Lebanon Hills Regional Park

 

 

     
 
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This busy suburban park is the largest park in the Dakota County park system.

 
     
 
Location
 
 

Maps

 
 

Summer Trail Map

Winter Trail Map

Printed trail maps are available at each parking area.

 
         
 

Size

 
 

2,000 acres

 
         
 

Parking

 
 

Holland Lake Trailhead
N44 47.392, W93 08.726

Jensen Lake Trailhead
N44 46.749, W93 09.953

Visitor Center
N44 47.192, W93 07.727

 
         
 

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Activities
 
 

Hiking Trails

 
 

18.1 miles

Hiking trails are well marked.

 
     
 

Hunting

 
 

Deer by compound bow.

See Hunting (Dakota County Parks) for details.

 
     
 
Ecology
 
 

Ecological Classification

  Ecological Classification  
  Ecological Province     Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province    
  Ecological Section     Minnesota & NE Iowa Morainal    
  Ecological Subsection     St. Paul-Baldwin Plains    
  Land Type Associations     Wescott Moraine    
             
 

Native Plant Communities*

   
 

Red Oak - Sugar Maple - Basswood - (Bitternut Hickory) Forest

Tamarack Swamp (Southern)

   
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Natural Features

     
 

 

 
               

 

 

 

 

 
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Jensen Lake, east end

 
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Jensen Lake, west end

 
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New bridge between Bridge Pond and Beaver Pond

 
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New picnic shelter, north side of Portage Lake

 
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The trail around McDonough Lake near the Visitors’ Center is newly paved …

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…and includes a newly-constructed boardwalk over the northeastern part of the lake, as of 5/27/2017

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Portage landing, Lily Pond

 
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Winter Trail Running

 
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Winter Trails, Cattail Lake

 
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McDonough Lake Trail

 
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Dodd Rd Entrance

 
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Visitor Center

 
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Prairie area near Marsh Lake

 
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Summer hiking trail, southeast area near Marsh Lake

 
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Views in the southeast corner of the park

 
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Visitor Center with “Green” Roof

 
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Visitor Center Trailhead

 
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Holland Lake Trailhead

 
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Jensen Lake Trailhead

 
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Spring Trails

 
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Winter Trails

 
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Boardwalk

 
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Holland Lake

 
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Jensen Lake

 
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Bridge Pond

 
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Shallow Lake

 
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Small Pond

 
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Lebanon Hills Regional Park, 2016
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Labanon Hills Regional Park, Eagan MN
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Uploaded on Oct 21, 2008

A walk around a section of Labanon Hills Regional Park, in Eagan, Minnesota

 
     

 

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Other Videos
 
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At sunset.

   
  Mountain Biking at Lebanon Hills Regional Park
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Uploaded on May 11, 2009

One of my favorite activities, mountain biking at Lebanon Hills Regional Park in Eagan, MN.

I am riding a Cannondale F5 purchased and maintained by Erik's Bike Shop in Burnsville, MN. The trail is maintained by MORC (Minnesota Off-Road Cyclists).

The song used is Vertigo by U2.

   
  Lebanon Snowshoe Romp (Hillbilly Deluxe) Hammock camping and Hiking
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Just a short Romp through the snowy woods at Lebanon Hills Regional Park. Snowshoes and a brief hammock hang with some outdoor brewing!Hiking Hammocks and Shenanigans! Hammock Camping

   
       

 

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Erica Erickson

 
 

Birds

 
  Great Egret (Ardea alba)   Great Egret  
 

Robert Briggs

 
 

Fungi and Lichens

 
  Chicken of the Woods (Laetiporus sulphureus)   Chicken of the Woods  
 

Kirk Nelson

 
 

Amphibians

 
 

gray treefrog (Dryophytes versicolor)

northern leopard frog (Rana pipiens)

wood frog (Rana sylvatica)

  wood frog  
 

Birds

 
 

Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)

Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)

Great Egret (Ardea alba)

Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)

  Great Egret  
 

Crustaceans

 
  virile crayfish (Orconectes virilis)   virile crayfish  
 

Fungi and Lichens

 
 

Beautiful Russula (Russula pulchra)

Chicken of the Woods (Laetiporus sulphureus)

Dryad’s Saddle (Cerioporus squamosus)

Elm Oyster (Hypsizygus ulmarius)

