Lake Louise State Park

 

 

     
 
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Size

 
 

1,176 acres statutory, 819 owned

 
         
 

Parking

 
 

N43 32.171, W92 30.786

 
         
 

Hours

 
 

Daily from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.

 
         
 

Fees

 
 

Daily park permit: $7

Annual park permit: $35

 
         
 

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          Mower County  
          Southeast Minnesota  
     
 
Activities
 
 

Hiking Trails

 
 

11.6 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

Le Roy Till Plain

   
             
 

Native Plant Communities*

   
 

Basswood - Bur Oak - (Green Ash) Forest

Elm - Ash - Basswood Terrace Forest

Elm - Basswood - Black Ash - (Hackberry) Forest

Mesic Prairie (Southern)

Pin Oak - Bur Oak Woodland

Red Oak - White Oak Forest

Sedge Meadow

Seepage Meadow/Carr

Southern Dry-Mesic Oak Forest

Southern Dry-Mesic Oak (Maple) Woodland

Southern Dry-Mesic Oak-Aspen Forest

Wet Prairie (Southern)

   
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Visits

5/22/1999

  4/17/2009   6/18/2016        
 
 

Amphibians

 
  wood frog (Rana sylvatica)   wood frog  
 

Birds

 
 

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

Endangered

Henslow’s Sparrow (Centronyx henslowii)

Special Concern

Purple Martin (Progne subis)

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

 
 

Minnesota DNR Bird checklist

eBird Field Checklist

 
 

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)

Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors)

Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus)

Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida)

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)

Dickcissel (Spiza americana)

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)

Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla)

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)

Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)

Sedge Wren (Cistothorus platensis)

Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)

White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)

Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)

 

American Goldfinch

American Robin

Blue Jay

Canada Goose

Eastern Bluebird

Mourning Dove

Northern Cardinal

White-breasted Nuthatch

Wild Turkey

 
 

Fishes

 
 

One fish species with conservation status in Minnesota have been seen here:

Special Concern

suckermouth minnow (Phenacobius mirabilis)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Fishes List

 
         
 

Fungi and Lichens

 
 

Cedar-hawthorn Rust (Gymnosporangium globosum)

Black Knot (Apiosporina morbosa)

Elderberry Rust (Puccinia bolleyana)

Crown Rust (Puccinia coronata)

Powdery Sunburst Lichen (Xanthoria ulophyllodes)

Violet-toothed Polypore (Trichaptum biforme)

 

Cedar-hawthorn Rust

Black Knot

 
 

Insects and Arachnids

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Insects List

 
 

Baltimore checkerspot (Euphydryas phaeton)

cherry gall wasp (Cynips quercusfolii)

chokecherry finger gall mite (Eriophyes emarginatae)

common buckeye (Junonia coenia)

common green darner (Anax junius)

common whitetail (Plathemis lydia)

eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)

ebony jewelwing (Calopteryx maculata)

goldenrod bunch gall midge (Rhopalomyia solidaginis)

hackberry emperor (Asterocampa celtis)

lime nail gall mite (Eriophyes tiliae)

monarch (Danaus plexippus)

oak rough bulletgall wasp (Disholcaspis quercusmamma)

orange sulphur (Colias eurytheme)

red admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

seven-spotted lady beetle (Coccinella septempunctata)

twelve-spotted skimmer (Libellula pulchella)

widow skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)

 

Baltimore checkerspot

common green darner

hackberry emperor

oak rough bulletgall wasp

widow skimmer

 
 

Mammals

 
 

American beaver (Castor canadensis)

eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus)

eastern fox squirrel (Sciurus niger)

plains pocket gopher (Geomys bursarius)

whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

  American beaver  
 

Plants

 
 

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

Endangered

butternut (Juglans cinerea)

wild quinine (Parthenium integrifolium)

Threatened

edible valerian (Valeriana edulis var. ciliata)

great Indian plantain (Arnoglossum reniforme)

largebract ticktrefoil (Desmodium cuspidatum var. longifolium)

