Maplewood Nature Center

 

 

     
 
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Ownership

 
 

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Nature Center Preserve, City of Maplewood

 
     
 

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Location
 
 

Maps

 
 

 

 
         
 

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Size

 
 

40 acres

 
         
 

Parking

 
 

Visitor Center
2659 E Seventh Street 
Maplewood, MN

N44 58.017, W92 59.297

 
         
 

Hours

 
 

Open Dawn to dusk daily.

 
         
 

Fees

 
 

No fee

 
         
 

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          Ramsey County  
          Metro Area  
     
 
Activities
 
 

Hiking Trails

 
 

1.5 miles

 
     
 

Hunting

 
 

No hunting

 
     
 
Ecology
 
 

Ecological Classification

  Ecological Classification  
  Ecological Province    

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

   
  Ecological Section    

Minnesota & NE Iowa Morainal

   
  Ecological Subsection    

St. Paul-Baldwin Plains and Moraines

   
  Land Type Association    

Maplewood Moraine

   
             
 

Native Plant Communities*

   
 

Not mapped (10/11/2021)

   
  * Source: The Minnesota Biological Survey, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Ecological Resources      
         
 

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Wayne Rasmussen

 
 

“Maplewood Nature Center has a Visitor Center, hiking trails, nature play yard, demonstration gardens, and picnic area. Adults, families, and groups come to hike and explore the wild outdoors, either on their own or on a scheduled program.”

— City of Maplewood Parks and Recreation

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  Maplewood Nature Center June 13, 2012
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  Maplewood Nature Center, July 22nd, 2007
Rob Monroe
 
  Maplewood Nature Center, July 22nd, 2007  

 

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Other Videos
 
  FALL TRAIL WALKING TOUR - MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER -- For The Good
FOR THE GOOD
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Feb 4, 2012

Enjoy a casual walk along the paths at Maplewood Nature Center in Maplewood MN. Images of fall color, native trees and wildflowers, ponds, ducks, and the nature center.

   
  Maplewood Nature Center
Josh Balmores
 
   
 
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Published on Apr 28, 2014

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Uploaded on Sep 6, 2010

   
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Published on May 4, 2012

Maplewood Nature Center, June 8, '08.

   

 

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Alfredo Colon

 
 

Insects and Arachnids

 
 

locust borer (Megacyllene robiniae)

twice-stabbed stink bug (Cosmopepla lintneriana)

  twice-stabbed stink bug  
         
 

Plants

 
 

bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa)

Canada lettuce (Lactuca canadensis)

cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis)

purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)

spotted touch-me-not (Impatiens capensis)

  spotted touch-me-not  
 

Earl Bye

 
 

Birds

 
  Sora (Porzana carolina)   Sora  
 

Wayne Rasmussen

 
 

Birds

 
 

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens)

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)

  Pileated Woodpecker  
         
 

Plants

 
 

Canada anemone (Anemonastrum canadense)

wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

wild geranium (Geranium maculatum)

  Canada anemone  
           
 
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Visits

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Birds

 
 

eBird Field Checklist

 
         
 

Insects and Arachnids

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Insects List

 
         
 

Plants

 
 

Three plant species with conservation status in Minnesota are found here:

Threatened

pale green orchid (Platanthera flava var. herbiola)

Special Concern

Kinnickinnick dewberry (Rubus multifer)

yellow pimpernel (Taenidia integerrima)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas and Minnesota Biological Survey Vegetation Releves Plant List

 
         

 

 

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