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

6/6/2015

 

 

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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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Amphibians

eastern American toad (Anaxyrus americanus americanus)

eastern American toad


Birds

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

 

Special concern

Hooded Warbler (Setophaga citrina)

Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus)

 

Tracked

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

 
 

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)

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)

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

Baltimore checkerspot (Euphydryas phaeton)

Carolina grasshopper (Dissosteira carolina)

common green darner (Anax junius)

convergent lady beetle (Hippodamia convergens)

dog day cicada (Tibicen canicularis)

eastern boxelder bug (Boisea trivittata)

goldenrod bunch gall midge (Rhopalomyia solidaginis)

goldenrod gall fly (Eurosta solidaginis)

multicolored Asian lady beetle (Harmonia axyridis
f. succinea)

viceroy (Limenitis archippus)

Baltimore checkerspot

common green darner


Mammals

coyote (Canis latrans thamnos)

whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

whitetail deer


Plants

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

 

Threatened

beaked spike-rush (Eleocharis rostellata)

edible valerian (Valeriana edulis var. ciliata)

hair-like beak-rush (Rhynchospora capillacea)

sterile sedge (Carex sterilis)

whorled nut-rush (Scleria verticillata)

 

Special concern

small white lady’s slipper (Cypripedium candidum)

smooth sawgrass (Cladium mariscoides)

 
 

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 ash (Fraxinus nigra)

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)

Canada wildrye (Elymus canadensis)

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)

field horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

flat-stemmed spike-rush (Eleocharis compressa)

flat-topped aster (Doellingeria umbellata)

fringed brome (Bromus ciliatus)

giant foxtail (Setaria faberi)

giant ragweed (Ambrosia trifida var. trifida)

glossy buckthorn (Frangula alnus)

golden ragwort (Packera aurea)

golden-fruited sedge (Carex aurea)

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)

interior sedge (Carex interior)

ironwood (Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana)

Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus)

lake sedge (Carex lacustris)

late horse-gentian (Triosteum perfoliatum)

lesser fringed gentian (Gentianopsis virgata ssp. virgata)

limestone meadow sedge (Carex granularis)

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)

ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris var. pensylvanica)

paleleaf woodland sunflower (Helianthus strumosus)

paper birch (Betula papyrifera var. papyrifera)

plains cottonwood (Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera)

plumeless thistle (Carduus acanthoides)

porcupine sedge (Carex hystericina)

prairie fleabane (Erigeron strigosus)

prairie ironweed (Vernonia fasciculata ssp. fasciculata)

purple-stem angelica (Angelica atropurpurea)

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)

seaside arrowgrass (Triglochin maritima)

Siberian elm (Ulmus pumila)

silver maple (Acer saccharinum)

slender willow (Salix petiolaris)

small white lady’s slipper (Cypripedium candidum)

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)

starry false Solomon’s seal (Maianthemum stellatum)

sterile sedge (Carex sterilis)

stinging nettle (Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis)

swamp betony (Pedicularis lanceolata)

swamp thistle (Cirsium muticum)

tall cottongrass (Eriophorum angustifolium)

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)

woolly sedge (Carex pellita)

yellow foxtail (Setaria pumila ssp. pumila)

yellow marsh marigold (Caltha palustris var. palustris)

yellow star grass (Hypoxis hirsuta)

American cow parsnip

American elderberry

bittersweet nightshade

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

heart-leaved four o’clock

hedge bindweed (ssp. angulata)

lesser fringed gentian (ssp. virgata)

Missouri gooseberry

New England aster

northern prickly ash

orange daylily

prairie ironweed

red elderberry

red osier dogwood

rough bugleweed

spotted knapweed

spotted touch-me-not

swamp thistle

Virginia waterleaf

white sweet clover

wild grape

wild mint

yellow marsh marigold

 

 


 

 

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