Bur Oak WMA

 
     
 
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Size

 
 

211.93 acres

 
         
 

Parking

 
 

Bur Oak WMA is split north to south by a shallow marsh and pond. Parking is available on both sides.

East: Ridgetop Road (County Road 104)
There is a field access/pulloff on the west side of Ridgetop Road (County Road 104) near the northeast corner of the WMA. This parking spots gives access to the eastern upland portion of the WMA. Park on the field access.

N44 16.731, W93 50.935

West: Asparagus Lane
Asparagus Lane ends a short distance into the WMA at the southwest corner. There is a grassy area and a turn-around loop at the end of the road. This parking area gives access to the western upland portion of the WMA. Park on the grass.

N44 16.606, W93 51.749

 
         
 

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          Le Sueur County  
          Southwest Minnesota  
     
 
Activities
 
 

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Hunting

 
 

Closed to hunting. Exception - None.

Open to trapping.

 
     
 
Ecology
 
 

Ecological Classification

  Ecological Classification  
  Ecological Province    

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

   
  Ecological Section    

Minnesota & NE Iowa Morainal

   
  Ecological Subsection    

Big Woods

   
  Land Type Association    

Cordova Moraine

   
             
 

Native Plant Communities*

   
 

Southern Mesic Maple-Basswood Forest

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

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West entrance, Asparagus Lane

 
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West parking, Asparagus Lane

 
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Cropland

 
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Access road to agricultural field

 
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Unnamed lake and emergent wetland

 
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Tall grassland

 
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Southern Mesic Maple-Basswood Forest

 
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Emergent wetland with cattails and reed canary grass

 
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Amphibians

 
 

American toad (Anaxyrus americanus)

northern leopard frog (Rana pipiens)

  northern leopard frog  
 

Birds

 
 

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)

Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)

Eastern Wood-peewee (Contopus virens)

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)

Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)

Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis tabida)

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)

Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)

 

American Goldfinch

Blue Jay

Brown Thrasher

Mourning Dove

Northern Cardinal

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Tree Swallow

White-breasted Nuthatch

 
 

Fungi and Lichens

 
 

Cedar-apple Rust (Gymnosporangium juniperi-virginianae)

Hexagonal-pored Polypore (Neofavolus alveolaris)

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

Phomopsis gall on hickory (Phomopsis spp.)

  Cedar-apple Rust  
 

Insects and Arachnids

 
 

chokecherry finger gall mite (Eriophyes emarginatae)

goldenrod gall fly (Eurosta solidaginis)

monarch (Danaus plexippus)

multicolored Asian lady beetle (Harmonia axyridis)

northern crescent (Phyciodes cocyta)

western thatching ant (Formica obscuripes)

 

monarch

northern crescent

 
 

Mammals

 
 

American red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)

whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

  American red squirrel  
 

Plants

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Southern Mesic Maple-Basswood Forest MHs39

     
 

 

agrimony (Agrimonia sp.)

American basswood (Tilia americana var. americana)

American hog peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata var. comosa)

American hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana)

American vetch (Vicia americana ssp. americana)

Amur maple (Acer ginnala)

Aunt Lucy (Ellisia nyctelea)

Bell’s honeysuckle (Lonicera × bella)

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

bitternut hickory (Carya cordiformis)

black cherry (Prunus serotina var. serotina)

black medick (Medicago lupulina)

black walnut (Juglans nigra)

black-seeded plantain (Plantago rugelii var. rugelii)

bland sweet cicely (Osmorhiza claytonii)

bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

boxelder (Acer negundo var. negundo)

bristly buttercup (Ranunculus hispidus)

bristly greenbrier (Smilax tamnoides)

bull thistle (Cirsium vulgare)

Canada moonseed (Menispermum canadense)

Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense)

Canadian honewort (Cryptotaenia canadensis)

Canadian horseweed (Conyza canadensis)

Canadian woodnettle (Laportea canadensis)

chokecherry (Prunus virginiana var. virginiana)

cleavers (Galium aparine)

clustered black snakeroot (Sanicula odorata)

