Foxhome Prairie

 

 

     
 
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Size

 
 

240 acres

 
         
 

Parking

 
 

Park on the road on the north, east, or south of the preserve. The road on the east side is a “two-rut” road. It may be the best place to park, though there is no place to pull off the road.

N46 18.690, W96 16.816

 
         
 

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          Wilkin County  
          Northwest Minnesota  
     
 
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Hiking Trails

 
 

No maintained trails

 
     
 

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Ecology
 
 

Ecological Classification

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  Ecological Province    

Prairie Parkland Province

   
  Ecological Section    

Red River Valley

   
  Ecological Subsection    

Red River Prairie

   
  Land Type Association    

Barnesville Beach Complex

   
             
 

Native Plant Communities*

   
 

Prairie Wetland Complex

   
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Visits

9/16/2009

  7/31/2019            
 
 

Amphibians

 
 

One amphibian species with conservation status in Minnesota has been seen here:

Special Concern

Great Plains toad (Anaxyrus cognatus)

 
  northern leopard frog (Rana pipiens)   northern leopard frog  
 

Bacteria, Viruses, and Other Pathogens

 
  apical chlorosis of Canada thistle (Pst) (Pseudomonas syringae pv. tagetis)   Pst  
 

Birds

 
 

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

Endangered

Henslow’s Sparrow (Centronyx henslowii)

Special Concern

Greater Prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus cupido)

Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa)

Nelson’s Sparrow (Ammospiza nelsoni)

 
 

eBird Field Checklist

 
 

American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)

Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida)

Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota)

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)

Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)

Sedge Wren (Cistothorus platensis)

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

 

American Goldfinch

Mourning Dove

Song Sparrow

 
 

Insects and Arachnids

 
 

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

Endangered

Poweshiek skipperling (Oarisma poweshiek)

 
 

American lady (Vanessa virginiensis)

band-winged meadowhawk (Sympetrum semicinctum)

cabbage white (Pieris rapae)

Canada thistle stem gall fly (Urophora cardui)

clouded sulphur (Colias philodice)

common wood nymph (Cercyonis pegala)

dog day cicada (Neotibicen canicularis)

goldenrod bunch gall midge (Rhopalomyia solidaginis)

goldenrod gall fly (Eurosta solidaginis)

great spangled fritillary (Speyeria cybele)

Halloween pennant (Celithemis eponina)

horse fly (Tabanus spp.)

monarch (Danaus plexippus)

orange sulphur (Colias eurytheme)

painted lady (Vanessa cardui)

twelve-spotted skimmer (Libellula pulchella)

 

band-winged meadowhawk

dog day cicada

painted lady

twelve-spotted skimmer

 
 

Mammals

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Mammals List

 
 

plains pocket gopher (Geomys bursarius)

whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

  plains pocket gopher  
 

Plants

 
 

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

Special Concern

pleated gentian (Gentiana affinis)

Rydberg’s sunflower (Helianthus nuttallii ssp. rydbergii)

small white lady’s slipper (Cypripedium candidum)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas and Minnesota Biological Survey Vegetation Releves Plant List

 
 

 

Agrostis scabra (rough bentgrass)

Allium stellatum (prairie onion)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Ambrosia psilostachya (western ragweed)

Amorpha canescens (leadplant)

Andropogon gerardi (big bluestem)

Anemone canadensis (Canada anemone)

Anemone cylindrica (candle anemone)

Anticlea elegans (mountain death camas)

Apocynum cannabinum (Indian hemp)

Argentina anserina ssp. anserina (silverweed)

Artemisia absinthium (absinth wormwood)

Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata (swamp milkweed)

Asclepias speciosa (showy milkweed)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Asparagus officinalis (asparagus)

Astragalus canadensis var. canadensis (Canadian milkvetch)

Bromus inermis (smooth brome)

Calamagrostis canadensis (bluejoint)

Calamagrostis stricta ssp. inexpansa (northern reed grass)

Carduus acanthoides (plumeless thistle)

Chenopodium album (common lamb’s-quarters)

Cicuta maculata (spotted water hemlock)

Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle)

Cirsium flodmanii (Flodman’s thistle)

Comandra umbellata ssp. umbellata (bastard toadflax)

Conyza canadensis (Canadian horseweed)

Cornus sericea ssp. sericea (red osier dogwood)

Cyclachaena xanthiifolia (giant sumpweed)

Cypripedium candidum (small white lady’s slipper)

Dactylis glomerata ssp. glomerata (orchard grass)

Dalea candida var. candida (white prairie clover)

Dalea purpurea var. purpurea (purple prairie clover)

Dichanthelium leibergii (Leiberg’s panic grass)

Elaeagnus angustifolia (Russian olive)

Elymus canadensis (Canada wildrye)

Elymus repens (quackgrass)

Elymus trachycaulus ssp. subsecundus (bearded wheatgrass)

