Lester Lake SNA

       
   

Area and County

    Hubbard County
    Northwest Minnesota
     
 

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Size

321.3 acres

 
 
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Parking

Co Hwy 37 (S Kabekona Lake Dr.)
N47 9.256, W94 46.549

Lester Lake
N47 8.993, W94 46.790

 
Hiking Trails

No maintained trails

 
Hunting

All hunting and trapping. See Hunting and Trapping Regulations (MN DNR) for details.


Ecological Classification Province  

Laurentian Mixed Forest Province

Ecological Classification
Section  

N. Minnesota Drift & Lake Plains

Subsection(s)  

Pine Moraines & Outwash Plains

Land Type Association(s)

Itasca Moraine, Steep

 
Native Plant Communities1

Aspen - Birch - Fir Forest

Beaver Wetland Complex

Black Ash - Mountain Maple Swamp (Northern)

Bog Birch - Alder Shore Fen

Oak - Aspen - Red Maple Forest

White Cedar Swamp (Northcentral)


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Visits

9/7/2011

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About

Lester Lake SNA/AMA is part of the once contiguous forest of mixed hardwoods and pines and lowland forested swamps on the rolling hills of the Itasca Moraine. The highlight of this area is the matrix of lowland communities on the southwest side of Lester Lake. The lowland communities gradually slope to the northeast with many iron rich springs and seeps that drain into the lake. Upland areas north and south of the lake are dominated by dry oak aspen forest with additional areas of white and red pine forest.

 
     

 

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Amphibians

American toad (Anaxyrus americanus)

green frog (Rana clamitans)

northern leopard frog (Rana pipiens)

American toad


Birds

One tracked bird species has been seen here:

 

Tracked

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

 
 

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)

Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapillus)

Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Veery (Catharus fuscescens)

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)

American Robin

Blue Jay

Red-winged Blackbird

White-throated Sparrow


Fungi and Lichens

Artist’s Conk (Ganoderma applanatum)

Black Knot (Apiosporina morbosa)

Cinnabar Polypore (Pycnoporus cinnabarinus)

Thin-Walled Maze Polypore (Daedaleopsis confragosa)

Thin-Walled Maze Polypore


Insects and Arachnids

common scorpionfly (Panorpa helena)

deer fly (Chrysops sp.)

eastern pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis)

eastern tent caterpillar moth (Malacosoma americanum)

ebony jewelwing (Calopteryx maculata)

goldenrod gall fly (Eurosta solidaginis)

half-black bumble bee (Bombus vagans)

northern pearly eye (Lethe anthedon)

summer azure (Celastrina neglecta)

Virginia ctenucha (Ctenucha virginica)

water strider (Limnoporus dissortis)

willow pinecone gall midge (Rabdophaga strobiloides)

common scorpionfly (Panorpa helena)

northern pearly eye

Virginia ctenucha


Mammals

American beaver (Castor canadensis)

American red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)

eastern cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus)

plains pocket gopher (Geomys bursarius)

eastern cottontail


Plants

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Aspen - Birch - Fir Forest MHn44d

Black Ash - Mountain Maple Swamp (Northern) WFn55c

Bog Birch - Alder Shore Fen OPn81a

Oak - Aspen - Red Maple Forest MHc26a

White Cedar Swamp (Northcentral) FPn63b

 
 

 

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alder-leaved buckthorn (Rhamnus alnifolia)

Allegheny blackberry (Rubus allegheniensis)

alsike clover (Trifolium hybridum)

American basswood (Tilia americana var. americana)

American bugleweed (Lycopus americanus)

American cow parsnip (Heracleum sphondylium ssp. montanum)

American elm (Ulmus americana)

American hazel (Corylus americana)

American highbush cranberry (Viburnum opulus var. americanum)

American hog peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata var. comosa)

American mannagrass (Glyceria grandis)

American red raspberry (Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus)

American starflower (Lysimachia borealis)

American vetch (Vicia americana ssp. americana)

American water plantain (Alisma subcordatum)

annual fleabane (Erigeron annuus)

balsam poplar (Populus balsamifera)

beaked hazel (Corylus cornuta var. cornuta)

bigleaf aster (Eurybia macrophylla)

black ash (Fraxinus nigra)

black spruce (Picea mariana)

black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima)

black-seeded plantain (Plantago rugelii var. rugelii)

bland sweet cicely (Osmorhiza claytonii)

blue giant hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)

Blue Ridge carrionflower (Smilax lasioneura)

bluebead lily (Clintonia borealis)

broad-leaved arrowhead (Sagittaria latifolia)

broad-leaved cattail (Typha latifolia)

bull thistle (Cirsium vulgare)

bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa)

