Kettledrummer Prairie

       
   

Area and County

    Wilkin County
    Northwest Minnesota
     
 

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Size

200 acres

 
 
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Parking

Park under the cottonwood tree at the end of 290th St.
N46 21.311, W96 18.078

 
Hiking Trails

No maintained trails

 
Hunting

No hunting

 
Ecological Classification Province  

Prairie Parkland Province

Ecological Classification
Section  

Red River Valley

Subsection(s)  

Red River Prairie

Land Type Association(s)

Barnesville Beach Complex

 
Native Plant Communities1

Prairie Wetland Complex

 
Ownership

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Links

The Nature Conservancy

 
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Visits

8/18/2010

  7/30/2019    

 

 

 

 

       
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Parking

Park under the cottonweed tree when you arrive in the morning. Your car will be in the shade when you return in the afternoon.

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Prairie Wetland Complex

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Amphibians

northern leopard frog (Rana pipiens)

northern leopard frog

 
Bacteria

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

Pst

 
Birds

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

 

Special concern

Greater Prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus cupido)

Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa)

 
 

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia)

Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus)

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida)

Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota)

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)

Greater Prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus cupido)

Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)

Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)

Sedge Wren (Cistothorus platensis)

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

American Crow

Song Sparrow

 
Insects and Arachnids

band-winged meadowhawk (Sympetrum semicinctum)

cabbage white (Pieris rapae)

clouded sulphur (Colias philodice)

common wood nymph (Cercyonis pegala)

eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)

goldenrod bunch gall midge (Rhopalomyia solidaginis)

goldenrod gall fly (Eurosta solidaginis)

great spangled fritillary (Speyeria cybele)

horse fly (Tabanus spp.)

northern crescent (Phyciodes cocyta)

orange sulphur (Colias eurytheme)

painted lady (Vanessa cardui)

saffron-winged meadowhawk (Sympetrum costiferum)

sunflower tortoise beetle (Physonota helianthi)

twelve-spotted skimmer (Libellula pulchella)

viceroy (Limenitis archippus)

band-winged meadowhawk

painted lady

sunflower tortoise beetle

viceroy

 
Mammals

plains pocket gopher (Geomys bursarius)

whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

plains pocket gopher

 
Plants

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

 

Special concern

pleated gentian (Gentiana affinis)

small white lady’s slipper (Cypripedium candidum)

 

Watch list

plains bluegrass (Poa arida)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Plant List

 
 

 

American bugleweed (Lycopus americanus)

American germander (Teucrium canadense)

Baltic rush (Juncus balticus var. littoralis)

bearded wheatgrass (Elymus trachycaulus ssp. subsecundus)

big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)

bluejoint (Calamagrostis canadensis)

bog willowherb (Epilobium leptophyllum)

broad-leaved cattail (Typha latifolia)

Canada anemone (Anemone canadensis)

Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

common evening primrose (Oenothera biennis)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common plantain (Plantago major)

common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

common sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale)

falsegold groundsel (Packera pseudaurea var. semicordata)

field sow thistle (Sonchus arvensis)

field thistle (Cirsium discolor)

flat-topped aster (Doellingeria umbellata)

Flodman’s thistle (Cirsium flodmanii)

fowl mannagrass (Glyceria striata)

foxtail barley (Hordeum jubatum ssp. jubatum)

fringed brome (Bromus ciliatus)

giant goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)

giant sumpweed (Cyclachaena xanthiifolia)

golden alexanders (Zizia aurea)

golden ragwort (Packera aurea)

grass-leaved goldenrod (Euthamia graminifolia var. graminifolia)

great water dock (Rumex britannica)

hedge bindweed (Calystegia sepium)

hemlock water-parsnip (Sium suave)

hybrid cattail (Typha × glauca)

Indian hemp (Apocynum cannabinum)

Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans)

June grass (Koeleria macrantha)

Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis ssp. pratensis)

little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium)

mapleleaf goosefoot (Chenopodium simplex)

marsh vetchling (Lathyrus palustris)

Maximilian’s sunflower (Helianthus maximiliani)

mountain death camas (Anticlea elegans)

narrow-leaved cattail (Typha angustifolia)

New England aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)

North American common reed (Phragmites australis ssp. americanus)

northern plains blazing star (Liatris ligulistylis)

northern reed grass (Calamagrostis stricta ssp. inexpansa)

northern water plantain (Alisma triviale)

pale bulrush (Scirpus pallidus)

pale spikerush (Eleocharis macrostachya)

palespike lobelia (Lobelia spicata)

plains cottonwood (Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera)

plains reed grass (Calamagrostis montanensis)

prairie blazing star (Liatris pycnostachya var. pycnostachya)

prairie cordgrass (Spartina pectinata)

prairie dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis)

prairie lettuce (Lactuca ludoviciana)

prairie rose (Rosa arkansana)

purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea var. purpurea)

pussy willow (Salix discolor)

quackgrass (Elymus repens)

red osier dogwood (Cornus sericea ssp. sericea)

redtop (Agrostis gigantea)

reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea)

rough blazing star (Liatris aspera)

rough bugleweed (Lycopus asper)

sandbar willow (Salix interior)

shorthair goldenrod (Solidago altissima ssp. gilvocanescens)

showy blue lettuce (Lactuca tatarica ssp. pulchella)

showy milkweed (Asclepias speciosa)

silverweed (Argentina anserina)

slender beardtongue (Penstemon gracilis var. gracilis)

slender willow (Salix petiolaris)

small white lady’s slipper (Cypripedium candidum)

smooth brome (Bromus inermis)

smooth scouring rush (Equisetum laevigatum)

soft-stem bulrush (Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani)

spotted Joe Pye weed (Eutrochium maculatum)

spotted water hemlock (Cicuta maculata)

stiff sunflower (Helianthus pauciflorus ssp. subrhomboideus)

swamp betony (Pedicularis lanceolata)

swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata)

switch grass (Panicum virgatum var. virgatum)

tall meadow rue (Thalictrum dasycarpum)