False Turkey Tail (Stereum ostrea)

Leafy Brain (Phaeotremella foliacea)

Northern Tooth (Climacodon septentrionalis)

Orange Peel Fungus (Aleuria aurantia)

Pear-shaped Puffball (Lycoperdon pyriforme)

Purple-bloom Russula (Russula mariae)

Ravenel’s Stinkhorn (Phallus ravenelii)

 

Elm Oyster

Leafy Brain

Ravenel’s Stinkhorn

 
 

Insects and Arachnids

 
 

bald-faced hornet (Dolichovespula maculata)

eastern pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis)

ebony jewelwing (Calopteryx maculata)

six-spotted fishing spider (Dolomedes triton)

  eastern pondhawk  
 

Mammals

 
  southern red-backed vole (Myodes gapperi)   southern red-backed vole  
 

Plants

 
 

American lopseed (Phryma leptostachya)

bracted spiderwort (Tradescantia bracteata)

cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis)

great blue lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica var. siphilitica)

Greek valerian (Polemonium reptans var. reptans)

Indianpipe (Monotropa uniflora)

pointed-leaved tick-trefoil (Desmodium glutinosum)

prairie spiderwort (Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis)

rattlesnake master (Eryngium yuccifolium var. yuccifolium)

silver maple (Acer saccharinum)

tall thimbleweed (Anemone virginiana)

white wild indigo (Baptisia alba var. macrophylla)

yellow avens (Geum aleppicum)

 

bracted spiderwort

rattlesnake master

yellow avens

 
 

Slime Molds

 
  red raspberry slime mold (Tubifera ferruginosa)   red raspberry slime mold  
 

Reptiles

 
  red-sided garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis)   common garter snake  
 
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Visits

6/9/2010

4/9/2014

1/19/2015

 

6/1/2016

6/3/2016

6/13/2016

 

6/15/2016

7/7/2016

7/10/2016

 

8/10/2016

5/2/2017

5/4/2017

  5/8/2017
 
 

Amphibians

 
 

boreal chorus frog (Pseudacris maculata)

treefrog (Dryophytes sp.)

  treefrog (Dryophytes sp.)  
 

Birds

 
 

eBird Field Checklist (Complete)

eBird Field Checklist (Campground)

eBird Field Checklist (Holland Lake)

eBird Field Checklist (Jensen Lake Loop)

eBird Field Checklist (McDonough Lake area)

eBird Field Checklist (Pilot Knob Rd)

eBird Field Checklist (Schulze Lake area)

eBird Field Checklist (Visitor Center)

eBird Field Checklist (West Trailhead)

 
 

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

American Tree Sparrow (Spizelloides arborea)

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)

Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens)

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)

Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

Great Egret (Ardea alba)

Green Heron (Butorides virescens)

Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

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)

Sedge Wren (Cistothorus platensis)

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)

 

American Goldfinch

Black-capped Chickadee

Blue Jay

Canada Goose

Dark-eyed Junco

Great Egret

Mallard

Northern Cardinal

White-breasted Nuthatch

 
 

Fungi and Lichens

 
 

Cedar-hawthorn Rust (Gymnosporangium globosum)

Artist’s Conk (Ganoderma applanatum)

Black Knot (Apiosporina morbosa)

Crown-tipped Coral (Artomyces pyxidatus)

False Turkey Tail (Stereum ostrea)

Oak Leaf Blister (Taphrina caerulescens)

Shrimp Russula (Russula xerampelina)

Snow Morel (Gyromitra gigas)

Tubakia leaf spot (Tubakia dryina)

Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor)

 

Black Knot

Turkey Tail

 
 

Insects, Arachnids, and other Arthropods

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Bee List

 
 

American copper (Lycaena phlaeas)

ash bead gall mite (Aceria fraxini)

bald-faced hornet (Dolichovespula maculata)

black cherry finger gall mite (Eriophyes cerasicrumena)

blue dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis)

chalk-fronted corporal (Ladona julia)

clouded sulphur (Colias philodice)

common green darner (Anax junius)

confused eusarca (Eusarca confusaria)

dog day cicada (Neotibicen canicularis)

dot-tailed whiteface (Leucorrhinia intacta)

eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)

four-lined plant bug (Poecilocapsus lineatus)

goldenrod gall fly (Eurosta solidaginis)

half-black bumble bee (Bombus vagans)

harvestman (Leiobunum spp.)

Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica)

lilypad clubtail (Arigomphus furcifer)

little glassywing (Pompeius verna)

little wood satyr (Megisto cymela)

meadow spittlebug (Philaenus spumarius)

monarch (Danaus plexippus)

mourning cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)

multicolored Asian lady beetle (Harmonia axyridis)

northern crescent (Phyciodes cocyta)

northern pearly eye (Lethe anthedon)

oak leaf gall midge (Polystepha pilulae)

red admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

red-spotted purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax)

ruby meadowhawk (Sympetrum rubicundulum)

snow flea (Hypogastrura nivicola)

spongy oak apple gall wasp (Amphibolips confluenta)

twice-stabbed stink bug (Cosmopepla lintneriana)

Virginia ctenucha (Ctenucha virginica)

western honey bee (Apis mellifera)

white snakeroot leaf miner (Liriomyza eupatoriella)

widow skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)

winter crane fly (Trichocera sp.)

 

blue dasher

chalk-fronted corporal

common green darner

dog day cicada

Japanese beetle

lilypad clubtail

mourning cloak

northern crescent

red-spotted purple

widow skimmer

 
 

Mammals

 
 

American red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)

eastern cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus)

eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus)

whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

  eastern cottontail  
 

Plants

 
 

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

Endangered

wild quinine (Parthenium integrifolium)

Tracked

arrowhead rattlebox (Crotalaria sagittalis)

rattlesnake master (Eryngium yuccifolium var. yuccifolium)

white wild indigo (Baptisia alba var. macrophylla)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas and Minnesota Biological Survey vegetation releves Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Red Oak - Sugar Maple - Basswood - (Bitternut Hickory) Forest MHs38c

Tamarack Swamp (Southern) FPs63a

     
 

 

absinth wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)

Allegheny blackberry (Rubus allegheniensis)

alsike clover (Trifolium hybridum)

American basswood (Tilia americana var. americana)

American bittersweet (Celastrus scandens)

American black currant (Ribes americanum)

American bugleweed (Lycopus americanus)

American elderberry (Sambucus canadensis)

American elm (Ulmus americana)

American hazel (Corylus americana)

American highbush cranberry (Viburnum opulus var. americanum)

American hog peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata var. comosa)

American hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana)

American lopseed (Phryma leptostachya)

American red raspberry (Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus)

American vetch (Vicia americana ssp. americana)

American white waterlily (Nymphaea odorata)

Amur maple (Acer ginnala)

annual fleabane (Erigeron annuus)

asparagus (asparagus officinalis)

big bluestem (Andropogon gerardi)

bigleaf aster (Eurybia macrophylla)

bigtooth aspen (Populus grandidentata)

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

bittersweet nightshade (Solanum dulcamara)

black bindweed (Fallopia convolvulus)

black cherry (Prunus serotina var. serotina)

black medick (Medicago lupulina)

black raspberry (Rubus occidentalis)

black spruce (Picea mariana)

black walnut (Juglans nigra)

black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima)

black-seeded plantain (Plantago rugelii var. rugelii)

bland sweet cicely (Osmorhiza claytonii)

blue cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides)

blue spruce (Picea pungens)

blue vervain (Verbena hastata var. hastata)

bluntleaf sandwort (Moehringia lateriflora)

boxelder (Acer negundo)

broad-leaved arrowhead (Sagittaria latifolia)

broadleaf enchanter’s nightshade (Circaea canadensis ssp. canadensis)

bull thistle (Cirsium vulgare)

bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa)

butter and eggs (Linaria vulgaris)

Canada mayflower (Maianthemum canadense)

Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense)

Canada wildrye (Elymus canadensis)

Canadian clearweed (Pilea pumila)

Canadian gooseberry (Ribes oxyacanthoides ssp. oxyacanthoides)

Canadian honewort (Cryptotaenia canadensis)

Canadian horseweed (Conyza canadensis)

Canadian woodnettle (Laportea canadensis)

candle anemone (Anemone cylindrica)

chokecherry (Prunus virginiana var. virginiana)

cleavers (Galium aparine)

common agrimony (Agrimonia gryposepala)

common bladderwort (Utricularia vulgaris ssp. macrorhiza)

common blue violet (Viola sororia)

common boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum)

common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)

common burdock (Arctium minus)

common cinquefoil (Potentilla simplex)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

common duckweed (Lemna minor)

common evening primrose (Oenothera biennis)