Canada anemone (Anemone canadensis)

Canada lettuce (Lactuca canadensis)

Canada mayflower (Maianthemum canadense)

Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense)

Canada wildrye (Elymus canadensis)

Canadian horseweed (Conyza canadensis)

chokecherry (Prunus virginiana var. virginiana)

cleavers (Galium aparine)

common agrimony (Agrimonia gryposepala)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

common duckweed (Lemna minor)

common evening primrose (Oenothera biennis)

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

common hop (Humulus lupulus)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common mullein (Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus)

common plantain (Plantago major)

common strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)

common tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)

common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

coon’s tail (Ceratophyllum demersum)

curly dock (Rumex crispus)

cursed crowfoot (Ranunculus sceleratus)

dark green bulrush (Scirpus atrovirens)

downy arrowwood (Viburnum rafinesqueanum)

dwarf raspberry (Rubus pubescens)

early figwort (Scrophularia lanceolata)

early goldenrod (Solidago juncea)

early meadow rue (Thalictrum dioicum)

eastern bottlebrush grass (Elymus hystrix var. hystrix)

eastern marsh fern (Thelypteris palustris var. pubescens)

elliptic shin-leaf (Pyrola elliptica)

field chickweed (Cerastium arvense)

fireberry hawthorn (Crataegus chrysocarpa)

flat-topped aster (Doellingeria umbellata)

fringed brome (Bromus ciliatus)

fringed loosestrife (Lysimachia ciliata)

giant goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)

gray dogwood (Cornus racemosa)

greater bladder sedge (Carex intumescens)

greater duckweed (Spirodela polyrrhiza)

green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

hairy goldenrod (Solidago hispida)

harebell (Campanula rotundifolia)

heal-all (Prunella vulgaris var. vulgaris)

hoary alyssum (Berteroa incana)

hybrid cattail (Typha × glauca)

interrupted fern (Osmunda claytoniana)

large-leaved avens (Geum macrophyllum var. perincisum)

long-leaved bluet (Houstonia longifolia)

marsh skullcap (Scutellaria galericulata)

Maryland black snakeroot (Sanicula marilandica)

meadow horsetail (Equisetum pratense)

narrow-leaved cattail (Typha angustifolia)

narrow-leaved meadowsweet (Spiraea alba var. alba)

nodding trillium (Trillium cernuum)

northern bedstraw (Galium boreale)

northern blue flag (Iris versicolor)

northern bugleweed (Lycopus uniflorus var. uniflorus)

northern bush-honeysuckle (Diervilla lonicera)

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

northern pin oak (Quercus ellipsoidalis)

northern red oak (Quercus rubra)

northern small yellow lady’s slipper (Cypripedium parviflorum var. makasin)

oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)

paper birch (Betula papyrifera var. papyrifera)

pearly everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea)

Pennsylvania buttercup (Ranunculus pensylvanicus)

Philadelphia fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus)

pineapple-weed (Matricaria discoidea)

pointed-leaved tick-trefoil (Desmodium glutinosum)

porcupine sedge (Carex hystericina)

prairie peppergrass (Lepidium densiflorum var. densiflorum)

prairie rose (Rosa arkansana)

purple-stem aster (Symphyotrichum puniceum var. puniceum)

pussy willow (Salix discolor)

quackgrass (Elymus repens)

quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

red baneberry (Actaea rubra ssp. rubra)

red clover (Trifolium pratense)

red elderberry (Sambucus racemosa var. racemosa)

red maple (Acer rubrum var. rubrum)

rose twisted-stalk (Streptopus lanceolatus var. longipipes)

rough bedstraw (Galium asprellum)

rough cinquefoil (Potentilla norvegica)

rough hawkweed (Hieracium scabrum)

rough-fruited cinquefoil (Potentilla recta)

round-lobed hepatica (Anemone americana)

roundleaf serviceberry (Amelanchier sanguinea)

sensitive fern (Onoclea sensibilis)

silvery cinquefoil (Potentilla argentea)

slender willow (Salix petiolaris)

smooth brome (Bromus inermis)

smooth rose (Rosa blanda var. blanda)

speckled alder (Alnus incana ssp. rugosa)

spotted Joe Pye weed (Eutrochium maculatum)

spotted knapweed (Centaurea stoebe ssp. micranthos)

spotted lady’s thumb (Persicaria maculosa)

spotted touch-me-not (Impatiens capensis)

spotted water hemlock (Cicuta maculata)

spreading dogbane (Apocynum androsaemifolium)

