Hythecker Prairie SNA

               
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Area and County

Dodge County

 

 

 


Size

40 acres

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Parking

N44 1.374, W93 2.160

 
Hiking Trails

No maintained trails

 
Hunting

No hunting


Ecological Classification

Province

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

Ecological Classification

Section

Minnesota & NE Iowa Morainal

Subsection(s)

Oak Savanna

Land Type Association(s)

Blooming Prairie Till Plain

 
Native Plant Communities1

Southern Wet Prairie


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Visits

8/12/2000

8/25/2011

  7/8/2012

 

 

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Birds

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)

Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum)

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus)

American Robin

Black-capped Chickadee

Blue Jay


Insects and Arachnids

cabbage white (Pieris rapae)

common eastern firefly (Photinus pyralis)

common wood nymph (Cercyonis pegala)

dog day cicada (Neotibicen canicularis)

eastern tailed-blue (Cupido comyntas)

goldenrod gall fly (Eurosta solidaginis)

Halloween pennant (Celithemis eponina)

monarch (Danaus plexippus)

orange sulphur (Colias eurytheme)

red milkweed beetle (Tetraopes tetrophthalmus)

seven-spotted lady beetle (Coccinella septempunctata)

twelve-spotted skimmer (Libellula pulchella)

white-lined sphinx (Hyles lineata)

widow skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)

dog day cicada

Halloween pennant

monarch

twelve-spotted skimmer


Mammals

plains pocket gopher (Geomys bursarius)

plains pocket gopher


Plants

Four plant species with conservation status in Minnesota and one species on the watch list are found here:

 

Threatened

edible valerian (Valeriana edulis var. ciliata)

largebract ticktrefoil (Desmodium cuspidatum var. longifolium)

tuberous Indian plantain (Arnoglossum plantagineum)

 

Special concern

rattlesnake master (Eryngium yuccifolium var. yuccifolium)

 

Watch list

stiff cowbane (Oxypolis rigidior)

 
 

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

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Southern Wet Prairie WPs54

 
 

 

American bugleweed (Lycopus americanus)

American elderberry (Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis)

American red raspberry (Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus)

annual fleabane (Erigeron annuus)

asparagus (Asparagus officinalis)

balsam poplar (Populus balsamifera)

big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)

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

black cherry (Prunus serotina var. serotina)

black medick (Medicago lupulina)

black raspberry (Rubus occidentalis)

black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima)

blue vervain (Verbena hastata var. scabra)

bottle gentian (Gentiana andrewsii)

brook lobelia (Lobelia kalmii)

Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense)

candle anemone (Anemone cylindrica)

catnip (Nepeta cataria)

common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)

common evening primrose (Oenothera biennis)

common lamb’s-quarters (Chenopodium album)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

common strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)

common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

compass plant (Silphium laciniatum)

curly dock (Rumex crispus)

downy phlox (Phlox pilosa ssp. fulgida)

false sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides var. occidentalis)

field horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

field thistle (Cirsium discolor)

four-flowered yellow loosestrife (Lysimachia quadriflora)

foxtail barley (Hordeum jubatum ssp. jubatum)

giant ragweed (Ambrosia trifida var. trifida)

gray dogwood (Cornus racemosa)

gray-headed coneflower (Ratibida pinnata)

green foxtail (Setaria viridis var. viridis)

hoary alyssum (Berteroa incana)

hoary vervain (Verbena stricta)

Indian hemp (Apocynum cannabinum)

Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans)

largebract ticktrefoil (Desmodium cuspidatum)

late goldenrod (Solidago altissima)

little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium)

mountain death camas (Anticlea elegans)

narrow-leaved hawk’s-beard (Crepis tectorum)

narrow-leaved meadowsweet (Spiraea alba var. alba)

northern bedstraw (Galium boreale)

northern blue flag (Iris versicolor)

pineapple-weed (Matricaria discoidea)

prairie alumroot (Heuchera richardsonii)

prairie blazing star (Liatris pycnostachya var. pycnostachya)

prairie fleabane (Erigeron strigosus)

prairie rose (Rosa arkansana)

purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea var. purpurea)

quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

red clover (Trifolium pratense)

reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea)

rough blazing star (Liatris aspera)

round-leaved dogwood (Cornus rugosa)

Russian olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia)

sawtooth sunflower (Helianthus grosseserratus)

silver maple (Acer saccharinum)

smooth scouring rush (Equisetum laevigatum)

soft wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa var. mollis)

spotted water hemlock (Cicuta maculata)

stiff goldenrod (Solidago rigida ssp. rigida)

stinging nettle (Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis)

swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata)

tall meadow rue (Thalictrum dasycarpum)

timothy (Phleum pratense)

tuberous Indian plantain (Arnoglossum plantagineum)