Special Concern

late hawthorn (Crataegus calpodendron)

nodding wild onion (Allium cernuum var. cernuum)

plains wild indigo (Baptisia bracteata var. leucophaea)

white wild indigo (Baptisia alba var. macrophylla)

yellow pimpernel (Taenidia integerrima)

yellow-fruited sedge (Carex annectens)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas and Minnesota Biological Survey Vegetation Releves Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Basswood - Bur Oak - (Green Ash) Forest MHs38b

Elm - Ash - Basswood Terrace Forest FFs59c

Elm - Basswood - Black Ash - (Hackberry) Forest MHs49a

Mesic Prairie (Southern) UPs23a

Pin Oak - Bur Oak Woodland FDs37b

Red Oak - White Oak Forest MHs37a

Sedge Meadow WMn82b

Seepage Meadow/Carr WMs83a1

Southern Dry-Mesic Oak Forest MHs37

Southern Dry-Mesic Oak (Maple) Woodland FDs37

Southern Dry-Mesic Oak-Aspen Forest FDs36

Wet Prairie (Southern) WPs54b

     
 

 

alfalfa (Medicago sativa ssp. sativa)

Allegheny blackberry (Rubus allegheniensis)

alsike clover (Trifolium hybridum)

American basswood (Tilia americana var. americana)

American cow parsnip (Heracleum sphondylium ssp. montanum)

American elderberry (Sambucus canadensis)

American elm (Ulmus americana)

American groundnut (Apios americana)

American hog peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata var. comosa)

American hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana)

American red raspberry (Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus)

American vetch (Vicia americana ssp. americana)

Amur maple (Acer ginnala)

annual fleabane (Erigeron annuus)

Bell’s honeysuckle (Lonicera × bella)

big bluestem (Andropogon gerardi)

bigleaf aster (Eurybia macrophylla)

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

bitternut hickory (Carya cordiformis)

black ash (Fraxinus nigra)

black cherry (Prunus serotina var. serotina)

black medick (Medicago lupulina)

black raspberry (Rubus occidentalis)

black walnut (Juglans nigra)

black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima)

black-seeded plantain (Plantago rugelii var. rugelii)

bland sweet cicely (Osmorhiza claytonii)

bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

blue cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides)

Blue Ridge carrionflower (Smilax lasioneura)

blue wild indigo (Baptisia australis)

bottle gentian (Gentiana andrewsii)

boxelder (Acer negundo var. negundo)

bristly buttercup (Ranunculus hispidus var. nitidus)

bristly greenbrier (Smilax tamnoides)

bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa)

Canada anemone (Anemone canadensis)

Canada goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)

Canada mayflower (Maianthemum canadense)

Canada moonseed (Menispermum canadense)

Canadian clearweed (Pilea pumila)

Canadian honewort (Cryptotaenia canadensis)

Canadian horseweed (Conyza canadensis)

Canadian tick-trefoil (Desmodium canadense)

Canadian wild ginger (Asarum canadense)

Canadian woodnettle (Laportea canadensis)

chokecherry (Prunus virginiana var. virginiana)

clammy groundcherry (Physalis heterophylla var. heterophylla)

cleavers (Galium aparine)

clustered black snakeroot (Sanicula odorata)

common agrimony (Agrimonia gryposepala)

common blue violet (Viola sororia)

common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)

common burdock (Arctium minus)

common cinquefoil (Potentilla simplex)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

common evening primrose (Oenothera biennis)

common false Solomon’s seal (Maianthemum racemosum var. racemosum)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca)

common mullein (Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus)

common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

common St. Johnswort (Hypericum perforatum)

common strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)

common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

compass plant (Silphium laciniatum)

