Kellogg Weaver Dunes SNA

Weaver Dunes Unit

       
   

Area and County

    Wabasha County
    Southeast Minnesota
     
 

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Size

592 acres

 
 
Maps

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Parking

N44 15.486, W91 55.963

 
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 The Nature Conservancy logo    
 
Links

Kellogg Weaver Dunes SNA

Minnesota DNR

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Wildlife Viewing Area
Kellogg Weaver Dunes SNA, along with adjacent McCarthy Lake WMA, is one of 119 Wildlife Viewing Areas in Minnesota listed by Watchable Wildlife, Inc.

McCarthy Lake WMA / Kellogg-Weaver Dunes SNA / Preserve

 
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9/18/2004

   

 

 

 

 

       
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Dry Barrens Prairie (Southern)

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  Zumbro Bottoms and Kellogg-Weaver Dunes SNA, Minnesota, 11.07.2009
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  Zumbro Bottoms and Kellogg-Weaver Dunes SNA, Minnesota, 11.07.2009  
 
About

On the 11th of July, my friend Alexi and I travelled to Zumbro Bottoms in the Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood State Forest, and to Kellogg-Weaver Dunes and Weaver Dunes Scientific and Natural Areas, both of which are in Wabasha County in southeastern Minnesota.

 
     
  Sara Grover
Intro to Weaver Dunes
 
   
 
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Published on May 26, 2013

First training video for volunteers participating in the Blanding's Turtle Rescue Project through Whitewater State Park.

 
     

 

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Published on Nov 7, 2015

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Kellogg & Weaver Dunes · Open Road Adventures

Minnesota's Great River Road Audio Tour

℗ 2010 Open Road Adventures

Released on: 2010-10-31

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Birds

This site is part of the huge (46,000-acre) Whitewater Valleys Important Bird Area (IBA).

Whitewater Valleys IBA

 
 

Three bird species with conservation status in Minnesota and one tracked species have been seen on at least one of the units of this SNA:

 

Endangered

Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)

 

Special concern

Bell’s Vireo (Vireo bellii)

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

 

Tracked

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

 
 

American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)

 

 
Insects and Arachnids

Two insect species with conservation status in Minnesota have been seen on at least one of the units of this SNA:

 

Endangered

Ottoe skipper (Hesperia ottoe)

 

Special concern

Apache Jumping Spider (Phidippus apacheanus)

regal fritillary (Speyeria idalia)

 
Mammals

One mammal species with conservation status in Minnesota has been seen on at least one of the units of this SNA:

 

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 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

 
 

buffalobur nightshade

horsemint

leadplant

showy partridge pea

Virginia groundcherry

winged pigweed

 

 

 
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 on at least one of the units of this SNA:

 

Threatened

Blanding’s turtle (Emydoidea blandingii)

 

Special concern

gopher snake (Pituophis catenifer)

 
 

gopher snake (Pituophis catenifer)

 

 

 

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