Lake Byllesby Regional Park

 

 

     
 
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Location
 
 

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Size

 
 

240 acres

 
         
 

Parking

 
 

8150 295th St. E.
Cannon Falls, MN 55009

Trailhead
N44 30.891, W92 56.931

 
         
 

Hours

 
 

Daily, 5 a.m.–10 p.m.

 
         
 

Fees

 
 

No fee

 
         
 

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Activities
 
 

Hiking Trails

 
 

3.18 miles

 
     
 

Hunting

 
 

No hunting

 
     
 
Ecology
 
 

Ecological Classification

  Ecological Classification  
  Ecological Province    

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

   
  Ecological Section    

Minnesota & NE Iowa Morainal

   
  Ecological Subsection    

Oak Savanna

   
  Land Type Association    

Hayfield Till Plain

   
             
 

Native Plant Communities*

   
 

Not mapped (10/11/2021)

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

Natural Features

     
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cedar Savanna?

Away from the beach, campground, and picnic areas, most of this site is an upland grassy area with numerous eastern redcedar trees – almost a savanna. The cedars attract Cedar Waxwings, which can be seen here year round.

 

 

 

 

           
 
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Visits

3/29/2014

  5/12/2014   5/12/2019        
 
 

Amphibians

 
 

boreal chorus frog (Pseudacris maculata)

treefrog (Dryophytes sp.)

  treefrog (Dryophytes sp.)  
 

Birds

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Birds List

eBird Field Checklist (Complete)

eBird Field Checklist (west end access (Dakota Co.)

 
 

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

American Tree Sparrow (Spizelloides arborea)

Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)

Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida)

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)

Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

Green Heron (Butorides virescens)

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)

 

American Goldfinch

Blue Jay

Brown Thrasher

Cedar Waxwing

Mourning Dove

Northern Cardinal

Red-winged Blackbird

 
 

Fishes

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Fishes List

 
         
 

Insects and Arachnids

 
 

goldenrod gall fly (Eurosta solidaginis)

painted lady (Vanessa cardui)

red admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

  painted lady  
 

Mammals

 
 

American red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)

plains pocket gopher (Geomys bursarius)

red fox (Vulpes vulpes)

whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

  red fox  
 

Plants

 
 

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

Threatened

kitten-tails (Veronica bullii)

Special Concern

Gray’s sedge (Carex grayi)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas and Minnesota Biological Survey Vegetation Releves Plant List

 
 

 

agrimony (Agrimonia sp.)

American elm (Ulmus americana)

American plum (Prunus americana)

American red raspberry (Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus)

Amur maple (Acer ginnala)

bastard toadflax (Comandra umbellata ssp. umbellata)

Bell’s honeysuckle (Lonicera × bella)

big bluestem (Andropogon gerardi)

black cherry (Prunus serotina var. serotina)

black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia)

black raspberry (Rubus occidentalis)

black walnut (Juglans nigra)

black-seeded plantain (Plantago rugelii var. rugelii)

bland sweet cicely (Osmorhiza claytonii)

blue spruce (Picea pungens)

boxelder (Acer negundo var. negundo)

broad-leaved cattail (Typha latifolia)

bull thistle (Cirsium vulgare)

bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa)

Canada wildrye (Elymus canadensis)

catnip (Nepeta cataria)

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 duckweed (Lemna minor)

common evening primrose (Oenothera biennis)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca)

common mullein (Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus)

common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

compass plant (Silphium laciniatum)

downy arrowwood (Viburnum rafinesqueanum var. affine)

early figwort (Scrophularia lanceolata)

eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana)

eastern white pine (Pinus strobus)

field horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

field thistle (Cirsium discolor)

fragrant bedstraw (Galium triflorum)

garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

giant goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)

glossy buckthorn (Frangula alnus)

gray-headed coneflower (Ratibida pinnata)

greater duckweed (Spirodela polyrrhiza)

green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans)

kidney-leaved buttercup (Ranunculus abortivus)

late goldenrod (Solidago altissima)

Missouri gooseberry (Ribes missouriense)

Morrow’s honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii)

narrow-leaved purple coneflower (Echinacea angustifolia)

northern lady fern (Athyrium filix-femina var. angustum)

northern prickly ash (Zanthoxylum americanum)

northern white cedar (Thuja occidentalis)

paper birch (Betula papyrifera var. papyrifera)

paradise apple (Malus pumila)

Parlin’s pussytoes (Antennaria parlinii ssp. fallax)

plains cottonwood (Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera)

plumeless thistle (Carduus acanthoides ssp. acanthoides)

prairie rose (Rosa arkansana)

purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea var. purpurea)

quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

rattlesnake fern (Botrypus virginianus)

red elderberry (Sambucus racemosa var. racemosa)

red osier dogwood (Cornus sericea ssp. sericea)

red pine (Pinus resinosa)

river birch (Betula nigra)

round-headed bush clover (Lespedeza capitata)

sandbar willow (Salix interior)

Siberian elm (Ulmus pumila)

slender willow (Salix petiolaris)

slippery elm (Ulmus rubra)

smooth Solomon’s seal (Polygonatum biflorum var. commutatum)

smooth sumac (Rhus glabra)

stiff goldenrod (Solidago rigida ssp. rigida)

stinging nettle (Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis)

sugar maple (Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum)

sulphur cinquefoil (Potentilla recta)

switch grass (Panicum virgatum var. virgatum)

Tatarian honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica)

touch-me-not (Impatiens sp.)

