Town Hall Prairie

               
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Area and County

Wilkin County

 

 

 


Size

278 acres

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N46 24.801, W96 20.827

Drive over a ditch crossing near the southwest corner of the preserve and park by the former homestead.

 
Hiking Trails

No maintained trails

 
Hunting

No hunting


Ecological Classification

Province

Prairie Parkland Province

Ecological Classification

Section

Red River Valley

Subsection(s)

Red River Prairie

Land Type Association(s)

Barnesville Beach Complex

 
Native Plant Communities1

Mesic Prairie (Northern)

Prairie Wetland Complex


Ownership The Nature Conservancy logo
 
Links

The Nature Conservancy


Comments

This is one of several preserves in the area created by The Nature Conservancy to protect the Greater Prairie Chicken.


Visits

8/18/2010

8/22/2012

   

 

 

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Birds

One bird species with conservation status in Minnesota has been seen here:

 

Special concern

Greater Prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus cupido)

 
 

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)

Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)

Upland Sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda)

American Robin

Mourning Dove


Insects and Arachnids

cabbage white (Pieris rapae)

goldenrod gall fly (Eurosta solidaginis)

goldenrod soldier beetle (Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus)

monarch (Danaus plexippus)

mourning cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)

orange sulphur (Colias eurytheme)

Virginian tiger moth (Spilosoma virginica)

monarch

Virginian tiger moth


Mammals

plains pocket gopher (Geomys bursarius)

whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

plains pocket gopher


Plants

Two plant species with conservation status in Minnesota are found here:

 

Special concern

deer sedge (Carex hallii)

small white lady’s slipper (Cypripedium candidum)

 
 

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

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Mesic Prairie (Northern) UPn23b

 
 

 

alfalfa (Medicago sativa ssp. sativa)

American bugleweed (Lycopus americanus)

arctic brome (Bromus kalmii)

big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)

black medick (Medicago lupulina)

blue spruce (Picea pungens)

boxelder (Acer negundo var. negundo)

bull thistle (Cirsium vulgare)

Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense)

Canadian horseweed (Conyza canadensis)

common boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum)

common burdock (Arctium minus)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

common evening primrose (Oenothera biennis)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common mullein (Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus)

common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

common sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale)

curly dock (Rumex crispus)

curly-cup gumweed (Grindelia squarrosa)

field horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

field sagewort (Artemisia campestris ssp. caudata)

field sow thistle (Sonchus arvensis)

Flodman’s thistle (Cirsium flodmanii)

giant goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)

giant sumpweed (Cyclachaena xanthiifolia)

great blue lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica)

green foxtail (Setaria viridis var. viridis)

heart-leaved golden alexanders (Zizia aptera)

Indian hemp (Apocynum cannabinum)

Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans)

late goldenrod (Solidago altissima)

little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium)

Maximilian’s sunflower (Helianthus maximilianii)

narrow-leaved cattail (Typha angustifolia)

northern plains blazing star (Liatris ligulistylis)

plains cottonwood (Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera)

plumeless thistle (Carduus acanthoides)

prairie cordgrass (Spartina pectinata)

prairie dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis)

prairie fleabane (Erigeron strigosus)

prairie onion (Allium stellatum)

prickly lettuce (Lactuca serriola)

red osier dogwood (Cornus sericea ssp. sericea)

redroot amaranth (Amaranthus retroflexus)

Riddell’s goldenrod (Oligoneuron riddellii)

rough blazing star (Liatris aspera)

rough bugleweed (Lycopus asper)

Russian olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia)

sawtooth sunflower (Helianthus grosseserratus)

seaside arrowgrass (Triglochin maritima)

showy milkweed (Asclepias speciosa)

silverweed (Argentina anserina)

slender-leaf false foxglove (Agalinis tenuifolia)

smooth brome (Bromus inermis)

smooth scouring rush (Equisetum laevigatum)

spotted Joe Pye weed (Eutrochium maculatum)

stiff goldenrod (Solidago rigida ssp. rigida)

stinging nettle (Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis)

swamp betony (Pedicularis lanceolata)

timothy (Phleum pratense)

