Mound Spring Prairie SNA

North Unit

               
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Area and County

Yellow Medicine County

 

 

 


Size

466 acres

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Maps

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North Section

South Section

 
Parking

North Section (260th Ave.)
N44 46.579, W96 26.871

South Section (110th St.)
N44 45.435, W96 26.426

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Hiking Trails

No maintained trails

 
Hunting

All hunting and trapping. See Hunting and Trapping Regulations (MN DNR) for details.


Ecological Classification

Province

Prairie Parkland Province

Ecological Classification

Section

North Central Glaciated Plains

Subsection(s)

Coteau Moraines

Land Type Association(s)

Slayton Moraine

 
Native Plant Communities1

Dry Hill Prairie (Southern)

Mesic Prairie (Southern)

Prairie Mixed Cattail Marsh

Seepage Meadow/Carr

Wet Prairie (Southern)


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Pull off the road onto the field approach on the south side of 260th Ave. 0.37 mile west of 110th St.


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9/6/2009

   

 

 

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Birds

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

 

Endangered

Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)

 

Threatened

Wilson’s Phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor)

 

Special concern

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

 
 

Minnesota DNR Bird checklist (both units)

 
 

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

Gray Partridge (Perdix perdix)

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

American Goldfinch

Insects and Arachnids

Carolina grasshopper (Dissosteira carolina)

clouded sulphur (Colias philodice)

coral-winged grasshopper (Pardalophora apiculata)

dog day cicada (Neotibicen canicularis)

giant robber fly (Promachus vertebratus)

goldenrod soldier beetle (Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus)

grass spider (Agelenopsis sp.)

great black wasp (Sphex pensylvanicus)

monarch (Danaus plexippus)

nine-spotted lady beetle (Coccinella novemnotata)

seven-spotted lady beetle (Coccinella septempunctata)

dog day cicada

giant robber fly (vertebratus)

monarch


Mammals

red fox (Vulpes vulpes)

 

Plants

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

 

Special concern

western white prairie clover (Dalea candida var. oligophylla)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Plant List (both units)

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Dry Hill Prairie (Southern) UPs13d

Mesic Prairie (Southern) UPs23a

Prairie Mixed Cattail Marsh MRp83

Seepage Meadow/Carr WMs83a1

Wet Prairie (Southern) WPs54b

 
 

 

American black currant (Ribes americanum)

American bugleweed (Lycopus americanus)

American elderberry (Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis)

American plum (Prunus americana)

American red raspberry (Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus)

asparagus (asparagus officinalis)

bastard toadflax (Comandra umbellata)

big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)

black medick (Medicago lupulina)

bouncing bet (Saponaria officinalis)

boxelder (Acer negundo)

broad-leaved arrowhead (Sagittaria latifolia)

broad-leaved cattail (Typha latifolia)

Canada anemone (Anemone canadensis)

Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense)

Canadian horseweed (Conyza canadensis)

Canadian milkvetch (Astragalus canadensis var. canadensis)

candle anemone (Anemone cylindrica)

catnip (Nepeta cataria)

cleavers (Galium aparine)

common boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum)

common burdock (Arctium minus)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca)

common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

common strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)

common sunflower (Helianthus annuus)

common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

creeping bellflower (Campanula rapunculoides)

curly dock (Rumex crispus)

curly-cup gumweed (Grindelia squarrosa)

desert false indigo (Amorpha fruticosa)

dotted blazing star (Liatris punctata var. punctata)

downy gentian (Gentiana puberulenta)

eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana)

field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis)

field horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

field sow thistle (Sonchus arvensis)

fringed loosestrife (Lysimachia ciliata)

giant sumpweed (Cyclachaena xanthiifolia)

gray dogwood (Cornus racemosa)

gray goldenrod (Solidago nemoralis)

green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

grooved yellow flax (Linum sulcatum var. sulcatum)

hairy four o’clock (Mirabilis albida)

hairy sunflower (Helianthus hirsutus)

heart-leaved golden alexanders (Zizia aptera)

hoary vervain (Verbena stricta)

Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans)

leadplant (Amorpha canescens)

leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula)

Lombardy poplar (Populus nigra)

long-headed coneflower (Ratibida columnifera)

marijuana (Cannabis sativa)

marsh hedge nettle (Stachys palustris)

