Miller Prairie

East Unit

       
   

Area and County

    Traverse County
    Northwest Minnesota
     
 

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Size

60 acres

 
 
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  East Unit
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Parking

N45 45.580, W96 17.109

Park on the north shoulder of the road near the southeast corner of the preserve.

 
Hiking Trails

None

 
Hunting

No hunting

 
Ecological Classification Province  

Prairie Parkland Province

Ecological Classification
Section  

Red River Valley

Subsection(s)  

Red River Prairie

Land Type Association(s)

Anthony Lake Plain

 
Native Plant Communities1

Prairie Wetland Complex

 
Ownership

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Links

The Nature Conservancy

 
Comments

Two Units
Miller Prairie consists of two widely separated units. The small East Unit is 1.33 miles east as the crow flies, or a 3.37-mile drive south and east, from the much larger West Unit.

 
Visits

9/3/2009

  6/26/2015        

 

 

 

 

       
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Parking

  Miller Prairie, East Unit    
       

Prairie Wetland Complex

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Pond

  Miller Prairie, East Unit    
       
       

 

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The lists below include only species that were found on this unit but were not found on the West Unit.

 
Birds

Four bird species with conservation status in Minnesota have been seen on at least one of the units of this SNA:

 

Endangered

Chestnut-collared Longspur (Calcarius ornatus)

 

Special concern

Greater Prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus cupido)

Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa fedoa)

Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus)

 
 

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

Mallard

 
Insects and Arachnids

Two insect species with conservation status in Minnesota have been seen on at least one of the units of this SNA:

 

Endangered

Powesheik skipperling (Oarisma powesheik)

 

Special concern

regal fritillary (Speyeria idalia)

 
Plants

Sullivant’s milkweed is found on the eastern unit. This is the northwestern limit of its range.

 
 

Two plant species with conservation status in Minnesota are found on at least one of the units of this SNA:

 

Threatened

Sullivant’s milkweed (Asclepias sullivantii)

 

Special concern

small white lady’s slipper (Cypripedium candidum)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Plant List

 
 

downy phlox

mountain death camas (var. elegans)

Sullivant’s milkweed

yellow goat’s beard

 

 

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