Felton WMA

               
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Area and County

Clay County

 

 

 


Size

1,017 acres

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Parking

N47 3.001, W96 26.527

 
Hiking Trails

No maintained trails

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

Calcareous Fen (Northwestern)

Prairie Mixed Cattail Marsh

Seepage Meadow/Carr

Wet Prairie (Northern)


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Felton Prairie

Minnesota DNR


Comments

Wet Prairie
The northern half of this WMA is wet prairie, seepage meadow, fen, and marsh. There will be some standing water in this area, especially in wet years, as in 2015. Waterproof footwear is recommended.

 

Waterproof footwear recommended


Visits

6/25/2015

   

 

 

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Birds

Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus)

Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum)

Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Red-winged Blackbird


Insects and Arachnids

goldenrod gall fly (Eurosta solidaginis)

twelve-spotted skimmer (Libellula pulchella)

twelve-spotted skimmer


Plants

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

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Calcareous Fen (Northwestern) OPp93a

Prairie Mixed Cattail Marsh MRp83

Seepage Meadow/Carr WMs83a1

Wet Prairie (Northern) WPn53c

 
 

 

alfalfa (Medicago sativa ssp. sativa)

American bugleweed (Lycopus americanus)

big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)

black medick (Medicago lupulina)

bluejoint (Calamagrostis canadensis)

broad-leaved cattail (Typha latifolia)

Buxbaum’s sedge (Carex buxbaumii)

Canada anemone (Anemone canadensis)

Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

falsegold groundsel (Packera pseudaurea var. semicordata)

giant goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)

giant ragweed (Ambrosia trifida var. trifida)

giant sunflower (Helianthus giganteus)

golden alexanders (Zizia aurea)

grass-leaved goldenrod (Euthamia graminifolia var. graminifolia)

great water dock (Rumex britannica)

Indian hemp (Apocynum cannabinum)

Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis ssp. pratensis)

marsh vetchling (Lathyrus palustris)

mat muhly (Muhlenbergia richardsonis)

narrow-leaved cattail (Typha angustifolia)

North American common reed (Phragmites australis ssp. americanus)

northern bedstraw (Galium boreale)

northern bog violet (Viola nephrophylla)

prairie blazing star (Liatris pycnostachya var. pycnostachya)

prairie cordgrass (Spartina pectinata)

prairie rose (Rosa arkansana)

quackgrass (Elymus repens)

rattlesnake mannagrass (Glyceria canadensis)

red osier dogwood (Cornus sericea ssp. sericea)

reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea)

Riddell’s goldenrod (Oligoneuron riddellii)

sandbar willow (Salix interior)

Sartwell’s sedge (Carex sartwellii)

silverweed (Argentina anserina)

slim-stem reedgrass (Calamagrostis stricta)

smooth brome (Bromus inermis)

smooth scouring rush (Equisetum laevigatum)

spotted Joe Pye weed (Eutrochium maculatum)

spotted water hemlock (Cicuta maculata)

starry false Solomon’s seal (Maianthemum stellatum)

swamp betony (Pedicularis lanceolata)

swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata)

swamp thistle (Cirsium muticum)

tall meadow rue (Thalictrum dasycarpum)

tufted hairgrass (Deschampsia cespitosa)

Virginia mountain mint (Pycnanthemum virginianum)

white panicled aster (Symphyotrichum lanceolatum)

wild mint (Mentha arvensis)

woolly sedge (Carex pellita)

yellow star grass (Hypoxis hirsuta)

yellow sweet clover (Melilotus officinalis)

 

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Ambrosia trifida var. trifida (giant ragweed)

Andropogon gerardii (big bluestem)

Anemone canadensis (Canada anemone)

Apocynum cannabinum (Indian hemp)

Argentina anserina (silverweed)

Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata (swamp milkweed)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Bromus inermis (smooth brome)

Calamagrostis canadensis (bluejoint)

Calamagrostis stricta (slim-stem reedgrass)

Carex buxbaumii (Buxbaum’s sedge)

Carex pellita (woolly sedge)

Carex sartwellii (Sartwell’s sedge)

Cicuta maculata (spotted water hemlock)

Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle)

Cirsium muticum (swamp thistle)

Cornus sericea ssp. sericea (red osier dogwood)

Deschampsia cespitosa (tufted hairgrass)

Elymus repens (quackgrass)

Equisetum laevigatum (smooth scouring rush)

Euthamia graminifolia var. graminifolia (grass-leaved goldenrod)

Eutrochium maculatum (spotted Joe Pye weed)

Galium boreale (northern bedstraw)

Glyceria canadensis (rattlesnake mannagrass)

Helianthus giganteus (giant sunflower)

Hypoxis hirsuta (yellow star grass)

Lathyrus palustris (marsh vetchling)

Liatris pycnostachya var. pycnostachya (prairie blazing star)

Lycopus americanus (American bugleweed)

Maianthemum stellatum (starry false Solomon’s seal)

Medicago lupulina (black medick)

Medicago sativa ssp. sativa (alfalfa)

Melilotus officinalis (yellow sweet clover)

Mentha arvensis (wild mint)

Muhlenbergia richardsonis (mat muhly)

Oligoneuron riddellii (Riddell’s goldenrod)

Packera pseudaurea var. semicordata (falsegold groundsel)

Pedicularis lanceolata (swamp betony)

Phalaris arundinacea (reed canary grass)

Phragmites australis ssp. americanus (North American common reed)

Poa pratensis ssp. pratensis (Kentucky bluegrass)

Pycnanthemum virginianum (Virginia mountain mint)

Rosa arkansana (prairie rose)

Rumex britannica (great water dock)

Salix interior (sandbar willow)

Solidago gigantea (giant goldenrod)

Spartina pectinata (prairie cordgrass)

Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (white panicled aster)

Thalictrum dasycarpum (tall meadow rue)

Typha angustifolia (narrow-leaved cattail)

Typha latifolia (broad-leaved cattail)

Viola nephrophylla (northern bog violet)

Zizia aurea (golden alexanders)

alfalfa

Canada anemone

falsegold groundsel

golden alexanders

grass-leaved goldenrod

northern bedstraw

prairie blazing star

prairie rose

red osier dogwood

spotted water hemlock

swamp milkweed

swamp thistle

Virginia mountain mint

wild mint

yellow sweet clover


 

 

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