Old Mill State Park

               
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Area and County

Marshall County

 

 

 


Size

408 acres statutory, 287 owned

 
 
Maps

Minnesota DNR Summer Map

 
Park Office

N48 21.689, W96 34.007

 
Hiking Trails

7 miles
1 mile interpretive trail

 
Hunting

No hunting


Ecological Classification

Province

Tallgrass Aspen Parklands

Ecological Classification

Section

Lake Agassiz, Aspen Parklands

Subsection(s)

Aspen Parklands

Land Type Association(s)

Landcaster Lake Plain

 
Native Plant Communities1

Bur Oak - (Forest Herb) Woodland

Dry Sand - Gravel Brush-Prairie (Northern)

Fire-Dependent Forest/Woodland System

Mesic Brush-Prairie (Northern)

Northern Terrace Forest

Northwestern Mesic Aspen-Oak Woodland

Northwestern Wet-Mesic Aspen Woodland

Wet Brush-Prairie (Northern)


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Visits

8/15/2011

   

 

 

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Journey back to the gold old days at Old Mill State Park, when the mill was a favorite spot for Sunday picnics.

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Amphibians

American toad (Anaxyrus americanus)

wood frog (Rana sylvatica)

American toad


Birds

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

 

Special concern

Franklin’s Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan)

Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus)

Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa fedoa)

Nelson’s Sparrow (Ammodramus nelsoni)

Purple Martin (Progne subis)

 

Tracked

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

 
 

Minnesota DNR Bird Checklist

Pine to Prairie Birding Trail

 
 

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Eastern Wood-peewee (Contopus virens)

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)

American Goldfinch

Great Gray Owl

 


Fungi and Lichens

Black Knot (Apiosporina morbosa)

Black Knot


Insects and Arachnids

cabbage white (Pieris rapae)

Carolina grasshopper (Dissosteira carolina)

goldenrod bunch gall midge (Rhopalomyia solidaginis)

goldenrod gall fly (Eurosta solidaginis)

monarch (Danaus plexippus)

pelecinid wasp (Pelecinus polyturator)

white-faced meadowhawk (Sympetrum obtrusum)

pelecinid wasp

monarch



Mammals

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

 

Special concern

moose (Alces americanus)

 
 

plains pocket gopher (Geomys bursarius)

whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

whitetail deer


Plants

One plant species with conservation status in Minnesota is found here:

 

Special concern

blunt sedge (Carex obtusata)

 
 

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

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Bur Oak - (Forest Herb) Woodland FDw24b

Dry Sand - Gravel Brush-Prairie (Northern) UPn12c

Fire-Dependent Forest/Woodland System FD

Mesic Brush-Prairie (Northern) UPn23a

Northern Terrace Forest FFn57

Northwestern Mesic Aspen-Oak Woodland FDw34

Northwestern Wet-Mesic Aspen Woodland FDw44

Wet Brush-Prairie (Northern) WPn53b

 
 

 

absinth wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)

alfalfa (Medicago sativa ssp. sativa)

Allegheny monkeyflower (Mimulus ringens var. ringens)

American basswood (Tilia americana var. americana)

American bugleweed (Lycopus americanus)

American elm (Ulmus americana)

American hazel (Corylus americana)

American highbush cranberry (Viburnum opulus var. americanum)

American hog peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata var. bracteata)

American hog peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata var. comosa)

American red raspberry (Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus)

American vetch (Vicia americana ssp. americana)

asparagus (Asparagus officinalis)

balsam poplar (Populus balsamifera)

big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)

black medick (Medicago lupulina)

black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima)

black-seeded plantain (Plantago rugelii var. rugelii)

blue giant hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)

blue vervain (Verbena hastata)

boxelder (Acer negundo var. negundo)

brook lobelia (Lobelia kalmii)

bull thistle (Cirsium vulgare)

bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa)

Canada anemone (Anemone canadensis)

Canada goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)

Canada lettuce (Lactuca canadensis)

Canada mayflower (Maianthemum canadense)

Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense)

Canada wildrye (Elymus canadensis)

Canadian horseweed (Conyza canadensis)

Canadian milkvetch (Astragalus canadensis var. canadensis)

Canadian tick-trefoil (Desmodium canadense)

candle anemone (Anemone cylindrica)

chicory (Cichorium intybus)

chokecherry (Prunus virginiana var. virginiana)

common burdock (Arctium minus)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

common evening primrose (Oenothera biennis)

common hop (Humulus lupulus)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca)

common mullein (Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus)

common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

common sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale)

common tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)

common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Culver’s root (Veronicastrum virginicum)

curly dock (Rumex crispus)

cut-leaved coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata var. laciniata)

desert false indigo (Amorpha fruticosa)

downy arrowwood (Viburnum rafinesqueanum var. rafinesqueanum)

early meadow rue (Thalictrum dioicum)

false sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides var. occidentalis)

field horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

field sagewort (Artemisia campestris ssp. caudata)

field sow thistle (Sonchus arvensis)

giant foxtail (Setaria faberi)

golden alexanders (Zizia aurea)

gray dogwood (Cornus racemosa)

gray goldenrod (Solidago nemoralis)

green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

green milkweed (Asclepias viridiflora)

hairy false goldenaster (Heterotheca villosa)

hairy four o’clock (Mirabilis albida)

hairy goldenrod (Solidago hispida)

harebell (Campanula rotundifolia)

heal-all (Prunella vulgaris var. vulgaris)

hedge bindweed (Calystegia sepium)

Indian hemp (Apocynum cannabinum)

Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans)

Indianpipe (Monotropa uniflora)

jack pine (Pinus banksiana)

late goldenrod (Solidago altissima)

Maryland black snakeroot (Sanicula marilandica)

Maximilian’s sunflower (Helianthus maximilianii)

mint-leaved bergamot (Monarda fistulosa var. menthifolia)

nannyberry (Viburnum lentago)

narrow-leaved cattail (Typha angustifolia)

narrow-leaved purple coneflower (Echinacea angustifolia)

night-flowering catchfly (Silene noctiflora)

northern bedstraw (Galium boreale)

northern bugleweed (Lycopus uniflorus var. uniflorus)

obedient plant (Physostegia virginiana)

orchard grass (Dactylis glomerata ssp. glomerata)

ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris var. pensylvanica)

oval-leaf milkweed (Asclepias ovalifolia)

paper birch (Betula papyrifera var. papyrifera)

plains cottonwood (Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera)

prairie fleabane (Erigeron strigosus)

prairie rose (Rosa arkansana)

prairie sagewort (Artemisia frigida)

purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea var. purpurea)

quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

red osier dogwood (Cornus sericea ssp. sericea)

Riddell’s goldenrod (Oligoneuron riddellii)

rough bedstraw (Galium asprellum)

rough blazing star (Liatris aspera)

rough cinquefoil (Potentilla norvegica)

Scotch pine (Pinus sylvestris)

scouring rush horsetail (Equisetum hyemale var. affine)

showy goldenrod (Solidago speciosa)

showy lady’s slipper (Cypripedium reginae)

shrubby cinquefoil (Dasiphora fruticosa ssp. floribunda)

Siberian elm (Ulmus pumila)

slender beardtongue (Penstemon gracilis var. gracilis)

smooth rose (Rosa blanda var. blanda)

smooth scouring rush (Equisetum laevigatum)

soft wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa var. mollis)

spotted Joe Pye weed (Eutrochium maculatum)

spreading dogbane (Apocynum androsaemifolium)

stiff goldenrod (Solidago rigida)

stinging nettle (Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis)

streamside fleabane (Erigeron glabellus var. pubescens)

swamp thistle (Cirsium muticum)

tall cinquefoil (Drymocallis arguta)

tall meadow rue (Thalictrum dasycarpum)

tall thimbleweed (Anemone virginiana)

timothy (Phleum pratense)

veiny meadow-rue (Thalictrum venulosum var. confine)

