Hole-in-the-Mountain Prairie

 

 

     
 
About
 
 

Ownership

 
 

The Nature Conservancy logo

 
     
 

Links

 
 

The Nature Conservancy

 
     
 

Overview

 
 

 

 
     
 

History

 
 

 

 
     
 

Management

 
 

 

 
     
 

Comments

 
 

 

 
     
 
Location
 
 

Maps

 
 

 

 
         
 

Printable Map(s) with GPS coordinates

 
 

Complete

     
  Printable map      
         
 

West Section

 

East Section

 
  Printable map   Printable map  
         
 

Size

 
 

1,364 acres

 
         
 

Parking

 
 

Conservancy Drive is a single lane dirt road. Pull off the road and park on the south shoulder, leaving room for vehicles to pass.

Conservancy Drive
N44 14.408, W96 17.912

Turn-out on U.S, Hwy 75
N44 15.038, W96 17.300

 
         
 

Driving Directions

  Area and County  
 

Get driving directions from Google Maps to this destination from any address, and send those directions to your phone.

   
          Lincoln County  
          Southwest Minnesota  
     
 
Activities
 
 

Hiking Trails

 
 

No maintained trails

 
     
 

Hunting

 
 

No hunting

 
     
 
Ecology
 
 

Ecological Classification

  Ecological Classification  
  Ecological Province    

Prairie Parkland Province

   
  Ecological Section    

North Central Glaciated Plains

   
  Ecological Subsection    

Coteau Moraines

   
  Land Type Association    

Buffalo Ridge

Woodstock Till Plain

   
             
 

Native Plant Communities*

   
 

Basswood - Bur Oak - (Green Ash) Forest

Dry Hill Prairie (Southern)

Mesic Prairie (Southern)

Prairie Meadow/Carr

Wet Prairie (Southern)

Wet Seepage Prairie (Southern)

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

Natural Features

     
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           
 
Visitor Photos
 
           
 

Share your photo of this destination.

 
  This button not working for you?
Simply email us at info@MinnesotaSeasons.com.
Attach one or more photos and, if you like, a caption.
 
 

Laura Baxley

 
    Hole-in-the-Mountain Prairie      
           
 

View north

 
    Hole-in-the-Mountain Prairie      
           
 

Silver leaves

 
    Hole-in-the-Mountain Prairie      
           
 
MinnesotaSeasons.com Photos
 
 

Hilltop pulloff

 
    Hole-in-the-Mountain Prairie   Hole-in-the-Mountain Prairie  
           
 

Access road and parking

 
    Hole-in-the-Mountain Prairie   Hole-in-the-Mountain Prairie  
           
 

Sign at southeast corner

 
    Hole-in-the-Mountain Prairie   Hole-in-the-Mountain Prairie  
           
 

Dry Hill Prairie (Southern)

 
    Hole-in-the-Mountain Prairie      
           
 

Prairie Meadow/Carr

 
    Hole-in-the-Mountain Prairie   Hole-in-the-Mountain Prairie  
           
    Hole-in-the-Mountain Prairie   Hole-in-the-Mountain Prairie  
           
 

Mesic Prairie (Southern) on the left, Dry Hill Prairie (Southern) on the right

 
    Hole-in-the-Mountain Prairie   Hole-in-the-Mountain Prairie  
           
 

Undulating hills

 
    Hole-in-the-Mountain Prairie      

 

Camera

     
 
Slideshows
 
 
     
     

 

slideshow

       
 
Visitor Videos
 
       
 

Share your video of this destination.

 
  This button not working for you?
Simply email us at info@MinnesotaSeasons.com.
Attach a video, a YouTube link, or a cloud storage link.
 
 

 

 
     
     
       
       
 
Other Videos
 
     
     
     

 

Camcorder

           
 
Visitor Sightings
 
           
 

Share your sightings or comments about of this destination.

 
  This button not working for you?
Simply email us at info@MinnesotaSeasons.com.
 
 

Laura Baxley

 
 

Amphibians

 
  northern leopard frog (Rana pipiens)      
         
 

Insects and Arachnids

 
 

regal fritillary (Speyeria idalia)

swamp milkweed leaf beetle (Labidomera clivicollis)

twelve-spotted skimmer (Libellula pulchella)

widow skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)

  regal fritillary  
         
 

Plants

 
 

bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa)

desert false indigo (Amorpha fruticosa)

leadplant (Amorpha canescens)

musk thistle (Carduus nutans)

  leadplant  
         
 

Reptiles

 
  common garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis) or plains garter snake (Thamnophis radix)      
           
 
MinnesotaSeasons.com Sightings
 
 

