John Murtaugh Memorial WMA

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Area and County

    Goodhue County
    Southeast Minnesota
     
 

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Size

119.87 acres

 
 
Maps

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Parking Lot

An access road at the east side of US Hwy 58 leads 0.1 mile to a parking lot with a natural/grass surface.

N44 27.858, W92 33.712

 
Hiking Trails

The DNR management road shown on the map is overgrown in the summer and not visible on the ground.

 
Hunting

Deer, Small Game, Pheasants. See Hunting and Trapping Regulations (MN DNR) for details.

 
Ecological Classification Province  

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

Ecological Classification
Section  

Paleozoic Plateau

Subsection(s)  

The Blufflands

Land Type Association(s)

Alluvial Plain

Altura Ridgetops

Elba Slopes

 
Native Plant Communities1

Not mapped (4/22/2020)

 
Ownership Minnesota DNR logo        
 
Links

Minnesota DNR

 
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Visits

7/24/2020

           

 

 

 

 

       
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Entrance

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Parking

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Wood routed sign

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Pheasants Forever brochures

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Tall grassland - planted non-local genotype native grasses with forbs

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Crop Rotation Involving Tillage by DNR (non-CFA/Lease)

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  The food crop is corn planted early, soybeans, corn planted later, and annual fleabane.
       

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Amphibians

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American toad (Anaxyrus americanus)

American toad

 
Bacteria

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Birds

American Woodcock and Ring-necked Pheasant nest here.

 
 

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Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia)

Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida)

Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis)

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Sedge Wren (Cistothorus platensis)

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

 

 
Fungi and Lichens

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Cherry Leaf Spot (Blumeriella jaapii)

Milk-white Toothed Polypore (Irpex lacteus)

Milk-white Toothed Polypore

 
Insects and Arachnids

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black swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)

cabbage white (Pieris rapae)

Carolina grasshopper (Dissosteira carolina)

common wood nymph (Cercyonis pegala)

dog day cicada (Neotibicen canicularis)

eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)

goldenrod bunch gall midge (Rhopalomyia solidaginis)

goldenrod gall fly (Eurosta solidaginis)

goldenrod soldier beetle (Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus)

great spangled fritillary (Speyeria cybele)

monarch (Danaus plexippus)

northern crescent (Phyciodes cocyta)

orange sulphur (Colias eurytheme)

twelve-spotted skimmer (Libellula pulchella)

western thatching ant (Formica obscuripes)

 

 
Mammals

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American red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)

eastern cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus)

plains pocket gopher (Geomys bursarius)

whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

eastern cottontail

 
Plants

 

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American black currant (Ribes americanum)

American bugleweed (Lycopus americanus)

American cow parsnip (Heracleum sphondylium ssp. montanum)

American elderberry (Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis)

American elm (Ulmus americana)

American germander (Teucrium canadense)

annual fleabane (Erigeron annuus)

bastard toadflax (Comandra umbellata ssp. umbellata)

big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)

bittersweet nightshade (Solanum dulcamara)

black cherry (Prunus serotina var. serotina)

black medick (Medicago lupulina)

black raspberry (Rubus occidentalis)

black walnut (Juglans nigra)

black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima)

black-seeded plantain (Plantago rugelii var. rugelii)

blue cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides)

blue spruce (Picea pungens)

boxelder (Acer negundo var. negundo)

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

bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa)

butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa ssp. interior)

Canada lettuce (Lactuca canadensis)

Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense)

Canada wildrye (Elymus canadensis)

Canadian clearweed (Pilea pumila)

Canadian honewort (Cryptotaenia canadensis)

Canadian horseweed (Conyza canadensis)

Canadian milkvetch (Astragalus canadensis var. canadensis)

