Myre-Big Island State Park

               
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Area and County

Freeborn County

 

 

 


Size

2,073 acres statutory, 1,548 owned

 
 
Maps

Minnesota DNR Summer Map

 
Park Office

N43 38.237, W93 18.537

 
Hiking Trails

16 miles
8¼ miles interpretive trail
A ½ mile handicapped accessible trail leads from the picnic area to the campgrounds.

The paved Blazing Star State Trail, still under development, passes through the park.

 
Hunting

No hunting


Ecological Classification

Province

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

Ecological Classification

Section

Minnesota & NE Iowa Morainal

Subsection(s)

Oak Savanna

Land Type Association(s)

Lemond Moraine

Lerdal Moraine

 
Native Plant Communities1

Elm - Basswood - Black Ash - (Hackberry) Forest

Pin Oak - Bur Oak Woodland

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

Southern Mesic Oak-Basswood Forest

Sugar Maple - Basswood - (Bitternut Hickory) Forest


Ownership Minnesota DNR logo        
 
Links

Minnesota DNR


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Visits

3/29/2000

4/22/2000

8/31/2000

 

5/24/2009

8/25/2011

 

 

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Basswood Trail (Accessible Hiking)

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Great Marsh Trail

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Oak Hill Trail

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Prairie View Trail

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Park Entrance

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Albert Lea Lake

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Sewage Treatment Ponds

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Sugar Maple - Basswood - (Bitternut Hickory) Forest

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Shallow Lake

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  Hiking Club: Myre-Big Island State Park, April 2012
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  Hiking Club: Myre-Big Island State Park, April 2012  
 
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22 APR 2012; Park #10, 6.2 miles

 
     
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Myre Big Island State Park

 
     
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Published on Oct 29, 2013

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  Myre Big Island State Park Minnesota
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Published on Feb 10, 2014

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Published on Oct 14, 2012

Myre - Big Island State Park, Minnesota Site #23

 
     
  Helmer Myre State Park Nature Video
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Uploaded on May 11, 2011

Now called Myre- Big Island State Park, I decided to take my video camera with me one day on the Blazing Star bike trail close to my home. Notice the deer in the woods. Next time I will bring the tripod along so the video is a little more stable. Listen to the sounds of nature.

 
     
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Published on Oct 3, 2012

A video of the highlights of a recent backpacking trip to Myre-Big Island State Park in Albert Lea, MN. Quite a gem just 5 minutes off of I-35. We were there at the right time of year as well!

The song is Hard Sun by Eddie Vedder.

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Published on Nov 3, 2013

this is a ride thru video,

A brief tour of Myre Big Island state park, just outside Albert Lea MN from the view point of my 05 Harley Davidson Road king classic. the video is recorded with a gopro hero 3 silver edition, mounted with a RAM mount GoPro hero adapter.

Minnesota state parks are a beautiful resource and we are thankful to have them.

 
     

 

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Birds

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)

American White Pelican


 

 

MinnesotaSeasons.com Observations

   

Amphibians

American toad (Anaxyrus americanus)

northern leopard frog (Rana pipiens)

American toad


Birds

Eighteen bird species with conservation status in Minnesota and one tracked species have been seen here:

 

Endangered

Henslow’s Sparrow (Ammodramus henslowii)

Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus)

Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)

Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus)

 

Threatened

Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)

Wilson’s Phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor)

 

Special concern

Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens)

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

Bell’s Vireo (Vireo bellii)

Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea)

Forster’s Tern (Sterna forsteri)

Franklin’s Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan)

Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus)

Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis)

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Purple Martin (Progne subis)

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus)

 

Tracked

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

 
 

Minnesota DNR Bird Checklist

 
 

American Black Duck (Anas rubripes)

American Coot (Fulica americana)

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors)

Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus)

Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)

Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota)

Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)

Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)

Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)

Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna)

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

Great Egret (Ardea alba)

Green Heron (Butorides virescens)

Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca)

Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)

Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis)

Long-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus)

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)

Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus)

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)

Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris)

Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)

Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus)

White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)

Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)