Maximilian’s sunflower (Helianthus maximilianii)

Missouri goldenrod (Solidago missouriensis)

narrow-leaved cattail (Typha angustifolia)

narrow-leaved purple coneflower (Echinacea angustifolia)

New England aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)

northern bedstraw (Galium boreale)

northern bugleweed (Lycopus uniflorus var. uniflorus)

northern evening primrose (Oenothera parviflora)

northern white cedar (Thuja occidentalis)

plains cottonwood (Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera)

prairie cordgrass (Spartina pectinata)

prairie onion (Allium stellatum)

prairie rose (Rosa arkansana)

prairie sunflower (Helianthus petiolaris ssp. petiolaris)

purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea var. purpurea)

red clover (Trifolium pratense)

red osier dogwood (Cornus sericea ssp. sericea)

red pine (Pinus resinosa)

redroot amaranth (Amaranthus retroflexus)

rough blazing star (Liatris aspera)

rough bugleweed (Lycopus asper)

rough cocklebur (Xanthium strumarium)

rough false pennyroyal (Hedeoma hispida)

showy goldenrod (Solidago speciosa var. rigidiuscula)

shy wallflower (Erysimum inconspicuum var. inconspicuum)

sideoats grama (Bouteloua curtipendula var. curtipendula)

silverleaf scurfpea (Pediomelum argophyllum)

smooth scouring rush (Equisetum laevigatum)

spotted Joe Pye weed (Eutrochium maculatum)

spotted water hemlock (Cicuta maculata var. maculata)

starry false Solomon’s seal (Maianthemum stellatum)

stiff goldenrod (Solidago rigida ssp. humilis)

stinging nettle (Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis)

swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata)

tall meadow rue (Thalictrum dasycarpum)

timothy (Phleum pratense)

toothed evening primrose (Oenothera serrulata)

water smartweed (Persicaria amphibia)

western ironweed (Vernonia fasciculata ssp. corymbosa)

western marbleseed (Lithospermum occidentale)

western ragweed (Ambrosia psilostachya)

western white prairie clover (Dalea candida var. oligophylla)

white clover (Trifolium repens)

white heath aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides)

white sage (Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana)

white snakeroot (Ageratina altissima var. altissima)

white spruce (Picea glauca)

white sweet clover (Melilotus albus)

wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

wild cucumber (Echinocystis lobata)

wild licorice (Glycyrrhiza lepidota)

wolfberry (Symphoricarpos occidentalis)

woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

yellow foxtail (Setaria pumila ssp. pumila)

yellow goat’s beard (Tragopogon dubius)

yellow sweet clover (Melilotus officinalis)

yellow wood sorrel (Oxalis stricta)

 

Acer negundo (boxelder)

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)

Ageratina altissima var. altissima (white snakeroot)

Allium stellatum (prairie onion)

Amaranthus retroflexus (redroot amaranth)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Ambrosia psilostachya (western ragweed)

Amorpha canescens (leadplant)

Amorpha fruticosa (desert false indigo)

Andropogon gerardii (big bluestem)

Anemone canadensis (Canada anemone)

Anemone cylindrica (candle anemone)

Arctium minus (common burdock)

Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana (white sage)

Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata (swamp milkweed)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Asparagus officinalis (asparagus)

Astragalus canadensis var. canadensis (Canadian milkvetch)

Bouteloua curtipendula var. curtipendula (sideoats grama)

Campanula rapunculoides (creeping bellflower)

Cannabis sativa (marijuana)

Cicuta maculata var. maculata (spotted water hemlock)

Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle)

Comandra umbellata (bastard toadflax)

Convolvulus arvensis (field bindweed)

Conyza canadensis (Canadian horseweed)

Cornus racemosa (gray dogwood)

Cornus sericea ssp. sericea (red osier dogwood)

Cyclachaena xanthiifolia (giant sumpweed)

Dalea candida var. oligophylla (western white prairie clover)

Dalea purpurea var. purpurea (purple prairie clover)

Echinacea angustifolia (narrow-leaved purple coneflower)

Echinocystis lobata (wild cucumber)

Equisetum arvense (field horsetail)

