Tamarack Nature Center

       
   

Area and County

    Ramsey County
    Metro Area
     
 

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Size

320 acres

 
 
Maps

Map of the grounds

   
 
Parking

N45 6.055, W93 2.156

 
Hiking Trails

4 miles hiking

Birch Lake Regional Trail (paved): 1.3 miles

 
Hunting

No hunting


Ecological Classification Province  

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

Ecological Classification
Section  

Minnesota & NE Iowa Morainal

Subsection(s)  

St. Paul-Baldwin Plains

Land Type Association(s)

Forest Lake Moraine

Maplewood Moraine

 
Native Plant Communities1

Not mapped (2/2/2018)

 
Natural Features

Oak-aspen woodland, restored prairie, marsh and other wetlands, Tamarack Lake, Fish Lake, Fish Lake Creek.


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Ramsey County – Tamarack Nature Center

Ramsey County – Bald Eagle-Otter Lakes Regional Park


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Overview
Tamarack Nature Center in White Bear Township is one of three units that make up the 862-acre Bald Eagle-Otter Lakes Regional Park. Its 320 acres encompass oak-aspen woodland, restored prairie, and marsh and other wetlands. It has four miles of hiking trails that include an interpretive trail and boardwalks over wetlands. In the winter, some of the trails are groomed for cross-country skiing. Osprey and Bald Eagle have been seen flying overhead. For the kids it has Discovery Hollow Nature Play Area & Garden and many programs offering educational opportunities.

County Park
Tamarack Nature Center is one of three units that make up the 862-acre Bald Eagle-Otter Lakes Regional Park.


Visits

12/13/2016

           

 

 

 

 

       

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Tamarack Swamp (Southern)

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Red Maple - Pin Oak Woodland

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Entrance

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Nature Center Building

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Tamarack Trail

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Fish Lake Trail

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Prairie Trail

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Cross-country Ski Trail

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Other Trail

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Restored Prairie

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Fish Lake

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Teal Lake

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Fish Lake Creek

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Wetland

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Boardwalk

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White Bear Township, Minnesota

 
     
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About

Published on Dec 18, 2016

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  Marcie Oltman, Director, Tamarack Nature Center
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Published on Apr 17, 2016

 
     

 

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Plants

American Hog Peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata)

Box Elder (Acer negundo)

Bristly Sedge (Carex comosa)

Broad-leaved Cattail (Typha latifolia)

Bush Honeysuckle (Diervilla lonicera)

Canada Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)

Canada White Violet (Viola canadensis)

Common Blue Violet (Viola sororia)

Common Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)

Common Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris)

Dog Violet (Viola conspersa)

Eastern Star Sedge (Carex radiata)

False Solomon's Seal (Maianthemum racemosum)

Fragrant Bedstraw (Galium triflorum)

Kidney-leaved Violet (Viola renifolia)

Lake Sedge (Carex lacustris)

Northern Red Oak (Quercus rubra)

Paper Birch (Betula papyrifera)

Pennsylvania Sedge (Carex pennsylvanica)

Purple-stem Beggarticks (Bidens connata)

Shining Flat-sedge (Cyperus bipartitus)

Slender-leaved False Foxglove (Agalinis tenuifolia)

Spotted Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis)

Tamarack (Larix laricina)

Virginia Stickseed (Hackelia virginiana)

White Oak (Quercus alba)

Wild Black Currant (Ribes americanum)

Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum)

Woodbine (Parthenocissus inserta)

Zig-zag Goldenrod (Solidago flexicaulis)

 


 

     
 

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Birds

One tracked bird species has been seen here:

 

Tracked

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

 
 

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)

White-breasted Nuthatch


Mammals

whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

whitetail deer


 

 

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