Canadian tick-trefoil (Desmodium canadense)

candle anemone (Anemone cylindrica)

catnip (Nepeta cataria)

chokecherry (Prunus virginiana var. virginiana)

clammy groundcherry (Physalis heterophylla var. heterophylla)

cleavers (Galium aparine)

common agrimony (Agrimonia gryposepala)

common blue violet (Viola sororia)

common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)

common burdock (Arctium minus)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

common evening primrose (Oenothera biennis)

common false Solomon’s seal (Maianthemum racemosum var. racemosum)

common lamb’s-quarters (Chenopodium album)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca)

common mullein (Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus)

common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

common St. Johnswort (Hypericum perforatum)

common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

compass plant (Silphium laciniatum)

corn (Zea mays)

crown vetch (Securigera varia)

curly dock (Rumex crispus)

eastern purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana)

false sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides var. occidentalis)

field sow thistle (Sonchus arvensis)

field thistle (Cirsium discolor)

flat-topped aster (Doellingeria umbellata)

foxtail barley (Hordeum jubatum ssp. jubatum)

fragrant bedstraw (Galium triflorum)4

giant chickweed (Myosoton aquaticum)

giant ragweed (Ambrosia trifida var. trifida)

golden alexanders (Zizia aurea)

gray dogwood (Cornus racemosa)

gray-headed coneflower (Ratibida pinnata)

ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea)

heart-leaved golden alexanders (Zizia aptera)

hoary vervain (Verbena stricta)

Indian hemp (Apocynum cannabinum)

Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans)

jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

June grass (Koeleria macrantha)

Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis ssp. pratensis)

leadplant (Amorpha canescens)

little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium)

Missouri goldenrod (Solidago missouriensis)

Missouri gooseberry (Ribes missouriense)

narrow-leaved cattail (Typha angustifolia)

northern bedstraw (Galium boreale)

northern lady fern (Athyrium filix-femina ssp. angustum)

northern pin oak (Quercus ellipsoidalis)

northern prickly ash (Zanthoxylum americanum)

orchard grass (Dactylis glomerata ssp. glomerata)

paradise apple (Malus pumila)

plains cottonwood (Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera)

prairie blazing star (Liatris pycnostachya var. pycnostachya)

prairie coreopsis (Coreopsis palmata)

prairie fleabane (Erigeron strigosus)

prairie rose (Rosa arkansana)

quackgrass (Elymus repens)

quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

Queen Anne’s lace (Daucus carota ssp. carota)

rattlesnake master (Eryngium yuccifolium var. yuccifolium)

red clover (Trifolium pratense)

red elderberry (Sambucus racemosa var. racemosa)

red osier dogwood (Cornus sericea ssp. sericea)

red pine (Pinus resinosa)

redtop (Agrostis gigantea)

reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea)

rough bedstraw (Galium asprellum)

rough blazing star (Liatris aspera)

rough cinquefoil (Potentilla norvegica)

round-headed bush clover (Lespedeza capitata)

sandbar willow (Salix interior)

sawtooth sunflower (Helianthus grosseserratus)

Scotch pine (Pinus sylvestris)

Siberian elm (Ulmus pumila)

slender willow (Salix petiolaris)

smooth brome (Bromus inermis)

smooth sumac (Rhus glabra)

soybean (Glycine max)

spinulose wood fern (Dryopteris carthusiana)

spotted St. Johnswort (Hypericum punctatum)

staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina)

stiff goldenrod (Solidago rigida ssp. rigida)

stiff sunflower (Helianthus pauciflorus)

stinging nettle (Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis)

switch grass (Panicum virgatum var. virgatum)

tall cinquefoil (Drymocallis arguta)

tall goldenrod (Solidago altissima ssp. altissima)

tall meadow rue (Thalictrum dasycarpum)

timothy (Phleum pratense)

touch-me-not (Impatiens sp.)

velvet-leaf (Abutilon theophrasti)

western poison ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

white avens (Geum canadense)

white campion (Silene latifolia ssp. alba)

white clover (Trifolium repens)

white heath aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides)

white panicled aster (Symphyotrichum lanceolatum)

white prairie clover (Dalea candida var. candida)

white snakeroot (Ageratina altissima var. altissima)

white spruce (Picea glauca)

white sweet clover (Melilotus albus)

white wild indigo (Baptisia lactea var. lactea)

wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

wild cucumber (Echinocystis lobata)

wild geranium (Geranium maculatum)

wild grape (Vitis riparia)

wild parsnip (Pastinaca sativa)

woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

yellow wood sorrel (Oxalis stricta)

 

 

 

 
Reptiles

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Created: 7/23/2020

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