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 lamb’s-quarters (Chenopodium album)

common lilac (Syringa vulgaris)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca)

common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

common strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)

corn (Zea mays)

cup plant (Silphium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum)

curly dock (Rumex crispus)

dame’s rocket (Hesperis matronalis)

downy yellow violet (Viola pubescens var. pubescens)

eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana)

eastern star sedge (Carex radiata)

eastern woodland sedge (Carex blanda)

field horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

field pennycress (Thlaspi arvense)

field thistle (Cirsium discolor)

fragrant bedstraw (Galium triflorum)

giant foxtail (Setaria faberi)

giant goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)

giant ragweed (Ambrosia trifida)

gray dogwood (Cornus racemosa)

green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea)

hooked buttercup (Ranunculus recurvatus var. recurvatus)

horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)

jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis ssp. pratensis)

lily of the valley (Convallaria majalis)

long-leaved chickweed (Stellaria longifolia)

meadow horsetail (Equisetum pratense)

Missouri gooseberry (Ribes missouriense)

Morrow’s honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii)

nannyberry (Viburnum lentago)

narrow-leaved cattail (Typha angustifolia)

northern hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)

northern pin oak (Quercus ellipsoidalis)

northern prickly ash (Zanthoxylum americanum)

orange daylily (Hemerocallis fulva)

orchard grass (Dactylis glomerata ssp. glomerata)

Philadelphia fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus)

pineapple-weed (Matricaria discoidea)

plains cottonwood (Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera)

prairie fleabane (Erigeron strigosus)

prickly quill sedge (Carex echinodes)

red clover (Trifolium pratense)

red elderberry (Sambucus racemosa var. racemosa)

reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea)

rosy sedge (Carex rosea)

sandbar willow (Salix interior)

shepherd’s purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)

Siberian elm (Ulmus pumila)

silver maple (Acer saccharinum)

smooth brome (Bromus inermis)

staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina)

stiff goldenrod (Solidago rigida ssp. rigida)

stinging nettle (Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis)

tall thistle (Cirsium altissimum)

timothy (Phleum pratense)

touch-me-not (Impatiens sp.)

tussock sedge (Carex stricta)

upright carrionflower (Smilax ecirrhata)

Virginia stickseed (Hackelia virginiana)

Virginia waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum)

water smartweed (Persicaria amphibia)

western ragweed (Ambrosia psilostachya)

white clover (Trifolium repens)

white mulberry (Morus alba)

white snakeroot (Ageratina altissima var. altissima)

wild geranium (Geranium maculatum)

wild grape (Vitis riparia)

wild yam (Dioscorea villosa)

woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

yellow bedstraw (Galium verum)

yellow wood sorrel (Oxalis stricta)

 

Acer ginnala (Amur maple)

Acer negundo var. negundo (boxelder)

Acer saccharinum (silver maple)

Aesculus hippocastanum (horse chestnut)

Ageratina altissima var. altissima (white snakeroot)

Agrimonia sp. (agrimony)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Ambrosia psilostachya (western ragweed)

Ambrosia trifida (giant ragweed)

Amphicarpaea bracteata var. comosa (American hog peanut)

Arctium minus (common burdock)

Arisaema triphyllum (Jack-in-the-pulpit)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Bromus inermis (smooth brome)

Capsella bursa-pastoris (shepherd’s purse)

Carex blanda (eastern woodland sedge)

Carex echinodes (prickly quill sedge)

Carex radiata (eastern star sedge)

Carex rosea (rosy sedge)

Carex stricta (tussock sedge)

Carya cordiformis (bitternut hickory)

Celtis occidentalis (northern hackberry)

Chenopodium album (common lamb’s-quarters)

Cirsium altissimum (tall thistle)

Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle)

Cirsium discolor (field thistle)

Cirsium vulgare (bull thistle)

Convallaria majalis (lily of the valley)

Conyza canadensis (Canadian horseweed)

Cornus racemosa (gray dogwood)

Cryptotaenia canadensis (Canadian honewort)

