Clinton Prairie SNA

 

 

     
 
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Location
 
 

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Size

 
 

160 Acres

 
         
 

Parking

 
 

N45 27.433, W96 33.887

 
         
 

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          Big Stone County  
          Southwest Minnesota  
     
 
Activities
 
 

Hiking Trails

 
 

No maintained trails

 
     
 

Hunting

 
 

No hunting

 
     
 
Ecology
 
 

Ecological Classification

  Ecological Classification  
  Ecological Province    

Prairie Parkland Province

   
  Ecological Section    

North Central Glaciated Plains

   
  Ecological Subsection    

Minnesota River Prairie

   
  Land Type Association    

Milan Alluvial Plain

   
             
 

Native Plant Communities*

   
 

Mesic Prairie (Southern)

Wet Prairie (Southern)

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

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Mesic Prairie (Southern)

 
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9/4/2009                
 
 

Amphibians

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Amphibians and Reptiles List

 
         
 

Birds

 
 

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

Endangered

Chestnut-collared Longspur (Calcarius ornatus)

Threatened

 

Special Concern

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

Franklin’s Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan)

 
 

Minnesota DNR Bird checklist

eBird Field Checklist

 
 

Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia)

Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)

Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)

Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)

 

Blue Jay

Mourning Dove

 
 

Insects and Arachnids

 
 

One insect and arachnid species with conservation status in Minnesota has been seen here:

Endangered

Poweshiek skipperling (Oarisma poweshiek)

 
 

cherry-faced meadowhawk (Sympetrum internum)

common green darner (Anax junius)

dainty sulphur (Nathalis iole)

dog day cicada (Neotibicen canicularis)

goldenrod soldier beetle (Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus)

monarch (Danaus plexippus)

orange sulphur (Colias eurytheme)

 

common green darner

orange sulphur

 
 

Plants

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas and Minnesota Biological Survey Vegetation Releves Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Mesic Prairie (Southern) UPs23a

Wet Prairie (Southern) WPs54b

     
 

 

alfalfa (Medicago sativa ssp. sativa)

big bluestem (Andropogon gerardi)

bottle gentian (Gentiana andrewsii)

Canada anemone (Anemone canadensis)

Canada goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)

Canadian milkvetch (Astragalus canadensis var. canadensis)

candle anemone (Anemone cylindrica)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

common evening primrose (Oenothera biennis)

common lamb’s-quarters (Chenopodium album)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

common strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)

curly dock (Rumex crispus)

downy gentian (Gentiana puberulenta)

field sow thistle (Sonchus arvensis)

fringed loosestrife (Lysimachia ciliata)

heart-leaved golden alexanders (Zizia aptera)

hedge bindweed (Calystegia sepium ssp. angulata)

Indian hemp (Apocynum cannabinum)

Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans)

leadplant (Amorpha canescens)

marsh hedge nettle (Stachys palustris)

Maximilian’s sunflower (Helianthus maximiliani)

Missouri goldenrod (Solidago missouriensis)

narrow-leaved cattail (Typha angustifolia)

narrow-leaved meadowsweet (Spiraea alba var. alba)

narrow-leaved purple coneflower (Echinacea angustifolia)

Pennsylvania smartweed (Persicaria pensylvanica)

prairie cordgrass (Spartina pectinata)

prairie ironweed (Vernonia fasciculata ssp. fasciculata)

prairie onion (Allium stellatum)

prairie rose (Rosa arkansana)

purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea var. purpurea)

purple rattlesnake root (Nabalus racemosus)

rough blazing star (Liatris aspera)

rough false pennyroyal (Hedeoma hispida)

silky aster (Symphyotrichum sericeum)

silverleaf scurfpea (Pediomelum argophyllum)

stiff goldenrod (Solidago rigida)

stiff sunflower (Helianthus pauciflorus ssp. subrhomboideus)

tall cinquefoil (Drymocallis arguta)

tall meadow-rue (Thalictrum dasycarpum)

water smartweed (Persicaria amphibia)

white heath aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides)

white prairie clover (Dalea candida)

white sage (Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana)

white sweet clover (Melilotus albus)

wolfberry (Symphoricarpos occidentalis)

yellow goat’s beard (Tragopogon dubius)

yellow sweet clover (Melilotus officinalis)

 

Allium stellatum (prairie onion)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Amorpha canescens (leadplant)

Andropogon gerardi (big bluestem)

Anemone canadensis (Canada anemone)

Anemone cylindrica (candle anemone)

Apocynum cannabinum (Indian hemp)

Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana (white sage)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Astragalus canadensis var. canadensis (Canadian milkvetch)

Calystegia sepium. ssp. angulata (hedge bindweed)

Chenopodium album (common lamb’s-quarters)

Dalea candida (white prairie clover)

Dalea purpurea var. purpurea (purple prairie clover)

Drymocallis arguta (tall cinquefoil)

Echinacea angustifolia (narrow-leaved purple coneflower)

Fragaria virginiana (common strawberry)

Gentiana andrewsii (bottle gentian)

Gentiana puberulenta (downy gentian)

Hedeoma hispida (rough false pennyroyal)

Helianthus maximiliani (Maximilian’s sunflower)

Helianthus pauciflorus ssp. subrhomboideus (stiff sunflower)

Liatris aspera (rough blazing star)

Lysimachia ciliata (fringed loosestrife)

Medicago sativa ssp. sativa (alfalfa)

Melilotus albus (white sweet clover)

Melilotus officinalis (yellow sweet clover)

Nabalus racemosus (purple rattlesnake root)

Oenothera biennis (common evening primrose)

Pediomelum argophyllum (silverleaf scurfpea)

Persicaria amphibia (water smartweed)

Persicaria pensylvanica (Pennsylvania smartweed)

Rosa arkansana (prairie rose)

Rumex crispus (curly dock)

Solidago canadensis (Canada goldenrod)

Solidago missouriensis (Missouri goldenrod)

Solidago rigida (stiff goldenrod)

Sonchus arvensis (field sow thistle)

Sorghastrum nutans (Indiangrass)

Spartina pectinata (prairie cordgrass)

Spiraea alba var. alba (narrow-leaved meadowsweet)

Stachys palustris (marsh hedge nettle)

Symphoricarpos occidentalis (wolfberry)

Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides (white heath aster)

Symphyotrichum sericeum (silky aster)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Thalictrum dasycarpum (tall meadow-rue)

Tragopogon dubius (yellow goat’s beard)

Typha angustifolia (narrow-leaved cattail)

Vernonia fasciculata ssp. fasciculata (prairie ironweed)

Zizia aptera (heart-leaved golden alexanders)

 

bottle gentian

Canada goldenrod

Canadian milkvetch

common evening primrose

downy gentian

heart-leaved golden alexanders

narrow-leaved meadowsweet

narrow-leaved purple coneflower

prairie onion

prairie rose

white prairie clover

 

 

 

 

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