Torrey’s rush (Juncus torreyi)

Virginia mountain mint (Pycnanthemum virginianum)

water smartweed (Persicaria amphibia)

western ragweed (Ambrosia psilostachya)

white heath aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides)

white panicled aster (Symphyotrichum lanceolatum)

white rattlesnake root (Nabalus albus)

white sage (Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana)

white sweet clover (Melilotus albus)

wild licorice (Glycyrrhiza lepidota)

wild mint (Mentha arvensis)

 

Agrostis gigantea (redtop)

Alisma triviale (northern water plantain)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Ambrosia psilostachya (western ragweed)

Andropogon gerardii (big bluestem)

Anemone canadensis (Canada anemone)

Anticlea elegans (mountain death camas)

Apocynum cannabinum (Indian hemp)

Argentina anserina (silverweed)

Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana (white sage)

Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata (swamp milkweed)

Asclepias speciosa (showy milkweed)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Bromus ciliatus (fringed brome)

Bromus inermis (smooth brome)

Calamagrostis canadensis (bluejoint)

Calamagrostis montanensis (plains reed grass)

Calamagrostis stricta ssp. inexpansa (northern reed grass)

Calystegia sepium (hedge bindweed)

Chenopodium simplex (mapleleaf goosefoot)

Cicuta maculata (spotted water hemlock)

Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle)

Cirsium discolor (field thistle)

Cirsium flodmanii (Flodman’s thistle)

Cornus sericea ssp. sericea (red osier dogwood)

Cyclachaena xanthiifolia (giant sumpweed)

Cypripedium candidum (small white lady’s slipper)

Dalea purpurea var. purpurea (purple prairie clover)

Doellingeria umbellata (flat-topped aster)

Eleocharis macrostachya (pale spikerush)

Elymus repens (quackgrass)

Elymus trachycaulus ssp. subsecundus (bearded wheatgrass)

Epilobium leptophyllum (bog willowherb)

Equisetum laevigatum (smooth scouring rush)

Euthamia graminifolia var. graminifolia (grass-leaved goldenrod)

Eutrochium maculatum (spotted Joe Pye weed)

Glyceria striata (fowl mannagrass)

Glycyrrhiza lepidota (wild licorice)

Helenium autumnale (common sneezeweed)

Helianthus maximiliani (Maximilian’s sunflower)

Helianthus pauciflorus ssp. subrhomboideus (stiff sunflower)

Hordeum jubatum ssp. jubatum (foxtail barley)

Juncus balticus var. littoralis (Baltic rush)

Juncus torreyi (Torrey’s rush)

Koeleria macrantha (June grass)

Lactuca ludoviciana (prairie lettuce)

Lactuca tatarica ssp. pulchella (showy blue lettuce)

Lathyrus palustris (marsh vetchling)

Liatris aspera (rough blazing star)

Liatris ligulistylis (northern plains blazing star)

Liatris pycnostachya var. pycnostachya (prairie blazing star)

Lobelia spicata (palespike lobelia)

Lycopus americanus (American bugleweed)

Lycopus asper (rough bugleweed)

Melilotus albus (white sweet clover)

Mentha arvensis (wild mint)

Nabalus albus (white rattlesnake root)

Oenothera biennis (common evening primrose)

Packera aurea (golden ragwort)

Packera pseudaurea var. semicordata (falsegold groundsel)

Panicum virgatum var. virgatum (switch grass)

Pedicularis lanceolata (swamp betony)

Penstemon gracilis var. gracilis (slender beardtongue)

Persicaria amphibia (water smartweed)

Phalaris arundinacea (reed canary grass)

Phragmites australis ssp. americanus (North American common reed)

Plantago major (common plantain)

Poa pratensis ssp. pratensis (Kentucky bluegrass)

Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera (plains cottonwood)

Pycnanthemum virginianum (Virginia mountain mint)

Rosa arkansana (prairie rose)

Rumex britannica (great water dock)

Salix discolor (pussy willow)

Salix interior (sandbar willow)

Salix petiolaris (slender willow)

Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium (little bluestem)

Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani (soft-stem bulrush)

Scirpus pallidus (pale bulrush)

Sium suave (hemlock water-parsnip)

Solidago altissima ssp. gilvocanescens (shorthair goldenrod)

Solidago gigantea (giant goldenrod)

Sonchus arvensis (field sow thistle)

Sorghastrum nutans (Indiangrass)

Spartina pectinata (prairie cordgrass)

Sporobolus heterolepis (prairie dropseed)

Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides (white heath aster)

Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (white panicled aster)

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (New England aster)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Teucrium canadense (American germander)

Thalictrum dasycarpum (tall meadow rue)

Typha × glauca (hybrid cattail)

Typha angustifolia (narrow-leaved cattail)

Typha latifolia (broad-leaved cattail)

Zizia aurea (golden alexanders)

American bugleweed

American germander

Canada anemone

common evening primrose

common sneezeweed

field thistle

Flodman’s thistle

giant goldenrod

grass-leaved goldenrod

hedge bindweed

Maximilian’s sunflower

New England aster

northern plains blazing star

palespike lobelia (var. spicata)

prairie blazing star

prairie rose

purple prairie clover

pussy willow

showy milkweed

slender beardtongue

small white lady’s slipper

spotted Joe Pye weed

wild mint

 

 

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