Visits

7/2/2005

  7/11/2018  

7/12/2018

  7/13/2018    
 
 

Amphibians

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Amphibians and Reptiles List

 
  northern leopard frog (Rana pipiens)   northern leopard frog  
 

Bacteria, Viruses, and Other Pathogens

 
  apical chlorosis of Canada thistle (Pst) (Pseudomonas syringae pv. tagetis)   Pst  
 

Birds

 
 

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

Special Concern

Purple Martin (Progne subis)

 
 

eBird Field Checklist (Complete)

eBird Field Checklist (Inbetween train tracks and Hwy)

eBird Field Checklist (West of Train Tracks)

 
 

American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)

Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)

Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus)

Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida)

Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)

Dickcissel (Spiza americana)

Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)

Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)

Purple Martin (Progne subis)

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)

Sedge Wren (Cistothorus platensis)

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

Upland Sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda)

Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta)

Yellow-headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus)

 

American Goldfinch

Brown-headed Cowbird

Mourning Dove

Red-winged Blackbird

Ring-necked Pheasant

Turkey Vulture

 
 

Insects and Arachnids

 
 

Six insect and arachnid species with conservation status in Minnesota have been seen here:

Endangered

Dakota skipper (Hesperia dacotae)

Ottoe skipper (Hesperia ottoe)

Uncas skipper (Hesperia uncas)

Special Concern

Iowa skipper (Atrytone arogos iowa)

Pawnee skipper (Hesperia leonardus pawnee)

regal fritillary (Speyeria idalia)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Insects List

 
 

achemon sphinx (Eumorpha achemon)

clouded sulphur (Colias philodice)

common green darner (Anax junius)

common wood nymph (Cercyonis pegala)

Dakota skipper (Hesperia dacotae)

dog day cicada (Neotibicen canicularis)

goldenrod bunch gall midge (Rhopalomyia solidaginis)

goldenrod gall fly (Eurosta solidaginis)

Halloween pennant (Celithemis eponina)

honeysuckle aphid (Hyadaphis tataricae)

monarch (Danaus plexippus)

orange sulphur (Colias eurytheme)

regal fritillary (Speyeria idalia)

twelve-spotted skimmer (Libellula pulchella)

viceroy (Limenitis archippus)

widow skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)

 

clouded sulphur

Halloween pennant

honeysuckle aphid

viceroy

 
 

Mammals

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Mammals List

 
 

eastern cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus)

muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus)

plains pocket gopher (Geomys bursarius)

whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

  eastern cottontail  
 

Plants

 
 

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

Special Concern

flexile milkvetch (Astragalus flexuosus var. flexuosus)

plains reed grass (Calamagrostis montanensis)

prairie moonwort (Botrychium campestre)

red three-awn (Aristida purpurea var. longiseta)

small white lady’s slipper (Cypripedium candidum)

small-leaved pussytoes (Antennaria parvifolia)

velvety goldenrod (Solidago mollis)

western white prairie clover (Dalea candida var. oligophylla)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas and Minnesota Biological Survey Vegetation Releves Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Basswood - Bur Oak - (Green Ash) Forest MHs38b

Dry Hill Prairie (Southern) UPs13d

Mesic Prairie (Southern) UPs23a

Prairie Meadow/Carr WMp73a

Wet Prairie (Southern) WPs54b

Wet Seepage Prairie (Southern) WPs54a

     
 

 

absinth wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)

alfalfa (Medicago sativa ssp. sativa)

alsike clover (Trifolium hybridum)

American bugleweed (Lycopus americanus)

American hog peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata var. comosa)

American pasqueflower (Anemone patens var. multifida)

arum-leaved arrowhead (Sagittaria cuneata)

bearded wheatgrass (Elymus trachycaulus ssp. subsecundus)

big bluestem (Andropogon gerardi)

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

black medick (Medicago lupulina)

black-seeded plantain (Plantago rugelii var. rugelii)

blue vervain (Verbena hastata)

broad-leaved cattail (Typha latifolia)

bull thistle (Cirsium vulgare)

bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa)

butter and eggs (Linaria vulgaris)

Buxbaum’s sedge (Carex buxbaumii)

Canada anemone (Anemone canadensis)

Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense)

Canada wildrye (Elymus canadensis)

Canadian milkvetch (Astragalus canadensis var. canadensis)

