Wood-Rill SNA

       
   

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150 acres

 
 
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Parking

921 Old Long Lake Rd
Wayzata, MN 55391

N44 59.056, W93 32.678

 
Hiking Trails

There are trails throughout the site. Maps are posted at a few of the intersections.

 
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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

Black Ash - Yellow Birch - Red Maple - Alder Swamp (Eastcentral)

Sedge Meadow

Sugar Maple Forest (Big Woods)

Tamarack Swamp (Southern)


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History
This site was designated as a Wood-Rill scientific and Natural Area on 11/4/1996.


Visits

5/6/2006

  6/20/2014   3/7/2015   5/9/2019

 

 

 

 

       

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Black Ash - Yellow Birch - Red Maple - Alder Swamp (Eastcentral)

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Sugar Maple Forest (Big Woods)

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Amphibians

American toad (Anaxyrus americanus)

boreal chorus frog (Pseudacris maculata)

American toad

Birds

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

 

Special concern

Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens)

Purple Martin (Progne subis)

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

 
 

Minnesota DNR Bird checklist

 
 

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Barred Owl (Strix varia)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)

Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)

Eastern Wood-peewee (Contopus virens)

Great Egret (Ardea alba)

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)

Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)

Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia)

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)

Northern Waterthrush (Seiurus noveboracensis)

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum)

Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis tabida)

Sedge Wren (Cistothorus platensis)

Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)

White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)

Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)

American Robin

Barred Owl

Blue Jay

Northern Cardinal

White-breasted Nuthatch

Wild Turkey

Yellow-rumped Warbler


Fungi and Lichens

Artist’s Conk (Ganoderma applanatum)

Birch Polypore (Piptoporus betulinus)

Crown-tipped Coral (Artomyces pyxidatus)

False Turkey Tail (Stereum ostrea)

Gray False Death Cap (Amanita citrina var. grisea)

Milk-white Toothed Polypore (Irpex lacteus)

Smooth Patch (Aleurodiscus oaksii)

Thin-Walled Maze Polypore (Daedaleopsis confragosa)

Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor)

White Jelly Fungus (Ductifera pululahuana)

Crown-tipped Coral

Milk-white Toothed Polypore

White Jelly Fungus


Insects and Arachnids

bald-faced hornet (Dolichovespula maculata)

chalk-fronted corporal (Ladona julia)

common whitetail (Plathemis lydia)

goldenrod gall fly (Eurosta solidaginis)

hackberry emperor (Asterocampa celtis)

leaf miner fly (Liriomyza eupatoriella)

lime nail gall mite (Eriophyes tiliae)

maple spindle-gall mite (Vasates aceriscrumena)

twelve-spotted skimmer (Libellula pulchella)

hackberry emperor

twelve-spotted skimmer


Mammals

American red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)

eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

red fox (Vulpes vulpes)

star-nosed mole (Condylura cristata)

northern raccoon (Procyon lotor)

whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

red fox

Plants

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

 

Endangered

butternut (Juglans cinerea)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Black Ash - Yellow Birch - Red Maple - Alder Swamp (Eastcentral) WFn64b

Sedge Meadow WMn82b

Sugar Maple Forest (Big Woods) MHs39c

Tamarack Swamp (Southern) FPs63a

 
 

 

agrimony (Agrimonia sp.)

alfalfa (Medicago sativa ssp. sativa)

American basswood (Tilia americana var. americana)

American black currant (Ribes americanum)

American elderberry (Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis)

American elm (Ulmus americana)

American highbush cranberry (Viburnum opulus var. americanum)

American hog peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata var. bracteata)

American white waterlily (Nymphaea odorata)

annual fleabane (Erigeron annuus)

balsam fir (Abies balsamea var. balsamea)

Bell’s honeysuckle (Lonicera × bella)

big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)

bigtooth aspen (Populus grandidentata)

bitternut hickory (Carya cordiformis)

bittersweet nightshade (Solanum dulcamara)

black ash (Fraxinus nigra)

black cherry (Prunus serotina var. serotina)

black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia)

black medick (Medicago lupulina)

black raspberry (Rubus occidentalis)

black walnut (Juglans nigra)

black-seeded plantain (Plantago rugelii var. rugelii)

bland sweet cicely (Osmorhiza claytonii)

bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

blue cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides)

boxelder (Acer negundo var. negundo)

bristly greenbrier (Smilax tamnoides)

bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa)

butternut (Juglans cinerea)

Canada mayflower (Maianthemum canadense)

Canada moonseed (Menispermum canadense)

Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense)

Canadian clearweed (Pilea pumila)

Canadian honewort (Cryptotaenia canadensis)

Canadian woodnettle (Laportea canadensis)

catnip (Nepeta cataria)

chokecherry (Prunus virginiana var. virginiana)

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

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca)

common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

common strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)

crown vetch (Securigera varia)

cut-leaved toothwort (Cardamine concatenata)

