Cannon River Trout Lily SNA

 

 

     
 
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Izaak Walton Unit

 
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Size

 
 

96 acres

 
         
 

Parking

 
 

Access to the Izaak Walton Unit is well concealed. A gravel road, 166th Street, leads ½ mile east from Rice County Road 3. At the end of that road an unmarked, unimproved road leads another quarter mile to the SNA. In 2005, parking was at the end of this unmarked road by the wood routed SNA sign. In 2013, this road was blocked by several windthrows, and parking was at the end of 166th Street.

166th St.
N44 20.740, W93 14.943

Unmarked Road
N44 20.692, W93 14.839

 
         
 

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          Rice County  
          Southeast Minnesota  
     
 
Activities
 
 

Hiking Trails

 
 

No maintained trails

 
     
 

Hunting

 
 

No hunting

 
     
 
Ecology
 
 

Ecological Classification

  Ecological Classification  
  Ecological Province    

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

   
  Ecological Section    

Minnesota & NE Iowa Morainal

   
  Ecological Subsection    

Big Woods

Oak Savanna

   
  Land Type Association    

Blooming Prairie Till Plain

Cordova Moraine

   
             
 

Native Plant Communities*

   
 

Silver Maple - Green Ash - Cottonwood Terrace Forest

Southern Dry-Mesic Oak Forest

Sugar Maple Forest (Big Woods)

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

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Two Units

This SNA is is composed of two units. The south unit, the Kitzman-Morris Unit, is accessible only by canoe from Faribault, 1.5 miles away.

 

 

 

 

 

Waterproof footwear recommended

In the spring much of this site may be under water. The unmarked road that leads to the site continues through the site as a raised roadbed. It crosses a small bridge and ends at the west bank of the Cannon River. If a visitor wants to venture beyond this raised roadway, waterproof footwear is recommended.

           
 
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West Section

 
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Cannon River

 
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Raised Roadbed

 
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Shallow Lake

 
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Spring Flooding

 
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Silver Maple - Green Ash - Cottonwood Terrace Forest

 
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Cannon River Trout Lily Scientific and Natural Area
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About

The Minnesota Dwarf Trout Lily, Erythronium propullans is Minnesota's only endemic flowering plant. It occurs only in three counties in southeastern Minnesota, in highly specific habitat.

Numerous other spring ephemerals also occur at the site.

Cannon River Trout Lily Scientific and Natural Area, near Faribault, Minnesota, April 6, 2012.

 

 

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Visits

2005

  5/23/2013            
 
 

Birds

 
 

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

Special Concern

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

 
 

Minnesota DNR Bird checklist

eBird Field Checklist

 
 

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)

Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Eastern Wood-peewee (Contopus virens)

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)

Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea)

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)

 

Blue Jay

Mallard

Pileated Woodpecker

 
 

Fungi and Lichens

 
  Dryad’s Saddle (Cerioporus squamosus)   Dryad’s Saddle  
 

Mammals

 
  whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)   whitetail deer  
 

Plants

 
 

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

Endangered

butternut (Juglans cinerea)

Minnesota dwarf trout lily (Erythronium propullans)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas and Minnesota Biological Survey Vegetation Releves Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Silver Maple - Green Ash - Cottonwood Terrace Forest FFs59a

Southern Dry-Mesic Oak Forest MHs37

Sugar Maple Forest (Big Woods) MHs39c

     
 

 

American basswood (Tilia americana var. americana)

American elm (Ulmus americana)

boxelder (Acer negundo var. negundo)

bristly buttercup (Ranunculus hispidus var. nitidus)

Canada moonseed (Menispermum canadense)

Canadian woodnettle (Laportea canadensis)

chokecherry (Prunus virginiana var. virginiana)

cleavers (Galium aparine)

common blue violet (Viola sororia)

common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)

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

downy yellow violet (Viola pubescens var. pubescens)

eastern false rue anemone (Enemion biternatum)

gray dogwood (Cornus racemosa)

green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea)

jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

kidney-leaved buttercup (Ranunculus abortivus)

Missouri gooseberry (Ribes missouriense)

Morrow’s honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii)

northern hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)

pagoda dogwood (Cornus alternifolia)

plains cottonwood (Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera)

scouring rush horsetail (Equisetum hyemale ssp. affine)

shepherd’s purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)

silver maple (Acer saccharinum)

smooth yellow violet (Viola pubescens var. scabriuscula)

spotted lady’s thumb (Persicaria maculosa)

starry false Solomon’s seal (Maianthemum stellatum)

stinging nettle (Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis)

sugar maple (Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum)

Virginia waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum)

white trout lily (Erythronium albidum)

wild blue phlox (Phlox divaricata ssp. laphamii)

wild grape (Vitis riparia)

woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

 

Acer negundo var. negundo (boxelder)

Acer saccharinum (silver maple)

Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum (sugar maple)

Arisaema triphyllum (jack-in-the-pulpit)

Capsella bursa-pastoris (shepherd’s purse)

Celtis occidentalis (northern hackberry)

Cornus alternifolia (pagoda dogwood)

Cornus racemosa (gray dogwood)

Enemion biternatum (eastern false rue anemone)

Equisetum hyemale ssp. affine (scouring rush horsetail)

Erythronium albidum (white trout lily)

Fraxinus pennsylvanica (green ash)

Galium aparine (cleavers)

Glechoma hederacea (ground ivy)

Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum (Virginia waterleaf)

Laportea canadensis (Canadian woodnettle)

Lonicera morrowii (Morrow’s honeysuckle)

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

Maianthemum stellatum (starry false Solomon’s seal)

Menispermum canadense (Canada moonseed)

Parthenocissus vitacea (woodbine)

Persicaria maculosa (spotted lady’s thumb)

Phlox divaricata ssp. laphamii (wild blue phlox)

Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera (plains cottonwood)

Prunus virginiana var. virginiana (chokecherry)

Ranunculus abortivus (kidney-leaved buttercup)

Ranunculus hispidus var. nitidus (bristly buttercup)

Rhamnus cathartica (common buckthorn)

Ribes missouriense (Missouri gooseberry)

Tilia americana (American basswood)

Ulmus americana (American elm)

Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis (stinging nettle)

Viola pubescens var. pubescens (downy yellow violet)

Viola pubescens var. scabriuscula (smooth yellow violet)

Viola sororia (common blue violet)

Vitis riparia (wild grape)

 

chokecherry

common false Solomon’s seal

downy yellow violet (var. pubescens)

eastern false rue anemone

Morrow’s honeysuckle

Virginia waterleaf

white trout lily

wild blue phlox

wild grape

 
 

Reptiles

 
  common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina)   common snapping turtle  

 

 

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Bank Swallow Colony

In 2013, a colony of Bank Swallows inhabited the east cliff face across the Canon River from the old roadbed.


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