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

common hop (Humulus lupulus)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca)

common mullein (Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus)

common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

common spikerush (Eleocharis palustris)

common strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)

common three-square (Schoenoplectus pungens)

common wheat (Triticum aestivum ssp. aestivum)

common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

crown vetch (Securigera varia)

Culver’s root (Veronicastrum virginicum)

curly dock (Rumex crispus)

cut-leaved coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata var. laciniata)

Dutchman’s breeches (Dicentra cucullaria)

dwarf raspberry (Rubus pubescens)

early figwort (Scrophularia lanceolata)

early meadow-rue (Thalictrum dioicum)

eastern bottlebrush grass (Elymus hystrix var. hystrix)

eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana)

field pussytoes (Antennaria neglecta)

field thistle (Cirsium discolor)

fireberry hawthorn (Crataegus chrysocarpa var. chrysocarpa)

flowering spurge (Euphorbia corollata)

foxglove beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis)

fragrant bedstraw (Galium triflorum)

garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

giant chickweed (Myosoton aquaticum)

giant goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)

giant ragweed (Ambrosia trifida)

glossy buckthorn (Frangula alnus)

gray dogwood (Cornus racemosa)

gray-headed coneflower (Ratibida pinnata)

great burdock (Arctium lappa)

green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea)

hard-stem bulrush (Schoenoplectus acutus var. acutus)

heal-all (Prunella vulgaris var. vulgaris)

hoary alyssum (Berteroa incana)

honey locust (Gleditsia triacanthos)

hooked buttercup (Ranunculus recurvatus var. recurvatus)

interrupted fern (Claytosmunda claytoniana)

jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

Japanese hedge parsley (Torilis japonica)

kidney-leaved buttercup (Ranunculus abortivus)

large-flowered bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora)

leafy spurge (Euphorbia virgata)

limber honeysuckle (Lonicera dioica)

little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium)

long-leaved bluet (Houstonia longifolia)

Missouri gooseberry (Ribes missouriense)

Morrow’s honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii)

nannyberry (Viburnum lentago)

narrow-leaved cattail (Typha angustifolia)

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

nodding bur marigold (Bidens cernua)

nodding trillium (Trillium cernuum)

northern bedstraw (Galium boreale)

northern bush honeysuckle (Diervilla lonicera)

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

northern maidenhair (Adiantum pedatum)

northern pin oak (Quercus ellipsoidalis)

northern prickly ash (Zanthoxylum americanum)

northern red oak (Quercus rubra)

ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris var. pensylvanica)

oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)

pale Indian plantain (Arnoglossum atriplicifolium)

paper birch (Betula papyrifera var. papyrifera)

paradise apple (Malus pumila)

path rush (Juncus tenuis)

Pennsylvania buttercup (Ranunculus pensylvanicus)

Philadelphia fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus)

pineapple-weed (Matricaria discoidea)

plains cottonwood (Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera)

plains coreopsis (Coreopsis tinctoria var. tinctoria)

pointed-leaved tick-trefoil (Desmodium glutinosum)

poke milkweed (Asclepias exaltata)

prairie coreopsis (Coreopsis palmata)

prairie fleabane (Erigeron strigosus)

prairie peppergrass (Lepidium densiflorum)

prairie rose (Rosa arkansana)

prairie spiderwort (Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis)

purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea var. purpurea)

quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

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

rattlesnake master (Eryngium yuccifolium var. yuccifolium)

red baneberry (Actaea rubra ssp. rubra)

red clover (Trifolium pratense)

red elderberry (Sambucus racemosa var. racemosa)

red maple (Acer rubrum var. rubrum)

red osier dogwood (Cornus sericea ssp. sericea)

red sorrel (Rumex acetosella)

redtop (Agrostis gigantea)

reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea)

rock elm (Ulmus thomasii)

rose twisted-stalk (Streptopus lanceolatus var. longipipes)

rough cinquefoil (Potentilla norvegica)

round-headed bush clover (Lespedeza capitata)

round-leaved dogwood (Cornus rugosa)

rue anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides)

sensitive fern (Onoclea sensibilis)

showy partridge pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata var. fasciculata)