Virginia stickseed (Hackelia virginiana)

white clover (Trifolium repens)

white spruce (Picea glauca)

wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

wild geranium (Geranium maculatum)

wild grape (Vitis riparia)

winter cress (Barbarea vulgaris)

yellow wood sorrel (Oxalis stricta)

 

Acer ginnala (Amur maple)

Acer negundo var. negundo (boxelder)

Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum (sugar maple)

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)

Agrimonia sp. (agrimony)

Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)

Andropogon gerardi (big bluestem)

Antennaria parlinii ssp. fallax (Parlin’s pussytoes)

Arctium minus (common burdock)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Athyrium filix-femina var. angustum (northern lady fern)

Barbarea vulgaris (winter cress)

Betula nigra (river birch)

Betula papyrifera var. papyrifera (paper birch)

Botrypus virginianus (rattlesnake fern)

Carduus acanthoides (plumeless thistle)

Cirsium discolor (field thistle)

Cirsium vulgare (bull thistle)

Comandra umbellata ssp. umbellata (bastard toadflax)

Cornus sericea ssp. sericea (red osier dogwood)

Dalea purpurea var. purpurea (purple prairie clover)

Echinacea angustifolia (narrow-leaved purple coneflower)

Elymus canadensis (Canada wildrye)

Equisetum arvense (field horsetail)

Frangula alnus (glossy buckthorn)

Fraxinus pennsylvanica (green ash)

Galium aparine (cleavers)

Galium triflorum (fragrant bedstraw)

Geranium maculatum (wild geranium)

Hackelia virginiana (Virginia stickseed)

Impatiens sp. (touch-me-not)

Juglans nigra (black walnut)

Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana (eastern redcedar)

Lemna minor (common duckweed)

Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca (common motherwort)

Lespedeza capitata (round-headed bush clover)

Lonicera × bella (Bell’s honeysuckle)

Lonicera morrowii (Morrow’s honeysuckle)

Lonicera tatarica (Tatarian honeysuckle)

Malus pumila (paradise apple)

Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamot)

Nepeta cataria (catnip)

Oenothera biennis (common evening primrose)

Osmorhiza claytonii (bland sweet cicely)

Oxalis stricta (yellow wood sorrel)

Panicum virgatum var. virgatum (switch grass)

Picea glauca (white spruce)

Picea pungens (blue spruce)

Pinus resinosa (red pine)

Pinus strobus (eastern white pine)

Plantago rugelii var. rugelii (black-seeded plantain)

Polygonatum biflorum var. commutatum (smooth Solomon’s seal)

Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera (plains cottonwood)

Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)

Potentilla recta (sulphur cinquefoil)

Prunus americana (American plum)

Prunus serotina var. serotina (black cherry)

Prunus virginiana var. virginiana (chokecherry)

Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa (bur oak)

Ranunculus abortivus (kidney-leaved buttercup)

Ratibida pinnata (gray-headed coneflower)

Rhamnus cathartica (common buckthorn)

Rhus glabra (smooth sumac)

Ribes missouriense (Missouri gooseberry)

Robinia pseudoacacia (black locust)

Rosa arkansana (prairie rose)

Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus (American red raspberry)

Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)

Salix interior (sandbar willow)

Salix petiolaris (slender willow)

Sambucus racemosa var. racemosa (red elderberry)

Scrophularia lanceolata (early figwort)

Silphium laciniatum (compass plant)

Solidago altissima (late goldenrod)

Solidago gigantea (giant goldenrod)

Solidago rigida ssp. rigida (stiff goldenrod)

Sorghastrum nutans (Indiangrass)

Spirodela polyrrhiza (greater duckweed)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Thuja occidentalis (northern white cedar)

Trifolium repens (white clover)

Typha latifolia (broad-leaved cattail)

Ulmus americana (American elm)

Ulmus pumila (Siberian elm)

Ulmus rubra (slippery elm)

Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis (stinging nettle)

Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus (common mullein)

Viburnum rafinesqueanum var. affine (downy arrowwood)

Viola sororia (common blue violet)

Vitis riparia (wild grape)

Zanthoxylum americanum (northern prickly ash)

 

American plum

Bell’s honeysuckle

black cherry

black raspberry

bland sweet cicely

bur oak (var. macrocarpa)

common blue violet

common evening primrose

common milkweed

common yarrow

compass plant

gray-headed coneflower

Missouri gooseberry

Morrow’s honeysuckle

narrow-leaved purple coneflower

northern prickly ash

prairie rose

purple prairie clover

red elderberry

sulphur cinquefoil

round-headed bush clover

Tatarian honeysuckle

wild bergamot

wild geranium

 

 

 

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