Northern Tallgrass Prairie NWR

Pavia Unit

       
   

Area and County

    Norman County
    Northwest Minnesota
     
 

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Size

145.4 acres

 
 
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Parking

N47 15.170, W96 23.151

 
Hiking Trails

No maintained trails

 
Hunting

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

 
Ecological Classification Province  

Prairie Parkland Province

Ecological Classification
Section  

Red River Valley

Subsection(s)  

Red River Prairie

Land Type Association(s)

Barnesville Beach Complex

 
Native Plant Communities1

Wet Prairie (Northern)

 
Ownership

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The Nature Conservancy

 
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Visits

8/15/2019

           

 

 

 

 

       
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Amphibians

northern leopard frog (Rana pipiens)

northern leopard frog

 
Bacteria

apical chlorosis of Canada thistle (Pst) (Pseudomonas syringae pv. tagetis)

Pst

 
Birds

One bird species with conservation status in Minnesota has been seen here:

 

Special concern

Greater Prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus cupido)

 
 

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida)

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)

Greater Prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus cupido)

Northern Harrier (Circus hudsonius)

Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis tabida)

Sedge Wren (Cistothorus platensis)

Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)

American Goldfinch

Northern Harrier

 
Insects and Arachnids

One insect species with conservation status in Minnesota has been seen here:

 

Special concern

regal fritillary (Speyeria idalia)

 
 

clouded sulphur (Colias philodice)

dogbane saucrobotys moth (Saucrobotys futilalis)

goldenrod bunch gall midge (Rhopalomyia solidaginis)

great spangled fritillary (Speyeria cybele)

monarch (Danaus plexippus)

regal fritillary (Speyeria idalia)

silver-bordered fritillary (Boloria selene)

thirteen-spotted lady beetle (Hippodamia tredecimpunctata)

regal fritillary

silver-bordered fritillary

 
Plants

Plants frequently found in:

Wet Prairie (Northern) WPn53c

 
 

 

American bugleweed (Lycopus americanus)

Baltic rush (Juncus balticus var. littoralis)

big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)

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

black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima)

blue vervain (Verbena hastata var. scabra)

bottle gentian (Gentiana andrewsii)

bull thistle (Cirsium vulgare)

Canada anemone (Anemone canadensis)

Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense)

candle anemone (Anemone cylindrica)

common blue violet (Viola sororia)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common plantain (Plantago major)

common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

common sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale)

common strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)

common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

crested sedge (Carex cristatella)

curly dock (Rumex crispus)

dotted smartweed (Persicaria punctata)

field sow thistle (Sonchus arvensis)

Flodman’s thistle (Cirsium flodmanii)

four-flowered yellow loosestrife (Lysimachia quadriflora)

foxtail barley (Hordeum jubatum ssp. jubatum)

fringed loosestrife (Lysimachia ciliata)

giant goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)

giant sunflower (Helianthus giganteus)

golden alexanders (Zizia aurea)

grass-leaved goldenrod (Euthamia graminifolia var. graminifolia)

harebell (Campanula rotundifolia)

heart-leaved golden alexanders (Zizia aptera)

hedge bindweed (Calystegia sepium)

hedge nettle (Stachys sp.)

hybrid cattail (Typha × glauca)

Indian hemp (Apocynum cannabinum)

Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans)

Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus)

Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis ssp. pratensis)

lance selfheal (Prunella vulgaris var. lanceolata)

little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium)

marsh vetchling (Lathyrus palustris)

Maximilian’s sunflower (Helianthus maximiliani)

mountain death camas (Anticlea elegans)

narrow-leaved meadowsweet (Spiraea alba var. alba)

narrow-leaved purple coneflower (Echinacea angustifolia)

northern bedstraw (Galium boreale)

northern plains blazing star (Liatris ligulistylis)

northern reed grass (Calamagrostis stricta ssp. inexpansa)

northern water plantain (Alisma triviale)

orange daylily (Hemerocallis fulva)

palespike lobelia (Lobelia spicata)

plumeless thistle (Carduus acanthoides)

prairie blazing star (Liatris pycnostachya var. pycnostachya)

prairie cordgrass (Spartina pectinata)

prairie goldenrod (Solidago ptarmicoides)

prairie ironweed (Vernonia fasciculata ssp. fasciculata)

prairie onion (Allium stellatum)

prairie rose (Rosa arkansana)

purple lovegrass (Eragrostis spectabilis)

red osier dogwood (Cornus sericea ssp. sericea)

redtop (Agrostis gigantea)

reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea)

Riddell’s goldenrod (Oligoneuron riddellii)

rough barnyard grass (Echinochloa muricata)

rough bugleweed (Lycopus asper)

Russian olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia)

shorthair goldenrod (Solidago altissima ssp. gilvocanescens)

showy goldenrod (Solidago speciosa)

showy milkweed (Asclepias speciosa)

Siberian elm (Ulmus pumila)

sideoats grama (Bouteloua curtipendula var. curtipendula)

silverweed (Argentina anserina)

slender wheatgrass (Elymus trachycaulus ssp. trachycaulus)

smooth blue aster (Symphyotrichum laeve var. laeve)

smooth brome (Bromus inermis)

smooth scouring rush (Equisetum laevigatum)

spotted knapweed (Centaurea stoebe ssp. micranthos)

spotted lady’s thumb (Persicaria maculosa)

spotted water hemlock (Cicuta maculata)

stiff goldenrod (Solidago rigida ssp. rigida)

stiff sunflower (Helianthus pauciflorus)

switch grass (Panicum virgatum var. virgatum)

timothy (Phleum pratense)

