Sedan Brook Prairie SNA

               
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Area and County

Stearns County

 

 

 


Size

225 acres

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Parking

N45 32.529, W95 5.445

 
Hiking Trails

No maintained trails

 
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)

Bellgrade Sand Plain

 
Native Plant Communities1

Cattail - Sedge Marsh (Northern)

Mesic Prairie (Southern)

Sedge Meadow


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6/19/2006

   

 

 

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Along the banks of Sedan Brook is found one of the very few prairies over ten acres remaining in this part of the state. Most of central Minnesota's prairies have been converted to farmland. This extremely rare natural community is the best example of mesic blacksoil prairie left in Stearns County..

 
     

 

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Birds

Sandhill Cranes nest on this site.

 
 

Two 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)

 

Tracked

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

 
 

Minnesota DNR Bird checklist

 
 

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus)

Brewer’s Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus)

Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)

Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)

Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum)

Great Egret (Ardea alba)

Green Heron (Butorides virescens)

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)

Sedge Wren (Cistothorus platensis)

Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)

Upland Sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda)

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)

Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia aestiva)

Blue Jay

Double-breasted Cormorant

Great Egret

Sedge Wren


Insects and Arachnids

dot-tailed whiteface (Leucorrhinia intacta)

eyed brown (Lethe eurydice)

Harris’ Checkerspot (Chlosyne harrisii)

monarch (Danaus plexippus)

northern crescent (Phyciodes cocyta)

viceroy (Limenitis archippus)

twelve-spotted skimmer (Libellula pulchella)

white admiral (Limenitis arthemis arthemis)

white-faced meadowhawk (Sympetrum obtrusum)

monarch

northern crescent

 

 


Mammals American beaver (Castor canadensis) American beaver

Plants

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

 

Special concern

small white lady’s slipper (Cypripedium candidum)

 
 

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

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Cattail - Sedge Marsh (Northern) MRn83a

Mesic Prairie (Southern) UPs23a

Sedge Meadow WMn82b

 
 

 

alfalfa (Medicago sativa ssp. sativa)

alsike clover (Trifolium hybridum)

American vetch (Vicia americana ssp. americana)

bird’s-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus var. corniculatus)

black medick (Medicago lupulina)

black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima)

broad-leaved cattail (Typha latifolia)

Canada anemone (Anemone canadensis)

common bladderwort (Utricularia vulgaris ssp. macrorhiza)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

common evening primrose (Oenothera biennis)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common plantain (Plantago major)

common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

downy phlox (Phlox pilosa ssp. fulgida)

eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana)

flat-topped aster (Doellingeria umbellata var. pubens)

golden alexanders (Zizia aurea)

hairy hedge nettle (Stachys pilosa var. pilosa)

hoary alyssum (Berteroa incana)

hoary puccoon (Lithospermum canescens)

Indian hemp (Apocynum cannabinum)

narrow-leaved cattail (Typha angustifolia)

narrow-leaved hawkweed (Hieracium umbellatum)

northern bedstraw (Galium boreale)

northern blue flag (Iris versicolor)

oval-leaf milkweed (Asclepias ovalifolia)

oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)

prairie groundsel (Packera plattensis)

prairie rose (Rosa arkansana)

quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

red clover (Trifolium pratense)

red osier dogwood (Cornus sericea ssp. sericea)

rough cinquefoil (Potentilla norvegica)

silky dogwood (Cornus amomum ssp. obliqua)

smooth brome (Bromus inermis)

smooth scouring rush (Equisetum laevigatum)

spotted water hemlock (Cicuta maculata var. maculata)

starry false Solomon’s seal (Maianthemum stellatum)

stinging nettle (Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis)

tall meadow rue (Thalictrum dasycarpum)

western poison ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

white campion (Silene latifolia ssp. alba)

white clover (Trifolium repens)

white sage (Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana)

white spruce (Picea glauca)

wild grape (Vitis riparia)

woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

yellow goat’s beard (Tragopogon dubius)

yellow marsh marigold (Caltha palustris var. palustris)

yellow star grass (Hypoxis hirsuta)

yellow sweet clover (Melilotus officinalis)

yellow wood sorrel (Oxalis stricta)

 

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Anemone canadensis (Canada anemone)

Apocynum cannabinum (Indian hemp)

Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana (white sage)

Asclepias ovalifolia (oval-leaf milkweed)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Berteroa incana (hoary alyssum)

Bromus inermis (smooth brome)

Caltha palustris var. palustris (yellow marsh marigold)

Cicuta maculata var. maculata (spotted water hemlock)

Cornus amomum ssp. obliqua (silky dogwood)

Cornus sericea ssp. sericea (red osier dogwood)

Doellingeria umbellata var. pubens (flat-topped aster)

Equisetum laevigatum (smooth scouring rush)

Galium boreale (northern bedstraw)

Hieracium umbellatum (narrow-leaved hawkweed)

Hypoxis hirsuta (yellow star grass)

Iris versicolor (northern blue flag)

Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana (eastern redcedar)

Leucanthemum vulgare (oxeye daisy)

Lithospermum canescens (hoary puccoon)

Lotus corniculatus var. corniculatus (bird’s-foot trefoil)

Maianthemum stellatum (starry false Solomon’s seal)

Medicago lupulina (black medick)

Medicago sativa ssp. sativa (alfalfa)

Melilotus officinalis (yellow sweet clover)

Oenothera biennis (common evening primrose)

Oxalis stricta (yellow wood sorrel)

Packera plattensis (prairie groundsel)

Parthenocissus vitacea (woodbine)

Phlox pilosa ssp. fulgida (downy phlox)

Picea glauca (white spruce)

Plantago major (common plantain)

Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)

Potentilla norvegica (rough cinquefoil)

Rosa arkansana (prairie rose)

Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima (black-eyed Susan)

Silene latifolia ssp. alba (white campion)

Stachys pilosa var. pilosa (hairy hedge nettle)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Thalictrum dasycarpum (tall meadow rue)

Toxicodendron rydbergii (western poison ivy)

Tragopogon dubius (yellow goat’s beard)

Trifolium hybridum (alsike clover)

Trifolium pratense (red clover)

Trifolium repens (white clover)

Typha angustifolia (narrow-leaved cattail)

Typha latifolia (broad-leaved cattail)

Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis (stinging nettle)

Utricularia vulgaris ssp. macrorhiza (common bladderwort)

Vicia americana ssp. americana (American vetch)

Vitis riparia (wild grape)

Zizia aurea (golden alexanders)

alsike clover

black-eyed Susan

common dandelion

common evening primrose

common milkweed

downy phlox

hoary alyssum

oxeye daisy

prairie rose

spotted water hemlock

tall meadow rue

western poison ivy

yellow goat’s beard

yellow marsh marigold


 

 

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