Miesville Ravine Park Reserve

       
   

Area and County

    Dakota County
    Metro Area
     
 

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Size

1,298 acres

 
 
Maps

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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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Insects and Arachnids

oil beetle (Meloe impressus)

oil beetle
               
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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)

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 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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