Springbrook Nature Center

       
   

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Size

127 acres

 
 
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Parking

100 85th Ave., N.E.
Fridley, MN 55432

Hours: 9 am – 5 pm

N45 7.461, W93 16.479

 
Hiking Trails

3 miles

 
Hunting

No hunting

 
Ecological Classification Province  

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

Ecological Classification
Section  

Minnesota & NE Iowa Morainal

Subsection(s)  

Anoka Sand Plain

Land Type Association(s)

Anoka Lake Plain
Mississippi Sand Plain

 
Native Plant Communities1 Not mapped (1/24/2020)
 
Ownership City of Fridley Springbrook Nature Center
 
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6/23/2018

           

 

 

 

 

       
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Aug 4, 2016

Springbrook Nature Center in Fridley has been under construction for many months but last weekend the public got their first look inside the new $5.5 million expansion.

   

 

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Amphibians

American toad (Anaxyrus americanus)

green frog (Rana clamitans)

green frog

 
Bacteria

apical chlorosis of Canada thistle (Pst) (Pseudomonas syringae pv. tagetis)

Pst
 
Birds

eBird Field Checklist

 
 

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)

Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)

Eastern Wood-peewee (Contopus virens)

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

Green Heron (Butorides virescens)

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)

Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapillus)

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)

Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)

Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)

American Goldfinch

Blue Jay

Great Blue Heron

Northern Cardinal

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Wild Turkey

 
Fishes

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Fishes and Lampreys List

 

 
Fungi and Lichens

Rust Fungus (Tranzschelia pruni-spinosae var. americana), a pathogen infecting several species in the genus Prunus, has been found here

 
 

Black Knot (Apiosporina morbosa)

Crown-tipped Coral (Artomyces pyxidatus)

Oat Crown Rust (Puccinia coronata f. sp. avenae)

Thin-Walled Maze Polypore (Daedaleopsis confragosa)

Oat Crown Rust

 
Insects and Arachnids

blue dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis)

common whitetail (Plathemis lydia)

deer fly (Chrysops spp.)

dot-tailed whiteface (Leucorrhinia intacta)

eastern forktail (Ischnura verticalis)

eastern pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis)

eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)

ebony jewelwing (Calopteryx maculata)

elm finger gall mite (Eriophyes parulmi)

four-lined plant bug (Poecilocapsus lineatus)

four-spotted skimmer (Libellula quadrimaculata)

goldenrod bunch gall midge (Rhopalomyia solidaginis)

Halloween pennant (Celithemis eponina)

harvestman (order Opiliones)

maple spindle-gall mite (Vasates aceriscrumena)

monarch (Danaus plexippus)

mourning cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)

red admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

sweetflag spreadwing (Lestes forcipatus)

twelve-spotted skimmer (Libellula pulchella)

water strider (Family Gerridae)

white snakeroot leaf miner (Liriomyza eupatoriella)

widow skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)

willow pinecone gall midge (Rabdophaga strobiloides)

blue dasher

ebony jewelwing

four-lined plant bug

harvestman (Opiliones)

mourning cloak

willow pinecone gall midge

 
Mammals

eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

eastern gray squirrel

 
Plants

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Plant List

 
 

 

American bittersweet (Celastrus scandens)

American bugleweed (Lycopus americanus)

American cow parsnip (Heracleum sphondylium ssp. montanum)

American elm (Ulmus americana)

American hazel (Corylus americana)

American highbush cranberry (Viburnum opulus var. americanum)

American hog peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata var. comosa)

American red raspberry (Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus)

American white waterlily (Nymphaea odorata)

annual fleabane (Erigeron annuus)

baneberry (Actaea sp.)