Canadian tick-trefoil (Desmodium canadense)

candle anemone (Anemone cylindrica)

charlock mustard (Sinapis arvensis)

chicory (Cichorium intybus)

clammy groundcherry (Physalis heterophylla var. heterophylla)

common burdock (Arctium minus)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

common duckweed (Lemna minor)

common evening primrose (Oenothera biennis)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common plantain (Plantago major)

common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

crown vetch (Securigera varia)

cup plant (Silphium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum)

curly dock (Rumex crispus)

curly-cup gumweed (Grindelia squarrosa)

cut-leaved coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata var. laciniata)

desert false indigo (Amorpha fruticosa)

dodder (Cuscuta sp.)

dotted blazing star (Liatris punctata var. punctata)

downy phlox (Phlox pilosa ssp. fulgida)

downy yellow violet (Viola pubescens)

Dudley’s rush (Juncus dudleyi)

early figwort (Scrophularia lanceolata)

eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana)

false boneset (Brickellia eupatorioides var. corymbulosa)

field horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

field sow thistle (Sonchus arvensis)

fox sedge (Carex vulpinoidea)

foxtail barley (Hordeum jubatum ssp. jubatum)

giant goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)

golden alexanders (Zizia aurea)

gray goldenrod (Solidago nemoralis)

gray-headed coneflower (Ratibida pinnata)

green milkweed (Asclepias viridiflora)

green needlegrass (Nassella viridula)

grooved yellow flax (Linum sulcatum var. sulcatum)

heart-leaved four o’clock (Mirabilis nyctaginea)

heart-leaved golden alexanders (Zizia aptera)

hedge bindweed (Calystegia sepium ssp. angulata)

hoary puccoon (Lithospermum canescens)

hoary vervain (Verbena stricta)

hybrid cattail (Typha × glauca)

Indian hemp (Apocynum cannabinum)

Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans)

June grass (Koeleria macrantha)

leadplant (Amorpha canescens)

leafy spurge (Euphorbia virgata)

Leiberg’s panic grass (Dichanthelium leibergii)

lesser bladderwort (Utricularia minor)

little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium)

long-headed coneflower (Ratibida columnifera)

mat muhly (Muhlenbergia richardsonis)

Maximilian’s sunflower (Helianthus maximiliani)

Morrow’s honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii)

narrow-leaved cattail (Typha angustifolia)

narrow-leaved purple coneflower (Echinacea angustifolia)

northern bedstraw (Galium boreale)

pale agoseris (Agoseris glauca var. glauca)

pale bulrush (Scirpus pallidus)

Pennsylvania cinquefoil (Potentilla pensylvanica)

plains cottonwood (Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera)

plains muhly (Muhlenbergia cuspidata)

plumeless thistle (Carduus acanthoides ssp. acanthoides)

porcupine grass (Hesperostipa spartea)

prairie blazing star (Liatris pycnostachya var. pycnostachya)

prairie coreopsis (Coreopsis palmata)

prairie dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis)

prairie fleabane (Erigeron strigosus)

prairie groundsel (Packera plattensis)

prairie larkspur (Delphinium carolinianum ssp. virescens)

prairie lettuce (Lactuca ludoviciana)

prairie rose (Rosa arkansana)

prairie turnip (Pediomelum esculentum)

prairie violet (Viola pedatifida var. pedatifida)

purple locoweed (Oxytropis lambertii var. lambertii)

purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea var. purpurea)

red clover (Trifolium pratense)

red three-awn (Aristida purpurea var. longiseta)

redtop (Agrostis gigantea)

reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea)

rigid sedge (Carex tetanica)

rough blazing star (Liatris aspera)

sandbar willow (Salix interior)

scouring rush horsetail (Equisetum hyemale ssp. affine)

Scribner’s panic grass (Dichanthelium oligosanthes ssp. scribnerianum)

showy blue lettuce (Lactuca tatarica ssp. pulchella)

showy goldenrod (Solidago speciosa)

sideoats grama (Bouteloua curtipendula var. curtipendula)

silky aster (Symphyotrichum sericeum)

silverleaf scurfpea (Pediomelum argophyllum)

smooth brome (Bromus inermis)

smooth oxeye (Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra)

smooth scouring rush (Equisetum laevigatum)

smooth sumac (Rhus glabra)

soft-stem bulrush (Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani)

spotted water hemlock (Cicuta maculata var. maculata)

spreading dogbane (Apocynum androsaemifolium)

stiff goldenrod (Solidago rigida ssp. rigida)

stiff sunflower (Helianthus pauciflorus)

swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata)

switch grass (Panicum virgatum var. virgatum)

timothy (Phleum pratense)

toothed evening primrose (Oenothera serrulata)

veiny pea (Lathyrus venosus var. intonsus)

Virginia groundcherry (Physalis virginiana var. virginiana)

