Sandpiper Prairie SNA

               
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Area and County

Norman County

 

 

 


Size

561 acres

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Maps

Printable Map with GPS coordinates

 
Parking

Field Access
N47 14.939, W96 24.411

 
Hiking Trails

No maintained trails

 
Hunting

No hunting

   
 

 


Ecological Classification

Province

Prairie Parkland Province

Ecological Classification

Section

Red River Valley

Subsection(s)

Red River Prairie

Land Type Association(s)

Barnesville Beach Complex

Felton Lake Plain

 
Native Plant Communities1

Basin Meadow/Carr

Cattail - Sedge Marsh (Prairie)

Dry Sand - Gravel Prairie (Northern)

Mesic Prairie (Northern)

Northwestern Mesic Aspen-Oak Woodland

Prairie Meadow/Carr

Sedge Meadow: Beaked Sedge Subtype

Sedge Meadow: Lake Sedge Subtype

Wet Prairie (Northern)

Wet Saline Prairie (Northern)


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Minnesota DNR


Comments

Prairie Restoration
A 40-acre former agricultural field south of the farm is undergoing prairie restoration. In 2018, parts of this restoration were overtaken by amaranth and dock. Other parts had been recently seeded and showed an even distribution of the plants in the seed mix, including lacy tansyaster.


Visits

8/17/2010

7/30/2018

   

 

 

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Dan W. Andree


Sandpiper Prairie in bloom....

Taken August 25, 2018.

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Pictures of Sandpiper Prairie

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Parking

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Wood Routed Sign

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2010

The sign is well concealed.

 

 

       
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2018

The sign in its new location.

 

 

       

Mesic Prairie (Northern)

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Dry Sand - Gravel Prairie (Northern)

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Prairie Mix

Dry Sand - Gravel Prairie (Northern) at the bottom, Mesic Prairie (Northern) in the middle, Wet Prairie (Northern) in the distance

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Dan W. Andree


Insects and Arachnids

dogbane beetle (Chrysochus auratus)

monarch (Danaus plexippus)

northern amber bumble bee (Bombus borealis)

swamp milkweed leaf beetle (Labidomera clivicollis)

viceroy (Limenitis archippus)

western honey bee (Apis mellifera)

monarch

Plants

Culver’s root (Veronicastrum virginicum)

Indian hemp (Apocynum cannabinum)

purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea var. purpurea)

showy milkweed (Asclepias speciosa)

wood lily (Lilium philadelphicum var. andinum)

wood lily


 

 

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Amphibians

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Bacteria

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Pst (Pseudomonas syringae pv. tagetis)

Pst


Birds

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

 

Endangered

Harris’s Sparrow (Zonotrichia querula)

 

Threatened

Wilson’s Phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor)

 

Special concern

Greater Prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus cupido)

Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa fedoa)

Nelson’s Sparrow (Ammodramus nelsoni)

Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)

 

Tracked

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

 
 

Minnesota DNR Bird checklist

 
 

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Fungi and Lichens

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Insects and Arachnids

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Mammals

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Plants

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Basin Meadow/Carr WMs92a

Cattail - Sedge Marsh (Prairie) MRp83a

Dry Sand - Gravel Prairie (Northern) UPn12b

Mesic Prairie (Northern) UPn23b

Northwestern Mesic Aspen-Oak Woodland FDw34

Prairie Meadow/Carr WMp73a

Sedge Meadow: Beaked Sedge Subtype WMn82b3

Sedge Meadow: Lake Sedge Subtype WMn82b4

Wet Prairie (Northern) WPn53c

Wet Saline Prairie (Northern) WPn53d

 
 

 

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Reptiles

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