Dutchman’s breeches (Dicentra cucullaria)

early meadow rue (Thalictrum dioicum)

eastern prickly gooseberry (Ribes cynosbati)

eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana)

eastern star sedge (Carex radiata)

eastern white pine (Pinus strobus)

fragrant bedstraw (Galium triflorum)

garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

giant goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)

glossy buckthorn (Frangula alnus)

green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea)

hedge mustard (Sisymbrium officinale)

ironwood (Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana)

jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica var. japonica)

kidney-leaved buttercup (Ranunculus abortivus)

large-flowered bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora)

large-flowered trillium (Trillium grandiflorum)

Morrow’s honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii)

nodding trillium (Trillium cernuum)

northern hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)

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

northern maidenhair (Adiantum pedatum)

northern pin oak (Quercus ellipsoidalis)

northern prickly ash (Zanthoxylum americanum)

northern red oak (Quercus rubra)

northern white cedar (Thuja occidentalis)

Ohio buckeye (Aesculus glabra var. glabra)

orange daylily (Hemerocallis fulva)

ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris var. pensylvanica)

pagoda dogwood (Cornus alternifolia)

paper birch (Betula papyrifera var. papyrifera)

Philadelphia fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus)

pineapple-weed (Matricaria discoidea)

plains cottonwood (Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera)

red baneberry (Actaea rubra ssp. rubra)

red clover (Trifolium pratense)

red elderberry (Sambucus racemosa var. racemosa)

red maple (Acer rubrum var. rubrum)

red osier dogwood (Cornus sericea ssp. sericea)

red pine (Pinus resinosa)

round-leaved dogwood (Cornus rugosa)

rue anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides)

Scotch pine (Pinus sylvestris)

sensitive fern (Onoclea sensibilis)

shepherd’s purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)

silky dogwood (Cornus amomum ssp. obliqua)

silver maple (Acer saccharinum)

smooth brome (Bromus inermis)

smooth Solomon’s seal (Polygonatum biflorum var. commutatum)

smooth sumac (Rhus glabra)

spinulose wood fern (Dryopteris carthusiana)

staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina)

stinging nettle (Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis)

sugar maple (Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum)

tamarack (Larix laricina)

touch-me-not (Impatiens sp.)

upright carrionflower (Smilax ecirrhata)

Virginia spring beauty (Claytonia virginica var. virginica)

Virginia waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum)

western poison ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

white campion (Silene latifolia ssp. alba)

white clover (Trifolium repens)

white oak (Quercus alba)

white snakeroot (Ageratina altissima var. altissima)

white spruce (Picea glauca)

white trout lily (Erythronium albidum)

wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

wild cucumber (Echinocystis lobata)

wild geranium (Geranium maculatum)

wild ginger (Asarum canadense)

wild grape (Vitis riparia)

wild leek (Allium tricoccum)

wild sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis)

wood anemone (Anemone quinquefolia var. quinquefolia)

woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

woodland strawberry (Fragaria vesca ssp. americana)

yellow marsh marigold (Caltha palustris var. palustris)

yellow sweet clover (Melilotus officinalis)

yellow violet (Viola pubescens)

yellow wood sorrel (Oxalis stricta)

zigzag goldenrod (Solidago flexicaulis)

 

Abies balsamea var. balsamea (balsam fir)

Acer negundo var. negundo (boxelder)

Acer rubrum var. rubrum (red maple)

Acer saccharinum (silver maple)

Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum (sugar maple)

Actaea rubra ssp. rubra (red baneberry)

Adiantum pedatum (northern maidenhair)

Aesculus glabra var. glabra (Ohio buckeye)

Ageratina altissima var. altissima (white snakeroot)

Agrimonia sp. (agrimony)

Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)

Allium tricoccum (wild leek)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Amphicarpaea bracteata var. bracteata (American hog peanut)

Andropogon gerardii (big bluestem)

Anemone quinquefolia var. quinquefolia (wood anemone)

Aquilegia canadensis (wild columbine)

Aralia nudicaulis (wild sarsaparilla)

Arctium minus (common burdock)

Arisaema triphyllum (Jack-in-the-pulpit)

Asarum canadense (wild ginger)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

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

Betula papyrifera var. papyrifera (paper birch)

Bromus inermis (smooth brome)

Caltha palustris var. palustris (yellow marsh marigold)

Capsella bursa-pastoris (shepherd’s purse)

Cardamine concatenata (cut-leaved toothwort)

Carex radiata (eastern star sedge)

Carya cordiformis (bitternut hickory)

Caulophyllum thalictroides (blue cohosh)

Celtis occidentalis (northern hackberry)

Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle)

Claytonia virginica var. virginica (Virginia spring beauty)

Cornus alternifolia (pagoda dogwood)

Cornus amomum ssp. obliqua (silky dogwood)

Cornus rugosa (round-leaved dogwood)

Cornus sericea ssp. sericea (red osier dogwood)

Cryptotaenia canadensis (Canadian honewort)

Dicentra cucullaria (Dutchman’s breeches)