Culver’s root (Veronicastrum virginicum)

cup plant (Silphium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum)

curly dock (Rumex crispus)

cut-leaved coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata var. laciniata)

cut-leaved toothwort (Cardamine concatenata)

desert false indigo (Amorpha fruticosa)

dotted hawthorn (Crataegus punctata)

downy phlox (Phlox pilosa ssp. fulgida)

downy yellow violet (Viola pubescens var. peckii)

early figwort (Scrophularia lanceolata)

early horse gentian (Triosteum aurantiacum var. aurantiacum)

early meadow-rue (Thalictrum dioicum)

eastern bottlebrush grass (Elymus hystrix)

eastern false rue anemone (Enemion biternatum)

eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana)

field thistle (Cirsium discolor)

fragrant bedstraw (Galium triflorum)

giant goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)

giant ragweed (Ambrosia trifida)

golden alexanders (Zizia aurea)

gray dogwood (Cornus racemosa)

gray-headed coneflower (Ratibida pinnata)

Greek valerian (Polemonium reptans var. reptans)

green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea)

hairy vetch (Vicia villosa ssp. villosa)

hedge bindweed (Calystegia sepium ssp. angulata)

hoary vervain (Verbena stricta)

Indian hemp (Apocynum cannabinum)

interrupted fern (Claytosmunda claytoniana)

jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

late horse gentian (Triosteum perfoliatum)

leadplant (Amorpha canescens)

mat panic grass (Dichanthelium acuminatum var. implicatum)

Maximilian’s sunflower (Helianthus maximiliani)

May-apple (Podophyllum peltatum)

meadow garlic (Allium canadense var. canadense)

Missouri gooseberry (Ribes missouriense)

Morrow’s honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii)

nannyberry (Viburnum lentago)

narrow-leaved purple coneflower (Echinacea angustifolia)

northern bedstraw (Galium boreale)

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

northern pin oak (Quercus ellipsoidalis)

northern prickly ash (Zanthoxylum americanum)

northern red oak (Quercus rubra)

Norway spruce (Picea abies)

Ohio spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis)

orange daylily (Hemerocallis fulva)

pagoda dogwood (Cornus alternifolia)

palespike lobelia (Lobelia spicata)

Philadelphia fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus)

plains cottonwood (Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera)

plains wild indigo (Baptisia bracteata var. leucophaea)

plantain-leaved pussytoes (Antennaria plantaginifolia)

pointed-leaved tick-trefoil (Desmodium glutinosum)

poke milkweed (Asclepias exaltata)

prairie blazing star (Liatris pycnostachya var. pycnostachya)

prairie coreopsis (Coreopsis palmata)

prairie fleabane (Erigeron strigosus)

purple meadow-rue (Thalictrum dasycarpum)

purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea var. purpurea)

pussy willow (Salix discolor)

quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

Queen Anne’s lace (Daucus carota ssp. carota)

red baneberry (Actaea rubra ssp. rubra)

red clover (Trifolium pratense)

red elderberry (Sambucus racemosa var. racemosa)

reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea)

rock elm (Ulmus thomasii)

rose twisted-stalk (Streptopus lanceolatus var. longipipes)

rough bedstraw (Galium asprellum)

round-headed bush clover (Lespedeza capitata)

sandbar willow (Salix interior)

sawtooth sunflower (Helianthus grosseserratus)

sensitive fern (Onoclea sensibilis)

sharp-lobed hepatica (Anemone acutiloba)

Siberian elm (Ulmus pumila)

silky dogwood (Cornus amomum ssp. obliqua)

silver maple (Acer saccharinum)

silvergreen bryum moss (Bryum argenteum)

slender willow (Salix petiolaris)

slippery elm (Ulmus rubra)

smooth brome (Bromus inermis)

smooth oxeye (Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra)

