Clinton Falls Dwarf Trout Lily SNA

               
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Area and County

Steele County

 

 

 


Size

20.5 acres

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Parking

Straight River Public Water Access #2
N44 8.929, W93 14.597

 
Hiking Trails

No maintained trails

 
Hunting

No hunting


Ecological Classification

Province

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

Ecological Classification

Section

Minnesota & NE Iowa Morainal

Subsection(s)

Oak Savanna

Land Type Association(s)

Lemond Moraine

 
Native Plant Communities1

Elm - Ash - Basswood Terrace Forest

 
Natural Features

Frontage on the Straight River


Ownership

 
Links

Minnesota DNR


Comments

Signage
There is no wood routed sign but the boundaries are well marked.

History
This SNA was designated June 27, 2011.

Water Trail
The Straight River Water Trail passes through this site.


Visits

5/7/2013

  4/23/2015

 

 

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Elm - Ash - Basswood Terrace Forest

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Straight River

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Clearing on Peninsula between Straight River and Crane Creek

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Floodplain Forest

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Amphibians

boreal chorus frog (Pseudacris maculata)

boreal chorus frog


Birds

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)

Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor)

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias herodias)

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)

Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia)

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos platyrhynchos)

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis cardinalis)

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia melodia)

White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis carolinensis)

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)

Yellow-shafted Flicker (Colaptes auratus luteus)

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata coronata)

Blue Jay

 

 

 

 

Brown-headed Cowbird

Canada Goose

Mallard

Red-winged Blackbird

White-breasted Nuthatch


Fungi and Lichens

Artist’s Conk (Ganoderma applanatum)

Black Knot (Apiosporina morbosa)

Artist’s Conk


Insects and Arachnids

American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis)

eastern boxelder bug (Boisea trivittata)

 


Mammals

eastern fox squirrel (Sciurus niger)

Mearns’ cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus mearnsi)

whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

Mearns’ cottontail


Plants

One plant species with protected status in Minnesota is found here:

 

Endangered

Minnesota dwarf trout lily (Erythronium propullans)

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Elm - Ash - Basswood Terrace Forest FFs59c

 
 

American basswood (Tilia americana)

black cherry (Prunus serotina var. serotina)

black raspberry (Rubus occidentalis)

bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

boxelder (Acer negundo var. negundo)

bull thistle (Cirsium vulgare)

bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa)

chokecherry (Prunus virginiana var. virginiana)

cleavers (Galium aparine)

common blue violet (Viola sororia)

common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)

common burdock (Arctium minus)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

common evening primrose (Oenothera biennis)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca)

common mullein (Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus)

cut-leaved toothwort (Cardamine concatenata)

eastern false rue anemone (Enemion biternatum)

eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana)

green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea)

ironwood (Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana)

large-flowered bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora)

northern hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)

northern pin oak (Quercus ellipsoidalis)

Pennsylvania sedge (Carex pensylvanica)

plumeless thistle (Carduus acanthoides)

quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

rue anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides)

Siberian squill (Scilla siberica)

smooth yellow violet (Viola pubescens var. scabriuscula)

stinging nettle (Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis)

Virginia waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum)

white trout lily (Erythronium albidum)

wild grape (Vitis riparia)

wild leek (Allium tricoccum)

bloodroot

bur oak (var. macrocarpa)

chokecherry

common blue violet

eastern false rue anemone

large-flowered bellwort

rue anemone

Virginia waterleaf

wild grape

 


 

 

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