Dryopteris carthusiana (spinulose wood fern)

Echinocystis lobata (wild cucumber)

Erigeron annuus (annual fleabane)

Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus (Philadelphia fleabane)

Erythronium albidum (white trout lily)

Fallopia japonica var. japonica (Japanese knotweed)

Fragaria vesca ssp. americana (woodland strawberry)

Fragaria virginiana (common strawberry)

Frangula alnus (glossy buckthorn)

Fraxinus nigra (black ash)

Fraxinus pennsylvanica (green ash)

Galium aparine (cleavers)

Galium triflorum (fragrant bedstraw)

Geranium maculatum (wild geranium)

Glechoma hederacea (ground ivy)

Hemerocallis fulva (orange daylily)

Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum (Virginia waterleaf)

Impatiens sp. (touch-me-not)

Juglans cinerea (butternut)

Juglans nigra (black walnut)

Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana (eastern redcedar)

Laportea canadensis (Canadian woodnettle)

Larix laricina (tamarack)

Lemna minor (common duckweed)

Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca (common motherwort)

Lonicera × bella (Bell’s honeysuckle)

Lonicera morrowii (Morrow’s honeysuckle)

Maianthemum canadense (Canada mayflower)

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

Matricaria discoidea (pineapple-weed)

Matteuccia struthiopteris var. pensylvanica (ostrich fern)

Medicago lupulina (black medick)

Medicago sativa ssp. sativa (alfalfa)

Melilotus officinalis (yellow sweet clover)

Menispermum canadense (Canada moonseed)

Nepeta cataria (catnip)

Nymphaea odorata (American white waterlily)

Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern)

Osmorhiza claytonii (bland sweet cicely)

Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana (ironwood)

Oxalis stricta (yellow wood sorrel)

Parthenocissus vitacea (woodbine)

Picea glauca (white spruce)

Pilea pumila (Canadian clearweed)

Pinus resinosa (red pine)

Pinus strobus (eastern white pine)

Pinus sylvestris (Scotch pine)

Plantago rugelii var. rugelii (black-seeded plantain)

Polygonatum biflorum var. commutatum (smooth Solomon’s seal)

Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera (plains cottonwood)

Populus grandidentata (bigtooth aspen)

Prunus serotina var. serotina (black cherry)

Prunus virginiana var. virginiana (chokecherry)

Quercus alba (white oak)

Quercus ellipsoidalis (northern pin oak)

Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa (bur oak)

Quercus rubra (northern red oak)

Ranunculus abortivus (kidney-leaved buttercup)

Rhamnus cathartica (common buckthorn)

Rhus glabra (smooth sumac)

Rhus typhina (staghorn sumac)

Ribes americanum (American black currant)

Ribes cynosbati (eastern prickly gooseberry)

Robinia pseudoacacia (black locust)

Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)

Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis (American elderberry)

Sambucus racemosa var. racemosa (red elderberry)

Sanguinaria canadensis (bloodroot)

Securigera varia (crown vetch)

Silene latifolia ssp. alba (white campion)

Sisymbrium officinale (hedge mustard)

Smilax ecirrhata (upright carrionflower)

Smilax tamnoides (bristly greenbrier)

Solanum dulcamara (bittersweet nightshade)

Solidago flexicaulis (zigzag goldenrod)

Solidago gigantea (giant goldenrod)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Thalictrum dioicum (early meadow rue)

Thalictrum thalictroides (rue anemone)

Thuja occidentalis (northern white cedar)

Tilia americana var. americana (American basswood)

Toxicodendron rydbergii (western poison ivy)

Trifolium pratense (red clover)

Trifolium repens (white clover)

Trillium cernuum (nodding trillium)

Trillium grandiflorum (large-flowered trillium)

Ulmus americana (American elm)

Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis (stinging nettle)

Uvularia grandiflora (large-flowered bellwort)

Viburnum opulus var. americanum (American highbush cranberry)

Viola pubescens (yellow violet)

Viola sororia (common blue violet)

Vitis riparia (wild grape)

Zanthoxylum americanum (northern prickly ash)

American black currant

American elderberry

American highbush cranberry

American white waterlily (ssp. tuberosa)

Bell’s honeysuckle

bittersweet nightshade

black raspberry

bloodroot

blue cohosh

Canada mayflower

Canadian woodnettle

catnip

common milkweed

common strawberry

Dutchman’s breeches

eastern prickly gooseberry

ground ivy

large-flowered bellwort

large-flowered trillium

Morrow’s honeysuckle

northern prickly ash

orange daylily

Philadelphia fleabane

red baneberry

red elderberry

rue anemone

Scotch pine

tamarack

Virginia spring beauty

Virginia waterleaf

white snakeroot

white trout lily

wild columbine

wild geranium

yellow marsh marigold


Slime Molds

red raspberry slime mold (Tubifera ferruginosa)

red raspberry slime mold


Snails and Slugs

Orange-banded arion (Arion fasciatus), an exotic land slug, is well established here.


 

 

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