American Coot

American Goldfinch

American Robin

Blue Jay

Canada Goose

Double-crested Cormorant

European Starling

Gray Catbird <em>(Dumetella carolinensis)</em>

Mallard

Mourning Dove

Red-winged Blackbird <em>(Agelaius phoeniceus)</em>

White-breasted Nuthatch

Wild Turkey


Fungi and Lichens

American Hawthorn Rust (Gymnosporangium globosum)

Hawthorn Rust


Insects and Arachnids

black swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)

cabbage white (Pieris rapae)

Carolina grasshopper (Dissosteira carolina)

common green darner (Anax junius)

dog day cicada (Neotibicen canicularis)

eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)

giant swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes)

goldenrod bunch gall midge (Rhopalomyia solidaginis)

monarch (Danaus plexippus)

mourning cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)

twelve-spotted skimmer (Libellula pulchella)

widow skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)

common green darner

monarch

twelve-spotted skimmer


Mammals

American beaver (Castor canadensis)

eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

plains pocket gopher (Geomys bursarius)

whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

woodchuck (Marmota monax)

eastern gray squirrel

Plants

Six plant species with conservation status in Minnesota and two species on the watch list are found here:

 

Endangered

butternut (Juglans cinerea)

 

Threatened

brown-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia triloba var. triloba)

tuberous Indian plantain (Arnoglossum plantagineum)

 

Special concern

large-fruited black snakeroot (Sanicula trifoliata)

small white lady’s slipper (Cypripedium candidum)

white wild indigo (Baptisia lactea var. lactea)

 

Watch list

honey locust (Gleditsia triacanthos)

rough avens (Geum laciniatum)

 
 

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

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Elm - Basswood - Black Ash - (Hackberry) Forest MHs49a

Pin Oak - Bur Oak Woodland FDs37b

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

Southern Mesic Oak-Basswood Forest MHs38

Sugar Maple - Basswood - (Bitternut Hickory) Forest MHs39a

 
 

 

American basswood (Tilia americana var. americana)

American bugleweed (Lycopus americanus)

American elderberry (Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis)

American elm (Ulmus americana)

American germander (Teucrium canadense var. canadense)

American hog peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata var. comosa)

Amur maple (Acer ginnala)

big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)

bird’s-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus var. corniculatus)

bitternut hickory (Carya cordiformis)

black bindweed (Fallopia convolvulus)

black cherry (Prunus serotina var. serotina)

black raspberry (Rubus occidentalis)

black walnut (Juglans nigra)

black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima)

black-seeded plantain (Plantago rugelii var. rugelii)

bland sweet cicely (Osmorhiza claytonii)

bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

blue vervain (Verbena hastata var. hastata)

boxelder (Acer negundo var. negundo)

bristly foxtail (Setaria verticillata)

bristly locust (Robinia hispida var. hispida)

broadleaf enchanter’s nightshade (Circaea lutetiana ssp. canadensis)

broad-leaved cattail (Typha latifolia)

brown-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia triloba var. triloba)

bull thistle (Cirsium vulgare)

bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa)

butternut (Juglans cinerea)

Canada moonseed (Menispermum canadense)

Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense)

Canada wildrye (Elymus canadensis)

Canadian woodnettle (Laportea canadensis)

cleavers (Galium aparine)

common agrimony (Agrimonia gryposepala)

common blue violet (Viola sororia)

common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)

common burdock (Arctium minus)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

common evening primrose (Oenothera biennis)

common false Solomon’s seal (Maianthemum racemosum var. racemosum)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca)

common mullein (Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus)

common plantain (Plantago major)

common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

compass plant (Silphium laciniatum)

Culver’s root (Veronicastrum virginicum)

curly dock (Rumex crispus)

curlytop knotweed (Persicaria lapathifolia)

cut-leaved toothwort (Cardamine concatenata)

desert false indigo (Amorpha fruticosa)

downy hawthorn (Crataegus mollis)

downy yellow violet (Viola pubescens var. pubescens)

