Yellow Bank Hills SNA

 

 

     
 
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Size

 
 

78 acres

 
         
 

Parking

 
 

There is a field access and a gate on the west side of County Highway 7. Park on the field access in front of the gate.

N45 3.674, W96 24.890

 
         
 

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          Lac qui Parle County  
          Southwest Minnesota  
     
 
Activities
 
 

Hiking Trails

 
 

No maintained trails

 
     
 

Hunting

 
 

All hunting and trapping. See Hunting and Trapping Regulations (MN DNR) for details.

 
     
 
Ecology
 
 

Ecological Classification

  Ecological Classification  
  Ecological Province    

Prairie Parkland Province

   
  Ecological Section    

North Central Glaciated Plains

   
  Ecological Subsection    

Minnesota River Prairie

   
  Land Type Association    

Renville Till Plain

   
             
 

Native Plant Communities*

   
 

Dry Sand - Gravel Prairie (Southern)

   
  * Source: The Minnesota Biological Survey, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Ecological Resources      
         
 

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Visits

8/27/2004

  7/28/2012            
 
 

Birds

 
 

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

Special Concern

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

Forster’s Tern (Sterna forsteri)

Franklin’s Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan)

 
 

Minnesota DNR Bird checklist

 
 

American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)

Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)

Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)

Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Sedge Wren (Cistothorus platensis)

Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)

Upland Sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda)

 

American Goldfinch

Canada Goose

Sedge Wren

 
 

Fungi and Lichens

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

Insects and Arachnids

 
 

One insect and arachnid species with conservation status in Minnesota has been seen here:

Special Concern

Pawnee skipper (Hesperia leonardus pawnee)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Insects List

 
 

blue orchard bee (Osmia lignaria lignaria)

checkered white (Pontia protodice)

common whitetail (Plathemis lydia)

goldenrod gall fly (Eurosta solidaginis)

Melissa blue (Plebejus melissa melissa)

monarch (Danaus plexippus)

northern crescent (Phyciodes cocyta)

orange sulphur (Colias eurytheme)

red admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

red milkweed beetle (Tetraopes tetrophthalmus)

twelve-spotted skimmer (Libellula pulchella)

 

Melissa blue

northern crescent

 
 

Mammals

 
 

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

Special Concern

prairie vole (Microtus ochrogaster)

 
 

plains pocket gopher (Geomys bursarius)

whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

white-tailed jackrabbit (Lepus townsendii)

woodchuck (Marmota monax)

  plains pocket gopher  
 

Plants

 
 

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

Threatened

Nuttall’s violet (Viola nuttallii)

Special Concern

cut-leaf ironplant (Xanthisma spinulosum var. spinulosum)

Missouri milkvetch (Astragalus missouriensis var. missouriensis)

velvety goldenrod (Solidago mollis)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas and Minnesota Biological Survey Vegetation Releves Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Dry Sand - Gravel Prairie (Southern) UPs13b

     
 

 

alfalfa (Medicago sativa ssp. sativa)

American bugleweed (Lycopus americanus)

American germander (Teucrium canadense)

big bluestem (Andropogon gerardi)

blue vervain (Verbena hastata)

boxelder (Acer negundo var. negundo)

bristly buttercup (Ranunculus hispidus)

Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense)

Canadian horseweed (Conyza canadensis)

Canadian milkvetch (Astragalus canadensis var. canadensis)

candle anemone (Anemone cylindrica)

chicory (Cichorium intybus)

common boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum)

common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)

common evening primrose (Oenothera biennis)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common mullein (Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus)

common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

common sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale)

common sunflower (Helianthus annuus)

common water hemlock (Cicuta maculata var. maculata)

curly dock (Rumex crispus)

curly-cup gumweed (Grindelia squarrosa)

cut-leaf ironplant (Xanthisma spinulosum var. spinulosum)

cut-leaved coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata var. laciniata)

desert false indigo (Amorpha fruticosa)

dotted blazing star (Liatris punctata var. punctata)

false boneset (Brickellia eupatorioides var. corymbulosa)

field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis)

