Pembina Trail Preserve SNA

Foxboro Prairie Unit

       
   

Area and County

    Polk County
    Northwest Minnesota
     
 

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Size

160 acres

 
 
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Parking

From County Road 44 (160th Ave. SW) turn east on 350th St. SW, a minimum maintenance road. Park at the end of the road.

N47 39.554, W96 22.281

 
Hiking Trails

No maintained trails

 
Hunting

No hunting

 
Ecological Classification Province  

Tallgrass Aspen Parklands

Ecological Classification
Section  

Lake Agassiz, Aspen Parklands

Subsection(s)  

Aspen Parklands

Land Type Association(s)

Gentilly Lake Plain

 
Native Plant Communities1

Agassiz Interbeach Prairie Complex

Northwestern Wet-Mesic Aspen Woodland

 
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Links

Minnesota DNR

Pembina Trail Preserve SNA

 
Comments

Sandhill Cranes
Visitors in August are likely to see large numbers of Sandhill Cranes in the field south of the minimum maintenance road.

 
Visits

8/16/2011

   

 

 

 

 

       
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  Pembina Trail Preserve SNA, Foxboro Prairie Unit    
       

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  Pembina Trail Preserve SNA, Foxboro Prairie Unit    
       

Agassiz Interbeach Prairie Complex

  Pembina Trail Preserve SNA, Foxboro Prairie Unit    
       
       

 

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Birds

Ten bird species with conservation status in Minnesota and one tracked species have been seen on at least one of the units of this SNA:

 

Endangered

Baird’s Sparrow (Ammodramus bairdii)

 

Threatened

Wilson’s Phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor)

 

Special concern

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

Greater Prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus cupido)

Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus)

Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa fedoa)

Nelson’s Sparrow (Ammodramus nelsoni)

Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus)

Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)

Yellow Rail (Coturnicops noveboracensis)

 

Tracked

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

 
 

Minnesota DNR Bird checklist

Pine to Prairie Birding Trail

 
Insects and Arachnids

One insect species with conservation status in Minnesota has been seen on at least one of the units of this SNA:

 

Endangered

Dakota skipper (Hesperia dacotae)

 
Mammals

One mammal species with conservation status in Minnesota has been seen on at least one of the units of this SNA:

 

Special concern

moose (Alces americanus)

 
Plants

Western prairie fringed orchid blooms on this unit in the first week of July.

 
 

Three plant species with conservation status in Minnesota are found on this unit:

 

Endangered

western prairie fringed orchid (Platanthera praeclara)

 

Special concern

deer sedge (Carex hallii)

pleated gentian (Gentiana affinis)

 

Five plant species with conservation status in Minnesota and one species on the watch list are found on at least one of the units of this SNA:

 

Threatened

hair-like beak-rush (Rhynchospora capillacea)

sterile sedge (Carex sterilis)

 

Special concern

blanket flower (Gaillardia aristata)

northern singlespike sedge (Carex scirpoidea ssp. scirpoidea)

small white lady’s slipper (Cypripedium candidum)

 

Watch list

plains bluegrass (Poa arida)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Plant Lists

Foxboro Unit

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Plants frequently found in:

Northwestern Wet-Mesic Aspen Woodland FDw44

 

 

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