Rice Lake Savanna SNA

               
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Area and County

Sherburne County

 

 

 


Size

80 acres

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Parking

N45 32.481, W93 54.846

 
Hiking Trails

No maintained trails

 
Hunting

No hunting


Ecological Classification

Province

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

Ecological Classification

Section

Minnesota & NE Iowa Morainal

Subsection(s)

Anoka Sand Plain

Land Type Association(s)

Anoka Lake Plain

 
Native Plant Communities1

Dry Sand - Gravel Oak Savanna (Southern)

Low Shrub Poor Fen

Sedge Meadow

Southern Dry-Mesic Oak (Maple) Woodland


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Minnesota DNR


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Look Carefully
This SNA is easy to miss even if you are looking for it. The sign is obscured by roadside trees. About one mile north of Sherburne County Road 3 look to left (west) for two SNA boundary marker signs in an open area (see picture). There is a driveway at the north boundary of the site. Park on the west shoulder of County Road 3.


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6/20/2005

7/21/2010

   

 

 

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Dry Sand - Gravel Oak Savanna (Southern)

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Sedge Meadow

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Birds

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

 

Special concern

Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus)

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

 
 

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Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Eastern Wood-peewee (Contopus virens)

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)

Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)

Black-capped Chickadee

Wild Turkey


Fungi and Lichens

Black Knot (Apiosporina morbosa)

British Soldiers (Cladonia cristatella)

Confusing Bolete (Strobilomyces confusus)

Russula sp.

Black Knot


Insects and Arachnids

American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis)

Aphrodite fritillary (Speyeria aphrodite)

Carolina grasshopper (Dissosteira carolina)

common whitetail (Plathemis lydia)

deer fly (Chrysops sp.)

dog day cicada (Neotibicen canicularis)

eastern tent caterpillar moth (Malacosoma americanum)

eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)

monarch (Danaus plexippus)

mourning cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)

northern pearly eye (Lethe anthedon)

red admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

twelve-spotted skimmer (Libellula pulchella)

viceroy (Limenitis archippus)

white-faced meadowhawk (Sympetrum obtrusum)

common whitetail

eastern tiger swallowtail

twelve-spotted skimmer

white-faced meadowhawk


Mammals

plains pocket gopher (Geomys bursarius)

whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

whitetail deer

Plants

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

 

Threatened

swamp blackberry (Rubus semisetosus)

 
 

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

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Dry Sand - Gravel Oak Savanna (Southern) UPs14ab

Low Shrub Poor Fen APn91a

Sedge Meadow WMn82b

Southern Dry-Mesic Oak (Maple) Woodland FDs37

 
 

 

American bugleweed (Lycopus americanus)

American hazel (Corylus americana)

American hog peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata)

American lopseed (Phryma leptostachya)

American red raspberry (Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus)

American starflower (Lysimachia borealis)

arrowleaf tearthumb (Persicaria sagittata)

big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)

bittersweet nightshade (Solanum dulcamara)

black cherry (Prunus serotina var. serotina)

black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima)

bland sweet cicely (Osmorhiza claytonii)

blue giant hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)

blue skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora var. lateriflora)

blue spruce (Picea pungens)

blue vervain (Verbena hastata var. hastata)

boxelder (Acer negundo)

bracted spiderwort (Tradescantia bracteata)

broadleaf enchanter’s nightshade (Circaea lutetiana ssp. canadensis)

bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa)

butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa ssp. interior)

butter and eggs (Linaria vulgaris)

Canada mayflower (Maianthemum canadense)

Canadian black snakeroot (Sanicula canadensis)

Canadian horseweed (Conyza canadensis)

Canadian tick-trefoil (Desmodium canadense)

catnip (Nepeta cataria)

chokecherry (Prunus virginiana var. virginiana)

common boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum)

common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)

common cinquefoil (Potentilla simplex)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common mullein (Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus)

common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

common St. Johnswort (Hypericum perforatum)

common strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)

common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Culver’s root (Veronicastrum virginicum)

early meadow rue (Thalictrum dioicum)

eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana)

false sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides var. occidentalis)

field sagewort (Artemisia campestris ssp. caudata)

flat-topped aster (Doellingeria umbellata)

glossy buckthorn (Frangula alnus)

grass-leaved goldenrod (Euthamia graminifolia var. graminifolia)

