River Bend Nature Center

       
   

Area and County

    Rice County
    Southeast Minnesota
     
 

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Size

700 acres

 
 
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N44 16.649, W93 14.489

 
Hiking Trails

10 miles

 
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Ecological Classification Province  

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

Ecological Classification
Section  

Minnesota & NE Iowa Morainal

Subsection(s)  

Big Woods, Oak Savanna

Land Type Association(s)

Cordova Moraine

Lemond Moraine

 
Native Plant Communities1

Elm - Ash - Basswood Terrace Forest

Southern Mesic Oak-Basswood Forest

Willow - Dogwood Shrub Swamp

 
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River Bend Nature Center

 
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Visits

9/17/2004

   

 

 

 

 

       
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Birds

Three bird species with conservation status in Minnesota and one tracked species have been seen here:

 

Special concern

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

Purple Martin (Progne subis)

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

 

Tracked

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

 
 

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)

 
 
Plants

Four plant species with conservation status in Minnesota are found here:

 

Endangered

butternut (Juglans cinerea)

Minnesota dwarf trout lily (Erythronium propullans)

 

Special concern

late hawthorn (Crataegus calpodendron)

rattlesnake master (Eryngium yuccifolium var. yuccifolium)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Elm - Ash - Basswood Terrace Forest FFs59c

Southern Mesic Oak-Basswood Forest MHs38

Willow - Dogwood Shrub Swamp WMn82a

 
 

chicory

 
Reptiles

One reptile species with conservation status in Minnesota and one tracked species have been seen here:

 

Threatened

wood turtle (Glyptemys insculpta)

 

Tracked

common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina)

 

 

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