Flandrau State Park

               
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Area and County

Brown County

 

 

 


Size

982 acres statutory, 840 owned

 
 
Maps

Minnesota DNR All Season Map

 
Park Office

N44 17.622, W94 27.928

 
Hiking Trails

8 miles

 
Hunting

No hunting


Ecological Classification

Province

Prairie Parkland Province

Ecological Classification

Section

North Central Glaciated Plains

Subsection(s)

Minnesota River Prairie

Land Type Association(s)

Gibbon Till Plain

Grogan Sand Plain

Renville Till Plain

 
Native Plant Communities1

Dry Hill Prairie (Southern)

Silver Maple - (Virginia Creeper) Floodplain Forest

Sugar Maple - Basswood - (Bitternut Hickory) Forest

Wet Prairie (Southern)


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Visits

7/25/2011

   

 

 

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  Hiking Club: Flandrau State Park, April 2012
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01 APR 2012; Park #2, 2.8 miles

 
     
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  Autumn Bubbles
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A small, intermittent stream is still flowing through the fallen leaves. The bubbles were mesmerizing and a perfect subject to film on an overcast November day. Music by Kevin MacLeod.

 
     
  Snail on the Move
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I filmed this snail during the spring while I was waiting for song birds to appear at their nest. It was slowly moving along the forest floor allowing me the opportunity to get a variety of shots with a 100 mm macro lens. On playback it was incredibly slow moving. What would you expect from a snail? The action you see is at 2X normal speed. Filmed with a Canon 7D. Music by Kevin MacLeod.

 
     
  Chickadee Nest Builders
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This pair of chickadees was feverishly building their nest over the course of several mornings. They took turns excavating and at one point both tried to get in. I was not able to record the second phase of construction, home decorating, but am now anxiously awaiting the arrival of new chickadees.

 
     
  Coyote and Ice
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This coyote had a mission: to cross the ice. Except it didn't have a plan. Twice it tried crossing on the high wind fallen tree, three times on the ice near me. Between attempts it would lay down as if to think about how best to cross. The entire experience lasted about 20 minutes when it finally found a safe crossing.

 
     
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  Driving into Flandrau state park in new ulm minnesota
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Amphibians

northern leopard frog (Rana pipiens)

northern leopard frog


Birds

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

 

Special concern

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea)

Forster’s Tern (Sterna forsteri)

Franklin’s Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan)

Purple Martin (Progne subis)

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

 

Tracked

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

 
 

Minnesota DNR Bird Checklist

 
 

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida)

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)

Eastern Wood-peewee (Contopus virens)

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)

American Goldfinch

American Robin

Great Blue Heron

Mourning Dove

 

 


Insects and Arachnids

common whitetail (Plathemis lydia)

dog day cicada (Neotibicen canicularis)

eastern comma (Polygonia comma)

ebony jewelwing (Calopteryx maculata)

goldenrod bunch gall midge (Rhopalomyia solidaginis)

monarch (Danaus plexippus)

red admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

Walker’s cicada (Neotibicen marginalis)

widow skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)

monarch

widow skimmer

 

 


Mammals

whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

whitetail deer


Plants

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

 

Endangered

butternut (Juglans cinerea)

 

Threatened

American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius)

 

Special concern

small white lady’s slipper (Cypripedium candidum)

swamp white oak (Quercus bicolor)

yellow meadow parsnip (Thaspium barbinode)

 
 

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

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Dry Hill Prairie (Southern) UPs13d

Silver Maple - (Virginia Creeper) Floodplain Forest FFs68a

Sugar Maple - Basswood - (Bitternut Hickory) Forest MHs39a

Wet Prairie (Southern) WPs54b

 
 

 

American cow parsnip (Heracleum sphondylium ssp. montanum)

American germander (Teucrium canadense)

American lopseed (Phryma leptostachya)

American vetch (Vicia americana ssp. americana)

annual fleabane (Erigeron annuus)

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

bitternut hickory (Carya cordiformis)

bittersweet nightshade (Solanum dulcamara)

black bindweed (Fallopia convolvulus)

black cherry (Prunus serotina var. serotina)

black medick (Medicago lupulina)

black raspberry (Rubus occidentalis)

black-seeded plantain (Plantago rugelii var. rugelii)

bland sweet cicely (Osmorhiza claytonii)

bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

bouncing bet (Saponaria officinalis)

boxelder (Acer negundo var. negundo)

bristly greenbrier (Smilax tamnoides)

broadleaf enchanter’s nightshade (Circaea lutetiana ssp. canadensis)

broad-leaved cattail (Typha latifolia)

bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa)

butternut (Juglans cinerea)

Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense)

Canada wildrye (Elymus canadensis)

Canadian horseweed (Conyza canadensis)

Canadian woodnettle (Laportea canadensis)

candle anemone (Anemone cylindrica)

catnip (Nepeta cataria)

cleavers (Galium aparine)

clustered black snakeroot (Sanicula odorata)

common burdock (Arctium minus)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

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 yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

cup plant (Silphium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum)

curly dock (Rumex crispus)

cut-leaved coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata var. laciniata)

dame’s rocket (Hesperis matronalis)

desert false indigo (Amorpha fruticosa)

early figwort (Scrophularia lanceolata)

eastern bottlebrush grass (Elymus hystrix)

eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana)

field horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

field sow thistle (Sonchus arvensis)

field thistle (Cirsium discolor)

foxtail barley (Hordeum jubatum ssp. jubatum)

garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

giant chickweed (Myosoton aquaticum)

giant foxtail (Setaria faberi)

glossy buckthorn (Frangula alnus)

golden alexanders (Zizia aurea)

gray-headed coneflower (Ratibida pinnata)

green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

green foxtail (Setaria viridis var. viridis)

ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea)

heal-all (Prunella vulgaris)

hoary alyssum (Berteroa incana)

ironwood (Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana)

Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

large-flowered bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora)

leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula)

marijuana (Cannabis sativa)

May-apple (Podophyllum peltatum)

Morrow’s honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii)

northern evening primrose (Oenothera parviflora)

northern hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)

northern prickly ash (Zanthoxylum americanum)

ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris var. pensylvanica)

plains cottonwood (Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera)

pointed-leaved tick-trefoil (Desmodium glutinosum)

red elderberry (Sambucus racemosa var. racemosa)

red osier dogwood (Cornus sericea ssp. sericea)

rough cocklebur (Xanthium strumarium)

Russian olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia)

scouring rush horsetail (Equisetum hyemale var. affine)

Siberian elm (Ulmus pumila)

sideoats grama (Bouteloua curtipendula var. curtipendula)

silver maple (Acer saccharinum)

slippery elm (Ulmus rubra)

soft wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa var. mollis)

spotted lady’s thumb (Persicaria maculosa)

spotted spurge (Euphorbia maculata)

spotted water hemlock (Cicuta maculata)

staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina)

stinging nettle (Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis)

sugar maple (Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum)

swamp betony (Pedicularis lanceolata)

swamp white oak (Quercus bicolor)

sweet Joe Pye weed (Eutrochium purpureum)

tall bellflower (Campanulastrum americanum)

tall buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

upright carrionflower (Smilax ecirrhata)

Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)

Virginia groundcherry (Physalis virginiana var. virginiana)

Virginia stickseed (Hackelia virginiana)

Virginia waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum)

western poison ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

white avens (Geum canadense)

white clover (Trifolium repens)

white mulberry (Morus alba)

white sage (Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana)

white snakeroot (Ageratina altissima var. altissima)

white sweet clover (Melilotus albus)

white vervain (Verbena urticifolia var. urticifolia)

wild geranium (Geranium maculatum)

wild ginger (Asarum canadense)

wild grape (Vitis riparia)

woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

woolly burdock (Arctium tomentosum)

yellow foxtail (Setaria pumila ssp. pumila)

yellow wood sorrel (Oxalis stricta)

 

Acer negundo var. negundo (boxelder)

Acer saccharinum (silver maple)

Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum (sugar maple)

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)

Ageratina altissima var. altissima (white snakeroot)

Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Amorpha fruticosa (desert false indigo)

Anemone cylindrica (candle anemone)

Arctium minus (common burdock)

Arctium tomentosum (woolly burdock)

Arisaema triphyllum (Jack-in-the-pulpit)

Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana (white sage)

Asarum canadense (wild ginger)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Berteroa incana (hoary alyssum)

Bouteloua curtipendula var. curtipendula (sideoats grama)

Campanulastrum americanum (tall bellflower)

Cannabis sativa (marijuana)

Carya cordiformis (bitternut hickory)

Celtis occidentalis (northern hackberry)

Cicuta maculata (spotted water hemlock)

Circaea lutetiana ssp. canadensis (broadleaf enchanter’s nightshade)

Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle)

Cirsium discolor (field thistle)

Conyza canadensis (Canadian horseweed)