Elymus trachycaulus ssp. trachycaulus (slender wheatgrass)

Equisetum laevigatum (smooth scouring rush)

Eutrochium maculatum (spotted Joe Pye weed)

Fragaria virginiana (common strawberry)

Galium boreale (northern bedstraw)

Gentiana andrewsii (bottle gentian)

Glycyrrhiza lepidota (wild licorice)

Helianthus giganteus (giant sunflower)

Helianthus maximiliani (Maximilian’s sunflower)

Helianthus pauciflorus ssp. subrhomboideus (stiff sunflower)

Hesperostipa spartea (porcupine grass)

Hordeum jubatum ssp. jubatum (foxtail barley)

Juncus dudleyi (Dudley’s rush)

Lactuca ludoviciana (prairie lettuce)

Lactuca tatarica ssp. pulchella (showy blue lettuce)

Lathyrus palustris (marsh vetchling)

Liatris aspera (rough blazing star)

Liatris ligulistylis (northern plains blazing star)

Liatris punctata var. punctata (dotted blazing star)

Liatris pycnostachya var. pycnostachya (prairie blazing star)

Lobelia spicata (palespike lobelia)

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

Lycopus americanus (American bugleweed)

Lycopus asper (rough bugleweed)

Matricaria discoidea (pineapple-weed)

Melilotus albus (white sweet clover)

Melilotus officinalis (yellow sweet clover)

Mentha arvensis (wild mint)

Nabalus albus (white rattlesnake root)

Oenothera biennis (common evening primrose)

Packera plattensis (prairie groundsel)

Panicum virgatum var. virgatum (switch grass)

Pedicularis lanceolata (swamp betony)

Pediomelum argophyllum (silverleaf scurfpea)

Persicaria amphibia (water smartweed)

Phalaris arundinacea (reed canary grass)

Phlox pilosa ssp. fulgida (downy phlox)

Phragmites australis ssp. americanus (North American common reed)

Physalis virginiana var. virginiana (Virginia groundcherry)

Plantago major (common plantain)

Poa arida (plains bluegrass)

Poa compressa (Canada bluegrass)

Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera (plains cottonwood)

Pycnanthemum virginianum (Virginia mountain mint)

Ribes americanum (American black currant)

Rosa arkansana (prairie rose)

Rumex crispus (curly dock)

Rumex stenophyllus (narrowleaf dock)

Salix amygdaloides (peachleaf willow)

Salix interior (sandbar willow)

Salix petiolaris (slender willow)

Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium (little bluestem)

Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani (soft-stem bulrush)

Sium suave (hemlock water-parsnip)

Solidago altissima ssp. gilvocanescens (shorthair goldenrod)

Solidago gigantea (giant goldenrod)

Solidago rigida ssp. rigida (stiff goldenrod)

Sonchus arvensis (field sow thistle)

Sorghastrum nutans (Indiangrass)

Spartina gracilis (alkali cordgrass)

Spartina pectinata (prairie cordgrass)

Sporobolus heterolepis (prairie dropseed)

Stachys palustris (marsh hedge nettle)

Symphoricarpos occidentalis (wolfberry)

Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides (white heath aster)

Symphyotrichum laeve (smooth blue aster)

Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (white panicled aster)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Teucrium canadense (American germander)

Thalictrum dasycarpum (purple meadow-rue)

Tragopogon dubius (yellow goat’s beard)

Typha angustifolia (narrow-leaved cattail)

Typha latifolia (broad-leaved cattail)

Ulmus pumila (Siberian elm)

Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis (stinging nettle)

Vernonia fasciculata ssp. fasciculata (prairie ironweed)

Viola sororia (common blue violet)

Zizia aptera (heart-leaved golden alexanders)

Zizia aurea (golden alexanders)

 

absinth wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)

alkali cordgrass (Spartina gracilis)

American black currant (Ribes americanum)

American bugleweed (Lycopus americanus)

American germander (Teucrium canadense)

asparagus (Asparagus officinalis)

bastard toadflax (Comandra umbellata ssp. umbellata)

bearded wheatgrass (Elymus trachycaulus ssp. subsecundus)

big bluestem (Andropogon gerardi)

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

bluejoint (Calamagrostis canadensis)

bottle gentian (Gentiana andrewsii)

broad-leaved cattail (Typha latifolia)

Canada anemone (Anemone canadensis)

Canada bluegrass (Poa compressa)

Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense)

Canada wildrye (Elymus canadensis)

Canadian horseweed (Conyza canadensis)

Canadian milkvetch (Astragalus canadensis var. canadensis)

candle anemone (Anemone cylindrica)

common blue violet (Viola sororia)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

common evening primrose (Oenothera biennis)

common lamb’s-quarters (Chenopodium album)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common plantain (Plantago major)

common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

common strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)

curly dock (Rumex crispus)

dotted blazing star (Liatris punctata var. punctata)

downy phlox (Phlox pilosa ssp. fulgida)