Virginia mountain mint (Pycnanthemum virginianum)

western ragweed (Ambrosia psilostachya)

white heath aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides)

white panicled aster (Symphyotrichum lanceolatum)

white sage (Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana)

white spruce (Picea glauca)

white sweet clover (Melilotus albus)

wild licorice (Glycyrrhiza lepidota)

yellow foxtail (Setaria pumila ssp. pumila)

yellow goat’s beard (Tragopogon dubius)

yellow sweet clover (Melilotus officinalis)

 

Acer negundo var. negundo (boxelder)

Agalinis tenuifolia (slender-leaf false foxglove)

Allium stellatum (prairie onion)

Amaranthus retroflexus (redroot amaranth)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Ambrosia psilostachya (western ragweed)

Andropogon gerardii (big bluestem)

Apocynum cannabinum (Indian hemp)

Arctium minus (common burdock)

Argentina anserina (silverweed)

Artemisia campestris ssp. caudata (field sagewort)

Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana (white sage)

Asclepias speciosa (showy milkweed)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Bromus inermis (smooth brome)

Bromus kalmii (arctic brome)

Carduus acanthoides (plumeless thistle)

Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle)

Cirsium flodmanii (Flodman’s thistle)

Cirsium vulgare (bull thistle)

Conyza canadensis (Canadian horseweed)

Cornus sericea ssp. sericea (red osier dogwood)

Cyclachaena xanthiifolia (giant sumpweed)

Elaeagnus angustifolia (Russian olive)

Equisetum arvense (field horsetail)

Equisetum laevigatum (smooth scouring rush)

Erigeron strigosus (prairie fleabane)

Eupatorium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum (common boneset)

Eutrochium maculatum (spotted Joe Pye weed)

Glycyrrhiza lepidota (wild licorice)

Grindelia squarrosa (curly-cup gumweed)

Helenium autumnale (common sneezeweed)

Helianthus grosseserratus (sawtooth sunflower)

Helianthus maximilianii (Maximilian’s sunflower)

Lactuca serriola (prickly lettuce)

Liatris aspera (rough blazing star)

Liatris ligulistylis (northern plains blazing star)

Lobelia siphilitica (great blue lobelia)

Lycopus americanus (American bugleweed)

Lycopus asper (rough bugleweed)

Medicago lupulina (black medick)

Medicago sativa ssp. sativa (alfalfa)

Melilotus albus (white sweet clover)

Melilotus officinalis (yellow sweet clover)

Oenothera biennis (common evening primrose)

Oligoneuron riddellii (Riddell’s goldenrod)

Pedicularis lanceolata (swamp betony)

Phleum pratense (timothy)

Picea glauca (white spruce)

Picea pungens (blue spruce)

Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera (plains cottonwood)

Pycnanthemum virginianum (Virginia mountain mint)

Rumex crispus (curly dock)

Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium (little bluestem)

Setaria pumila ssp. pumila (yellow foxtail)

Setaria viridis var. viridis (green foxtail)

Solidago altissima (late goldenrod)

Solidago gigantea (giant goldenrod)

Solidago rigida ssp. rigida (stiff goldenrod)

Sonchus arvensis (field sow thistle)

Sorghastrum nutans (Indiangrass)

Spartina pectinata (prairie cordgrass)

Sporobolus heterolepis (prairie dropseed)

Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides (white heath aster)

Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (white panicled aster)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Tragopogon dubius (yellow goat’s beard)

Triglochin maritima (seaside arrowgrass)

Typha angustifolia (narrow-leaved cattail)

Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis (stinging nettle)

Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus (common mullein)

Zizia aptera (heart-leaved golden alexanders)

big bluestem

blue spruce

common boneset

common evening primrose

common mullein

common sneezeweed

field sow thistle

heart-leaved golden alexanders

Maximilian’s sunflower

plumeless thistle

prairie onion

rough bugleweed

Russian olive

sawtooth sunflower

showy milkweed

swamp betony

Virginia mountain mint

wild licorice

yellow goat’s beard

yellow sweet clover


 

 

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