stinging nettle (Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis)

swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata)

swamp red currant (Ribes triste)

swamp thistle (Cirsium muticum)

tall meadow rue (Thalictrum dasycarpum)

tall thimbleweed (Anemone virginiana)

timothy (Phleum pratense)

tufted loosestrife (Lysimachia thyrsiflora)

veiny pea (Lathyrus venosus)

water smartweed (Persicaria amphibia)

western bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum var. latiusculum)

western poison ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

white campion (Silene latifolia ssp. alba)

white clover (Trifolium repens)

white spruce (Picea glauca)

white sweet clover (Melilotus albus)

wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

wild ginger (Asarum canadense)

wild mint (Mentha arvensis)

wild sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis)

wood betony (Pedicularis canadensis ssp. canadensis)

woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

woodland horsetail (Equisetum sylvaticum)

wool grass (Scirpus cyperinus)

yellow avens (Geum aleppicum)

yellow goat’s beard (Tragopogon dubius)

zigzag goldenrod (Solidago flexicaulis)

 

Acer rubrum var. rubrum (red maple)

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)

Actaea rubra ssp. rubra (red baneberry)

Agastache foeniculum (blue giant hyssop)

Agrimonia gryposepala (common agrimony)

Alisma subcordatum (American water plantain)

Alnus incana ssp. rugosa (speckled alder)

Amelanchier sanguinea (roundleaf serviceberry)

Amphicarpaea bracteata var. comosa (American hog peanut)

Anaphalis margaritacea (pearly everlasting)

Anemone americana (round-lobed hepatica)

Anemone canadensis (Canada anemone)

Anemone virginiana (tall thimbleweed)

Apocynum androsaemifolium (spreading dogbane)

Aquilegia canadensis (wild columbine)

Aralia nudicaulis (wild sarsaparilla)

Asarum canadense (wild ginger)

Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata (swamp milkweed)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

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

Berteroa incana (hoary alyssum)

Betula papyrifera var. papyrifera (paper birch)

Bromus ciliatus (fringed brome)

Bromus inermis (smooth brome)

Campanula rotundifolia (harebell)

Carex hystericina (porcupine sedge)

Carex intumescens (greater bladder sedge)

Centaurea stoebe ssp. micranthos (spotted knapweed)

Cerastium arvense (field chickweed)

Ceratophyllum demersum (coon’s tail)

Cicuta maculata (spotted water hemlock)

Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle)

Cirsium muticum (swamp thistle)

Cirsium vulgare (bull thistle)

Clintonia borealis (bluebead lily)

Conyza canadensis (Canadian horseweed)

Cornus racemosa (gray dogwood)

Corylus americana (American hazel)

Corylus cornuta var. cornuta (beaked hazel)

Crataegus chrysocarpa (fireberry hawthorn)

Cypripedium parviflorum var. makasin (northern small yellow lady’s slipper)

Desmodium glutinosum (pointed-leaved tick-trefoil)

Diervilla lonicera (northern bush-honeysuckle)

Doellingeria umbellata (flat-topped aster)

Elymus canadensis (Canada wildrye)

Elymus hystrix var. hystrix (eastern bottlebrush grass)

Elymus repens (quackgrass)

Equisetum pratense (meadow horsetail)

Equisetum sylvaticum (woodland horsetail)

Erigeron annuus (annual fleabane)

Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus (Philadelphia fleabane)

Eurybia macrophylla (bigleaf aster)

Eutrochium maculatum (spotted Joe Pye weed)

Fragaria virginiana (common strawberry)

Fraxinus nigra (black ash)

Fraxinus pennsylvanica (green ash)

Galium aparine (cleavers)

Galium asprellum (rough bedstraw)

Galium boreale (northern bedstraw)

Geum aleppicum (yellow avens)

Geum macrophyllum var. perincisum (large-leaved avens)

Glyceria grandis (American mannagrass)

Heracleum sphondylium ssp. montanum (American cow parsnip)

Hieracium scabrum (rough hawkweed)

Houstonia longifolia (long-leaved bluet)

Humulus lupulus (common hop)

Impatiens capensis (spotted touch-me-not)

Iris versicolor (northern blue flag)

Lactuca canadensis (Canada lettuce)

Lathyrus venosus (veiny pea)

Lemna minor (common duckweed)

Lepidium densiflorum var. densiflorum (prairie peppergrass)

Leucanthemum vulgare (oxeye daisy)

Lycopus americanus (American bugleweed)

Lycopus uniflorus var. uniflorus (northern bugleweed)

Lysimachia borealis (American starflower)

Lysimachia ciliata (fringed loosestrife)