Equisetum laevigatum (smooth scouring rush)

Erysimum inconspicuum var. inconspicuum (shy wallflower)

Eupatorium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum (common boneset)

Euphorbia esula (leafy spurge)

Eutrochium maculatum (spotted Joe Pye weed)

Fragaria virginiana (common strawberry)

Fraxinus pennsylvanica (green ash)

Galium aparine (cleavers)

Galium boreale (northern bedstraw)

Gentiana puberulenta (downy gentian)

Glycyrrhiza lepidota (wild licorice)

Grindelia squarrosa (curly-cup gumweed)

Hedeoma hispida (rough false pennyroyal)

Helianthus annuus (common sunflower)

Helianthus hirsutus (hairy sunflower)

Helianthus maximilianii (Maximilian’s sunflower)

Helianthus petiolaris ssp. petiolaris (prairie sunflower)

Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana (eastern redcedar)

Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca (common motherwort)

Liatris aspera (rough blazing star)

Liatris punctata var. punctata (dotted blazing star)

Linum sulcatum var. sulcatum (grooved yellow flax)

Lithospermum occidentale (western marbleseed)

Lycopus americanus (American bugleweed)

Lycopus asper (rough bugleweed)

Lycopus uniflorus var. uniflorus (northern bugleweed)

Lysimachia ciliata (fringed loosestrife)

Maianthemum stellatum (starry false Solomon’s seal)

Medicago lupulina (black medick)

Melilotus albus (white sweet clover)

Melilotus officinalis (yellow sweet clover)

Mirabilis albida (hairy four o’clock)

Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamot)

Nepeta cataria (catnip)

Oenothera parviflora (northern evening primrose)

Oenothera serrulata (toothed evening primrose)

Oxalis stricta (yellow wood sorrel)

Parthenocissus vitacea (woodbine)

Pediomelum argophyllum (silverleaf scurfpea)

Persicaria amphibia (water smartweed)

Phleum pratense (timothy)

Picea glauca (white spruce)

Pinus resinosa (red pine)

Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera (plains cottonwood)

Populus nigra (Lombardy poplar)

Prunus americana (American plum)

Ratibida columnifera (long-headed coneflower)

Ribes americanum (American black currant)

Rosa arkansana (prairie rose)

Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus (American red raspberry)

Rumex crispus (curly dock)

Sagittaria latifolia (broad-leaved arrowhead)

Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis (American elderberry)

Saponaria officinalis (bouncing bet)

Setaria pumila ssp. pumila (yellow foxtail)

Solidago missouriensis (Missouri goldenrod)

Solidago nemoralis (gray goldenrod)

Solidago rigida ssp. humilis (stiff goldenrod)

Solidago speciosa var. rigidiuscula (showy goldenrod)

Sonchus arvensis (field sow thistle)

Sorghastrum nutans (Indiangrass)

Spartina pectinata (prairie cordgrass)

Stachys palustris (marsh hedge nettle)

Symphoricarpos occidentalis (wolfberry)

Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides (white heath aster)

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (New England aster)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Thalictrum dasycarpum (tall meadow rue)

Thuja occidentalis (northern white cedar)

Tragopogon dubius (yellow goat’s beard)

Trifolium pratense (red clover)

Trifolium repens (white clover)

Typha angustifolia (narrow-leaved cattail)

Typha latifolia (broad-leaved cattail)

Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis (stinging nettle)

Verbena stricta (hoary vervain)

Vernonia fasciculata ssp. corymbosa (western ironweed)

Xanthium strumarium (rough cocklebur)

Zizia aptera (heart-leaved golden alexanders)

American black currant

Canada anemone

American plum

broad-leaved arrowhead

Canadian milkvetch

Canada anemone

common boneset

common dandelion

common sunflower

common yarrow

downy gentian

fringed loosestrife

gray dogwood

heart-leaved golden alexanders

leadplant

long-headed coneflower

Maximilian’s sunflower

narrow-leaved purple coneflower

New England aster

northern bedstraw

prairie cordgrass

prairie onion

spotted Joe Pye weed

spotted water hemlock

tall meadow rue

western marbleseed

white snakeroot

wild bergamot

wild licorice

yellow wood sorrel


 

 

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