Dudley’s rush (Juncus dudleyi)

field sow thistle (Sonchus arvensis)

Flodman’s thistle (Cirsium flodmanii)

foxtail barley (Hordeum jubatum ssp. jubatum)

giant goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)

giant sumpweed (Cyclachaena xanthiifolia)

giant sunflower (Helianthus giganteus)

golden alexanders (Zizia aurea)

heart-leaved golden alexanders (Zizia aptera)

hemlock water-parsnip (Sium suave)

Indian hemp (Apocynum cannabinum)

Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans)

leadplant (Amorpha canescens)

Leiberg’s panic grass (Dichanthelium leibergii)

little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium)

marsh hedge nettle (Stachys palustris)

marsh vetchling (Lathyrus palustris)

Maximilian’s sunflower (Helianthus maximiliani)

mountain death camas (Anticlea elegans)

narrow-leaved cattail (Typha angustifolia)

narrowleaf dock (Rumex stenophyllus)

North American common reed (Phragmites australis ssp. americanus)

northern bedstraw (Galium boreale)

northern plains blazing star (Liatris ligulistylis)

northern reed grass (Calamagrostis stricta ssp. inexpansa)

orchard grass (Dactylis glomerata ssp. glomerata)

palespike lobelia (Lobelia spicata)

peachleaf willow (Salix amygdaloides)

pineapple-weed (Matricaria discoidea)

plains bluegrass (Poa arida)

plains cottonwood (Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera)

plumeless thistle (Carduus acanthoides ssp. acanthoides)

porcupine grass (Hesperostipa spartea)

prairie blazing star (Liatris pycnostachya var. pycnostachya)

prairie cordgrass (Spartina pectinata)

prairie dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis)

prairie groundsel (Packera plattensis)

prairie ironweed (Vernonia fasciculata ssp. fasciculata)

prairie lettuce (Lactuca ludoviciana)

prairie onion (Allium stellatum)

prairie rose (Rosa arkansana)

purple meadow-rue (Thalictrum dasycarpum)

purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea var. purpurea)

quackgrass (Elymus repens)

red osier dogwood (Cornus sericea ssp. sericea)

reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea)

rough bentgrass (Agrostis scabra)

rough blazing star (Liatris aspera)

rough bugleweed (Lycopus asper)

Russian olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia)

sandbar willow (Salix interior)

shorthair goldenrod (Solidago altissima ssp. gilvocanescens)

showy blue lettuce (Lactuca tatarica ssp. pulchella)

showy milkweed (Asclepias speciosa)

Siberian elm (Ulmus pumila)

silverleaf scurfpea (Pediomelum argophyllum)

silverweed (Argentina anserina ssp. anserina)

slender wheatgrass (Elymus trachycaulus ssp. trachycaulus)

slender willow (Salix petiolaris)

small white lady’s slipper (Cypripedium candidum)

smooth blue aster (Symphyotrichum laeve)

smooth brome (Bromus inermis)

smooth scouring rush (Equisetum laevigatum)

soft-stem bulrush (Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani)

spotted Joe Pye weed (Eutrochium maculatum)

spotted water hemlock (Cicuta maculata)

stiff goldenrod (Solidago rigida ssp. rigida)

stiff sunflower (Helianthus pauciflorus ssp. subrhomboideus)

stinging nettle (Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis)

swamp betony (Pedicularis lanceolata)

swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata)

switch grass (Panicum virgatum var. virgatum)

Virginia groundcherry (Physalis virginiana var. virginiana)

Virginia mountain mint (Pycnanthemum virginianum)

water smartweed (Persicaria amphibia)

western ragweed (Ambrosia psilostachya)

white heath aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides)

white panicled aster (Symphyotrichum lanceolatum)

white prairie clover (Dalea candida var. candida)

white rattlesnake root (Nabalus albus)

white sweet clover (Melilotus albus)

wild licorice (Glycyrrhiza lepidota)

wild mint (Mentha arvensis)

wolfberry (Symphoricarpos occidentalis)

yellow goat’s beard (Tragopogon dubius)

yellow sweet clover (Melilotus officinalis)

 

American black currant

American bugleweed

American germander

bird’s-foot trefoil

bottle gentian

Canada anemone

Canadian milkvetch

common blue violet

common strawberry

dotted blazing star

downy phlox

golden alexanders

leadplant

Maximilian’s sunflower

northern bedstraw

northern plains blazing star

pineapple-weed

prairie blazing star

prairie ironweed

prairie onion

purple prairie clover

showy milkweed

silverleaf scurfpea

small white lady’s slipper

spotted Joe Pye weed

stiff goldenrod

stiff sunflower (ssp. subrhomboideus)

swamp milkweed

white prairie clover

wild mint

 

 

 

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Rydberg’s sunflower

The only currently known population of Rydberg’s sunflower in Minnesota is on Foxhome Prairie.


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