Virginia stickseed (Hackelia virginiana)

virgin’s bower (Clematis virginiana)

western bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum var. latiusculum)

western poison ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

western ragweed (Ambrosia psilostachya)

white clover (Trifolium repens)

white panicled aster (Symphyotrichum lanceolatum)

white sage (Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana)

white sweet clover (Melilotus albus)

wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

wild cucumber (Echinocystis lobata)

wild geranium (Geranium maculatum)

wild grape (Vitis riparia)

wild sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis)

wood anemone (Anemone quinquefolia var. quinquefolia)

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 var. negundo (boxelder)

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)

Agastache foeniculum (blue giant hyssop)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Ambrosia psilostachya (western ragweed)

Amorpha fruticosa (desert false indigo)

Amphicarpaea bracteata var. bracteata (American hog peanut)

Amphicarpaea bracteata var. comosa (American hog peanut)

Andropogon gerardii (big bluestem)

Anemone canadensis (Canada anemone)

Anemone cylindrica (candle anemone)

Anemone quinquefolia var. quinquefolia (wood anemone)

Anemone virginiana (tall thimbleweed)

Apocynum androsaemifolium (spreading dogbane)

Apocynum cannabinum (Indian hemp)

Aquilegia canadensis (wild columbine)

Aralia nudicaulis (wild sarsaparilla)

Arctium minus (common burdock)

Artemisia absinthium (absinth wormwood)

Artemisia campestris ssp. caudata (field sagewort)

Artemisia frigida (prairie sagewort)

Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana (white sage)

Asclepias ovalifolia (oval-leaf milkweed)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Asclepias viridiflora (green milkweed)

Asparagus officinalis (asparagus)

Astragalus canadensis var. canadensis (Canadian milkvetch)

Betula papyrifera var. papyrifera (paper birch)

Calystegia sepium (hedge bindweed)

Campanula rotundifolia (harebell)

Cichorium intybus (chicory)

Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle)

Cirsium muticum (swamp thistle)

Cirsium vulgare (bull thistle)

Clematis virginiana (virgin’s bower)

Conyza canadensis (Canadian horseweed)

Cornus racemosa (gray dogwood)

Cornus sericea ssp. sericea (red osier dogwood)

Corylus americana (American hazel)

Cypripedium reginae (showy lady’s slipper)

Dactylis glomerata ssp. glomerata (orchard grass)

Dalea purpurea var. purpurea (purple prairie clover)

Dasiphora fruticosa ssp. floribunda (shrubby cinquefoil)

Desmodium canadense (Canadian tick-trefoil)

Drymocallis arguta (tall cinquefoil)

Echinacea angustifolia (narrow-leaved purple coneflower)

Echinocystis lobata (wild cucumber)

Elymus canadensis (Canada wildrye)

Equisetum arvense (field horsetail)

Equisetum hyemale var. affine (scouring rush horsetail)

Equisetum laevigatum (smooth scouring rush)

Erigeron glabellus var. pubescens (streamside fleabane)

Erigeron strigosus (prairie fleabane)

Eutrochium maculatum (spotted Joe Pye weed)

Fraxinus pennsylvanica (green ash)

Galium asprellum (rough bedstraw)

Galium boreale (northern bedstraw)

Geranium maculatum (wild geranium)

Hackelia virginiana (Virginia stickseed)

Helenium autumnale (common sneezeweed)

Helianthus maximilianii (Maximilian’s sunflower)

Heliopsis helianthoides var. occidentalis (false sunflower)

Heterotheca villosa (hairy false goldenaster)

Humulus lupulus (common hop)

Lactuca canadensis (Canada lettuce)

Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca (common motherwort)

Liatris aspera (rough blazing star)

Lobelia kalmii (brook lobelia)

Lycopus americanus (American bugleweed)

Lycopus uniflorus var. uniflorus (northern bugleweed)

Maianthemum canadense (Canada mayflower)

