Greenleaf Lake State Recreation Area

 

 

     
 
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Location
 
 

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Size

 
 

1,230 acres statutory, 266 owned

 
         
 

Parking

 
 

N45 0.544, W94 28.505

 
         
 

Hours

 
 

Daily from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.

 
         
 

Fees

 
 

Daily park permit: $7

Annual park permit: $35

 
         
 

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          Meeker County  
          Central Minnesota  
     
 
Activities
 
 

Hiking Trails

 
 

About 1.5 miles

 
     
 

Hunting

 
 

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

 
     
 
Ecology
 
 

Ecological Classification

  Ecological Classification  
  Ecological Province    

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

   
  Ecological Section    

Minnesota & NE Iowa Morainal

   
  Ecological Subsection    

Big Woods

   
  Land Type Association    

Komensky Moraine

   
             
 

Native Plant Communities*

   
 

Basswood - Bur Oak - (Green Ash) Forest

Elm - Basswood - Black Ash - (Hackberry) Forest

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

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Basswood - Bur Oak - (Green Ash) Forest

 
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Prairie

 
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Greenleaf Lake

 
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Visits

8/30/2013

  9/24/2013            
 
 

Birds

 
 

eBird Field Checklist

Minnesota DNR Bird checklist

 
 

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

  Blue Jay  
 

Fungi and Lichens

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Fungi List

 
         
 

Insects and Arachnids

 
 

dog day cicada (Neotibicen canicularis)

goldenrod bunch gall midge (Rhopalomyia solidaginis)

goldenrod gall fly (Eurosta solidaginis)

spongy oak apple gall wasp (Amphibolips confluenta)

white snakeroot leaf miner (Liriomyza eupatoriella)

  spongy oak apple gall wasp  
 

Mammals

 
  American red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)   American red squirrel  
 

Plants

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas and Minnesota Biological Survey Vegetation Releves Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Basswood - Bur Oak - (Green Ash) Forest MHs38b

Elm - Basswood - Black Ash - (Hackberry) Forest MHs49a

     
 

 

American basswood (Tilia americana var. americana)

American bugleweed (Lycopus americanus)

American elm (Ulmus americana)

American hog peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata var. comosa)

American hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana)

American lopseed (Phryma leptostachya)

bigleaf aster (Eurybia macrophylla)

bitternut hickory (Carya cordiformis)

black ash (Fraxinus nigra)

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)

blue vervain (Verbena hastata var. hastata)

boxelder (Acer negundo var. negundo)

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

bull thistle (Cirsium vulgare)

bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa)

Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense)

common agrimony (Agrimonia gryposepala)

common blue wood aster (Symphyotrichum cordifolium)

common boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum)

common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)

common burdock (Arctium minus)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

corn (Zea mays)

cut-leaved coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata var. laciniata)

desert false indigo (Amorpha fruticosa)

eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana)

field horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

foxtail barley (Hordeum jubatum ssp. jubatum)

giant goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)

gray dogwood (Cornus racemosa)

green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

hedge bindweed (Calystegia sepium ssp. angulata)

Indian hemp (Apocynum cannabinum)

Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans)

jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

Lombardy poplar (Populus nigra var. italica)

marsh skullcap (Scutellaria galericulata)

marsh vetchling (Lathyrus palustris)

Maryland black snakeroot (Sanicula marilandica)

narrow-leaved cattail (Typha angustifolia)

northern pin oak (Quercus ellipsoidalis)

northern prickly ash (Zanthoxylum americanum)

northern red oak (Quercus rubra)

prickly sow thistle (Sonchus asper)

purple-stem aster (Symphyotrichum puniceum var. puniceum)

red clover (Trifolium pratense)

red osier dogwood (Cornus sericea ssp. sericea)

roadside agrimony (Agrimonia striata)

rough bugleweed (Lycopus asper)

sandbar willow (Salix interior)

shining bedstraw (Galium concinnum)

silver maple (Acer saccharinum)

smooth oxeye (Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra)

smooth scouring rush (Equisetum laevigatum)

smooth sumac (Rhus glabra)

spotted Joe Pye weed (Eutrochium maculatum)

staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina)

stinging nettle (Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis)

swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata)

upright carrionflower (Smilax ecirrhata)

