Kellogg-Weaver Dunes SNA

               
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Area and County

Wabasha County

 

 

 


Size

697 acres

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Sections

Kellogg-Weaver Unit

Weaver Dunes Unit

 
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Hiking Trails

No maintained trails

 
Hunting

Deer only. 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)

Mississippi River Valley

 
Native Plant Communities1

Dry Barrens Prairie (Southern)

Dry Barrens Oak Savanna (Southern): Oak Subtype

Silver Maple - (Virginia Creeper) Floodplain Forest


Ownership Minnesota DNR logo   The Nature Conservancy logo
 
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Kellogg-Weaver Dunes SNA

Minnesota DNR

The Nature Conservancy


Comments

Kellogg-Weaver Dunes SNA consists of two disconnected sections on a terrace above the Mississippi River. The 592-acre section to the south (Weaver Dunes Unit) is owned by the Nature Conservancy.

The McCarthy Lake WMA is adjacent to both sections, east of Wabasha County Road 84. Weaver Bottoms is four miles south on US Highway 61.


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Birds

Three bird species with conservation status in Minnesota and one tracked species have been seen here:

 

Endangered

Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)

 

Special concern

Bell’s Vireo (Vireo bellii)

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

 

Tracked

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)


Insects and Arachnids

Two insect species with conservation status in Minnesota have been seen here:

 

Endangered

Ottoe skipper (Hesperia ottoe)

 

Special concern

regal fritillary (Speyeria idalia)


Mammals

One mammal species with conservation status in Minnesota has been seen here:

 

Special concern

plains pocket mouse (Perognathus flavescens)


Plants

In mid-summer, rough-seeded fameflower blooms daily after 4:30 p.m. for only three hours.

 
 

Fourteen plant species with conservation status in Minnesota and one species on the watch list are found on at least one of the units of this SNA:

 

Endangered

slender dayflower (Commelina erecta)

winter bentgrass (Agrostis hyemalis)

 

Threatened

clasping milkweed (Asclepias amplexicaulis)

rough-seeded fameflower (Talinum rugospermum)

seaside three-awn (Aristida tuberculosa)

woolly beachheather (Hudsonia tomentosa)

 

Special concern

Canada frostweed (Helianthemum canadense)

Canada toadflax (Nuttallanthus canadensis)

goat’s rue (Tephrosia virginiana)

plains wild indigo (Baptisia bracteata var. leucophaea)

purple sand grass (Triplasis purpurea)

red three-awn (Aristida purpurea var. longiseta)

white wild indigo (Baptisia lactea var. lactea)

yellow-fruited sedge (Carex annectens)

 

Watch list

long-bearded hawkweed (Hieracium longipilum)

 
 

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

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Dry Barrens Prairie (Southern) UPs13a

Dry Barrens Oak Savanna (Southern): Oak Subtype UPs14a2

Silver Maple - (Virginia Creeper) Floodplain Forest FFs68a


Reptiles

This area hosts one of the largest populations of the Blanding’s turtle. In June, females migrate to here to lay their eggs, and in August the hatchlings return to the wetlands.

 
 

Two reptile species with conservation status in Minnesota have been seen here:

 

Threatened

Blanding’s turtle (Emydoidea blandingii)

 

Special concern

gopher snake (Pituophis catenifer)


 

 

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