Zimmerman Prairie

 

 

     
 
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Size

 
 

80 acres

 
         
 

Parking

 
 

Park on the north shoulder of County Road 18. There is a field access at the southeast corner of the preserve, but this is on private property. Do not block the field access.

N47 6.469, W96 8.494

 
         
 

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          Becker County  
          Northwest Minnesota  
     
 
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Hiking Trails

 
 

No maintained trails

 
     
 

Hunting

 
 

No hunting

 
     
 
Ecology
 
 

Ecological Classification

  Ecological Classification  
  Ecological Province    

Prairie Parkland Province

   
  Ecological Section    

Red River Valley

   
  Ecological Subsection    

Red River Prairie

   
  Land Type Association    

Flom Till Plain

   
             
 

Native Plant Communities*

   
 

Mesic Prairie (Northern)

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

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9/7/2011                
 
 

Amphibians

 
  northern leopard frog (Rana pipiens)   northern leopard frog  
 

Birds

 
 

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

Special Concern

Greater Prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus cupido)

Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa)

Nelson’s Sparrow (Ammospiza nelsoni)

 
 

eBird Field Checklist

 
 

 

     
 

Insects and Arachnids

 
 

cabbage white (Pieris rapae)

common green darner (Anax junius)

goldenrod bunch gall midge (Rhopalomyia solidaginis)

goldenrod gall fly (Eurosta solidaginis)

monarch (Danaus plexippus)

viceroy (Limenitis archippus)

  common green darner  
 

Mammals

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Mammals List

 
  plains pocket gopher (Geomys bursarius)   plains pocket gopher  
 

Plants

 
 

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

Endangered

elegant groundsel (Packera indecora)

Special Concern

northern singlespike sedge (Carex scirpoidea ssp. scirpoidea)

small white lady’s slipper (Cypripedium candidum)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas and Minnesota Biological Survey Vegetation Releves Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Mesic Prairie (Northern) UPn23b

     
 

 

American plum (Prunus americana)

big bluestem (Andropogon gerardi)

bird’s-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus var. corniculatus)

bottle gentian (Gentiana andrewsii)

boxelder (Acer negundo var. negundo)

Canada goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)

Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense)

Canadian milkvetch (Astragalus canadensis var. canadensis)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common reed (Phragmites australis)

common sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale)

common sunflower (Helianthus annuus)

Culver’s root (Veronicastrum virginicum)

curly dock (Rumex crispus)

desert false indigo (Amorpha fruticosa)

downy gentian (Gentiana puberulenta)

dwarf false indigo (Amorpha nana)

fen grass of Parnassus (Parnassia glauca)

Flodman’s thistle (Cirsium flodmanii)

golden alexanders (Zizia aurea)

greater fringed gentian (Gentianopsis crinita)

heart-leaved golden alexanders (Zizia aptera)

Indian hemp (Apocynum cannabinum)

Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans)

leadplant (Amorpha canescens)

little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium)

Maximilian’s sunflower (Helianthus maximiliani)

narrow-leaved cattail (Typha angustifolia)

narrow-leaved purple coneflower (Echinacea angustifolia)

northern plains blazing star (Liatris ligulistylis)

plumeless thistle (Carduus acanthoides ssp. acanthoides)

prairie alumroot (Heuchera richardsonii)

prairie blazing star (Liatris pycnostachya var. pycnostachya)

prairie cordgrass (Spartina pectinata)

prairie goldenrod (Solidago ptarmicoides)

prairie rose (Rosa arkansana)

prickly sow thistle (Sonchus asper)

purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea var. purpurea)

purple rattlesnake root (Nabalus racemosus)

quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

red clover (Trifolium pratense)

red osier dogwood (Cornus sericea ssp. sericea)

rough blazing star (Liatris aspera)

rough false pennyroyal (Hedeoma hispida)

scouring rush horsetail (Equisetum hyemale ssp. affine)

showy goldenrod (Solidago speciosa)

sideoats grama (Bouteloua curtipendula var. curtipendula)

silverleaf scurfpea (Pediomelum argophyllum)

smooth blue aster (Symphyotrichum laeve)

smooth scouring rush (Equisetum laevigatum)

stiff goldenrod (Solidago rigida)

stiff sunflower (Helianthus pauciflorus ssp. subrhomboideus)

stinging nettle (Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis)

swamp betony (Pedicularis lanceolata)

swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata)

tall meadow-rue (Thalictrum dasycarpum)

timothy (Phleum pratense)