Dactylis glomerata ssp. glomerata (orchard grass)

Dioscorea villosa (wild yam)

Ellisia nyctelea (Aunt Lucy)

Equisetum arvense (field horsetail)

Equisetum pratense (meadow horsetail)

Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus (Philadelphia fleabane)

Erigeron strigosus (prairie fleabane)

Fragaria virginiana (common strawberry)

Fraxinus pennsylvanica (green ash)

Galium aparine (cleavers)

Galium triflorum (fragrant bedstraw)

Galium verum (yellow bedstraw)

Geranium maculatum (wild geranium)

Glechoma hederacea (ground ivy)

Hackelia virginiana (Virginia stickseed)

Hemerocallis fulva (orange daylily)

Hesperis matronalis (dame’s rocket)

Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum (Virginia waterleaf)

Impatiens sp. (touch-me-not)

Juglans nigra (black walnut)

Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana (eastern redcedar)

Laportea canadensis (Canadian woodnettle)

Lemna minor (common duckweed)

Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca (common motherwort)

Lonicera × bella (Bell’s honeysuckle)

Lonicera morrowii (Morrow’s honeysuckle)

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

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

Matricaria discoidea (pineapple-weed)

Medicago lupulina (black medick)

Menispermum canadense (Canada moonseed)

Morus alba (white mulberry)

Osmorhiza claytonii (bland sweet cicely)

Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana (American hophornbeam)

Oxalis stricta (yellow wood sorrel)

Parthenocissus vitacea (woodbine)

Persicaria amphibia (water smartweed)

Phalaris arundinacea (reed canary grass)

Phleum pratense (timothy)

Plantago rugelii var. rugelii (black-seeded plantain)

Poa pratensis ssp. pratensis (Kentucky bluegrass)

Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera (plains cottonwood)

Prunus serotina var. serotina (black cherry)

Prunus virginiana var. virginiana (chokecherry)

Quercus ellipsoidalis (northern pin oak)

Ranunculus hispidus (bristly buttercup)

Ranunculus recurvatus var. recurvatus (hooked buttercup)

Rhamnus cathartica (common buckthorn)

Rhus typhina (staghorn sumac)

Ribes missouriense (Missouri gooseberry)

Rumex crispus (curly dock)

Salix interior (sandbar willow)

Sambucus racemosa var. racemosa (red elderberry)

Sanguinaria canadensis (bloodroot)

Sanicula odorata (clustered black snakeroot)

Setaria faberi (giant foxtail)

Silphium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum (cup plant)

Smilax ecirrhata (upright carrionflower)

Smilax tamnoides (bristly greenbrier)

Solidago gigantea (giant goldenrod)

Solidago rigida ssp. rigida (stiff goldenrod)

Stellaria longifolia (long-leaved chickweed)

Syringa vulgaris (common lilac)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Thlaspi arvense (field pennycress)

Tilia americana var. americana (American basswood)

Trifolium pratense (red clover)

Trifolium repens (white clover)

Typha angustifolia (narrow-leaved cattail)

Ulmus pumila (Siberian elm)

Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis (stinging nettle)

Viburnum lentago (nannyberry)

Vicia americana ssp. americana (American vetch)

Viola pubescens var. pubescens (downy yellow violet)

Viola sororia (common blue violet)

Vitis riparia (wild grape)

Zanthoxylum americanum (northern prickly ash)

Zea mays (corn)

 

American vetch

Bell’s honeysuckle

bird’s-foot trefoil

black cherry

bloodroot

bristly buttercup

Canadian woodnettle

common blue violet

common burdock

common milkweed

common strawberry

cup plant

dame’s rocket

downy yellow violet (var. pubescens)

fragrant bedstraw

giant goldenrod

ground ivy

jack-in-the-pulpit

Missouri gooseberry

Morrow’s honeysuckle

nannyberry

orange daylily

Philadelphia fleabane

red clover

red elderberry

stiff goldenrod

Virginia waterleaf

swamp smartweed

white snakeroot

wild geranium

 

 

 

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