Siberian elm (Ulmus pumila)

sicklepod (Boechera canadensis)

silver maple (Acer saccharinum)

silvery cinquefoil (Potentilla argentea)

slender cinquefoil (Potentilla gracilis)

slippery elm (Ulmus rubra)

small tumbleweed mustard (Sisymbrium loeselii)

smooth brome (Bromus inermis)

smooth crabgrass (Digitaria ischaemum)

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

smooth sumac (Rhus glabra)

southern blue flag (Iris virginica var. shrevei)

speckled alder (Alnus incana ssp. rugosa)

spinulose wood fern (Dryopteris carthusiana)

spotted knapweed (Centaurea stoebe ssp. micranthos)

staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina)

stiff goldenrod (Solidago rigida ssp. rigida)

stinging nettle (Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis)

sugar maple (Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum)

sulphur cinquefoil (Potentilla recta)

swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata)

tall buttercup (Ranunculus acris var. acris)

tall coreopsis (Coreopsis tripteris)

tall meadow-rue (Thalictrum dasycarpum)

tall thimbleweed (Anemone virginiana)

Tatarian honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica)

timothy (Phleum pratense)

tower mustard (Turritis glabra)

twoflower dwarfdandelion (Krigia biflora)

variegated yellow pond lily (Nuphar variegata)

Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)

Virginia stickseed (Hackelia virginiana)

water smartweed (Persicaria amphibia)

western bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum var. latiusculum)

western panic grass (Dichanthelium acuminatum var. fasciculatum)

western poison ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

white avens (Geum canadense)

white campion (Silene latifolia ssp. alba)

white clover (Trifolium repens)

white mulberry (Morus alba)

white oak (Quercus alba)

white prairie clover (Dalea candida var. candida)

white rattlesnake root (Nabalus albus)

white snakeroot (Ageratina altissima var. altissima)

white spruce (Picea glauca)

white sweet clover (Melilotus albus)

white wild indigo (Baptisia alba var. macrophylla)

white-flowered leaf-cup (Polymnia canadensis)

whorled milkweed (Asclepias verticillata)

wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

wild chervil (Anthriscus sylvestris)

wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

wild cucumber (Echinocystis lobata)

wild geranium (Geranium maculatum)

wild ginger (Asarum canadense)

wild grape (Vitis riparia)

wild quinine (Parthenium integrifolium)

wild radish (Raphanus raphanistrum)

wild sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis)

winter cress (Barbarea vulgaris)

wood anemone (Anemone quinquefolia var. quinquefolia)

woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

woodland strawberry (Fragaria vesca ssp. americana)

yellow goat’s beard (Tragopogon dubius)

yellow wood sorrel (Oxalis stricta)

 

Acer ginnala (Amur maple)

Acer negundo (boxelder)

Acer rubrum var. rubrum (red maple)

Acer saccharinum (silver maple)

Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum (sugar maple)

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)

Actaea rubra ssp. rubra (red baneberry)

Adiantum pedatum (northern maidenhair)

Ageratina altissima var. altissima (white snakeroot)

Agrimonia gryposepala (common agrimony)

Agrostis gigantea (redtop)

Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)

Alnus incana ssp. rugosa (speckled alder)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Ambrosia trifida (giant ragweed)

Amphicarpaea bracteata var. comosa (American hog peanut)

Andropogon gerardi (big bluestem)

Anemone cylindrica (candle anemone)

Anemone quinquefolia var. quinquefolia (wood anemone)

Anemone virginiana (tall thimbleweed)

Antennaria neglecta (field pussytoes)

Anthriscus sylvestris (wild chervil)

Aquilegia canadensis (wild columbine)

Aralia nudicaulis (wild sarsaparilla)

Arctium lappa (great burdock)

Arctium minus (common burdock)

Arisaema triphyllum (jack-in-the-pulpit)

Arnoglossum atriplicifolium (pale Indian plantain)

Artemisia absinthium (absinth wormwood)

Asarum canadense (wild ginger)

Asclepias exaltata (poke milkweed)

Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata (swamp milkweed)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Asclepias verticillata (whorled milkweed)

Asparagus officinalis (asparagus)

