Englund Ecotone SNA

 

 

     
 
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Size

 
 

160 acres

 
         
 

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          Benton County  
          Central Minnesota  
     
 
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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    

Anoka Sand Plain

   
  Land Type Association    

Agram Sand Plain

   
             
 

Native Plant Communities*

   
 

Sedge Meadow

Southern Dry-Mesic Oak (Maple) Woodland

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

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Sedge Meadow

 
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Intermittent Stream in Southern Dry-Mesic Oak (Maple) Woodland

 
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  Englund Ecotone SNA  
 
About

An ecotone is the transition zone between two different plant communities, in this case between oak woodland and sedge meadow.

Englund Ecotone SNA preserves one of the few remaining natural areas in Benton County. The pin oak-bur oak woodland now here was in pre-settlement times frequently touched by fires that maintained the landscape in oak openings and barrens.

 

 

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6/29/2011                
 
 

Amphibians

 
  wood frog (Rana sylvatica)   wood frog  
 

Bacteria, Viruses, and Other Pathogens

 
         
 

Birds

 
 

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

Special Concern

Purple Martin (Progne subis)

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

 
 

Minnesota DNR Bird checklist

eBird Field Checklist

 
 

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Eastern Wood-peewee (Contopus virens)

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus)

Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis)

 

American Robin

Sandhill Crane

 
 

Fungi and Lichens

 
  Black Knot (Apiosporina morbosa)   Black Knot  
 

Insects and Arachnids

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Insects List

 
 

American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis)

goldenrod gall fly (Eurosta solidaginis)

monarch (Danaus plexippus)

  monarch  
 

Mammals

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Mammals List

 
  whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)   whitetail deer  
 

Plants

 
 

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

Special Concern

blue toadflax (Nuttallanthus canadensis)

Vermont blackberry (Rubus vermontanus)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas and Minnesota Biological Survey Vegetation Releves Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Sedge Meadow WMn82b

Southern Dry-Mesic Oak (Maple) Woodland FDs37

     
 

 

American bugleweed (Lycopus americanus)

American elm (Ulmus americana)

American hazel (Corylus americana)

American hog peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata var. bracteata)

American red raspberry (Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus)

American starflower (Lysimachia borealis)

American vetch (Vicia americana ssp. americana)

black bindweed (Fallopia convolvulus)

black raspberry (Rubus occidentalis)

bland sweet cicely (Osmorhiza claytonii)

bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

boxelder (Acer negundo var. negundo)

bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa)

Canada anemone (Anemone canadensis)

Canada mayflower (Maianthemum canadense)

chokecherry (Prunus virginiana var. virginiana)

cinnamon fern (Osmundastrum cinnamomeum)

cleavers (Galium aparine)

common boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum)

common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)

common cinquefoil (Potentilla simplex)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

common strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)

common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

field horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

field sagewort (Artemisia campestris ssp. caudata)

fragrant bedstraw (Galium triflorum)

glossy buckthorn (Frangula alnus)

gray dogwood (Cornus racemosa)

green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

hairy hedge nettle (Stachys pilosa var. pilosa)

hedge bindweed (Calystegia sepium ssp. angulata)

interrupted fern (Claytosmunda claytoniana)

Japanese barberry (Berberis thunbergii)

marsh skullcap (Scutellaria galericulata)

Maryland black snakeroot (Sanicula marilandica)

Missouri gooseberry (Ribes missouriense)

narrow-leaved hawk’s-beard (Crepis tectorum)

nodding trillium (Trillium cernuum)

northern bedstraw (Galium boreale)

northern pin oak (Quercus ellipsoidalis)

northern red oak (Quercus rubra)

pointed-leaved tick-trefoil (Desmodium glutinosum)

purple meadow-rue (Thalictrum dasycarpum)

quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

red baneberry (Actaea rubra ssp. rubra)

red maple (Acer rubrum var. rubrum)

red osier dogwood (Cornus sericea ssp. sericea)

rose twisted-stalk (Streptopus lanceolatus var. longipipes)

round-leaved dogwood (Cornus rugosa)

sensitive fern (Onoclea sensibilis)

shinleaf (Pyrola elliptica)

silver maple (Acer saccharinum)

southern blue flag (Iris virginica var. shrevei)

spotted Joe Pye weed (Eutrochium maculatum)

spotted touch-me-not (Impatiens capensis)

spreading dogbane (Apocynum androsaemifolium)

starry false Solomon’s seal (Maianthemum stellatum)

stinging nettle (Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis)

tall buttercup (Ranunculus acris var. acris)

upright carrionflower (Smilax ecirrhata)

Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)

western bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum var. latiusculum)

western poison ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

white avens (Geum canadense)

white-flowered leafcup (Polymnia canadensis)

wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

wild geranium (Geranium maculatum)

wild grape (Vitis riparia)

woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

woodland strawberry (Fragaria vesca ssp. americana)

yellow marsh marigold (Caltha palustris var. palustris)

yellow wood sorrel (Oxalis stricta)

 

Acer negundo var. negundo (boxelder)

Acer rubrum var. rubrum (red maple)

Acer saccharinum (silver maple)

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)

Actaea rubra ssp. rubra (red baneberry)

Amphicarpaea bracteata var. bracteata (American hog peanut)

Anemone canadensis (Canada anemone)

Apocynum androsaemifolium (spreading dogbane)

Aquilegia canadensis (wild columbine)

Artemisia campestris ssp. caudata (field sagewort)

Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry)

Caltha palustris var. palustris (yellow marsh marigold)

Calystegia sepium. ssp. angulata (hedge bindweed)

Cornus racemosa (gray dogwood)

Cornus rugosa (round-leaved dogwood)

Cornus sericea ssp. sericea (red osier dogwood)

Corylus americana (American hazel)

Crepis tectorum (narrow-leaved hawk’s-beard)

Desmodium glutinosum (pointed-leaved tick-trefoil)

Equisetum arvense (field horsetail)

Eupatorium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum (common boneset)

Eutrochium maculatum (spotted Joe Pye weed)

Fallopia convolvulus (black bindweed)

Fragaria vesca ssp. americana (woodland strawberry)

Fragaria virginiana (common strawberry)

Frangula alnus (glossy buckthorn)

Fraxinus pennsylvanica (green ash)

Galium aparine (cleavers)

Galium boreale (northern bedstraw)

Galium triflorum (fragrant bedstraw)

Geranium maculatum (wild geranium)

Geum canadense (white avens)

Impatiens capensis (spotted touch-me-not)

Iris virginica var. shrevei (southern blue flag)

Lycopus americanus (American bugleweed)

Lysimachia borealis (American starflower)

Maianthemum canadense (Canada mayflower)

Maianthemum stellatum (starry false Solomon’s seal)

Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern)

Osmorhiza claytonii (bland sweet cicely)

Claytosmunda claytoniana (interrupted fern)

Osmundastrum cinnamomeum (cinnamon fern)

Oxalis stricta (yellow wood sorrel)

Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)

Parthenocissus vitacea (woodbine)

Polymnia canadensis (white-flowered leafcup)

Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)

Potentilla simplex (common cinquefoil)

Prunus virginiana var. virginiana (chokecherry)

Pteridium aquilinum var. latiusculum (western bracken fern)

Pyrola elliptica (shinleaf)

Quercus ellipsoidalis (northern pin oak)

Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa (bur oak)

Quercus rubra (northern red oak)

Ranunculus acris var. acris (tall buttercup)

Rhamnus cathartica (common buckthorn)

Ribes missouriense (Missouri gooseberry)

Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus (American red raspberry)

Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)

Sanguinaria canadensis (bloodroot)

Sanicula marilandica (Maryland black snakeroot)

Scutellaria galericulata (marsh skullcap)

Smilax ecirrhata (upright carrionflower)

Stachys pilosa var. pilosa (hairy hedge nettle)

Streptopus lanceolatus var. longipipes (rose twisted-stalk)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Thalictrum dasycarpum (purple meadow-rue)

Toxicodendron rydbergii (western poison ivy)

Trillium cernuum (nodding trillium)

Ulmus americana (American elm)

Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis (stinging nettle)

Vicia americana ssp. americana (American vetch)

Vitis riparia (wild grape)

 

American hazel

black bindweed

bur oak (var. macrocarpa)

Canada anemone

chokecherry

common strawberry

common yarrow

gray dogwood

interrupted fern

northern bedstraw

red baneberry

southern blue flag

spotted Joe Pye weed

spotted touch-me-not

purple meadow-rue

wild columbine

wild geranium

yellow marsh marigold

yellow wood sorrel

 

 

 

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