Felton Prairie SNA

Shrike Unit

               
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Area and County

Clay County

 

 

 


Size

86 acres

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Parking

N47 4.719, W96 26.062

 
Hiking Trails

No maintained trails

 
Hunting

No hunting

 

 

 

 


Ecological Classification

Province

Prairie Parkland Province

Ecological Classification

Section

Red River Valley

Subsection(s)

Red River Prairie

Land Type Association(s)

Felton Lake Plain

 
Native Plant Communities1

Mesic Prairie (Northern)

Wet Prairie (Northern)


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Felton Prairie SNA

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This is one of four units of the Felton Prairie SNA.

The northern two-thirds of this unit is wet prairie, the southern one-third is mesic prairie.


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8/22/2009

   

 

 

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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

 
 

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)

Mourning Dove

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)

 
 

Carolina grasshopper (Dissosteira carolina)

goldenrod soldier beetle (Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus)

great spangled fritillary (Speyeria cybele)

monarch (Danaus plexippus)

seven-spotted lady beetle (Coccinella septempunctata)

great spangled fritillary

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:

Mesic Prairie (Northern) UPn23b

Wet Prairie (Northern) WPn53c

 
 

 

absinth wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)

alfalfa (Medicago sativa ssp. sativa)

big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)

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

black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima)

bottle gentian (Gentiana andrewsii)

broad-leaved cattail (Typha latifolia)

brook lobelia (Lobelia kalmii)

Canada anemone (Anemone canadensis)

Canada goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)

common boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum)

common evening primrose (Oenothera biennis)

common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

common sow thistle (Sonchus oleraceus)

common sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale)

common strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)

curly-cup gumweed (Grindelia squarrosa)

dotted blazing star (Liatris punctata var. punctata)

field sow thistle (Sonchus arvensis ssp. uliginosus)

foxtail barley (Hordeum jubatum ssp. jubatum)

fringed loosestrife (Lysimachia ciliata)

giant sunflower (Helianthus giganteus)

grass-leaved goldenrod (Euthamia graminifolia var. graminifolia)

green milkweed (Asclepias viridiflora)

Indian hemp (Apocynum cannabinum)

Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans)

Maximilian’s sunflower (Helianthus maximilianii)

meadow horsetail (Equisetum pratense)

narrow-leaved cattail (Typha angustifolia)

northern bugleweed (Lycopus uniflorus var. uniflorus)

northern plains blazing star (Liatris ligulistylis)

plains cottonwood (Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera)

prairie blazing star (Liatris pycnostachya var. pycnostachya)

purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)

purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea var. purpurea)

purple rattlesnake root (Nabalus racemosus)

quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

red osier dogwood (Cornus sericea ssp. sericea)

Riddell’s goldenrod (Oligoneuron riddellii)

rough blazing star (Liatris aspera)

sawtooth sunflower (Helianthus grosseserratus)

scouring rush horsetail (Equisetum hyemale var. affine)

silverweed (Argentina anserina)

smooth scouring rush (Equisetum laevigatum)

spotted Joe Pye weed (Eutrochium maculatum var. bruneri)

stinging nettle (Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis)

swamp betony (Pedicularis lanceolata)

tall meadow rue (Thalictrum dasycarpum)

Virginia mountain mint (Pycnanthemum virginianum)

water smartweed (Persicaria amphibia)

white prairie aster (Symphyotrichum falcatum var. commutatum)

white sweet clover (Melilotus albus)

wild licorice (Glycyrrhiza lepidota)

wild mint (Mentha arvensis)

 

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Andropogon gerardii (big bluestem)

Anemone canadensis (Canada anemone)

Apocynum cannabinum (Indian hemp)

Argentina anserina (silverweed)

Artemisia absinthium (absinth wormwood)

Asclepias viridiflora (green milkweed)

Cornus sericea ssp. sericea (red osier dogwood)

Dalea purpurea var. purpurea (purple prairie clover)

Equisetum hyemale var. affine (scouring rush horsetail)

Equisetum laevigatum (smooth scouring rush)

Equisetum pratense (meadow horsetail)

Eupatorium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum (common boneset)

Euthamia graminifolia var. graminifolia (grass-leaved goldenrod)

Eutrochium maculatum var. bruneri (spotted Joe Pye weed)

Fragaria virginiana (common strawberry)

Gentiana andrewsii (bottle gentian)

Glycyrrhiza lepidota (wild licorice)

Grindelia squarrosa (curly-cup gumweed)

Helenium autumnale (common sneezeweed)

Helianthus giganteus (giant sunflower)

Helianthus grosseserratus (sawtooth sunflower)

Helianthus maximilianii (Maximilian’s sunflower)

Hordeum jubatum ssp. jubatum (foxtail barley)

Liatris aspera (rough blazing star)

Liatris ligulistylis (northern plains blazing star)

Liatris punctata var. punctata (dotted blazing star)

Liatris pycnostachya var. pycnostachya (prairie blazing star)

Lobelia kalmii (brook lobelia)

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

Lycopus uniflorus var. uniflorus (northern bugleweed)

Lysimachia ciliata (fringed loosestrife)

Lythrum salicaria (purple loosestrife)

Medicago sativa ssp. sativa (alfalfa)

Melilotus albus (white sweet clover)

Mentha arvensis (wild mint)

Nabalus racemosus (purple rattlesnake root)

Oenothera biennis (common evening primrose)

Oligoneuron riddellii (Riddell’s goldenrod)

Pedicularis lanceolata (swamp betony)

Persicaria amphibia (water smartweed)

Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera (plains cottonwood)

Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)

Pycnanthemum virginianum (Virginia mountain mint)

Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima (black-eyed Susan)

Solidago canadensis (Canada goldenrod)

Sonchus arvensis ssp. uliginosus (field sow thistle)

Sonchus oleraceus (common sow thistle)

Sorghastrum nutans (Indiangrass)

Symphyotrichum falcatum var. commutatum (white prairie aster)

Thalictrum dasycarpum (tall meadow rue)

Typha angustifolia (narrow-leaved cattail)

Typha latifolia (broad-leaved cattail)

Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis (stinging nettle)

black-eyed susan

bottle gentian

common boneset

common evening primrose

common sneezeweed

fringed loosestrife

green milkweed

Maximilian’s sunflower

purple loosestrife

purple prairie clover

sawtooth sunflower

wild licorice

wild mint


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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