Partch Woods SNA

               
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Area and County

Stearns County

 

 

 


Size

124 acres

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N45 37.579, W94 22.296

 
Hiking Trails

No maintained trails

 
Hunting

No hunting


Ecological Classification

Province

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

Ecological Classification

Section

Minnesota & NE Iowa Morainal

Subsection(s)

Hardwood Hills

Land Type Association(s)

Holdingford Till Plain

 
Native Plant Communities1

Black Ash - (Red Maple) Seepage Swamp

Red Oak - Basswood Forest (Noncalcareous Till)

Sedge Meadow


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Minnesota DNR


Comments

Important Bird Area
This SNA is included in the Avon Hills Important Bird Area, a relatively intact, a 72,000 acre site that also includes Avon Hills Forest SNA, three waterfowl production areas, and St. John’s University campus.


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5/29/2010

   

 

 

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Red Oak - Basswood Forest (Noncalcareous Till)

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Amphibians

American toad (Anaxyrus americanus)

American toad


Birds

Two bird species with conservation status in Minnesota have been seen here:

 

Special concern

Purple Martin (Progne subis)

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

 
 

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Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)

Eastern Wood-peewee (Contopus virens)

Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis)

Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)

Wild Turkey


Insects and
Arachnids

Arctic skipper (Carterocephalus palaemon)

brown daddy-long-legs (Leiobunum ventricosum)

eastern daddy-long-legs (Phalangium opilio)

forest tent caterpillar moth (Malacosoma disstria)

friendly fly (Sarcophaga aldrichi)

geometer moth (Geometridae)

Arctic skipper


Mammals

whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

whitetail deer

Plants

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

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Black Ash - (Red Maple) Seepage Swamp WFn57a

Red Oak - Basswood Forest (Noncalcareous Till) MHc36a

Sedge Meadow WMn82b

 
 

 

absinth wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)

alfalfa (Medicago sativa ssp. sativa)

American basswood (Tilia americana var. americana)

American bugleweed (Lycopus americanus)

American elm (Ulmus americana)

American hog peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata)

American vetch (Vicia americana ssp. americana)

balsam groundsel (Packera paupercula)

black-seeded plantain (Plantago rugelii var. rugelii)

bland sweet cicely (Osmorhiza claytonii)

bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa)

cleavers (Galium aparine)

clustered black snakeroot (Sanicula odorata)

common burdock (Arctium minus)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

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

common mullein (Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus)

common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

early meadow rue (Thalictrum dioicum)

eastern leatherwood (Dirca palustris)

eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana)

field horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

fragrant bedstraw (Galium triflorum)

giant ragweed (Ambrosia trifida var. trifida)

green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

grove sandwort (Moehringia lateriflora)

hooked buttercup (Ranunculus recurvatus var. recurvatus)

ironwood (Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana)

Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

large-flowered bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora)

narrow-leaved cattail (Typha angustifolia)

northern lady fern (Athyrium filix-femina ssp. angustum)

northern red oak (Quercus rubra)

ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris var. pensylvanica)

paper birch (Betula papyrifera var. papyrifera)

Philadelphia fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus)

rattlesnake fern (Botrypus virginianus)

red clover (Trifolium pratense)

round-lobed hepatica (Anemone americana)

sensitive fern (Onoclea sensibilis)

small-spike false nettle (Boehmeria cylindrica)

smooth sumac (Rhus glabra)

smooth yellow violet (Viola pubescens var. scabriuscula)

speckled alder (Alnus incana ssp. rugosa)

stinging nettle (Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis)

sugar maple (Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum)

tamarack (Larix laricina)

upright carrionflower (Smilax ecirrhata)

water horsetail (Equisetum fluviatile)

western poison ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

white clover (Trifolium repens)

wild geranium (Geranium maculatum)

wild ginger (Asarum canadense)

wild grape (Vitis riparia)

winter cress (Barbarea vulgaris)

woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

yellow marsh marigold (Caltha palustris var. palustris)

yellow wood sorrel (Oxalis stricta)

 

Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum (sugar maple)

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)

Alnus incana ssp. rugosa (speckled alder)

Ambrosia trifida var. trifida (giant ragweed)

Amphicarpaea bracteata (American hog peanut)

Anemone americana (round-lobed hepatica)

Arctium minus (common burdock)

Arisaema triphyllum (Jack-in-the-pulpit)

Artemisia absinthium (absinth wormwood)

Asarum canadense (wild ginger)

Athyrium filix-femina ssp. angustum (northern lady fern)

Barbarea vulgaris (winter cress)

Betula papyrifera var. papyrifera (paper birch)

Boehmeria cylindrica (small-spike false nettle)

Botrypus virginianus (rattlesnake fern)

Caltha palustris var. palustris (yellow marsh marigold)

Dirca palustris (eastern leatherwood)

Equisetum arvense (field horsetail)

Equisetum fluviatile (water horsetail)

Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus (Philadelphia fleabane)

Fraxinus pennsylvanica (green ash)

Galium aparine (cleavers)

Galium triflorum (fragrant bedstraw)

Geranium maculatum (wild geranium)

Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana (eastern redcedar)

Larix laricina (tamarack)

Lycopus americanus (American bugleweed)

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

Matteuccia struthiopteris var. pensylvanica (ostrich fern)

Medicago sativa ssp. sativa (alfalfa)

Moehringia lateriflora (grove sandwort)

Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern)

Osmorhiza claytonii (bland sweet cicely)

Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana (ironwood)

Oxalis stricta (yellow wood sorrel)

Packera paupercula (balsam groundsel)

Parthenocissus vitacea (woodbine)

Plantago rugelii var. rugelii (black-seeded plantain)

Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa (bur oak)

Quercus rubra (northern red oak)

Ranunculus recurvatus var. recurvatus (hooked buttercup)

Rhus glabra (smooth sumac)

Sanguinaria canadensis (bloodroot)

Sanicula odorata (clustered black snakeroot)

Smilax ecirrhata (upright carrionflower)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Thalictrum dioicum (early meadow rue)

Tilia americana var. americana (American basswood)

Toxicodendron rydbergii (western poison ivy)

Trifolium pratense (red clover)

Trifolium repens (white clover)

Typha angustifolia (narrow-leaved cattail)

Ulmus americana (American elm)

Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis (stinging nettle)

Uvularia grandiflora (large-flowered bellwort)

Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus (common mullein)

Vicia americana ssp. americana (American vetch)

Viola pubescens var. scabriuscula (smooth yellow violet)

Vitis riparia (wild grape)

absinth wormwood

American vetch

bur oak (var. macrocarpa)

common dandelion

common false Solomon’s seal

common yarrow

early meadow rue

fragrant bedstraw

large-flowered bellwort

round-lobed hepatica

western poison ivy

wild geranium

wild ginger

winter cress

yellow marsh marigold

yellow wood sorrel


 

 

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