Virginia stickseed (Hackelia virginiana)

Virginia waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum)

white clover (Trifolium repens)

white snakeroot (Ageratina altissima var. altissima)

white vervain (Verbena urticifolia)

wild grape (Vitis riparia)

wild mint (Mentha arvensis)

wolfberry (Symphoricarpos occidentalis)

woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

 

Acer negundo var. negundo (boxelder)

Acer saccharinum (silver maple)

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)

Ageratina altissima var. altissima (white snakeroot)

Agrimonia gryposepala (common agrimony)

Agrimonia striata (roadside agrimony)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Amorpha fruticosa (desert false indigo)

Amphicarpaea bracteata var. comosa (American hog peanut)

Apocynum cannabinum (Indian hemp)

Arctium minus (common burdock)

Arisaema triphyllum (jack-in-the-pulpit)

Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata (swamp milkweed)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Calystegia sepium. ssp. angulata (hedge bindweed)

Carya cordiformis (bitternut hickory)

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

Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle)

Cirsium vulgare (bull thistle)

Cornus racemosa (gray dogwood)

Cornus sericea ssp. sericea (red osier dogwood)

Equisetum arvense (field horsetail)

Equisetum laevigatum (smooth scouring rush)

Eupatorium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum (common boneset)

Eurybia macrophylla (bigleaf aster)

Eutrochium maculatum (spotted Joe Pye weed)

Fraxinus nigra (black ash)

Fraxinus pennsylvanica (green ash)

Galium concinnum (shining bedstraw)

Hackelia virginiana (Virginia stickseed)

Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra (smooth oxeye)

Hordeum jubatum ssp. jubatum (foxtail barley)

Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum (Virginia waterleaf)

Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana (eastern redcedar)

Lathyrus palustris (marsh vetchling)

Lycopus americanus (American bugleweed)

Lycopus asper (rough bugleweed)

Medicago lupulina (black medick)

Mentha arvensis (wild mint)

Osmorhiza claytonii (bland sweet cicely)

Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana (American hophornbeam)

Parthenocissus vitacea (woodbine)

Phryma leptostachya (American lopseed)

Plantago rugelii var. rugelii (black-seeded plantain)

Populus nigra var. italica (Lombardy poplar)

Prunus serotina var. serotina (black cherry)

Quercus ellipsoidalis (northern pin oak)

Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa (bur oak)

Quercus rubra (northern red oak)

Rhamnus cathartica (common buckthorn)

Rhus glabra (smooth sumac)

Rhus typhina (staghorn sumac)

Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)

Rudbeckia laciniata var. laciniata (cut-leaved coneflower)

Salix interior (sandbar willow)

Sanicula marilandica (Maryland black snakeroot)

Scutellaria galericulata (marsh skullcap)

Smilax ecirrhata (upright carrionflower)

Solidago gigantea (giant goldenrod)

Sonchus asper (prickly sow thistle)

Sorghastrum nutans (Indiangrass)

Symphoricarpos occidentalis (wolfberry)

Symphyotrichum cordifolium (common blue wood aster)

Symphyotrichum puniceum var. puniceum (purple-stem aster)

Tilia americana var. americana (American basswood)

Trifolium pratense (red clover)

Trifolium repens (white clover)

Typha angustifolia (narrow-leaved cattail)

Ulmus americana (American elm)

Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis (stinging nettle)

Verbena hastata var. hastata (blue vervain)

Verbena urticifolia (white vervain)

Vitis riparia (wild grape)

Zanthoxylum americanum (northern prickly ash)

Zea mays (corn)

 

American basswood

black cherry

black raspberry

blue vervain (var. hastata)

bur oak (var. macrocarpa)

common boneset

cut-leaved coneflower

desert false indigo

gray dogwood

northern prickly ash

red clover

red osier dogwood

smooth sumac

swamp milkweed

Virginia waterleaf

white clover

white snakeroot

wild mint

 

 

 

 

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