Bertram Chain of Lakes Regional Park

       
   

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    Anoka County
    Metro Area
     
 

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Size

1,200 acres

 
 
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Main Entrance
9842 Briarwood Avenue NE
Monticello MN
N45 17.652, W93 51.1037

Hours: Sunrise to sunset

  90th St.
N45 17.003, W93 51.151
 
Hiking Trails

4 miles hiking

14 miles mountain bike

 
Hunting

No hunting

 
Ecological Classification Province  

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

Ecological Classification
Section  

Minnesota & NE Iowa Morainal

Subsection(s)  

Anoka Sand Plain

Land Type Association(s)

Anoka Lake Plain
Mississippi Sand Plain

 
Native Plant Communities1 Not mapped (1/24/2020)
 
Ownership Wright County    
   
  City of Monticello
 
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City of Monticello

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Stream (Intermittent)

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Amphibians

American toad (Anaxyrus americanus)

green frog (Rana clamitans)

American toad

 
Birds

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Common Loon (Gavia immer)

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapillus)

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

Veery (Catharus fuscescens)

Blue Jay

Common Loon

Northern Cardinal

 
Fishes

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Fishes and Lampreys List

 
 

bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus)

 

 
Fungi and Lichens

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Lichen List

 
 

Artist’s Conk (Ganoderma applanatum)

Black Knot (Apiosporina morbosa)

Oak Leaf Blister (Taphrina caerulescens)

White Jelly Fungus (Ductifera pululahuana)

White Jelly Fungus

 
Insects and Arachnids

band-winged meadowhawk (Sympetrum semicinctum)

black cherry finger gall mite (Eriophyes cerasicrumena)

blue dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis)

boxelder pouchgall mite (Aceria negundi)

cabbage white (Pieris rapae)

common green darner (Anax junius)

common whitetail (Plathemis lydia)

deer fly (Chrysops spp.)

dog day cicada (Neotibicen canicularis)

eastern pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis)

ebony jewelwing (Calopteryx maculata)

hackberry emperor (Asterocampa celtis)

hackberry nipplegall maker (Pachypsylla celtidismamma)

Halloween pennant (Celithemis eponina)

harvestman (order Opiliones)

linden wart gall midge (Contarinia verrucicola)

monarch (Danaus plexippus)

orange sulphur (Colias eurytheme)

red admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

red-spotted purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax)

twelve-spotted skimmer (Libellula pulchella)

white snakeroot leaf miner (Liriomyza eupatoriella)

widow skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)

finger gall of black cherry finger gall mite

blue dasher

hackberry emperor

harvestman (Opiliones)

red-spotted purple

twelve-spotted skimmer

 
Mammals

American red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)

eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus)

eastern cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus)

whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

American red squirrel

 
Plants

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Plant List

 
 

 

American basswood (Tilia americana var. americana)

American bugleweed (Lycopus americanus)

American elm (Ulmus americana)

American hog peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata var. bracteata)

American lopseed (Phryma leptostachya)

American white waterlily (Nymphaea odorata ssp. tuberosa)

annual fleabane (Erigeron annuus)

asparagus (Asparagus officinalis)

beaked hazel (Corylus cornuta var. cornuta)

Bebb’s willow (Salix bebbiana)

Bell’s honeysuckle (Lonicera × bella)

bigtooth aspen (Populus grandidentata)

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

bittersweet nightshade (Solanum dulcamara)

black bindweed (Fallopia convolvulus)

black cherry (Prunus serotina var. serotina)

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)

blue flag iris (Iris sp.)

Blue Ridge carrionflower (Smilax lasioneura)

blue spruce (Picea pungens)

blue vervain (Verbena hastata)

bluebead lily (Clintonia borealis)

boxelder (Acer negundo var. negundo)

bristly greenbrier (Smilax tamnoides)

broad-leaved arrowhead (Sagittaria latifolia)

broadleaf enchanter’s nightshade (Circaea lutetiana ssp. canadensis)

bull thistle (Cirsium vulgare)

bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa)

Canada mayflower (Maianthemum canadense)

Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense)

Canada wildrye (Elymus canadensis)

Canadian clearweed (Pilea pumila)

Canadian honewort (Cryptotaenia canadensis)

Canadian horseweed (Conyza canadensis)

catnip (Nepeta cataria)

cereal rye (Secale cereale)

clammy groundcherry (Physalis heterophylla var. heterophylla)

cleavers (Galium aparine)

common blue violet (Viola sororia)

common boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum)

common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)

common burdock (Arctium minus)

common cinquefoil (Potentilla simplex)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