Great Plains flat sedge (Cyperus lupulinus ssp. lupulinus)

hairy puccoon (Lithospermum caroliniense var. croceum)

harebell (Campanula rotundifolia)

hoary alyssum (Berteroa incana)

Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans)

jack pine (Pinus banksiana)

June grass (Koeleria macrantha)

Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis ssp. pratensis)

leadplant (Amorpha canescens)

little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium)

marsh bellflower (Campanula aparinoides)

marsh hedge nettle (Stachys palustris)

Morrow’s honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii)

northern blue flag (Iris versicolor)

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

northern pin oak (Quercus ellipsoidalis)

northern prickly ash (Zanthoxylum americanum)

northern red oak (Quercus rubra)

oval-leaf milkweed (Asclepias ovalifolia)

paleleaf woodland sunflower (Helianthus strumosus)

pointed-leaved tick-trefoil (Desmodium glutinosum)

prairie coreopsis (Coreopsis palmata)

prairie dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis)

prairie onion (Allium stellatum)

prairie rose (Rosa arkansana)

prairie spiderwort (Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis)

purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea var. purpurea)

quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

rabbit’s foot clover (Trifolium arvense)

red pine (Pinus resinosa)

rough blazing star (Liatris aspera var. intermedia)

round-headed bush clover (Lespedeza capitata)

Scotch pine (Pinus sylvestris)

scouring rush horsetail (Equisetum hyemale var. affine)

sensitive fern (Onoclea sensibilis)

showy goldenrod (Solidago speciosa)

smooth scouring rush (Equisetum laevigatum)

smooth sumac (Rhus glabra)

spotted Joe Pye weed (Eutrochium maculatum var. maculatum)

spreading dogbane (Apocynum androsaemifolium)

starry false Solomon’s seal (Maianthemum stellatum)

steeplebush (Spiraea tomentosa)

swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata)

timothy (Phleum pratense)

upright carrionflower (Smilax ecirrhata)

Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)

Virginia stickseed (Hackelia virginiana)

western poison ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

western ragweed (Ambrosia psilostachya)

white campion (Silene latifolia ssp. alba)

white prairie clover (Dalea candida)

white sage (Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana)

white spruce (Picea glauca)

white sweet clover (Melilotus albus)

wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

wild geranium (Geranium maculatum)

wild grape (Vitis riparia)

woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

woolly plantain (Plantago patagonica)

yellow foxtail (Setaria pumila ssp. pumila)

 

Acer negundo (boxelder)

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)

Agastache foeniculum (blue giant hyssop)

Allium stellatum (prairie onion)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Ambrosia psilostachya (western ragweed)

Amorpha canescens (leadplant)

Amphicarpaea bracteata (American hog peanut)

Andropogon gerardii (big bluestem)

Apocynum androsaemifolium (spreading dogbane)

Artemisia campestris ssp. caudata (field sagewort)

Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana (white sage)

Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata (swamp milkweed)

Asclepias ovalifolia (oval-leaf milkweed)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Asclepias tuberosa ssp. interior (butterfly weed)

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

Berteroa incana (hoary alyssum)

Campanula aparinoides (marsh bellflower)

Campanula rotundifolia (harebell)

Circaea lutetiana ssp. canadensis (broadleaf enchanter’s nightshade)

Conyza canadensis (Canadian horseweed)

Coreopsis palmata (prairie coreopsis)

Corylus americana (American hazel)

Cyperus lupulinus ssp. lupulinus (Great Plains flat sedge)

Dalea candida (white prairie clover)

Dalea purpurea var. purpurea (purple prairie clover)

Desmodium canadense (Canadian tick-trefoil)