Virginia waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum)

water smartweed (Persicaria amphibia)

western marbleseed (Lithospermum occidentale)

western poison ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

western ragweed (Ambrosia psilostachya)

western white prairie clover (Dalea candida var. oligophylla)

white heath aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides)

white prairie clover (Dalea candida var. candida)

white sage (Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana)

white sweet clover (Melilotus albus)

whorled milkweed (Asclepias verticillata)

wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

wild grape (Vitis riparia)

wild licorice (Glycyrrhiza lepidota)

wild mint (Mentha arvensis)

wolfberry (Symphoricarpos occidentalis)

wood lily (Lilium philadelphicum var. andinum)

woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

woolly sedge (Carex pellita)

woundwort (Stachys pilosa var. arenicola)

yellow goat’s beard (Tragopogon dubius)

yellow sweet clover (Melilotus officinalis)

 

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)

Agoseris glauca var. glauca (pale agoseris)

Agrostis gigantea (redtop)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Ambrosia psilostachya (western ragweed)

Amorpha canescens (leadplant)

Amorpha fruticosa (desert false indigo)

Amphicarpaea bracteata var. comosa (American hog peanut)

Andropogon gerardi (big bluestem)

Anemone canadensis (Canada anemone)

Anemone cylindrica (candle anemone)

Anemone patens var. multifida (American pasqueflower)

Apocynum androsaemifolium (spreading dogbane)

Apocynum cannabinum (Indian hemp)

Arctium minus (common burdock)

Aristida purpurea var. longiseta (red three-awn)

Artemisia absinthium (absinth wormwood)

Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana (white sage)

Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata (swamp milkweed)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Asclepias verticillata (whorled milkweed)

Asclepias viridiflora (green milkweed)

Astragalus canadensis var. canadensis (Canadian milkvetch)

Bouteloua curtipendula var. curtipendula (sideoats grama)

Brickellia eupatorioides var. corymbulosa (false boneset)

Bromus inermis (smooth brome)

Calystegia sepium. ssp. angulata (hedge bindweed)

Carduus acanthoides (plumeless thistle)

Carex buxbaumii (Buxbaum’s sedge)

Carex pellita (woolly sedge)

Carex tetanica (rigid sedge)

Carex vulpinoidea (fox sedge)

Cichorium intybus (chicory)

Cicuta maculata var. maculata (spotted water hemlock)

Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle)

Cirsium vulgare (bull thistle)

Coreopsis palmata (prairie coreopsis)

Cuscuta sp. (dodder)

Dalea candida var. candida (white prairie clover)

Dalea candida var. oligophylla (western white prairie clover)

Dalea purpurea var. purpurea (purple prairie clover)

Delphinium carolinianum ssp. virescens (prairie larkspur)

Desmodium canadense (Canadian tick-trefoil)

Dichanthelium leibergii (Leiberg’s panic grass)

Dichanthelium oligosanthes ssp. scribnerianum (Scribner’s panic grass)

Echinacea angustifolia (narrow-leaved purple coneflower)

Elymus canadensis (Canada wildrye)

Elymus trachycaulus ssp. subsecundus (bearded wheatgrass)

Equisetum arvense (field horsetail)

Equisetum hyemale ssp. affine (scouring rush horsetail)

Equisetum laevigatum (smooth scouring rush)

Erigeron strigosus (prairie fleabane)

Euphorbia virgata (leafy spurge)

Galium boreale (northern bedstraw)

Glycyrrhiza lepidota (wild licorice)

Grindelia squarrosa (curly-cup gumweed)

Helianthus maximiliani (Maximilian’s sunflower)

Helianthus pauciflorus (stiff sunflower)

Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra (smooth oxeye)

Hesperostipa spartea (porcupine grass)

Hordeum jubatum ssp. jubatum (foxtail barley)

Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum (Virginia waterleaf)

Juncus dudleyi (Dudley’s rush)

Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana (eastern redcedar)

Koeleria macrantha (June grass)

Lactuca ludoviciana (prairie lettuce)

Lactuca tatarica ssp. pulchella (showy blue lettuce)

Lathyrus venosus var. intonsus) (veiny pea)

Lemna minor (common duckweed)

Liatris aspera (rough blazing star)

Liatris punctata var. punctata (dotted blazing star)

Liatris pycnostachya var. pycnostachya (prairie blazing star)

Lilium philadelphicum var. andinum (wood lily)

Linaria vulgaris (butter and eggs)

Linum sulcatum var. sulcatum (grooved yellow flax)

Lithospermum canescens (hoary puccoon)

Lithospermum occidentale (western marbleseed)

Lonicera morrowii (Morrow’s honeysuckle)

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

Lycopus americanus (American bugleweed)