field sagewort (Artemisia campestris ssp. caudata)

field sow thistle (Sonchus arvensis)

giant ragweed (Ambrosia trifida)

golden alexanders (Zizia aurea)

grass-leaved goldenrod (Euthamia graminifolia)

gray goldenrod (Solidago nemoralis)

gray-headed coneflower (Ratibida pinnata)

great blue lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica var. ludoviciana)

green foxtail (Setaria viridis var. viridis)

green milkweed (Asclepias viridiflora)

hairy false goldenaster (Heterotheca villosa)

hairy four o’clock (Mirabilis albida)

hedge bindweed (Calystegia sepium ssp. angulata)

hoary alyssum (Berteroa incana)

hoary vervain (Verbena stricta)

Indian hemp (Apocynum cannabinum)

Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans)

late goldenrod (Solidago altissima)

leadplant (Amorpha canescens)

leafy spurge (Euphorbia virgata)

little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium)

long-headed coneflower (Ratibida columnifera)

Maximilian’s sunflower (Helianthus maximiliani)

Missouri milkvetch (Astragalus missouriensis var. missouriensis)

Morrow’s honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii)

narrow-leaved cattail (Typha angustifolia)

narrow-leaved purple coneflower (Echinacea angustifolia)

northern plains blazing star (Liatris ligulistylis)

pale bulrush (Scirpus pallidus)

plains cottonwood (Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera)

prairie alumroot (Heuchera richardsonii)

prairie dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis)

prairie fleabane (Erigeron strigosus)

prairie ironweed (Vernonia fasciculata ssp. fasciculata)

prairie onion (Allium stellatum)

prairie rose (Rosa arkansana)

prairie sagewort (Artemisia frigida)

purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea var. purpurea)

red osier dogwood (Cornus sericea ssp. sericea)

reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea)

rough blazing star (Liatris aspera)

rough bugleweed (Lycopus asper)

Russian olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia)

Siberian elm (Ulmus pumila)

sideoats grama (Bouteloua curtipendula var. curtipendula)

silverleaf scurfpea (Pediomelum argophyllum)

silverweed (Argentina anserina ssp. anserina)

smooth scouring rush (Equisetum laevigatum)

stiff goldenrod (Solidago rigida ssp. humilis)

stiff sunflower (Helianthus pauciflorus ssp. subrhomboideus)

stinging nettle (Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis)

swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata)

tall cinquefoil (Drymocallis arguta)

water smartweed (Persicaria amphibia)

western ragweed (Ambrosia psilostachya)

white heath aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides)

white prairie clover (Dalea candida var. candida)

white sage (Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana)

white sweet clover (Melilotus albus)

wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

wild cucumber (Echinocystis lobata)

wild licorice (Glycyrrhiza lepidota)

winged loosestrife (Lythrum alatum var. alatum)

wolfberry (Symphoricarpos occidentalis)

woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

woolly plantain (Plantago patagonica)

yellow alfalfa (Medicago sativa ssp. falcata)

yellow sweet clover (Melilotus officinalis)

 

Acer negundo var. negundo (boxelder)

Allium stellatum (prairie onion)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Ambrosia psilostachya (western ragweed)

Ambrosia trifida (giant ragweed)

Amorpha canescens (leadplant)

Amorpha fruticosa (desert false indigo)

Andropogon gerardi (big bluestem)

Anemone cylindrica (candle anemone)

Apocynum cannabinum (Indian hemp)

Argentina anserina ssp. anserina (silverweed)

Artemisia campestris ssp. caudata (field sagewort)

Artemisia frigida (prairie sagewort)

Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana (white sage)

Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata (swamp milkweed)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Asclepias viridiflora (green milkweed)

Astragalus canadensis var. canadensis (Canadian milkvetch)

Astragalus missouriensis var. missouriensis (Missouri milkvetch)

Berteroa incana (hoary alyssum)

Bouteloua curtipendula var. curtipendula (sideoats grama)

Brickellia eupatorioides var. corymbulosa (false boneset)

Calystegia sepium. ssp. angulata (hedge bindweed)