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

common lamb’s-quarters (Chenopodium album)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca)

common mullein (Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus)

common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

crested wood fern (Dryopteris cristata)

curly dock (Rumex crispus)

dame’s rocket (Hesperis matronalis)

dark green bulrush (Scirpus atrovirens)

Deptford pink (Dianthus armeria ssp. armeria)

downy yellow violet (Viola pubescens var. pubescens)

early figwort (Scrophularia lanceolata)

eastern marsh fern (Thelypteris palustris var. pubescens)

eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana)

eastern star sedge (Carex radiata)

field chickweed (Cerastium arvense)

field pennycress (Thlaspi arvense)

field thistle (Cirsium discolor)

fox sedge (Carex vulpinoidea)

fragrant bedstraw (Galium triflorum)

giant ragweed (Ambrosia trifida var. trifida)

golden alexanders (Zizia aurea)

great St. Johnswort (Hypericum ascyron ssp. pyramidatum)

green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea)

hairy four o’clock (Mirabilis albida)

hairy vetch (Vicia villosa ssp. villosa)

hard-stem bulrush (Schoenoplectus acutus var. acutus)

hedge bindweed (Calystegia sepium)

hoary alyssum (Berteroa incana)

hoary vervain (Verbena stricta)

hybrid cattail (Typha × glauca)

Indian hemp (Apocynum cannabinum)

ironwood (Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana)

jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis ssp. pratensis)

kidney-leaved buttercup (Ranunculus abortivus)

large-flowered bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora)

late goldenrod (Solidago altissima)

leafy spurge (Euphorbia virgata)

long-beaked sedge (Carex sprengelii)

marsh skullcap (Scutellaria galericulata)

Maryland black snakeroot (Sanicula marilandica)

meadow horsetail (Equisetum pratense)

Missouri gooseberry (Ribes missouriense)

Morrow’s honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii)

mouse-ear chickweed (Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare)

nodding trillium (Trillium cernuum)

northern bedstraw (Galium boreale)

northern bugleweed (Lycopus uniflorus var. uniflorus)

northern hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)

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

northern pin oak (Quercus ellipsoidalis)

northern prickly ash (Zanthoxylum americanum)

northern red oak (Quercus rubra)

northern white cedar (Thuja occidentalis)

orange daylily (Hemerocallis fulva)

Pennsylvania pellitory (Parietaria pensylvanica)

Philadelphia fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus)

plains cottonwood (Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera)

plumeless thistle (Carduus acanthoides)

pointed-leaved tick-trefoil (Desmodium glutinosum)

poke milkweed (Asclepias exaltata)

porcupine sedge (Carex hystericina)

prairie dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis)

prairie peppergrass (Lepidium densiflorum var. densiflorum)

quackgrass (Elymus repens)

rabbit’s foot clover (Trifolium arvense)

rattlesnake fern (Botrypus virginianus)

red baneberry (Actaea rubra ssp. rubra)

red clover (Trifolium pratense)

red elderberry (Sambucus racemosa var. racemosa)

red mulberry (Morus rubra)

red osier dogwood (Cornus sericea ssp. sericea)

red pine (Pinus resinosa)

redtop (Agrostis gigantea)

rough cinquefoil (Potentilla norvegica)

rough false pennyroyal (Hedeoma hispida)

rough-fruited cinquefoil (Potentilla recta)

sandbar willow (Salix interior)

Scotch pine (Pinus sylvestris)

sensitive fern (Onoclea sensibilis)

shepherd’s purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)

Siberian elm (Ulmus pumila)

silver maple (Acer saccharinum)

silvery cinquefoil (Potentilla argentea)

sleepy catchfly (Silene antirrhina)

slender willow (Salix petiolaris)

slippery elm (Ulmus rubra)

smooth brome (Bromus inermis)

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

smooth sumac (Rhus glabra)

soft-stem bulrush (Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani)

spotted Joe Pye weed (Eutrochium maculatum)

spotted knapweed (Centaurea stoebe ssp. micranthos)

spotted lady’s thumb (Persicaria maculosa)

stinging nettle (Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis)

swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata)

switch grass (Panicum virgatum var. virgatum)

tall thimbleweed (Anemone virginiana)

tall tumble mustard (Sisymbrium altissimum)

Tartarian honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica)

timothy (Phleum pratense)

touch-me-not (Impatiens sp.)

upright carrionflower (Smilax ecirrhata)

variegated yellow pond lily (Nuphar variegata)

Virginia stickseed (Hackelia virginiana)