Medicago lupulina (black medick)

Medicago sativa ssp. sativa (alfalfa)

Melilotus albus (white sweet clover)

Melilotus officinalis (yellow sweet clover)

Mentha arvensis (wild mint)

Mirabilis nyctaginea (heart-leaved four o’clock)

Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamot)

Muhlenbergia cuspidata (plains muhly)

Muhlenbergia richardsonis (mat muhly)

Nassella viridula (green needlegrass)

Oenothera biennis (common evening primrose)

Oenothera serrulata (toothed evening primrose)

Oxytropis lambertii var. lambertii (purple locoweed)

Packera plattensis (prairie groundsel)

Panicum virgatum var. virgatum (switch grass)

Parthenocissus vitacea (woodbine)

Pediomelum argophyllum (silverleaf scurfpea)

Pediomelum esculentum (prairie turnip)

Persicaria amphibia (water smartweed)

Phalaris arundinacea (reed canary grass)

Phleum pratense (timothy)

Phlox pilosa ssp. fulgida (downy phlox)

Physalis heterophylla var. heterophylla (clammy groundcherry)

Physalis virginiana var. virginiana (Virginia groundcherry)

Plantago major (common plantain)

Plantago rugelii var. rugelii (black-seeded plantain)

Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera (plains cottonwood)

Potentilla pensylvanica (Pennsylvania cinquefoil)

Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa (bur oak)

Ratibida columnifera (long-headed coneflower)

Ratibida pinnata (gray-headed coneflower)

Rhus glabra (smooth sumac)

Rosa arkansana (prairie rose)

Rudbeckia laciniata var. laciniata (cut-leaved coneflower)

Rumex crispus (curly dock)

Sagittaria cuneata (arum-leaved arrowhead)

Salix interior (sandbar willow)

Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium (little bluestem)

Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani (soft-stem bulrush)

Scirpus pallidus (pale bulrush)

Scrophularia lanceolata (early figwort)

Securigera varia (crown vetch)

Silphium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum (cup plant)

Sinapis arvensis (charlock mustard)

Solidago gigantea (giant goldenrod)

Solidago nemoralis (gray goldenrod)

Solidago rigida ssp. rigida (stiff goldenrod)

Solidago speciosa (showy goldenrod)

Sonchus arvensis (field sow thistle)

Sorghastrum nutans (Indiangrass)

Sporobolus heterolepis (prairie dropseed)

Stachys pilosa var. arenicola (woundwort)

Symphoricarpos occidentalis (wolfberry)

Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides (white heath aster)

Symphyotrichum sericeum (silky aster)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Toxicodendron rydbergii (western poison ivy)

Tragopogon dubius (yellow goat’s beard)

Trifolium hybridum (alsike clover)

Trifolium pratense (red clover)

Typha × glauca (hybrid cattail)

Typha angustifolia (narrow-leaved cattail)

Typha latifolia (broad-leaved cattail)

Utricularia minor (lesser bladderwort)

Verbena hastata (blue vervain)

Verbena stricta (hoary vervain)

Viola pedatifida var. pedatifida (prairie violet)

Viola pubescens (downy yellow violet)

Vitis riparia (wild grape)

Zizia aptera (heart-leaved golden alexanders)

Zizia aurea (golden alexanders)

 

alsike clover

American pasqueflower

bird’s-foot trefoil

blue vervain

butter and eggs

Canada anemone

Canadian milkvetch

Canadian tick-trefoil

common evening primrose

common yarrow

crown vetch

desert false indigo

downy phlox

false boneset

gray-headed coneflower

heart-leaved four o’clock

heart-leaved golden alexanders

hoary puccoon

leadplant

long-headed coneflower

Morrow’s honeysuckle

pale agoseris

prairie coreopsis

prairie fleabane (var. strigosus)

prairie larkspur

prairie rose

purple locoweed

purple prairie clover

showy goldenrod (var. speciosa)

silky aster

swamp milkweed

toothed evening primrose

Virginia waterleaf

western poison ivy

whorled milkweed

wild bergamot

wood lily

 
 

Reptiles

 
  plains garter snake (Thamnophis radix)   plains garter snake  

 

 

Binoculars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uncas Skipper

Hole-in-the-Mountain Prairie is one of only two sites in Minnesota where the Uncas skipper can be found.

 

 

Dakota Skipper

In 2017 the Minnesota Zoo’s Prairie Butterfly Conservation Program released 200 Dakota Skippers in Hole-in-the-Mountain Prairie. In 2018 they released another 400, and there were plans to release more in 2019.


Last Updated:

About Us | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | © 2022 MinnesotaSeasons.com. All rights reserved.