Paul Bunyan Savanna

               
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Area and County

Crow Wing County

 

 

 


Size

164 acres

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Maps

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Northland Arboretum Summer Trail Map

 
Parking

Paul Bunyan Trail Parking Lot
N46 21.524, W94 13.733

 
Hiking Trails

12½ miles

 
Hunting

No hunting


Ecological Classification

Province

Laurentian Mixed Forest Province

Ecological Classification

Section

N. Minnesota Drift & Lake Plains

Subsection(s)

Pine Moraines & Outwash Plains

Land Type Association(s)

Crow Wing Sand Plain

Pillager Sand Plain

 
Native Plant Communities1

Central Dry-Mesic Pine-Hardwood Forest

Central Mesic Hardwood Forest (Eastern)

Jack Pine - (Bush Honeysuckle) Woodland

Northern Poor Conifer Swamp

Northern Poor Fen

Northern Rich Fen (Basin)

Northern Shrub Shore Fen

Northern Wet Alder Swamp


Ownership The Nature Conservancy logo    
 
Links

The Nature Conservancy

Northland Arboretum


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Fee
This preserve is located within the Northland Arboretum in Brainerd. There is a $5 fee for parking and using the trails at the arboretum.


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6/17/2013

   

 

 

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Birds

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)

Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapillus)

Mourning Dove


Insects and Arachnids

autumn yellow-winged grasshopper (Arphia xanthoptera)

chalk-fronted corporal (Ladona julia)

chokecherry finger gall mite (Eriophyes emarginatae)

common green darner (Anax junius)

mourning cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)

mourning cloak


Plants

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Central Dry-Mesic Pine-Hardwood Forest FDc34

Central Mesic Hardwood Forest (Eastern) MHc36

Jack Pine - (Bush Honeysuckle) Woodland FDc24a

Northern Poor Conifer Swamp APn81

Northern Poor Fen APn91

Northern Rich Fen (Basin) OPn92

Northern Shrub Shore Fen OPn81

Northern Wet Alder Swamp WFn74 (Fact sheet not available)

 
 

 

Allegheny blackberry (Rubus allegheniensis)

American basswood (Tilia americana var. americana)

American hazel (Corylus americana)

American hog peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata var. bracteata)

American vetch (Vicia americana ssp. americana)

balsam fir (Abies balsamea var. balsamea)

bastard toadflax (Comandra umbellata ssp. umbellata)

bigleaf aster (Eurybia macrophylla)

bigtooth aspen (Populus grandidentata)

black-seeded plantain (Plantago rugelii var. rugelii)

bland sweet cicely (Osmorhiza claytonii)

bluebead lily (Clintonia borealis)

Canada mayflower (Maianthemum canadense)

chokecherry (Prunus virginiana var. virginiana)

cinnamon fern (Osmundastrum cinnamomea)

common blue violet (Viola sororia)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

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

common strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)

common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

downy phlox (Phlox pilosa ssp. fulgida)

downy yellow violet (Viola pubescens var. peckii)

early meadow rue (Thalictrum dioicum)

eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)

field horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

field sagewort (Artemisia campestris ssp. caudata)

hairy puccoon (Lithospermum caroliniense var. croceum)

hoary puccoon (Lithospermum canescens)

interrupted fern (Osmunda claytoniana)

ironwood (Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana)

jack pine (Pinus banksiana)

Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

leadplant (Amorpha canescens)

Morrow’s honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii)

northern bedstraw (Galium boreale)

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

northern pin oak (Quercus ellipsoidalis)

northern red oak (Quercus rubra)

ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris var. pensylvanica)

paper birch (Betula papyrifera var. papyrifera)

prairie alumroot (Heuchera richardsonii)

prairie violet (Viola pedatifida var. pedatifida)

prickly rose (Rosa acicularis ssp. sayi)

quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

red maple (Acer rubrum var. rubrum)

red pine (Pinus resinosa)

sensitive fern (Onoclea sensibilis)

silvery cinquefoil (Potentilla argentea)

smooth sumac (Rhus glabra)

spreading dogbane (Apocynum androsaemifolium)

spreadingpod rockcress (Boechera grahamii)

starry false Solomon’s seal (Maianthemum stellatum)