Dutchman’s breeches (Dicentra cucullaria)

early figwort (Scrophularia lanceolata)

eastern false rue anemone (Enemion biternatum)

eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana)

elm-leaved goldenrod (Solidago ulmifolia var. ulmifolia)

false sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides var. occidentalis)

field horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

field thistle (Cirsium discolor)

garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

giant foxtail (Setaria faberi)

giant ragweed (Ambrosia trifida var. trifida)

golden alexanders (Zizia aurea)

grass-leaved goldenrod (Euthamia graminifolia var. graminifolia)

gray dogwood (Cornus racemosa)

gray-headed coneflower (Ratibida pinnata)

great blue lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica var. ludoviciana)

green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea)

hairy sunflower (Helianthus hirsutus)

heal-all (Prunella vulgaris)

hedge bindweed (Calystegia sepium)

honey locust (Gleditsia triacanthos)

Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans)

ironwood (Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana)

Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

jumpseed (Persicaria virginiana)

late goldenrod (Solidago altissima)

Maryland black snakeroot (Sanicula marilandica)

Morrow’s honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii)

nannyberry (Viburnum lentago)

narrow-leaved cattail (Typha angustifolia)

narrow-leaved hawkweed (Hieracium umbellatum)

northern hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)

northern pin oak (Quercus ellipsoidalis)

northern prickly ash (Zanthoxylum americanum)

northern red oak (Quercus rubra)

Norway spruce (Picea abies)

orange daylily (Hemerocallis fulva)

paleleaf woodland sunflower (Helianthus strumosus)

plains cottonwood (Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera)

prairie blazing star (Liatris pycnostachya var. pycnostachya)

prairie dock (Silphium terebinthinaceum var. terebinthinaceum)

prairie fleabane (Erigeron strigosus)

prairie ironweed (Vernonia fasciculata ssp. fasciculata)

prairie lettuce (Lactuca ludoviciana)

purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea var. purpurea)

purple rattlesnake root (Nabalus racemosus)

quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

Queen Anne’s lace (Daucus carota ssp. carota)

rattlesnake fern (Botrypus virginianus)

red baneberry (Actaea rubra ssp. rubra)

red clover (Trifolium pratense)

red osier dogwood (Cornus sericea ssp. sericea)

rough bedstraw (Galium asprellum)

rough blazing star (Liatris aspera)

round-headed bush clover (Lespedeza capitata)

sensitive fern (Onoclea sensibilis)

sharp-lobed hepatica (Anemone acutiloba)

silky dogwood (Cornus amomum ssp. obliqua)

silver maple (Acer saccharinum)

small-spike false nettle (Boehmeria cylindrica)

smooth Solomon’s seal (Polygonatum biflorum var. commutatum)

smooth sumac (Rhus glabra)

smooth yellow violet (Viola pubescens var. scabriuscula)

soft agrimony (Agrimonia pubescens)

soft wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa var. mollis)

spotted touch-me-not (Impatiens capensis)

spreading dogbane (Apocynum androsaemifolium)

staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina)

starry false Solomon’s seal (Maianthemum stellatum)

stiff goldenrod (Solidago rigida)

stiff sunflower (Helianthus pauciflorus ssp. subrhomboideus)

stinging nettle (Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis)

sugar maple (Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum)

Tartarian honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica)

timothy (Phleum pratense)

tuberous Indian plantain (Arnoglossum plantagineum)

upright carrionflower (Smilax ecirrhata)

Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)

Virginia mountain mint (Pycnanthemum virginianum)

Virginia spring beauty (Claytonia virginica var. virginica)

Virginia stickseed (Hackelia virginiana)

Virginia waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum)

water smartweed (Persicaria amphibia)

white avens (Geum canadense)

white clover (Trifolium repens)

white prairie clover (Dalea candida var. candida)

white sage (Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana)

white spruce (Picea glauca)

white trout lily (Erythronium albidum)

white wild indigo (Baptisia lactea var. lactea)

wild blue phlox (Phlox divaricata ssp. laphamii)

wild cucumber (Echinocystis lobata)

wild geranium (Geranium maculatum)

wild ginger (Asarum canadense)

wild grape (Vitis riparia)

wild parsnip (Pastinaca sativa)

wild sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis)

wolfberry (Symphoricarpos occidentalis)

wood anemone (Anemone quinquefolia var. quinquefolia)

woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

yellow foxtail (Setaria pumila ssp. pumila)

yellow wood sorrel (Oxalis stricta)

yellowish gentian (Gentiana alba)

 

