ornatus)

Henslow’s Sparrow (Ammodramus 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 (Ammodramus nelsoni)

Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus)

 

Tracked

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

 
 

Minnesota DNR Bird checklist

Minnesota’s Pine to Prairie Birding Trail

National Audubon Society – Felton Prairie IBA


Insects and Arachnids

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

 

Endangered

Assiniboia skipper (Hesperia comma assiniboia)

Dakota skipper (Hesperia dacotae)

Powesheik skipperling (Oarisma powesheik)

Uhler’s arctic (Oeneis uhleri varuna)

 

Special concern

Pawnee skipper (Hesperia leonardus pawnee)

regal fritillary (Speyeria idalia)


Mammals

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

 

Special concern

prairie vole (Microtus ochrogaster)


Plants

Six plant species with conservation status in Minnesota are found on at least one of the units of this SNA:

 

Endangered

western prairie fringed orchid (Platanthera praeclara)

 

Special concern

blanket flower (Gaillardia aristata)

blunt sedge (Carex obtusata)

dry sedge (Carex xerantica)

small white lady’s slipper (Cypripedium candidum)

spikeoat (Avenula hookeri)

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Dry Sand - Gravel Prairie (Northern) UPn12b

Mesic Prairie (Northern) UPn23b

Prairie Mixed Cattail Marsh MRp83

Wet Prairie (Northern) WPn53c

Wet Seepage Prairie (Northern) WPn53a


Reptiles

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

 

Special concern

western hognose snake (Heterodon nasicus)


 

 

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