Virginia waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum)

western poison ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

wheat (Triticum aestivum)

white avens (Geum canadense)

white baneberry (Actaea pachypoda)

white campion (Silene latifolia ssp. alba)

white clover (Trifolium repens)

white panicled aster (Symphyotrichum lanceolatum)

white rattlesnake root (Nabalus albus)

white sage (Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana)

white snakeroot (Ageratina altissima var. altissima)

white spruce (Picea glauca)

white sweet clover (Melilotus albus)

wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

wild geranium (Geranium maculatum)

wild grape (Vitis riparia)

wolfberry (Symphoricarpos occidentalis)

woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

woodland strawberry (Fragaria vesca ssp. americana)

yellow avens (Geum aleppicum)

yellow goat’s beard (Tragopogon dubius)

yellow sweet clover (Melilotus officinalis)

zigzag goldenrod (Solidago flexicaulis)

 

Acer negundo var. negundo (boxelder)

Acer saccharinum (silver maple)

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)

Actaea pachypoda (white baneberry)

Actaea rubra ssp. rubra (red baneberry)

Ageratina altissima var. altissima (white snakeroot)

Agrostis gigantea (redtop)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Ambrosia trifida var. trifida (giant ragweed)

Amphicarpaea bracteata var. bracteata (American hog peanut)

Anemone virginiana (tall thimbleweed)

Apocynum cannabinum (Indian hemp)

Aquilegia canadensis (wild columbine)

Arctium minus (common burdock)

Arisaema triphyllum (Jack-in-the-pulpit)

Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana (white sage)

Asclepias exaltata (poke milkweed)

Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata (swamp milkweed)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Asparagus officinalis (asparagus)

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

Berteroa incana (hoary alyssum)

Botrypus virginianus (rattlesnake fern)

Bromus inermis (smooth brome)

Calystegia sepium (hedge bindweed)

Capsella bursa-pastoris (shepherd’s purse)

Carduus acanthoides (plumeless thistle)

Carex hystericina (porcupine sedge)

Carex radiata (eastern star sedge)

Carex sprengelii (long-beaked sedge)

Carex vulpinoidea (fox sedge)

Caulophyllum thalictroides (blue cohosh)

Celtis occidentalis (northern hackberry)

Centaurea stoebe ssp. micranthos (spotted knapweed)

Cerastium arvense (field chickweed)

Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare (mouse-ear chickweed)

Chenopodium album (common lamb’s-quarters)

Circaea lutetiana ssp. canadensis (broadleaf enchanter’s nightshade)

Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle)

Cirsium discolor (field thistle)

Cirsium vulgare (bull thistle)

Clintonia borealis (bluebead lily)

Conyza canadensis (Canadian horseweed)

Cornus sericea ssp. sericea (red osier dogwood)

Corylus cornuta var. cornuta (beaked hazel)

Cryptotaenia canadensis (Canadian honewort)

Desmodium glutinosum (pointed-leaved tick-trefoil)

Dianthus armeria ssp. armeria (Deptford pink)

Dryopteris cristata (crested wood fern)

Elymus canadensis (Canada wildrye)

Elymus repens (quackgrass)

Equisetum pratense (meadow horsetail)

Erigeron annuus (annual fleabane)

Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus (Philadelphia fleabane)

Eupatorium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum (common boneset)

Euphorbia virgata (leafy spurge)

Eutrochium maculatum (spotted Joe Pye weed)

Fallopia convolvulus (black bindweed)

Fragaria vesca ssp. americana (woodland strawberry)

Fraxinus pennsylvanica (green ash)

Galium aparine (cleavers)

Galium boreale (northern bedstraw)

Galium triflorum (fragrant bedstraw)

Geranium maculatum (wild geranium)

Geum aleppicum (yellow avens)

Geum canadense (white avens)

Glechoma hederacea (ground ivy)

Hackelia virginiana (Virginia stickseed)

Hedeoma hispida (rough false pennyroyal)

Hemerocallis fulva (orange daylily)

Hesperis matronalis (dame’s rocket)

Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum (Virginia waterleaf)

Hypericum ascyron ssp. pyramidatum (great St. Johnswort)

Impatiens sp. (touch-me-not)

Iris sp. (blue flag iris)

Juglans nigra (black walnut)

Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana (eastern redcedar)

Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca (common motherwort)

Lepidium densiflorum var. densiflorum (prairie peppergrass)

Lonicera × bella (Bell’s honeysuckle)

Lonicera morrowii (Morrow’s honeysuckle)

Lonicera tatarica (Tartarian honeysuckle)

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

Lycopus americanus (American bugleweed)

Lycopus uniflorus var. uniflorus (northern bugleweed)

Maianthemum canadense (Canada mayflower)

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

Medicago lupulina (black medick)

Melilotus albus (white sweet clover)

Melilotus officinalis (yellow sweet clover)

Mirabilis albida (hairy four o’clock)

Morus rubra (red mulberry)

Nabalus albus (white rattlesnake root)

Nepeta cataria (catnip)