Acer ginnala (Amur maple)

Acer negundo var. negundo (boxelder)

Acer saccharinum (silver maple)

Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum (sugar maple)

Actaea rubra ssp. rubra (red baneberry)

Agrimonia gryposepala (common agrimony)

Agrimonia pubescens (soft agrimony)

Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Ambrosia trifida var. trifida (giant ragweed)

Amorpha fruticosa (desert false indigo)

Amphicarpaea bracteata var. comosa (American hog peanut)

Andropogon gerardii (big bluestem)

Anemone acutiloba (sharp-lobed hepatica)

Anemone quinquefolia var. quinquefolia (wood anemone)

Apocynum androsaemifolium (spreading dogbane)

Aralia nudicaulis (wild sarsaparilla)

Arctium minus (common burdock)

Arisaema triphyllum (Jack-in-the-pulpit)

Arnoglossum plantagineum (tuberous Indian plantain)

Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana (white sage)

Asarum canadense (wild ginger)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Baptisia lactea var. lactea (white wild indigo)

Boehmeria cylindrica (small-spike false nettle)

Botrypus virginianus (rattlesnake fern)

Calystegia sepium (hedge bindweed)

Cardamine concatenata (cut-leaved toothwort)

Carya cordiformis (bitternut hickory)

Celtis occidentalis (northern hackberry)

Circaea lutetiana ssp. canadensis (broadleaf enchanter’s nightshade)

Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle)

Cirsium discolor (field thistle)

Cirsium vulgare (bull thistle)

Claytonia virginica var. virginica (Virginia spring beauty)

Cornus amomum ssp. obliqua (silky dogwood)

Cornus racemosa (gray dogwood)

Cornus sericea ssp. sericea (red osier dogwood)

Crataegus mollis (downy hawthorn)

Dalea candida var. candida (white prairie clover)

Dalea purpurea var. purpurea (purple prairie clover)

Daucus carota ssp. carota (Queen Anne’s lace)

Dicentra cucullaria (Dutchman’s breeches)

Echinocystis lobata (wild cucumber)

Elymus canadensis (Canada wildrye)

Enemion biternatum (eastern false rue anemone)

Equisetum arvense (field horsetail)

Erigeron strigosus (prairie fleabane)

Erythronium albidum (white trout lily)

Euthamia graminifolia var. graminifolia (grass-leaved goldenrod)

Fallopia convolvulus (black bindweed)

Fraxinus pennsylvanica (green ash)

Galium aparine (cleavers)

Galium asprellum (rough bedstraw)

Gentiana alba (yellowish gentian)

Geranium maculatum (wild geranium)

Geum canadense (white avens)

Glechoma hederacea (ground ivy)

Gleditsia triacanthos (honey locust)

Hackelia virginiana (Virginia stickseed)

Helianthus hirsutus (hairy sunflower)

Helianthus pauciflorus ssp. subrhomboideus (stiff sunflower)

Helianthus strumosus (paleleaf woodland sunflower)

Heliopsis helianthoides var. occidentalis (false sunflower)

Hemerocallis fulva (orange daylily)

Hieracium umbellatum (narrow-leaved hawkweed)

Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum (Virginia waterleaf)

Impatiens capensis (spotted touch-me-not)

Juglans cinerea (butternut)

Juglans nigra (black walnut)

Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana (eastern redcedar)

Lactuca ludoviciana (prairie lettuce)

Laportea canadensis (Canadian woodnettle)

Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca (common motherwort)

Lespedeza capitata (round-headed bush clover)

Liatris aspera (rough blazing star)

Liatris pycnostachya var. pycnostachya (prairie blazing star)

Lobelia siphilitica var. ludoviciana (great blue lobelia)

Lonicera morrowii (Morrow’s honeysuckle)

Lonicera tatarica (Tartarian honeysuckle)

Lotus corniculatus var. corniculatus (bird’s-foot trefoil)

Lycopus americanus (American bugleweed)

Maianthemum racemosum var. racemosum (common false Solomon’s seal)

Maianthemum stellatum (starry false Solomon’s seal)

Menispermum canadense (Canada moonseed)

Monarda fistulosa var. mollis (soft wild bergamot)

Nabalus racemosus (purple rattlesnake root)