Bicknell’s cranesbill (Geranium bicknellii)

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

black cherry (Prunus serotina var. serotina)

black medick (Medicago lupulina)

black raspberry (Rubus occidentalis)

black walnut (Juglans nigra)

black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima)

blue spruce (Picea pungens)

boxelder (Acer negundo var. negundo)

broad-leaved arrowhead (Sagittaria latifolia)

broad-leaved cattail (Typha latifolia)

bull thistle (Cirsium vulgare)

bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa)

butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa ssp. interior)

Canada anemone (Anemone canadensis)

Canada mayflower (Maianthemum canadense)

Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense)

Canadian clearweed (Pilea pumila)

Canadian horseweed (Conyza canadensis)

Canadian tick-trefoil (Desmodium canadense)

catnip (Nepeta cataria)

cereal rye (Secale cereale)

cleavers (Galium aparine)

common blue violet (Viola sororia)

common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)

common burdock (Arctium minus)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

common duckweed (Lemna minor)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca)

common mullein (Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus)

common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

common tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)

common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

coon’s tail (Ceratophyllum demersum)

curly dock (Rumex crispus)

cypress spurge (Euphorbia cyparissias)

dark green bulrush (Scirpus atrovirens)

Dudley’s rush (Juncus dudleyi)

early figwort (Scrophularia lanceolata)

eastern bottlebrush grass (Elymus hystrix var. hystrix)

eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana)

eastern star sedge (Carex radiata)

false sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides var. occidentalis)

field thistle (Cirsium discolor)

fragrant bedstraw (Galium triflorum)

fringed brome (Bromus ciliatus)

garden lady’s mantle (Alchemilla mollis)

garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

giant goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)

glossy buckthorn (Frangula alnus)

golden alexanders (Zizia aurea)

greater duckweed (Spirodela polyrrhiza)

green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea)

hairy false goldenaster (Heterotheca villosa)

hairy puccoon (Lithospermum caroliniense var. croceum)

hairy vetch (Vicia villosa ssp. villosa)

hard-stem bulrush (Schoenoplectus acutus var. acutus)

hedge bindweed (Calystegia sepium)

hoary alyssum (Berteroa incana)

hooked buttercup (Ranunculus recurvatus var. recurvatus)

hybrid cattail (Typha × glauca)

Indian blanket (Gaillardia pulchella)

inland serviceberry (Amelanchier interior)

interrupted fern (Osmunda claytoniana)

jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

Kentucky coffee tree (Gymnocladus dioicus)

little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium)

long-headed coneflower (Ratibida columnifera)

Morrow’s honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii)

narrow-leaved cattail (Typha angustifolia)

nodding trillium (Trillium cernuum)

northern bush-honeysuckle (Diervilla lonicera)

northern hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)

northern lady fern (Athyrium filix-femina ssp. angustum)

northern pin oak (Quercus ellipsoidalis)

northern red oak (Quercus rubra)

northern water-milfoil (Myriophyllum sibiricum)

Ohio spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis)

ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris var. pensylvanica)

oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)

Pennsylvania sedge (Carex pensylvanica)

Philadelphia fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus)

plains cottonwood (Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera)

porcupine grass (Hesperostipa spartea)

prairie dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis)

prairie fleabane (Erigeron strigosus)

prairie rose (Rosa arkansana)

pussy willow (Salix discolor)

quackgrass (Elymus repens)

quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

red clover (Trifolium pratense)

red osier dogwood (Cornus sericea ssp. sericea)

reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea)

rough bedstraw (Galium asprellum)

rough false pennyroyal (Hedeoma hispida)

round-headed bush clover (Lespedeza capitata)

sandbar willow (Salix interior)

Scribner’s panic grass (Dichanthelium oligosanthes ssp. scribnerianum)

sensitive fern (Onoclea sensibilis)

Siberian elm (Ulmus pumila)

silky dogwood (Cornus amomum ssp. obliqua)

silver maple (Acer saccharinum)

sleepy catchfly (Silene antirrhina)

smooth brome (Bromus inermis)

smooth sumac (Rhus glabra)

southern blue flag (Iris virginica var. shrevei)

spinulose wood fern (Dryopteris carthusiana)

spotted Joe Pye weed (Eutrochium maculatum)

stiff sunflower (Helianthus pauciflorus)

stinging nettle (Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis)

sugar maple (Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum)

tall cinquefoil (Drymocallis arguta)

tall meadow rue (Thalictrum dasycarpum)

tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus)

Tartarian honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica)

timothy (Phleum pratense)

touch-me-not (Impatiens sp.)

