Seminary Fen SNA

               
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Area and County

Carver County

 

 

 


Size

73 acres

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Maps

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Parking

N44 48.522, W93 33.405

 
Hiking Trails

No maintained trails

 
Hunting

Deer only, by archery. See Hunting and Trapping Regulations (MN DNR) for details.


Ecological Classification

Province

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

Ecological Classification

Section

Minnesota & NE Iowa Morainal

Subsection(s)

Big Woods

Land Type Association(s)

Le Sueur Alluvial Plain

 
Native Plant Communities1

Calcareous Fen (Southeastern)

Seepage Meadow/Carr


Ownership

 
Links

Minnesota DNR

The Seminary Fen


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Visits

5/22/2010

10/7/2010

5/13/2013

   

 

 

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Prime Fen

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Prime Fen and Peat Dome

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North of Farm Field

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Vegetation North of Farm Field

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Seepage North of Farm Field

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Assumption Creek

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Assumption Creek Dam

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Dam After Rain Comparison May, 2012

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Other Creek

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Southwest Corner

       
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Parking

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Wood Routed Sign

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Tank

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Fountain

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Chicken Coop

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Assumption Creek

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Other Streams

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Calcareous Fen (Southeastern)

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Dry Prairie

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Woods

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Other Fen

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Minnesota River Bluffs LRT Regional Trail

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Abandoned Railroad Bed

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West Area

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Creek 61 Outlet

 
     
  Water flowing from the fen to the creek even after our horrendous cold spell (1/13/2014).  
   
 
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Short movie that shows water flowing from the fen to the creek even after our horrendous cold spell.

 
     
     

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Birds

Two bird species with protected status in Minnesota and one tracked species have been seen here:

Special concern – Hooded Warbler, Lark Sparrow

Tracked – Northern Bald Eagle


Minnesota DNR Bird Checklist

 
 

Alder Flycatcher (Empidonax alnorum)

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

American Tree Sparrow (Spizella arborea)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus)

Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias herodias)

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis cardinalis)

Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)

Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo silvestris)

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata coronata)

American Goldfinch

 

 

 

 

Black-capped Chickadee

 

 

 

 

Blue Jay

 

 

 

 

Brown-headed Cowbird

 

 

 

 

Wild Turkey


Fungi and Lichens

Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor)

Turkey Tail


Insects and Arachnids

Carolina grasshopper (Dissosteira carolina)

common green darner (Anax junius)

convergent lady beetle (Hippodamia convergens)

dog day cicada (Tibicen canicularis)

eastern boxelder bug (Leptocoris trivittatus)

goldenrod bunch gall midge (Rhopalomyia solidaginis)

goldenrod gall fly (Eurosta solidaginis)

multicolored Asian lady beetle (Harmonia axyridis
f. succinea)

common green darner

 

 

 

 

goldenrod bunch gall midge

 

 


Mammals

coyote (Canis latrans thamnos)

whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

whitetail deer


Plants

Five plant species with protected status in Minnesota are found here:

Threatened – beaked spike-rush, sterile sedge, whorled nut-rush

Special concern – small white lady’s slipper, smooth sawgrass


Minnesota Department of Transportation 2005 Survey

University of Minnesota Herbarium Plant List


Plants frequently found in:

Calcareous Fen (Southeastern) OPp93c

Seepage Meadow/Carr WMs83a1

 
 

American basswood (Tilia americana)

American bugleweed (Lycopus americanus)

American cow parsnip (Heracleum sphondylium ssp. montanum)

American elderberry (Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis)

American red raspberry (Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus)

bittersweet nightshade (Solanum dulcamara)

black bindweed (Fallopia convolvulus)

black raspberry (Rubus occidentalis)

black walnut (Juglans nigra)

bland sweet cicely (Osmorhiza claytonii)

blue vervain (Verbena hastata)

bristly greenbrier (Smilax tamnoides)

broad-leaved cattail (Typha latifolia)

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

brook lobelia (Lobelia kalmii)

boxelder (Acer negundo var. negundo)

bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa)

buttonbush dodder (Cuscuta cephalanthi)

Canada moonseed (Menispermum canadense)

Canadian honewort (Cryptotaenia canadensis)

Canadian horseweed (Conyza canadensis)

Canadian woodnettle (Laportea canadensis)

catnip (Nepeta cataria)

cleavers (Galium aparine)

common blue violet (Viola sororia)

common blue wood aster (Symphyotrichum cordifolium)

common boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum)

common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)

common burdock (Arctium minus)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

common false Solomon’s seal (Maianthemum racemosum var. racemosum)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca)

common mullein (Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus)

common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

common sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale)

common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

corn (Zea mays)

cup plant (Silphium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum)

cut-leaved coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata var. laciniata)

dark green bulrush (Scirpus atrovirens)

early meadow rue (Thalictrum dioicum)

eastern marsh fern (Thelypteris palustris var. pubescens)

eastern panicled aster (Symphyotrichum lanceolatum var. hirsuticaule)

eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana)