Torrey’s rush (Juncus torreyi)

Virginia mountain mint (Pycnanthemum virginianum)

water smartweed (Persicaria amphibia)

western ragweed (Ambrosia psilostachya)

white heath aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides)

white panicled aster (Symphyotrichum lanceolatum)

white sweet clover (Melilotus albus)

wild mint (Mentha arvensis)

witch grass (Panicum capillare)

wolfberry (Symphoricarpos occidentalis)

yellow foxtail (Setaria pumila ssp. pumila)

 

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)

Agrostis gigantea (redtop)

Alisma triviale (northern water plantain)

Allium stellatum (prairie onion)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Ambrosia psilostachya (western ragweed)

Andropogon gerardii (big bluestem)

Anemone canadensis (Canada anemone)

Anemone cylindrica (candle anemone)

Anticlea elegans (mountain death camas)

Apocynum cannabinum (Indian hemp)

Argentina anserina (silverweed)

Asclepias speciosa (showy milkweed)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Bouteloua curtipendula var. curtipendula (sideoats grama)

Bromus inermis (smooth brome)

Calamagrostis stricta ssp. inexpansa (northern reed grass)

Calystegia sepium (hedge bindweed)

Campanula rotundifolia (harebell)

Carduus acanthoides (plumeless thistle)

Carex cristatella (crested sedge)

Centaurea stoebe ssp. micranthos (spotted knapweed)

Cicuta maculata (spotted water hemlock)

Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle)

Cirsium flodmanii (Flodman’s thistle)

Cirsium vulgare (bull thistle)

Cornus sericea ssp. sericea (red osier dogwood)

Echinacea angustifolia (narrow-leaved purple coneflower)

Echinochloa muricata (rough barnyard grass)

Elaeagnus angustifolia (Russian olive)

Elymus trachycaulus ssp. trachycaulus (slender wheatgrass)

Equisetum laevigatum (smooth scouring rush)

Eragrostis spectabilis (purple lovegrass)

Euthamia graminifolia var. graminifolia (grass-leaved goldenrod)

Fragaria virginiana (common strawberry)

Galium boreale (northern bedstraw)

Gentiana andrewsii (bottle gentian)

Helenium autumnale (common sneezeweed)

Helianthus giganteus (giant sunflower)

Helianthus maximiliani (Maximilian’s sunflower)

Helianthus pauciflorus (stiff sunflower)

Helianthus tuberosus (Jerusalem artichoke)

Hemerocallis fulva (orange daylily)

Hordeum jubatum ssp. jubatum (foxtail barley)

Juncus balticus var. littoralis (Baltic rush)

Juncus torreyi (Torrey’s rush)

Lathyrus palustris (marsh vetchling)

Liatris ligulistylis (northern plains blazing star)

Liatris pycnostachya var. pycnostachya (prairie blazing star)

Lobelia spicata (palespike lobelia)

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

Lycopus americanus (American bugleweed)

Lycopus asper (rough bugleweed)

Lysimachia ciliata (fringed loosestrife)

Lysimachia quadriflora (four-flowered yellow loosestrife)

Melilotus albus (white sweet clover)

Mentha arvensis (wild mint)

Oligoneuron riddellii (Riddell’s goldenrod)

Panicum capillare (witch grass)

Panicum virgatum var. virgatum (switch grass)

Persicaria amphibia (water smartweed)

Persicaria maculosa (spotted lady’s thumb)

Persicaria punctata (dotted smartweed)

Phalaris arundinacea (reed canary grass)

Phleum pratense (timothy)

Plantago major (common plantain)

Poa pratensis ssp. pratensis (Kentucky bluegrass)

Prunella vulgaris var. lanceolata (lance selfheal)

Pycnanthemum virginianum (Virginia mountain mint)

Rosa arkansana (prairie rose)

Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima (black-eyed Susan)

Rumex crispus (curly dock)

Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium (little bluestem)

Setaria pumila ssp. pumila (yellow foxtail)

Solidago altissima ssp. gilvocanescens (shorthair goldenrod)

Solidago gigantea (giant goldenrod)

Solidago ptarmicoides (prairie goldenrod)

Solidago rigida ssp. rigida (stiff goldenrod)

Solidago speciosa (showy goldenrod)

Sonchus arvensis (field sow thistle)

Sorghastrum nutans (Indiangrass)

Spartina pectinata (prairie cordgrass)

Spiraea alba var. alba (narrow-leaved meadowsweet)

Stachys spp. (hedge nettle)

Symphoricarpos occidentalis (wolfberry)

Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides (white heath aster)

Symphyotrichum laeve var. laeve (smooth blue aster)

Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (white panicled aster)

Typha × glauca (hybrid cattail)

Ulmus pumila (Siberian elm)

Verbena hastata var. scabra (blue vervain)

Vernonia fasciculata ssp. fasciculata (prairie ironweed)

Viola sororia (common blue violet)

Zizia aptera (heart-leaved golden alexanders)

Zizia aurea (golden alexanders)

American bugleweed

black-eyed susan

bottle gentian

Canada anemone

common sneezeweed

common strawberry

common yarrow

four-flowered yellow loosestrife

fringed loosestrife

giant goldenrod

harebell

hedge bindweed

narrow-leaved meadowsweet

northern plains blazing star

palespike lobelia (var. spicata)

prairie ironweed

prairie onion

Riddell’s goldenrod

showy goldenrod (var. speciosa)

showy milkweed

spotted knapweed

swamp smartweed

wild mint

yellow foxtail

 

 

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