Virginia stickseed (Hackelia virginiana)

water smartweed (Persicaria amphibia)

watermeal (Wolffia sp.)

western poison ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

western ragweed (Ambrosia psilostachya)

white avens (Geum canadense)

white campion (Silene latifolia ssp. alba)

white mulberry (Morus alba)

white sage (Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana)

white snakeroot (Ageratina altissima var. altissima)

white sweet clover (Melilotus albus)

whorled milkweed (Asclepias verticillata)

wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

wild cucumber (Echinocystis lobata)

wild geranium (Geranium maculatum)

wild ginger (Asarum canadense)

wild grape (Vitis riparia)

woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

wool grass (Scirpus cyperinus)

woolly plantain (Plantago patagonica)

yellow wood sorrel (Oxalis stricta)

 

Acer negundo var. negundo (boxelder)

Acer saccharinum (silver maple)

Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum (sugar maple)

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)

Actaea sp. (baneberry)

Ageratina altissima var. altissima (white snakeroot)

Alchemilla mollis (garden lady’s mantle)

Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Ambrosia psilostachya (western ragweed)

Amelanchier interior (inland serviceberry)

Amphicarpaea bracteata var. comosa (American hog peanut)

Anemone canadensis (Canada anemone)

Aquilegia canadensis (wild columbine)

Arctium minus (common burdock)

Arisaema triphyllum (Jack-in-the-pulpit)

Artemisia dracunculus (tarragon)

Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana (white sage)

Asarum canadense (wild ginger)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Asclepias tuberosa ssp. interior (butterfly weed)

Asclepias verticillata (whorled milkweed)

Athyrium filix-femina ssp. angustum (northern lady fern)

Berteroa incana (hoary alyssum)

Bromus ciliatus (fringed brome)

Bromus inermis (smooth brome)

Calystegia sepium (hedge bindweed)

Carex pensylvanica (Pennsylvania sedge)

Carex radiata (eastern star sedge)

Celastrus scandens (American bittersweet)

Celtis occidentalis (northern hackberry)

Ceratophyllum demersum (coon’s tail)

Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle)

Cirsium discolor (field thistle)

Cirsium vulgare (bull thistle)

Conyza canadensis (Canadian horseweed)

Cornus amomum ssp. obliqua (silky dogwood)

Cornus sericea ssp. sericea (red osier dogwood)

Corylus americana (American hazel)

Desmodium canadense (Canadian tick-trefoil)

Dichanthelium oligosanthes ssp. scribnerianum (Scribner’s panic grass)

Diervilla lonicera (northern bush-honeysuckle)

Drymocallis arguta (tall cinquefoil)

Dryopteris carthusiana (spinulose wood fern)

Echinocystis lobata (wild cucumber)

Elymus hystrix var. hystrix (eastern bottlebrush grass)

Elymus repens (quackgrass)

Erigeron annuus (annual fleabane)

Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus (Philadelphia fleabane)

Erigeron strigosus (prairie fleabane)

Euphorbia cyparissias (cypress spurge)

Eutrochium maculatum (spotted Joe Pye weed)

Frangula alnus (glossy buckthorn)

Fraxinus pennsylvanica (green ash)

Gaillardia pulchella (Indian blanket)

Galium aparine (cleavers)

Galium asprellum (rough bedstraw)

Galium triflorum (fragrant bedstraw)

Geranium bicknellii (Bicknell’s cranesbill)

Geranium maculatum (wild geranium)

Geum canadense (white avens)

Glechoma hederacea (ground ivy)

Gymnocladus dioicus (Kentucky coffee tree)

Hackelia virginiana (Virginia stickseed)

Hedeoma hispida (rough false pennyroyal)

Helianthus pauciflorus (stiff sunflower)

Heliopsis helianthoides var. occidentalis (false sunflower)

Heracleum sphondylium ssp. montanum (American cow parsnip)

Hesperostipa spartea (porcupine grass)

Heterotheca villosa (hairy false goldenaster)

Impatiens sp. (touch-me-not)

Iris virginica var. shrevei (southern blue flag)

Juglans nigra (black walnut)

Juncus dudleyi (Dudley’s rush)

Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana (eastern redcedar)

Lemna minor (common duckweed)

Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca (common motherwort)

Lespedeza capitata (round-headed bush clover)

Leucanthemum vulgare (oxeye daisy)

Lithospermum caroliniense var. croceum (hairy puccoon)

Lonicera morrowii (Morrow’s honeysuckle)

Lonicera tatarica (Tartarian honeysuckle)

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

Lycopus americanus (American bugleweed)

Maianthemum canadense (Canada mayflower)

Matteuccia struthiopteris var. pensylvanica (ostrich fern)

Medicago lupulina (black medick)

Melilotus albus (white sweet clover)

Morus alba (white mulberry)

Myriophyllum sibiricum (northern water-milfoil)

Nepeta cataria (catnip)

Nymphaea odorata (American white waterlily)

Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern)

Osmunda claytoniana (interrupted fern)

Oxalis stricta (yellow wood sorrel)

Parthenocissus vitacea (woodbine)

Persicaria amphibia (water smartweed)

Phalaris arundinacea (reed canary grass)

Phleum pratense (timothy)

Picea pungens (blue spruce)

Pilea pumila (Canadian clearweed)

Plantago patagonica (woolly plantain)

Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera (plains cottonwood)

Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)

Prunus serotina var. serotina (black cherry)

Quercus ellipsoidalis (northern pin oak)

Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa (bur oak)

Quercus rubra (northern red oak)

Ranunculus recurvatus var. recurvatus (hooked buttercup)

Ratibida columnifera (long-headed coneflower)

Rhamnus cathartica (common buckthorn)

Rhus glabra (smooth sumac)

Rosa arkansana (prairie rose)

Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus (American red raspberry)

Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)

Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima (black-eyed Susan)

Rumex crispus (curly dock)

Sagittaria latifolia (broad-leaved arrowhead)

Salix discolor (pussy willow)

Salix interior (sandbar willow)

Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium (little bluestem)

Schoenoplectus acutus var. acutus (hard-stem bulrush)

Scirpus atrovirens (dark green bulrush)

Scirpus cyperinus (wool grass)

Scrophularia lanceolata (early figwort)

Secale cereale (cereal rye)

Silene antirrhina (sleepy catchfly)

Silene latifolia ssp. alba (white campion)

Solidago gigantea (giant goldenrod)

Spirodela polyrrhiza (greater duckweed)

Sporobolus heterolepis (prairie dropseed)

Tanacetum vulgare (common tansy)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Thalictrum dasycarpum (tall meadow rue)

Toxicodendron rydbergii (western poison ivy)

Tradescantia ohiensis (Ohio spiderwort)

Trifolium pratense (red clover)

Trillium cernuum (nodding trillium)

Typha × glauca (hybrid cattail)

Typha angustifolia (narrow-leaved cattail)

Typha latifolia (broad-leaved cattail)

Ulmus americana (American elm)

Ulmus pumila (Siberian elm)

Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis (stinging nettle)

Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus (common mullein)

Viburnum opulus var. americanum (American highbush cranberry)

Vicia villosa ssp. villosa (hairy vetch)

Viola sororia (common blue violet)

Vitis riparia (wild grape)

Wolffia sp. (watermeal)

Zizia aurea (golden alexanders)

American cow parsnip

American highbush cranberry

American white waterlily (ssp. tuberosa)

annual fleabane

black raspberry

black-eyed susan

broad-leaved arrowhead

butterfly weed

Canada anemone

Canadian tick-trefoil

common blue violet

common burdock

common tansy

cypress spurge

eastern bottlebrush grass

false sunflower

field thistle

golden alexanders

hairy false goldenaster

hairy puccoon

hairy vetch

hedge bindweed

Indian blanket

long-headed coneflower

Morrow’s honeysuckle

northern bush-honeysuckle

oxeye daisy

prairie fleabane (var. strigosus)

prairie rose

red clover

round-headed bush clover

southern blue flag

spotted Joe Pye weed

tall meadow rue

Tartarian honeysuckle

swamp smartweed

white sweet clover

whorled milkweed

wild columbine

wild geranium

 
Reptiles

common garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)

common garter snake

     

 

 

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