Miesville Ravine Park Reserve

               
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Area and County

Dakota County

 

 

 


Size

1,298 acres

 
 
Maps

Dakota County Parks

Summer Trail Map

Winter Trail Map

 
Parking

South (280th St.)
N44 32.656, W92 48.239

 
Hiking Trails

2.7 miles

 
Hunting

Deer by shotgun.

See Hunting (Dakota County Parks) for details.


Ecological Classification

Province

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

Ecological Classification

Section

Paleozoic Plateau

Subsection(s)

Rochester Plateau
The Blufflands

Land Type Association(s)

Cannon River Valley

Elba Slopes

HamptonTill Plain

 
Native Plant Communities1

Dry Bedrock Bluff Prairie (Southern)

Red Oak - Sugar Maple - Basswood - (Bitternut Hickory) Forest

Red Oak - White Oak Forest

Sedge Meadow

Sugar Maple - Basswood - (Bitternut Hickory) Forest


Ownership

 
Links

Dakota County Parks


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Visits

5/15/2011

   

 

 

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Birds

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

 

Special concern

Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea)

 
 

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)

Canada Warbler (Cardellina canadensis)

Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea)

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)

House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)

Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)

Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia)

Philadelphia Vireo (Vireo philadelphicus)

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)

Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia aestiva)

American Goldfinch

American Robin

Great Gray Owl

Indigo Bunting


Plants

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

 

Threatened

American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius)

kitten-tails (Veronica bullii)

 
 

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

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Dry Bedrock Bluff Prairie (Southern) UPs13c

Red Oak - Sugar Maple - Basswood - (Bitternut Hickory) Forest MHs38c

Red Oak - White Oak Forest MHs37a

Sedge Meadow WMn82b

Sugar Maple - Basswood - (Bitternut Hickory) Forest MHs39a

 
 

black cherry

bur oak (var. macrocarpa)

common mullein

garlic mustard

rue anemone

Virginia spring beauty

wild geranium

wood anemone

 

 

 

 


 

 

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