Cornus sericea ssp. sericea (red osier dogwood)

Desmodium glutinosum (pointed-leaved tick-trefoil)

Elaeagnus angustifolia (Russian olive)

Elymus canadensis (Canada wildrye)

Elymus hystrix (eastern bottlebrush grass)

Equisetum arvense (field horsetail)

Equisetum hyemale var. affine (scouring rush horsetail)

Erigeron annuus (annual fleabane)

Euphorbia esula (leafy spurge)

Euphorbia maculata (spotted spurge)

Eutrochium purpureum (sweet Joe Pye weed)

Fallopia convolvulus (black bindweed)

Frangula alnus (glossy buckthorn)

Fraxinus pennsylvanica (green ash)

Galium aparine (cleavers)

Geranium maculatum (wild geranium)

Geum canadense (white avens)

Glechoma hederacea (ground ivy)

Hackelia virginiana (Virginia stickseed)

Heracleum sphondylium ssp. montanum (American cow parsnip)

Hesperis matronalis (dame’s rocket)

Hordeum jubatum ssp. jubatum (foxtail barley)

Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum (Virginia waterleaf)

Juglans cinerea (butternut)

Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana (eastern redcedar)

Laportea canadensis (Canadian woodnettle)

Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca (common motherwort)

Lonicera morrowii (Morrow’s honeysuckle)

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

Matteuccia struthiopteris var. pensylvanica (ostrich fern)

Medicago lupulina (black medick)

Melilotus albus (white sweet clover)

Monarda fistulosa var. mollis (soft wild bergamot)

Morus alba (white mulberry)

Myosoton aquaticum (giant chickweed)

Nepeta cataria (catnip)

Oenothera parviflora (northern evening primrose)

Osmorhiza claytonii (bland sweet cicely)

Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana (ironwood)

Oxalis stricta (yellow wood sorrel)

Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)

Parthenocissus vitacea (woodbine)

Pedicularis lanceolata (swamp betony)

Persicaria maculosa (spotted lady’s thumb)

Phryma leptostachya (American lopseed)

Physalis virginiana var. virginiana (Virginia groundcherry)

Plantago major (common plantain)

Plantago rugelii var. rugelii (black-seeded plantain)

Podophyllum peltatum (May-apple)

Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera (plains cottonwood)

Prunella vulgaris (heal-all)

Prunus serotina var. serotina (black cherry)

Quercus bicolor (swamp white oak)

Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa (bur oak)

Ranunculus acris (tall buttercup)

Ratibida pinnata (gray-headed coneflower)

Rhus typhina (staghorn sumac)

Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)

Rudbeckia laciniata var. laciniata (cut-leaved coneflower)

Rumex crispus (curly dock)

Sambucus racemosa var. racemosa (red elderberry)

Sanguinaria canadensis (bloodroot)

Sanicula odorata (clustered black snakeroot)

Saponaria officinalis (bouncing bet)

Scrophularia lanceolata (early figwort)

Setaria faberi (giant foxtail)

Setaria pumila ssp. pumila (yellow foxtail)

Setaria viridis var. viridis (green foxtail)

Silphium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum (cup plant)

Smilax ecirrhata (upright carrionflower)

Smilax tamnoides (bristly greenbrier)

Solanum dulcamara (bittersweet nightshade)

Sonchus arvensis (field sow thistle)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Teucrium canadense (American germander)

Toxicodendron rydbergii (western poison ivy)

Trifolium repens (white clover)

Typha latifolia (broad-leaved cattail)

Ulmus pumila (Siberian elm)

Ulmus rubra (slippery elm)

Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis (stinging nettle)

Uvularia grandiflora (large-flowered bellwort)

Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus (common mullein)

Verbena urticifolia var. urticifolia (white vervain)

Vicia americana ssp. americana (American vetch)

Vitis riparia (wild grape)

Xanthium strumarium (rough cocklebur)

Zanthoxylum americanum (northern prickly ash)

Zizia aurea (golden alexanders)

American cow parsnip

American germander

black bindweed

black cherry

black raspberry

broadleaf enchanter’s nightshade

Canadian woodnettle

catnip

common milkweed

common mullein

common yarrow

cut-leaved coneflower

dame’s rocket

eastern bottlebrush grass

field sow thistle

field thistle

gray-headed coneflower

heal-all

large-flowered bellwort

May-apple

Russian olive

spotted spurge

spotted water hemlock

tall bellflower

upright carrionflower

white snakeroot

wild geranium

woodbine

yellow wood sorrel


 

 

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