Cichorium intybus (chicory)

Cicuta maculata var. maculata (common water hemlock)

Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle)

Convolvulus arvensis (field bindweed)

Conyza canadensis (Canadian horseweed)

Cornus sericea ssp. sericea (red osier dogwood)

Dalea candida var. candida (white prairie clover)

Dalea purpurea var. purpurea (purple prairie clover)

Drymocallis arguta (tall cinquefoil)

Echinacea angustifolia (narrow-leaved purple coneflower)

Echinocystis lobata (wild cucumber)

Elaeagnus angustifolia (Russian olive)

Equisetum laevigatum (smooth scouring rush)

Erigeron strigosus (prairie fleabane)

Eupatorium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum (common boneset)

Euphorbia virgata (leafy spurge)

Euthamia graminifolia (grass-leaved goldenrod)

Glycyrrhiza lepidota (wild licorice)

Grindelia squarrosa (curly-cup gumweed)

Helenium autumnale (common sneezeweed)

Helianthus annuus (common sunflower)

Helianthus maximiliani (Maximilian’s sunflower)

Helianthus pauciflorus ssp. subrhomboideus (stiff sunflower)

Heterotheca villosa (hairy false goldenaster)

Heuchera richardsonii (prairie alumroot)

Liatris aspera (rough blazing star)

Liatris ligulistylis (northern plains blazing star)

Liatris punctata var. punctata (dotted blazing star)

Lobelia siphilitica var. ludoviciana (great blue lobelia)

Lonicera morrowii (Morrow’s honeysuckle)

Lycopus americanus (American bugleweed)

Lycopus asper (rough bugleweed)

Lythrum alatum var. alatum (winged loosestrife)

Medicago sativa ssp. falcata (yellow alfalfa)

Medicago sativa ssp. sativa (alfalfa)

Melilotus albus (white sweet clover)

Melilotus officinalis (yellow sweet clover)

Mirabilis albida (hairy four o’clock)

Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamot)

Oenothera biennis (common evening primrose)

Parthenocissus vitacea (woodbine)

Pediomelum argophyllum (silverleaf scurfpea)

Persicaria amphibia (water smartweed)

Phalaris arundinacea (reed canary grass)

Plantago patagonica (woolly plantain)

Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera (plains cottonwood)

Ranunculus hispidus (bristly buttercup)

Ratibida columnifera (long-headed coneflower)

Ratibida pinnata (gray-headed coneflower)

Rhamnus cathartica (common buckthorn)

Rosa arkansana (prairie rose)

Rudbeckia laciniata var. laciniata (cut-leaved coneflower)

Rumex crispus (curly dock)

Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium (little bluestem)

Scirpus pallidus (pale bulrush)

Setaria viridis var. viridis (green foxtail)

Solidago altissima (late goldenrod)

Solidago nemoralis (gray goldenrod)

Solidago rigida ssp. humilis (stiff goldenrod)

Sonchus arvensis (field sow thistle)

Sorghastrum nutans (Indiangrass)

Sporobolus heterolepis (prairie dropseed)

Symphoricarpos occidentalis (wolfberry)

Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides (white heath aster)

Teucrium canadense (American germander)

Typha angustifolia (narrow-leaved cattail)

Ulmus pumila (Siberian elm)

Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis (stinging nettle)

Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus (common mullein)

Verbena hastata (blue vervain)

Verbena stricta (hoary vervain)

Vernonia fasciculata ssp. fasciculata (prairie ironweed)

Xanthisma spinulosum var. spinulosum (cut-leaf ironplant)

Zizia aurea (golden alexanders)

 

American germander

blue vervain

bristly buttercup

Canadian milkvetch

chicory

common evening primrose

common sneezeweed

common sunflower

cut-leaved coneflower

desert false indigo

field bindweed

golden alexanders

gray-headed coneflower

leadplant

long-headed coneflower

Morrow’s honeysuckle

prairie onion

prairie rose

purple prairie clover

stiff sunflower (ssp. subrhomboideus)

swamp milkweed

tall cinquefoil

winged loosestrife

yellow sweet clover

 

 

 

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