Virginia mountain mint (Pycnanthemum virginianum)

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 licorice (Glycyrrhiza lepidota)

wolfberry (Symphoricarpos occidentalis)

yellow foxtail (Setaria pumila ssp. pumila)

yellow sweet clover (Melilotus officinalis)

 

Acer negundo var. negundo (boxelder)

Ambrosia psilostachya (western ragweed)

Amorpha canescens (leadplant)

Amorpha fruticosa (desert false indigo)

Amorpha nana (dwarf false indigo)

Andropogon gerardi (big bluestem)

Apocynum cannabinum (Indian hemp)

Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana (white sage)

Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata (swamp milkweed)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Astragalus canadensis var. canadensis (Canadian milkvetch)

Bouteloua curtipendula var. curtipendula (sideoats grama)

Carduus acanthoides (plumeless thistle)

Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle)

Cirsium flodmanii (Flodman’s thistle)

Cornus sericea ssp. sericea (red osier dogwood)

Dalea candida var. candida (white prairie clover)

Dalea purpurea var. purpurea (purple prairie clover)

Echinacea angustifolia (narrow-leaved purple coneflower)

Equisetum hyemale ssp. affine (scouring rush horsetail)

Equisetum laevigatum (smooth scouring rush)

Gentiana andrewsii (bottle gentian)

Gentiana puberulenta (downy gentian)

Gentianopsis crinita (greater fringed gentian)

Glycyrrhiza lepidota (wild licorice)

Hedeoma hispida (rough false pennyroyal)

Helenium autumnale (common sneezeweed)

Helianthus annuus (common sunflower)

Helianthus maximiliani (Maximilian’s sunflower)

Helianthus pauciflorus ssp. subrhomboideus (stiff sunflower)

Heuchera richardsonii (prairie alumroot)

Liatris aspera (rough blazing star)

Liatris ligulistylis (northern plains blazing star)

Liatris pycnostachya var. pycnostachya (prairie blazing star)

Lotus corniculatus var. corniculatus (bird’s-foot trefoil)

Melilotus albus (white sweet clover)

Melilotus officinalis (yellow sweet clover)

Nabalus racemosus (purple rattlesnake root)

Parnassia glauca (fen grass of Parnassus)

Pedicularis lanceolata (swamp betony)

Pediomelum argophyllum (silverleaf scurfpea)

Phleum pratense (timothy)

Phragmites australis (common reed)

Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)

Prunus americana (American plum)

Pycnanthemum virginianum (Virginia mountain mint)

Rosa arkansana (prairie rose)

Rumex crispus (curly dock)

Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium (little bluestem)

Setaria pumila ssp. pumila (yellow foxtail)

Solidago canadensis (Canada goldenrod)

Solidago ptarmicoides (prairie goldenrod)

Solidago rigida (stiff goldenrod)

Solidago speciosa (showy goldenrod)

Sonchus asper (prickly sow thistle)

Sorghastrum nutans (Indiangrass)

Spartina pectinata (prairie cordgrass)

Symphoricarpos occidentalis (wolfberry)

Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides (white heath aster)

Symphyotrichum laeve (smooth blue aster)

Thalictrum dasycarpum (tall meadow-rue)

Trifolium pratense (red clover)

Typha angustifolia (narrow-leaved cattail)

Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis (stinging nettle)

Veronicastrum virginicum (Culver’s root)

Zizia aptera (heart-leaved golden alexanders)

Zizia aurea (golden alexanders)

 

American plum

bottle gentian

Canadian milkvetch

common sneezeweed

Culver’s root

downy gentian

greater fringed gentian

heart-leaved golden alexanders

leadplant

Maximilian’s sunflower

narrow-leaved purple coneflower

prairie rose

purple prairie clover

silverleaf scurfpea

stiff goldenrod

stiff sunflower (ssp. subrhomboideus)

swamp milkweed

tall meadow-rue

 

 

 

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