European cranberrybush (Viburnum opulus var. opulus)

falsegold groundsel (Packera pseudaurea var. semicordata)

field horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

flat-topped aster (Doellingeria umbellata)

fringed brome (Bromus ciliatus)

giant foxtail (Setaria faberi)

giant ragweed (Ambrosia trifida var. trifida)

glossy buckthorn (Frangula alnus)

grass-leaved goldenrod (Euthamia graminifolia var. graminifolia)

great blue lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica)

great water dock (Rumex britannica)

green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

heart-leaved four o’clock (Mirabilis nyctaginea)

hedge bindweed (Calystegia sepium ssp. angulata)

Indian hemp (Apocynum cannabinum)

ironwood (Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana)

Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus)

lesser fringed gentian (Gentianopsis virgata ssp. virgata)

Missouri gooseberry (Ribes missouriense)

narrow-leaved cattail (Typha angustifolia)

New England aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)

northern bugleweed (Lycopus uniflorus var. uniflorus)

northern pin oak (Quercus ellipsoidalis)

northern plains blazing star (Liatris ligulistylis)

northern prickly ash (Zanthoxylum americanum)

northern white cedar (Thuja occidentalis)

Ontario aster (Symphyotrichum ontarionis)

orange daylily (Hemerocallis fulva)

paleleaf woodland sunflower (Helianthus strumosus)

paper birch (Betula papyrifera var. papyrifera)

plains cottonwood (Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera)

plumeless thistle (Carduus acanthoides)

prairie fleabane (Erigeron strigosus)

prairie ironweed (Vernonia fasciculata ssp. fasciculata)

quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

red elderberry (Sambucus racemosa var. racemosa)

red osier dogwood (Cornus sericea ssp. sericea)

red pine (Pinus resinosa)

reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea)

rough bugleweed (Lycopus asper)

round-leaved dogwood (Cornus rugosa)

sawtooth sunflower (Helianthus grosseserratus)

Siberian elm (Ulmus pumila)

silver maple (Acer saccharinum)

slender willow (Salix petiolaris)

small-flowered false foxglove (Agalinis purpurea var. paupercula)

smooth hedge nettle (Stachys tenuifolia)

soft stem bulrush (Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani)

spotted knapweed (Centaurea stoebe ssp. micranthos)

spotted touch-me-not (Impatiens capensis)

staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina)

stinging nettle (Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis)

swamp betony (Pedicularis lanceolata)

swamp thistle (Cirsium muticum)

tall goldenrod (Solidago altissima ssp. altissima)

tall meadow rue (Thalictrum dasycarpum)

three-lobe beggarticks (Bidens tripartita)

Virginia stickseed (Hackelia virginiana)

Virginia waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum)

western poison ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

white rattlesnake root (Nabalus albus)

white snakeroot (Ageratina altissima var. altissima)

white spruce (Picea glauca)

white sweet clover (Melilotus albus)

white turtlehead (Chelone glabra)

wild grape (Vitis riparia)

wild mint (Mentha arvensis)

wild oats (Uvularia sessilifolia)

woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

yellow foxtail (Setaria pumila ssp. pumila)

yellow marsh marigold (Caltha palustris var. palustris)

American cow parsnip

 

 

 

 

American elderberry

 

 

 

 

black raspberry

 

 

 

 

blue vervain

 

 

 

 

bur oak (var. macrocarpa)

 

 

 

 

catnip

 

 

 

 

common blue violet

 

 

 

 

common boneset

 

 

 

 

common mullein

 

 

 

 

common sneezeweed

 

 

 

 

common yarrow

 

 

 

 

cut-leaved coneflower

 

 

 

 

early meadow rue

 

 

 

 

eastern redcedar

 

 

 

 

giant foxtail

 

 

 

 

hedge bindweed (ssp. angulata)

 

 

 

 

lesser fringed gentian (ssp. virgata)

 

 

 

 

Missouri gooseberry

 

 

 

 

New England aster

 

 

 

 

orange daylily

 

 

 

 

prairie ironweed

 

 

 

 

red elderberry

 

 

 

 

red osier dogwood

 

 

 

 

rough bugleweed

 

 

 

 

spotted knapweed

 

 

 

 

spotted touch-me-not

 

 

 

 

swamp thistle

 

 

 

 

Virginia waterleaf

 

 

 

 

wild grape

 

 

 

 

wild mint

 

 

 

 

yellow marsh marigold

 

 


 

 

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