Desmodium glutinosum (pointed-leaved tick-trefoil)

Doellingeria umbellata (flat-topped aster)

Equisetum hyemale var. affine (scouring rush horsetail)

Equisetum laevigatum (smooth scouring rush)

Eupatorium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum (common boneset)

Euthamia graminifolia var. graminifolia (grass-leaved goldenrod)

Eutrochium maculatum var. maculatum (spotted Joe Pye weed)

Fragaria virginiana (common strawberry)

Frangula alnus (glossy buckthorn)

Geranium maculatum (wild geranium)

Hackelia virginiana (Virginia stickseed)

Helianthus strumosus (paleleaf woodland sunflower)

Heliopsis helianthoides var. occidentalis (false sunflower)

Hypericum perforatum (common St. Johnswort)

Iris versicolor (northern blue flag)

Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana (eastern redcedar)

Koeleria macrantha (June grass)

Lespedeza capitata (round-headed bush clover)

Liatris aspera var. intermedia (rough blazing star)

Linaria vulgaris (butter and eggs)

Lithospermum caroliniense var. croceum (hairy puccoon)

Lonicera morrowii (Morrow’s honeysuckle)

Lycopus americanus (American bugleweed)

Lysimachia borealis (American starflower)

Maianthemum canadense (Canada mayflower)

Maianthemum stellatum (starry false Solomon’s seal)

Melilotus albus (white sweet clover)

Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamot)

Nepeta cataria (catnip)

Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern)

Osmorhiza claytonii (bland sweet cicely)

Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)

Parthenocissus vitacea (woodbine)

Persicaria sagittata (arrowleaf tearthumb)

Phleum pratense (timothy)

Phryma leptostachya (American lopseed)

Picea glauca (white spruce)

Picea pungens (blue spruce)

Pinus banksiana (jack pine)

Pinus resinosa (red pine)

Pinus sylvestris (Scotch pine)

Plantago patagonica (woolly plantain)

Poa pratensis ssp. pratensis (Kentucky bluegrass)

Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)

Potentilla simplex (common cinquefoil)

Prunus serotina var. serotina (black cherry)

Prunus virginiana var. virginiana (chokecherry)

Quercus ellipsoidalis (northern pin oak)

Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa (bur oak)

Quercus rubra (northern red oak)

Rhamnus cathartica (common buckthorn)

Rhus glabra (smooth sumac)

Rosa arkansana (prairie rose)

Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus (American red raspberry)

Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima (black-eyed Susan)

Sanicula canadensis (Canadian black snakeroot)

Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium (little bluestem)

Scutellaria lateriflora var. lateriflora (blue skullcap)

Setaria pumila ssp. pumila (yellow foxtail)

Silene latifolia ssp. alba (white campion)

Smilax ecirrhata (upright carrionflower)

Solanum dulcamara (bittersweet nightshade)

Solidago speciosa (showy goldenrod)

Sorghastrum nutans (Indiangrass)

Spiraea tomentosa (steeplebush)

Sporobolus heterolepis (prairie dropseed)

Stachys palustris (marsh hedge nettle)

Thalictrum dioicum (early meadow rue)

Toxicodendron rydbergii (western poison ivy)

Tradescantia bracteata (bracted spiderwort)

Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis (prairie spiderwort)

Trifolium arvense (rabbit’s foot clover)

Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus (common mullein)

Verbena hastata var. hastata (blue vervain)

Veronicastrum virginicum (Culver’s root)

Vitis riparia (wild grape)

Zanthoxylum americanum (northern prickly ash)

American hazel

black cherry

black-eyed susan

bracted spiderwort

butterfly weed

butter and eggs

chokecherry

common boneset

common St. Johnswort

Culver’s root

early meadow rue

false sunflower

flat-topped aster

hairy puccoon

leadplant

northern blue flag

paleleaf woodland sunflower

prairie rose

prairie spiderwort

purple prairie clover

rabbit’s foot clover

spreading dogbane

swamp milkweed

western poison ivy

white prairie clover

wild geranium

woolly plantain


 

 

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