Matteuccia struthiopteris var. pensylvanica (ostrich fern)

Medicago lupulina (black medick)

Medicago sativa ssp. sativa (alfalfa)

Melilotus albus (white sweet clover)

Melilotus officinalis (yellow sweet clover)

Mimulus ringens var. ringens (Allegheny monkeyflower)

Mirabilis albida (hairy four o’clock)

Monarda fistulosa var. menthifolia (mint-leaved bergamot)

Monarda fistulosa var. mollis (soft wild bergamot)

Monotropa uniflora (Indianpipe)

Oenothera biennis (common evening primrose)

Oligoneuron riddellii (Riddell’s goldenrod)

Oxalis stricta (yellow wood sorrel)

Parthenocissus vitacea (woodbine)

Penstemon gracilis var. gracilis (slender beardtongue)

Phleum pratense (timothy)

Physostegia virginiana (obedient plant)

Pinus banksiana (jack pine)

Pinus sylvestris (Scotch pine)

Plantago rugelii var. rugelii (black-seeded plantain)

Populus balsamifera (balsam poplar)

Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera (plains cottonwood)

Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)

Potentilla norvegica (rough cinquefoil)

Prunella vulgaris var. vulgaris (heal-all)

Prunus virginiana var. virginiana (chokecherry)

Pteridium aquilinum var. latiusculum (western bracken fern)

Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa (bur oak)

Rosa arkansana (prairie rose)

Rosa blanda var. blanda (smooth rose)

Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus (American red raspberry)

Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima (black-eyed Susan)

Rudbeckia laciniata var. laciniata (cut-leaved coneflower)

Rumex crispus (curly dock)

Sanicula marilandica (Maryland black snakeroot)

Setaria faberi (giant foxtail)

Setaria pumila ssp. pumila (yellow foxtail)

Silene noctiflora (night-flowering catchfly)

Solidago altissima (late goldenrod)

Solidago canadensis (Canada goldenrod)

Solidago hispida (hairy goldenrod)

Solidago nemoralis (gray goldenrod)

Solidago rigida (stiff goldenrod)

Solidago speciosa (showy goldenrod)

Sonchus arvensis (field sow thistle)

Sorghastrum nutans (Indiangrass)

Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (white panicled aster)

Tanacetum vulgare (common tansy)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Thalictrum dasycarpum (tall meadow rue)

Thalictrum dioicum (early meadow rue)

Thalictrum venulosum var. confine (veiny meadow-rue)

Tilia americana var. americana (American basswood)

Toxicodendron rydbergii (western poison ivy)

Tragopogon dubius (yellow goat’s beard)

Trifolium repens (white clover)

Typha angustifolia (narrow-leaved cattail)

Ulmus americana (American elm)

Ulmus pumila (Siberian elm)

Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis (stinging nettle)

Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus (common mullein)

Verbena hastata (blue vervain)

Veronicastrum virginicum (Culver’s root)

Viburnum lentago (nannyberry)

Viburnum opulus var. americanum (American highbush cranberry)

Viburnum rafinesqueanum var. rafinesqueanum (downy arrowwood)

Vicia americana ssp. americana (American vetch)

Vitis riparia (wild grape)

Zizia aurea (golden alexanders)

absinth wormwood

American hazel

American highbush cranberry

big bluestem

black-eyed Susan

bur oak (var. macrocarpa)

Canada wildrye

Canadian milkvetch

Canadian tick-trefoil

chicory

chokecherry

common hop

common mullein

common sneezeweed

Culver’s root

cut-leaved coneflower

false sunflower

field sow thistle

green milkweed

Maximilian’s sunflower

nannyberry

narrow-leaved purple coneflower

northern bedstraw

prairie rose

purple prairie clover

rough cinquefoil

Scotch pine

showy lady’s slipper

stiff goldenrod

tall cinquefoil

tall meadow rue

virgin’s bower

western poison ivy leaves

wild columbine

wild geranium

wood anemone

yellow goat’s beard


Reptiles

common garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)

common garter snake


 

 

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