Tartarian honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica)

western bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum var. latiusculum)

western poison ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

white clover (Trifolium repens)

white sage (Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana)

white spruce (Picea glauca)

wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

wild geranium (Geranium maculatum)

wild sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis)

zigzag goldenrod (Solidago flexicaulis)

 

Abies balsamea var. balsamea (balsam fir)

Acer rubrum var. rubrum (red maple)

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)

Amorpha canescens (leadplant)

Amphicarpaea bracteata var. bracteata (American hog peanut)

Apocynum androsaemifolium (spreading dogbane)

Aquilegia canadensis (wild columbine)

Aralia nudicaulis (wild sarsaparilla)

Arisaema triphyllum (Jack-in-the-pulpit)

Artemisia campestris ssp. caudata (field sagewort)

Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana (white sage)

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

Betula papyrifera var. papyrifera (paper birch)

Boechera grahamii (spreadingpod rockcress)

Clintonia borealis (bluebead lily)

Comandra umbellata ssp. umbellata (bastard toadflax)

Corylus americana (American hazel)

Equisetum arvense (field horsetail)

Eurybia macrophylla (bigleaf aster)

Fragaria virginiana (common strawberry)

Galium boreale (northern bedstraw)

Geranium maculatum (wild geranium)

Heuchera richardsonii (prairie alumroot)

Lithospermum canescens (hoary puccoon)

Lithospermum caroliniense var. croceum (hairy puccoon)

Lonicera morrowii (Morrow’s honeysuckle)

Lonicera tatarica (Tartarian honeysuckle)

Maianthemum canadense (Canada mayflower)

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

Maianthemum stellatum (starry false Solomon’s seal)

Matteuccia struthiopteris var. pensylvanica (ostrich fern)

Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern)

Osmorhiza claytonii (bland sweet cicely)

Osmunda claytoniana (interrupted fern)

Osmundastrum cinnamomea (cinnamon fern)

Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana (ironwood)

Phlox pilosa ssp. fulgida (downy phlox)

Picea glauca (white spruce)

Pinus banksiana (jack pine)

Pinus resinosa (red pine)

Plantago rugelii var. rugelii (black-seeded plantain)

Populus grandidentata (bigtooth aspen)

Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)

Potentilla argentea (silvery cinquefoil)

Prunus virginiana var. virginiana (chokecherry)

Pteridium aquilinum var. latiusculum (western bracken fern)

Quercus ellipsoidalis (northern pin oak)

Quercus rubra (northern red oak)

Rhus glabra (smooth sumac)

Rosa acicularis ssp. sayi (prickly rose)

Rubus allegheniensis (Allegheny blackberry)

Solidago flexicaulis (zigzag goldenrod)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Thalictrum dioicum (early meadow rue)

Tilia americana var. americana (American basswood)

Toxicodendron rydbergii (western poison ivy)

Trifolium repens (white clover)

Tsuga canadensis (eastern hemlock)

Vicia americana ssp. americana (American vetch)

Viola pedatifida var. pedatifida (prairie violet)

Viola pubescens var. peckii (downy yellow violet)

Viola sororia (common blue violet)

American hazel

American vetch (var. americana)

bluebead lily

Canada mayflower

common blue violet

common false Solomon’s seal

downy phlox

hairy puccoon

leadplant

Morrow’s honeysuckle

northern bedstraw

prickly rose

silvery cinquefoil

Tartarian honeysuckle

white clover

wild columbine

wild geranium

 


Reptiles

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

 

Threatened

Blanding’s turtle (Emydoidea blandingii)

 
 

common garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)

common garter snake


 

 

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