Virginia mountain mint (Pycnanthemum virginianum)

Virginia pepper grass (Lepidium virginicum var. virginicum)

water smartweed (Persicaria amphibia)

western poison ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

white sweet clover (Melilotus albus)

wild cucumber (Echinocystis lobata)

wild grape (Vitis riparia)

wild parsnip (Pastinaca sativa)

wood betony (Pedicularis canadensis ssp. canadensis)

woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

yellow avens (Geum aleppicum)

yellow goat’s beard (Tragopogon dubius)

yellow wood sorrel (Oxalis stricta)

 

Acer saccharinum (silver maple)

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Ambrosia trifida var. trifida (giant ragweed)

Andropogon gerardii (big bluestem)

Anemone cylindrica (candle anemone)

Anticlea elegans (mountain death camas)

Apocynum cannabinum (Indian hemp)

Arnoglossum plantagineum (tuberous Indian plantain)

Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata (swamp milkweed)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Asparagus officinalis (asparagus)

Berteroa incana (hoary alyssum)

Chenopodium album (common lamb’s-quarters)

Cicuta maculata (spotted water hemlock)

Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle)

Cirsium discolor (field thistle)

Cornus racemosa (gray dogwood)

Cornus rugosa (round-leaved dogwood)

Crepis tectorum (narrow-leaved hawk’s-beard)

Dalea purpurea var. purpurea (purple prairie clover)

Desmodium cuspidatum (largebract ticktrefoil)

Echinocystis lobata (wild cucumber)

Elaeagnus angustifolia (Russian olive)

Equisetum arvense (field horsetail)

Equisetum laevigatum (smooth scouring rush)

Erigeron annuus (annual fleabane)

Erigeron strigosus (prairie fleabane)

Fragaria virginiana (common strawberry)

Galium boreale (northern bedstraw)

Gentiana andrewsii (bottle gentian)

Geum aleppicum (yellow avens)

Helianthus grosseserratus (sawtooth sunflower)

Heliopsis helianthoides var. occidentalis (false sunflower)

Heuchera richardsonii (prairie alumroot)

Hordeum jubatum ssp. jubatum (foxtail barley)

Iris versicolor (northern blue flag)

Lepidium virginicum var. virginicum (Virginia pepper grass)

Liatris aspera (rough blazing star)

Liatris pycnostachya var. pycnostachya (prairie blazing star)

Lobelia kalmii (brook lobelia)

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

Lycopus americanus (American bugleweed)

Lysimachia quadriflora (four-flowered yellow loosestrife)

Matricaria discoidea (pineapple-weed)

Medicago lupulina (black medick)

Melilotus albus (white sweet clover)

Monarda fistulosa var. mollis (soft wild bergamot)

Nepeta cataria (catnip)

Oenothera biennis (common evening primrose)

Oxalis stricta (yellow wood sorrel)

Parthenocissus vitacea (woodbine)

Pastinaca sativa (wild parsnip)

Pedicularis canadensis ssp. canadensis (wood betony)

Persicaria amphibia (water smartweed)

Phalaris arundinacea (reed canary grass)

Phleum pratense (timothy)

Phlox pilosa ssp. fulgida (downy phlox)

Populus balsamifera (balsam poplar)

Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)

Prunus serotina var. serotina (black cherry)

Pycnanthemum virginianum (Virginia mountain mint)

Ratibida pinnata (gray-headed coneflower)

Rhamnus cathartica (common buckthorn)

Rosa arkansana (prairie rose)

Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus (American red raspberry)

Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)

Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima (black-eyed Susan)

Rumex crispus (curly dock)

Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis (American elderberry)

Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium (little bluestem)

Setaria viridis var. viridis (green foxtail)

Silphium laciniatum (compass plant)

Solidago altissima (late goldenrod)

Solidago rigida ssp. rigida (stiff goldenrod)

Sorghastrum nutans (Indiangrass)

Spiraea alba var. alba (narrow-leaved meadowsweet)

Thalictrum dasycarpum (tall meadow rue)

Toxicodendron rydbergii (western poison ivy)

Tragopogon dubius (yellow goat’s beard)

Trifolium pratense (red clover)

Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis (stinging nettle)

Verbena hastata var. scabra (blue vervain)

Verbena stricta (hoary vervain)

Vitis riparia (wild grape)

American elderberry

black cherry

black raspberry

black-eyed Susan

bottle gentian

catnip

common evening primrose

common yarrow

compass plant

false sunflower

field thistle

gray-headed coneflower

hoary vervain

northern bedstraw

prairie rose

purple prairie clover

spotted water hemlock

swamp milkweed

tall meadow rue

Virginia mountain mint

western poison ivy flowers

wild parsnip

wood betony


 

 

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