Miller Prairie

East Unit

 

 

     
 
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Overview

 
 

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.

 
     
 

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Complete

 

East Unit

 
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Size

 
 

60 acres

 
         
 

Parking

 
 

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

N45 45.580, W96 17.109

 
         
 

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          Traverse County  
          Northwest Minnesota  
     
 
Activities
 
 

Hiking Trails

 
 

None

 
     
 

Hunting

 
 

No hunting

 
     
 
Ecology
 
 

Ecological Classification

  Ecological Classification  
  Ecological Province    

Prairie Parkland Province

   
  Ecological Section    

Red River Valley

   
  Ecological Subsection    

Red River Prairie

   
  Land Type Association    

Anthony Lake Plain

   
             
 

Native Plant Communities*

   
 

Prairie Wetland Complex

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

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Prairie Wetland Complex

 
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Pond

 
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Visits

9/3/2009

  6/26/2015            
 
 

The sightings below include only species that were found on this unit but not 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)

Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus)

 
 

eBird Field Checklist

 
 

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

  Mallard  
 

Insects and Arachnids

 
 

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

Endangered

Poweshiek skipperling (Oarisma poweshiek)

Special Concern

regal fritillary (Speyeria idalia)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Insects List

 
         
 

Plants

 
 

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 and Minnesota Biological Survey Vegetation Releves Plant List

 
   

downy phlox

mountain death camas (var. elegans)

Sullivant’s milkweed

yellow goat’s beard

 

 

 

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