Nuphar variegata (variegated yellow pond lily)

Nymphaea odorata ssp. tuberosa (American white waterlily)

Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern)

Osmorhiza claytonii (bland sweet cicely)

Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana (ironwood)

Panicum virgatum var. virgatum (switch grass)

Parietaria pensylvanica (Pennsylvania pellitory)

Parthenocissus vitacea (woodbine)

Persicaria maculosa (spotted lady’s thumb)

Phleum pratense (timothy)

Phryma leptostachya (American lopseed)

Physalis heterophylla var. heterophylla (clammy groundcherry)

Picea glauca (white spruce)

Picea pungens (blue spruce)

Pilea pumila (Canadian clearweed)

Pinus resinosa (red pine)

Pinus sylvestris (Scotch pine)

Plantago rugelii var. rugelii (black-seeded plantain)

Poa pratensis ssp. pratensis (Kentucky bluegrass)

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

Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera (plains cottonwood)

Populus grandidentata (bigtooth aspen)

Potentilla argentea (silvery cinquefoil)

Potentilla norvegica (rough cinquefoil)

Potentilla recta (rough-fruited cinquefoil)

Potentilla simplex (common cinquefoil)

Prunus serotina var. serotina (black cherry)

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)

Ribes missouriense (Missouri gooseberry)

Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)

Rumex crispus (curly dock)

Sagittaria latifolia (broad-leaved arrowhead)

Salix bebbiana (Bebb’s willow)

Salix interior (sandbar willow)

Salix petiolaris (slender willow)

Sambucus racemosa var. racemosa (red elderberry)

Sanguinaria canadensis (bloodroot)

Sanicula marilandica (Maryland black snakeroot)

Schoenoplectus acutus var. acutus (hard-stem bulrush)

Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani (soft-stem bulrush)

Scirpus atrovirens (dark green bulrush)

Scrophularia lanceolata (early figwort)

Scutellaria galericulata (marsh skullcap)

Secale cereale (cereal rye)

Silene antirrhina (sleepy catchfly)

Silene latifolia ssp. alba (white campion)

Sisymbrium altissimum (tall tumble mustard)

Smilax ecirrhata (upright carrionflower)

Smilax lasioneura (Blue Ridge carrionflower)

Smilax tamnoides (bristly greenbrier)

Solanum dulcamara (bittersweet nightshade)

Solidago altissima (late goldenrod)

Solidago flexicaulis (zigzag goldenrod)

Sporobolus heterolepis (prairie dropseed)

Symphoricarpos occidentalis (wolfberry)

Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (white panicled aster)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Thelypteris palustris var. pubescens (eastern marsh fern)

Thlaspi arvense (field pennycress)

Thuja occidentalis (northern white cedar)

Tilia americana var. americana (American basswood)

Toxicodendron rydbergii (western poison ivy)

Tragopogon dubius (yellow goat’s beard)

Trifolium arvense (rabbit’s foot clover)

Trifolium pratense (red clover)

Trifolium repens (white clover)

Trillium cernuum (nodding trillium)

Triticum aestivum (wheat)

Typha × glauca (hybrid cattail)

Ulmus americana (American elm)

Ulmus pumila (Siberian elm)

Ulmus rubra (slippery elm)

Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis (stinging nettle)

Uvularia grandiflora (large-flowered bellwort)

Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus (common mullein)

Verbena hastata (blue vervain)

Verbena stricta (hoary vervain)

Vicia villosa ssp. villosa (hairy vetch)

Viola pubescens var. pubescens (downy yellow violet)

Viola sororia (common blue violet)

Vitis riparia (wild grape)

Zanthoxylum americanum (northern prickly ash)

Zizia aurea (golden alexanders)

American bugleweed

American white waterlily (ssp. tuberosa)

annual fleabane

Bell’s honeysuckle

bird’s-foot trefoil

black raspberry

bloodroot

blue cohosh

bluebead lily

broad-leaved arrowhead

bur oak (var. macrocarpa)

Canada thistle

catnip

common blue violet

common boneset

common milkweed

common yarrow

dame’s rocket

Deptford pink

downy yellow violet

field thistle

golden alexanders

hairy four o’clock

hairy vetch

hoary vervain

large-flowered bellwort

marsh skullcap

Missouri gooseberry

Morrow’s honeysuckle

northern bedstraw

orange daylily

poke milkweed

rabbit’s foot clover

red baneberry

red elderberry

rough cinquefoil

Scotch pine

silvery cinquefoil

spotted Joe Pye weed

spotted knapweed

spotted touch-me-not

swamp milkweed

Tartarian honeysuckle

variegated yellow pond lily

Virginia waterleaf

white baneberry

wild columbine

woodland strawberry

yellow avens

 

 

 

     

 

 

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