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

smooth sumac (Rhus glabra)

spotted touch-me-not (Impatiens capensis)

spotted water hemlock (Cicuta maculata var. maculata)

spreading dogbane (Apocynum androsaemifolium)

stiff goldenrod (Solidago rigida ssp. rigida)

stinging nettle (Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis)

sulphur cinquefoil (Potentilla recta)

swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata)

sweet Joe Pye weed (Eutrochium purpureum)

tall blue lettuce (Lactuca biennis)

tall thimbleweed (Anemone virginiana)

timothy (Phleum pratense)

upright carrionflower (Smilax ecirrhata)

virgin’s bower (Clematis virginiana)

Virginia spring beauty (Claytonia virginica var. virginica)

Virginia stickseed (Hackelia virginiana)

Virginia waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum)

western bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum var. latiusculum)

western poison ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

white ash (Fraxinus americana)

white avens (Geum canadense)

white campion (Silene latifolia ssp. alba)

white clover (Trifolium repens)

white oak (Quercus alba)

white prairie clover (Dalea candida var. candida)

white rattlesnake root (Nabalus albus)

white sage (Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana)

white sweet clover (Melilotus albus)

white turtlehead (Chelone glabra)

white wild indigo (Baptisia alba var. macrophylla)

wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

wild blue phlox (Phlox divaricata ssp. laphamii)

wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

wild geranium (Geranium maculatum)

wild grape (Vitis riparia)

wild leek (Allium tricoccum)

wild parsnip (Pastinaca sativa)

wild yam (Dioscorea villosa)

winter cress (Barbarea vulgaris)

woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

woundwort (Stachys pilosa var. arenicola)

yellow goat’s beard (Tragopogon dubius)

yellow sweet clover (Melilotus officinalis)

yellow wood sorrel (Oxalis stricta)

zigzag goldenrod (Solidago flexicaulis)

 

Acer ginnala (Amur maple)

Acer negundo var. negundo (boxelder)

Acer saccharinum (silver maple)

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)

Actaea rubra ssp. rubra (red baneberry)

Agrimonia gryposepala (common agrimony)

Allium canadense var. canadense (meadow garlic)

Allium tricoccum (wild leek)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Ambrosia trifida (giant ragweed)

Amorpha canescens (leadplant)

Amorpha fruticosa (desert false indigo)

Amphicarpaea bracteata var. comosa (American hog peanut)

Andropogon gerardi (big bluestem)

Anemone acutiloba (sharp-lobed hepatica)

Anemone canadensis (Canada anemone)

Anemone virginiana (tall thimbleweed)

Antennaria plantaginifolia (plantain-leaved pussytoes)

Apios americana (American groundnut)

Apocynum androsaemifolium (spreading dogbane)

Apocynum cannabinum (Indian hemp)

Aquilegia canadensis (wild columbine)

Arctium minus (common burdock)

Arisaema triphyllum (jack-in-the-pulpit)

Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana (white sage)

Asarum canadense (Canadian wild ginger)

Asclepias exaltata (poke milkweed)

Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata (swamp milkweed)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

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

Baptisia australis (blue wild indigo)

Baptisia bracteata var. leucophaea (plains wild indigo)

Baptisia alba var. macrophylla (white wild indigo)

Barbarea vulgaris (winter cress)

Bromus inermis (smooth brome)

Bryum argenteum (silvergreen bryum moss)

Calystegia sepium. ssp. angulata (hedge bindweed)

Cardamine concatenata (cut-leaved toothwort)

Carya cordiformis (bitternut hickory)

Caulophyllum thalictroides (blue cohosh)

Chelone glabra (white turtlehead)

Cicuta maculata var. maculata (spotted water hemlock)

Cirsium discolor (field thistle)

Claytonia virginica var. virginica (Virginia spring beauty)

Clematis virginiana (virgin’s bower)

Conyza canadensis (Canadian horseweed)

Coreopsis palmata (prairie coreopsis)

Cornus alternifolia (pagoda dogwood)

Cornus amomum ssp. obliqua (silky dogwood)

Cornus racemosa (gray dogwood)

Crataegus punctata (dotted hawthorn)

Cryptotaenia canadensis (Canadian honewort)

