Plover Prairie

       
   

Area and County

    Lac qui Parle County
    Southwest Minnesota
     
 

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Size

894 acres

 
 
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Units

East Unit

West Unit

 
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Hunting

No hunting


Ecological Classification Province  

Prairie Parkland Province

Ecological Classification
Section  

North Central Glaciated Plains

Subsection(s)  

Minnesota River Prairie

Land Type Association(s)

Milan Alluvial Plain

 
Native Plant Communities1

Mesic Prairie (Southern)


Ownership

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Links

Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway

The Nature Conservancy


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Visits

9/5/2009

   

 

 

 

 

       

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East Unit

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West Unit

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Birds

Five bird species with conservation status in Minnesota have been seen on at least one of the units of this preserve:

 

Endangered

Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)

 

Threatened

Wilson’s Phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor)

 

Special concern

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

Greater Prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus cupido)

Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa fedoa)

Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus)

 
 

Minnesota River Valley 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 preserve:

 

Endangered

Dakota skipper (Hesperia dacotae)


Mammals

Four mammal species with conservation status in Minnesota have been seen on at least one of the units of this preserve:

 

Special concern

northern grasshopper mouse (Onychomys leucogaster)

plains pocket mouse (Perognathus flavescens)

prairie vole (Microtus ochrogaster)

western harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys megalotis)


Plants

Five plant species with conservation status in Minnesota are found on at least one of the units of this preserve:

 

Threatened

disk water-hyssop (Bacopa rotundifolia)

 

Special concern

flexile milkvetch (Astragalus flexuosus var. flexuosus)

small white lady’s slipper (Cypripedium candidum)

velvety goldenrod (Solidago mollis)

water mudwort (Limosella aquatica)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Mesic Prairie (Southern) UPs23a


 

 

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