Wolsfeld Woods SNA

               
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Area and County

Hennepin County

 

 

 


Size

220 acres

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Parking

N44 59.983, W93 34.448

 
Hiking Trails

This SNA has marked trails and visitors are required to stay on them.

 
Hunting

No hunting


Ecological Classification

Province

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

Ecological Classification

Section

Minnesota & NE Iowa Morainal

Subsection(s)

Big Woods

Land Type Association(s)

Maple Plain Moraine

 
Native Plant Communities1

Elm - Basswood - Black Ash - (Hackberry) Forest

Red Oak - Sugar Maple - Basswood - (Bitternut Hickory) Forest

Spikerush - Bur Reed Marsh (Northern)

Sugar Maple Forest (Big Woods)


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Friends of Wolsfeld Woods

Minnesota DNR


Comments

This is a busy suburban horse park. Visitors will not be alone here.


Visits

5/19/2009

   

 

 

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Trail

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Wolsfeld Lake

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  Wolsfeld Woods, MN, with Rocky Dosse on 3 2015
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About

Published on Mar 26, 2015

4 mile hike with Rocky

 
     
  Wolsfeld Woods, MN, GeoCache, First Find, Winter 2015
Mark and Emma's GoPro Adventures
 
   
 
About

Published on Feb 1, 2015

We decided to start doing geocache projects in parks everywhere. Our favorite, quick hike place is very near our house. We often go there for a short, but rich hike in the evening, or between other busy things we are doing on the weekend. It's absolutely beautiful there. The land area was donated by one of the Dayton's and it has a wide range of hard woods there including many old oaks that are 125-400 years old. Beautiful place.

 
     

 

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Amphibians wood frog (Rana sylvatica) wood frog

Birds

Five bird species with conservation status in Minnesota have been seen here:

 

Special concern

Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea)

Forster’s Tern (Sterna forsteri)

Louisiana Waterthrush (Parkesia motacilla)

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)

 
 

Minnesota DNR Bird checklist

 
 

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)

Canada Goose

White-breasted Nuthatch


Insects and Arachnids

eastern pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis)

eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)

eastern pondhawk

Plants

Two plant species with conservation status in Minnesota and one species on the watch list are found here:

 

Endangered

butternut (Juglans cinerea)

 

Special concern

nodding wild onion (Allium cernuum var. cernuum)

smooth rock cress (Boechera laevigata var. laevigata)

 

Watch list

Virginia bugleweed (Lycopus virginicus)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Elm - Basswood - Black Ash - (Hackberry) Forest MHs49a

Red Oak - Sugar Maple - Basswood - (Bitternut Hickory) Forest MHs38c

Spikerush - Bur Reed Marsh (Northern) MRn93b

Sugar Maple Forest (Big Woods) MHs39c

 
 

 

American basswood (Tilia americana var. americana)

American black currant (Ribes americanum)

American elm (Ulmus americana)

bitternut hickory (Carya cordiformis)

black ash (Fraxinus nigra)

black cherry (Prunus serotina var. serotina)

bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

boxelder (Acer negundo)

Canada mayflower (Maianthemum canadense)

Canada moonseed (Menispermum canadense)

Canadian woodnettle (Laportea canadensis)

cleavers (Galium aparine)

common blue violet (Viola sororia)

common burdock (Arctium minus)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

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

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)

cut-leaved toothwort (Cardamine concatenata)

early meadow rue (Thalictrum dioicum)

field horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

fragrant bedstraw (Galium triflorum)

garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea)

ironwood (Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana)

Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

kidney-leaved buttercup (Ranunculus abortivus)

large-flowered bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora)

narrow-leaved cattail (Typha angustifolia)

northern maidenhair (Adiantum pedatum)

northern pin oak (Quercus ellipsoidalis)

northern red oak (Quercus rubra)

plains cottonwood (Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera)

red baneberry (Actaea rubra ssp. rubra)

red clover (Trifolium pratense)

rue anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides)

Scotch pine (Pinus sylvestris)

scouring rush horsetail (Equisetum hyemale var. affine)

sensitive fern (Onoclea sensibilis)

sicklepod (Boechera canadensis)

silky dogwood (Cornus amomum ssp. obliqua)

silver maple (Acer saccharinum)

smooth yellow violet (Viola pubescens var. scabriuscula)

staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina)

sugar maple (Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum)

Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)

Virginia waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum)

white oak (Quercus alba)

wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

wild geranium (Geranium maculatum)

wild ginger (Asarum canadense)

wild leek (Allium tricoccum)

wood anemone (Anemone quinquefolia var. quinquefolia)

 

Acer negundo (boxelder)

Acer saccharinum (silver maple)

Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum (sugar maple)

Actaea rubra ssp. rubra (red baneberry)

Adiantum pedatum (northern maidenhair)

Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)

Allium tricoccum (wild leek)

Anemone quinquefolia var. quinquefolia (wood anemone)

Aquilegia canadensis (wild columbine)

Arctium minus (common burdock)

Arisaema triphyllum (Jack-in-the-pulpit)

Asarum canadense (wild ginger)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Boechera canadensis (sicklepod)

Cardamine concatenata (cut-leaved toothwort)

Carya cordiformis (bitternut hickory)

Cornus amomum ssp. obliqua (silky dogwood)

Equisetum arvense (field horsetail)

Equisetum hyemale var. affine (scouring rush horsetail)

Fragaria virginiana (common strawberry)

Fraxinus nigra (black ash)

Fraxinus pennsylvanica (green ash)

Galium aparine (cleavers)

Galium triflorum (fragrant bedstraw)

Geranium maculatum (wild geranium)

Glechoma hederacea (ground ivy)

Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum (Virginia waterleaf)

Laportea canadensis (Canadian woodnettle)

Maianthemum canadense (Canada mayflower)

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

Menispermum canadense (Canada moonseed)

Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern)

Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana (ironwood)

Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)

Pinus sylvestris (Scotch pine)

Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera (plains cottonwood)

Prunus serotina var. serotina (black cherry)

Quercus alba (white oak)

Quercus ellipsoidalis (northern pin oak)

Quercus rubra (northern red oak)

Ranunculus abortivus (kidney-leaved buttercup)

Rhus typhina (staghorn sumac)

Ribes americanum (American black currant)

Sanguinaria canadensis (bloodroot)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Thalictrum dioicum (early meadow rue)

Thalictrum thalictroides (rue anemone)

Tilia americana var. americana (American basswood)

Trifolium pratense (red clover)

Typha angustifolia (narrow-leaved cattail)

Ulmus americana (American elm)

Uvularia grandiflora (large-flowered bellwort)

Viola pubescens var. scabriuscula (smooth yellow violet)

Viola sororia (common blue violet)

American black currant

black cherry

Canadian woodnettle

common blue violet

common milkweed

early meadow rue

garlic mustard

large-flowered bellwort

red baneberry

rue anemone

Virginia waterleaf

wild columbine

wild geranium

wild ginger

wood anemone


 

 

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