Dalea candida var. candida (white prairie clover)

Dalea purpurea var. purpurea (purple prairie clover)

Daucus carota ssp. carota (Queen Anne’s lace)

Desmodium canadense (Canadian tick-trefoil)

Desmodium glutinosum (pointed-leaved tick-trefoil)

Dichanthelium acuminatum var. implicatum (mat panic grass)

Dioscorea villosa (wild yam)

Echinacea angustifolia (narrow-leaved purple coneflower)

Elymus hystrix (eastern bottlebrush grass)

Enemion biternatum (eastern false rue anemone)

Erigeron annuus (annual fleabane)

Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus (Philadelphia fleabane)

Erigeron strigosus (prairie fleabane)

Eurybia macrophylla (bigleaf aster)

Eutrochium purpureum (sweet Joe Pye weed)

Fragaria virginiana (common strawberry)

Fraxinus americana (white ash)

Fraxinus nigra (black ash)

Fraxinus pennsylvanica (green ash)

Galium aparine (cleavers)

Galium asprellum (rough bedstraw)

Galium boreale (northern bedstraw)

Galium triflorum (fragrant bedstraw)

Gentiana andrewsii (bottle gentian)

Geranium maculatum (wild geranium)

Geum canadense (white avens)

Glechoma hederacea (ground ivy)

Hackelia virginiana (Virginia stickseed)

Helianthus grosseserratus (sawtooth sunflower)

Helianthus maximiliani (Maximilian’s sunflower)

Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra (smooth oxeye)

Hemerocallis fulva (orange daylily)

Heracleum sphondylium ssp. montanum (American cow parsnip)

Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum (Virginia waterleaf)

Hypericum perforatum (common St. Johnswort)

Impatiens capensis (spotted touch-me-not)

Juglans nigra (black walnut)

Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana (eastern redcedar)

Lactuca biennis (tall blue lettuce)

Laportea canadensis (Canadian woodnettle)

Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca (common motherwort)

Lespedeza capitata (round-headed bush clover)

Liatris pycnostachya var. pycnostachya (prairie blazing star)

Lobelia spicata (palespike lobelia)

Lonicera × bella (Bell’s honeysuckle)

Lonicera morrowii (Morrow’s honeysuckle)

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

Maianthemum canadense (Canada mayflower)

Maianthemum racemosum var. racemosum (common false Solomon’s seal)

Medicago lupulina (black medick)

Medicago sativa ssp. sativa (alfalfa)

Melilotus albus (white sweet clover)

Melilotus officinalis (yellow sweet clover)

Menispermum canadense (Canada moonseed)

Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamot)

Nabalus albus (white rattlesnake root)

Oenothera biennis (common evening primrose)

Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern)

Osmorhiza claytonii (bland sweet cicely)

Claytosmunda claytoniana (interrupted fern)

Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana (American hophornbeam)

Oxalis stricta (yellow wood sorrel)

Parthenocissus vitacea (woodbine)

Pastinaca sativa (wild parsnip)

Phalaris arundinacea (reed canary grass)

Phleum pratense (timothy)

Phlox divaricata ssp. laphamii (wild blue phlox)

Phlox pilosa ssp. fulgida (downy phlox)

Physalis heterophylla var. heterophylla (clammy groundcherry)

Picea abies (Norway spruce)

Pilea pumila (Canadian clearweed)

Plantago rugelii var. rugelii (black-seeded plantain)

Podophyllum peltatum (May-apple)

Polemonium reptans var. reptans (Greek valerian)

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

Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera (plains cottonwood)

Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)

Potentilla recta (sulphur cinquefoil)

Potentilla simplex (common cinquefoil)

Prunus serotina var. serotina (black cherry)

Prunus virginiana var. virginiana (chokecherry)

Pteridium aquilinum var. latiusculum (western bracken fern)

Quercus alba (white oak)

Quercus ellipsoidalis (northern pin oak)

Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa (bur oak)