Oenothera biennis (common evening primrose)

Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern)

Osmorhiza claytonii (bland sweet cicely)

Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana (ironwood)

Oxalis stricta (yellow wood sorrel)

Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)

Parthenocissus vitacea (woodbine)

Pastinaca sativa (wild parsnip)

Persicaria amphibia (water smartweed)

Persicaria lapathifolia (curlytop knotweed)

Persicaria virginiana (jumpseed)

Phleum pratense (timothy)

Phlox divaricata ssp. laphamii (wild blue phlox)

Picea abies (Norway spruce)

Picea glauca (white spruce)

Plantago major (common plantain)

Plantago rugelii var. rugelii (black-seeded plantain)

Polygonatum biflorum var. commutatum (smooth Solomon’s seal)

Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera (plains cottonwood)

Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)

Prunella vulgaris (heal-all)

Prunus serotina var. serotina (black cherry)

Pycnanthemum virginianum (Virginia mountain mint)

Quercus ellipsoidalis (northern pin oak)

Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa (bur oak)

Quercus rubra (northern red oak)

Ratibida pinnata (gray-headed coneflower)

Rhamnus cathartica (common buckthorn)

Rhus glabra (smooth sumac)

Rhus typhina (staghorn sumac)

Robinia hispida var. hispida (bristly locust)

Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)

Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima (black-eyed Susan)

Rudbeckia triloba var. triloba (brown-eyed Susan)

Rumex crispus (curly dock)

Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis (American elderberry)

Sanguinaria canadensis (bloodroot)

Sanicula marilandica (Maryland black snakeroot)

Scrophularia lanceolata (early figwort)

Setaria faberi (giant foxtail)

Setaria pumila ssp. pumila (yellow foxtail)

Setaria verticillata (bristly foxtail)

Silphium laciniatum (compass plant)

Silphium terebinthinaceum var. terebinthinaceum (prairie dock)

Smilax ecirrhata (upright carrionflower)

Solidago altissima (late goldenrod)

Solidago rigida (stiff goldenrod)

Solidago ulmifolia var. ulmifolia (elm-leaved goldenrod)

Sorghastrum nutans (Indiangrass)

Symphoricarpos occidentalis (wolfberry)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Teucrium canadense var. canadense (American germander)

Tilia americana var. americana (American basswood)

Trifolium pratense (red clover)

Trifolium repens (white clover)

Typha angustifolia (narrow-leaved cattail)

Typha latifolia (broad-leaved cattail)

Ulmus americana (American elm)

Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis (stinging nettle)

Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus (common mullein)

Verbena hastata var. hastata (blue vervain)

Vernonia fasciculata ssp. fasciculata (prairie ironweed)

Veronicastrum virginicum (Culver’s root)

Viburnum lentago (nannyberry)

Viola pubescens var. pubescens (downy yellow violet)

Viola pubescens var. scabriuscula (smooth yellow violet)

Viola sororia (common blue violet)

Vitis riparia (wild grape)

Zanthoxylum americanum (northern prickly ash)

Zizia aurea (golden alexanders)

American elderberry

bird’s-foot trefoil

black bindweed

black cherry

black raspberry

black-eyed Susan

broadleaf enchanter’s nightshade

bur oak

Canada wildrye

common blue violet

common evening primrose

common false Solomon’s seal

common mullein

compass plant

Culver’s root

downy yellow violet

eastern false rue anemone

false sunflower

field thistle

golden alexanders

gray-headed coneflower

Morrow’s honeysuckle

nannyberry

northern prickly ash

orange daylily

paleleaf woodland sunflower

prairie dock

purple prairie clover

Queen Anne’s lace

red baneberry

red clover

sharp-lobed hepatica

smooth sumac

spotted touch-me-not

stiff sunflower (ssp. subrhomboideus)

Tartarian honeysuckle

Virginia creeper

Virginia spring beauty

Virginia waterleaf

white clover

white wild indigo

wild geranium

wood anemone

yellow wood sorrel


Reptiles

One tracked reptile species has been seen here:

 

Tracked

common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina)

 
 

common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina)

common garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)

painted turtle (Chrysemys picta)

common snapping turtle

 

 

Binoculars

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