Lysimachia thyrsiflora (tufted loosestrife)

Maianthemum canadense (Canada mayflower)

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

Matricaria discoidea (pineapple-weed)

Melilotus albus (white sweet clover)

Mentha arvensis (wild mint)

Oenothera biennis (common evening primrose)

Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern)

Osmorhiza claytonii (bland sweet cicely)

Osmunda claytoniana (interrupted fern)

Parthenocissus vitacea (woodbine)

Pedicularis canadensis ssp. canadensis (wood betony)

Persicaria amphibia (water smartweed)

Persicaria maculosa (spotted lady’s thumb)

Phleum pratense (timothy)

Picea glauca (white spruce)

Picea mariana (black spruce)

Plantago major (common plantain)

Plantago rugelii var. rugelii (black-seeded plantain)

Populus balsamifera (balsam poplar)

Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)

Potentilla argentea (silvery cinquefoil)

Potentilla norvegica (rough cinquefoil)

Potentilla recta (rough-fruited cinquefoil)

Prunella vulgaris var. vulgaris (heal-all)

Prunus virginiana var. virginiana (chokecherry)

Pteridium aquilinum var. latiusculum (western bracken fern)

Pyrola elliptica (elliptic shin-leaf)

Quercus ellipsoidalis (northern pin oak)

Quercus macrocarpa (bur oak)

Quercus rubra (northern red oak)

Ranunculus pensylvanicus (Pennsylvania buttercup)

Ranunculus sceleratus (cursed crowfoot)

Rhamnus alnifolia (alder-leaved buckthorn)

Ribes triste (swamp red currant)

Rosa arkansana (prairie rose)

Rosa blanda var. blanda (smooth rose)

Rubus allegheniensis (Allegheny blackberry)

Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus (American red raspberry)

Rubus pubescens (dwarf raspberry)

Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima (black-eyed Susan)

Rumex crispus (curly dock)

Sagittaria latifolia (broad-leaved arrowhead)

Salix discolor (pussy willow)

Salix petiolaris (slender willow)

Sambucus racemosa var. racemosa (red elderberry)

Sanicula marilandica (Maryland black snakeroot)

Scirpus atrovirens (dark green bulrush)

Scirpus cyperinus (wool grass)

Scrophularia lanceolata (early figwort)

Scutellaria galericulata (marsh skullcap)

Silene latifolia ssp. alba (white campion)

Smilax lasioneura (Blue Ridge carrionflower)

Solidago flexicaulis (zigzag goldenrod)

Solidago gigantea (giant goldenrod)

Solidago hispida (hairy goldenrod)

Solidago juncea (early goldenrod)

Spiraea alba var. alba (narrow-leaved meadowsweet)

Spirodela polyrrhiza (greater duckweed)

Streptopus lanceolatus var. longipipes (rose twisted-stalk)

Symphyotrichum puniceum var. puniceum (purple-stem aster)

Tanacetum vulgare (common tansy)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Thalictrum dasycarpum (tall meadow rue)

Thalictrum dioicum (early meadow rue)

Thelypteris palustris var. pubescens (eastern marsh fern)

Tilia americana var. americana (American basswood)

Toxicodendron rydbergii (western poison ivy)

Tragopogon dubius (yellow goat’s beard)

Trifolium hybridum (alsike clover)

Trifolium pratense (red clover)

Trifolium repens (white clover)

Trillium cernuum (nodding trillium)

Typha × glauca (hybrid cattail)

Typha angustifolia (narrow-leaved cattail)

Typha latifolia (broad-leaved cattail)

Ulmus americana (American elm)

Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis (stinging nettle)

Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus (common mullein)

Viburnum opulus var. americanum (American highbush cranberry)

Viburnum rafinesqueanum (downy arrowwood)

Vicia americana ssp. americana (American vetch)

Allegheny blackberry

alsike clover

American highbush cranberry

American red raspberry

American starflower

annual fleabane

beaked hazel

bluebead lily

broad-leaved arrowhead

Canada anemone

chokecherry

common evening primrose

common mullein

common strawberry

common tansy

common yarrow

eastern bottlebrush grass

fringed loosestrife

gray dogwood

harebell

heal-all

hoary alyssum

marsh skullcap

Maryland black snakeroot

narrow-leaved meadowsweet

northern blue flag

small yellow lady’s slipper

pearly everlasting

prairie rose

red baneberry

red elderberry

rough cinquefoil

round-lobed hepatica

silvery cinquefoil

smooth rose

swamp thistle

tall meadow rue

tall thimbleweed

swamp smartweed

wild columbine

wild mint

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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