Quercus rubra (northern red oak)

Ranunculus hispidus var. nitidus (bristly buttercup)

Ratibida pinnata (gray-headed coneflower)

Rhamnus cathartica (common buckthorn)

Rhus glabra (smooth sumac)

Ribes missouriense (Missouri gooseberry)

Rubus allegheniensis (Allegheny blackberry)

Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus (American red raspberry)

Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)

Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima (black-eyed Susan)

Rudbeckia laciniata var. laciniata (cut-leaved coneflower)

Rumex crispus (curly dock)

Salix discolor (pussy willow)

Salix interior (sandbar willow)

Salix petiolaris (slender willow)

Sambucus canadensis (American elderberry)

Sambucus racemosa var. racemosa (red elderberry)

Sanguinaria canadensis (bloodroot)

Sanicula odorata (clustered black snakeroot)

Scrophularia lanceolata (early figwort)

Silene latifolia ssp. alba (white campion)

Silphium laciniatum (compass plant)

Silphium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum (cup plant)

Smilax ecirrhata (upright carrionflower)

Smilax lasioneura (Blue Ridge carrionflower)

Smilax tamnoides (bristly greenbrier)

Solidago canadensis (Canada goldenrod)

Solidago flexicaulis (zigzag goldenrod)

Solidago gigantea (giant goldenrod)

Solidago rigida ssp. rigida (stiff goldenrod)

Stachys pilosa var. arenicola (woundwort)

Streptopus lanceolatus var. longipipes (rose twisted-stalk)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Thalictrum dasycarpum (purple meadow-rue)

Thalictrum dioicum (early meadow-rue)

Tilia americana var. americana (American basswood)

Toxicodendron rydbergii (western poison ivy)

Tradescantia ohiensis (Ohio spiderwort)

Tragopogon dubius (yellow goat’s beard)

Trifolium hybridum (alsike clover)

Trifolium pratense (red clover)

Trifolium repens (white clover)

Triosteum aurantiacum var. aurantiacum (early horse gentian)

Triosteum perfoliatum (late horse gentian)

Ulmus americana (American elm)

Ulmus pumila (Siberian elm)

Ulmus rubra (slippery elm)

Ulmus thomasii (rock elm)

Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis (stinging nettle)

Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus (common mullein)

Verbena stricta (hoary vervain)

Veronicastrum virginicum (Culver’s root)

Viburnum lentago (nannyberry)

Vicia americana ssp. americana (American vetch)

Vicia villosa ssp. villosa (hairy vetch)

Viola pubescens var. peckii (downy yellow violet)

Viola sororia (common blue violet)

Vitis riparia (wild grape)

Zanthoxylum americanum (northern prickly ash)

Zizia aurea (golden alexanders)

 

Allegheny blackberry

alsike clover

American elderberry

annual fleabane

bird’s-foot trefoil

black cherry

black raspberry

black-eyed susan

bloodroot

bur oak (var. macrocarpa)

Canada anemone

Canadian tick-trefoil

chokecherry

common blue violet

common evening primrose

common false Solomon’s seal

common mullein

common St. Johnswort

Culver’s root

cut-leaved toothwort

desert false indigo

downy phlox

downy yellow violet (var. pubescens)

golden alexanders

gray-headed coneflower

hedge bindweed

hoary vervain

interrupted fern

leadplant

Morrow’s honeysuckle

nannyberry

northern bedstraw

orange daylily

palespike lobelia (var. spicata)

poke milkweed

purple prairie clover

Queen Anne’s lace

red baneberry

red clover

sulphur cinquefoil

sharp-lobed hepatica

spotted touch-me-not

spreading dogbane

swamp milkweed

purple meadow-rue

Virginia spring beauty

Virginia waterleaf

white clover

white prairie clover

white sweet clover

white wild indigo

wild columbine

wild geranium

yellow sweet clover

 
 

Reptiles

 
  common garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)   common garter snake  

 

 

Binoculars


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