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

Baptisia alba var. macrophylla (white wild indigo)

Barbarea vulgaris (winter cress)

Berteroa incana (hoary alyssum)

Betula papyrifera var. papyrifera (paper birch)

Bidens cernua (nodding bur marigold)

Boechera canadensis (sicklepod)

Bromus inermis (smooth brome)

Caulophyllum thalictroides (blue cohosh)

Celastrus scandens (American bittersweet)

Centaurea stoebe ssp. micranthos (spotted knapweed)

Chamaecrista fasciculata var. fasciculata (showy partridge pea)

Circaea canadensis ssp. canadensis (broadleaf enchanter’s nightshade)

Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle)

Cirsium discolor (field thistle)

Cirsium vulgare (bull thistle)

Conyza canadensis (Canadian horseweed)

Coreopsis palmata (prairie coreopsis)

Coreopsis tinctoria var. tinctoria (plains coreopsis)

Coreopsis tripteris (tall coreopsis)

Cornus racemosa (gray dogwood)

Cornus rugosa (round-leaved dogwood)

Cornus sericea ssp. sericea (red osier dogwood)

Corylus americana (American hazel)

Crataegus chrysocarpa var. chrysocarpa (fireberry hawthorn)

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

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 glutinosum (pointed-leaved tick-trefoil)

Dicentra cucullaria (Dutchman’s breeches)

Dichanthelium acuminatum var. fasciculatum (western panic grass)

Diervilla lonicera (northern bush honeysuckle)

Digitaria ischaemum (smooth crabgrass)

Dryopteris carthusiana (spinulose wood fern)

Echinocystis lobata (wild cucumber)

Eleocharis palustris (common spikerush)

Elymus canadensis (Canada wildrye)

Elymus hystrix var. hystrix (eastern bottlebrush grass)

Erigeron annuus (annual fleabane)

Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus (Philadelphia fleabane)

Erigeron strigosus (prairie fleabane)

Eryngium yuccifolium var. yuccifolium (rattlesnake master)

Eupatorium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum (common boneset)

Euphorbia corollata (flowering spurge)

Euphorbia virgata (leafy spurge)

Eurybia macrophylla (bigleaf aster)

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)

Glechoma hederacea (ground ivy)

Gleditsia triacanthos (honey locust)

Hackelia virginiana (Virginia stickseed)

Houstonia longifolia (long-leaved bluet)

Humulus lupulus (common hop)

Iris virginica var. shrevei (southern blue flag)

Juglans nigra (black walnut)

Juncus tenuis (path rush)

Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana (eastern redcedar)

Krigia biflora (twoflower dwarfdandelion)

Laportea canadensis (Canadian woodnettle)

Lemna minor (common duckweed)

Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca (common motherwort)

Lepidium densiflorum (prairie peppergrass)

Lespedeza capitata (round-headed bush clover)

Leucanthemum vulgare (oxeye daisy)

Linaria vulgaris (butter and eggs)

Lonicera dioica (limber honeysuckle)

Lonicera morrowii (Morrow’s honeysuckle)

Lonicera tatarica (Tatarian honeysuckle)

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

Lycopus americanus (American bugleweed)

Maianthemum canadense (Canada mayflower)

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

Malus pumila (paradise apple)

Matricaria discoidea (pineapple-weed)

Matteuccia struthiopteris var. pensylvanica (ostrich fern)

Medicago lupulina (black medick)

Melilotus albus (white sweet clover)

Moehringia lateriflora (bluntleaf sandwort)

Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamot)

Morus alba (white mulberry)

Myosoton aquaticum (giant chickweed)

Nabalus albus (white rattlesnake root)

Nuphar variegata (variegated yellow pond lily)

Nymphaea odorata (American white waterlily)

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)

Parthenium integrifolium (wild quinine)

Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)

Parthenocissus vitacea (woodbine)

Penstemon digitalis (foxglove beardtongue)

Persicaria amphibia (water smartweed)

Phalaris arundinacea (reed canary grass)

Phleum pratense (timothy)

Phryma leptostachya (American lopseed)

Picea glauca (white spruce)

Picea mariana (black spruce)

Picea pungens (blue spruce)

Pilea pumila (Canadian clearweed)

Plantago rugelii var. rugelii (black-seeded plantain)

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

Polymnia canadensis (white-flowered leaf-cup)

Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera (plains cottonwood)

Populus grandidentata (bigtooth aspen)

Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)

Potentilla argentea (silvery cinquefoil)

Potentilla gracilis (slender cinquefoil)

Potentilla norvegica (rough cinquefoil)

Potentilla recta (sulphur cinquefoil)

Potentilla simplex (common cinquefoil)

Prunella vulgaris var. vulgaris (heal-all)

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 abortivus (kidney-leaved buttercup)

Ranunculus acris var. acris (tall buttercup)

Ranunculus pensylvanicus (Pennsylvania buttercup)

Ranunculus recurvatus var. recurvatus (hooked buttercup)

Raphanus raphanistrum (wild radish)

Ratibida pinnata (gray-headed coneflower)

Rhamnus cathartica (common buckthorn)

Rhus glabra (smooth sumac)

Rhus typhina (staghorn sumac)

Ribes americanum (American black currant)

Ribes missouriense (Missouri gooseberry)

Ribes oxyacanthoides ssp. oxyacanthoides (Canadian gooseberry)

Rosa arkansana (prairie rose)

Rubus allegheniensis (Allegheny blackberry)

Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus (American red raspberry)

Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)

Rubus pubescens (dwarf raspberry)

Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima (black-eyed Susan)

Rudbeckia laciniata var. laciniata (cut-leaved coneflower)

Rumex acetosella (red sorrel)

Rumex crispus (curly dock)

Sagittaria latifolia (broad-leaved arrowhead)

Sambucus canadensis (American elderberry)

Sambucus racemosa var. racemosa (red elderberry)

Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium (little bluestem)

Schoenoplectus acutus var. acutus (hard-stem bulrush)

Schoenoplectus pungens (common three-square)

Scrophularia lanceolata (early figwort)

Securigera varia (crown vetch)

Silene latifolia ssp. alba (white campion)

Sisymbrium loeselii (small tumbleweed mustard)

Solanum dulcamara (bittersweet nightshade)

Solidago gigantea (giant goldenrod)

Solidago rigida ssp. rigida (stiff goldenrod)

Streptopus lanceolatus var. longipipes (rose twisted-stalk)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Thalictrum dasycarpum (tall meadow-rue)

Thalictrum dioicum (early meadow-rue)

Thalictrum thalictroides (rue anemone)

Tilia americana var. americana (American basswood)

Torilis japonica (Japanese hedge parsley)

Toxicodendron rydbergii (western poison ivy)

Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis (prairie spiderwort)

Tragopogon dubius (yellow goat’s beard)

Trifolium hybridum (alsike clover)

Trifolium pratense (red clover)

Trifolium repens (white clover)

Trillium cernuum (nodding trillium)

Triticum aestivum ssp. aestivum (common wheat)

Turritis glabra (tower mustard)

Typha angustifolia (narrow-leaved cattail)

Ulmus americana (American elm)

Ulmus pumila (Siberian elm)

Ulmus rubra (slippery elm)

Ulmus thomasii (rock elm)

Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis (stinging nettle)

Utricularia vulgaris ssp. macrorhiza (common bladderwort)

Utricularia vulgaris ssp. macrorhiza (common bladderwort)

Uvularia grandiflora (large-flowered bellwort)

Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus (common mullein)

Verbena hastata var. hastata (blue vervain)

Veronicastrum virginicum (Culver’s root)

Viburnum lentago (nannyberry)

Viburnum opulus var. americanum (American highbush cranberry)

Vicia americana ssp. americana (American vetch)

Viola sororia (common blue violet)

Vitis riparia (wild grape)

Zanthoxylum americanum (northern prickly ash)

 

Allegheny blackberry

alsike clover

American elderberry

American highbush cranberry

American white waterlily (ssp. tuberosa)

asparagus

bird’s-foot trefoil

bittersweet nightshade

black raspberry

black-eyed susan

broad-leaved arrowhead

bur oak (var. macrocarpa)

butter and eggs

Canada mayflower

Canadian honewort

common blue violet

common boneset

common evening primrose

common false Solomon’s seal

common mullein

common strawberry

common yarrow

crown vetch

Culver’s root

field thistle

flowering spurge

garlic mustard

heal-all

interrupted fern

large-flowered bellwort

limber honeysuckle

Morrow’s honeysuckle

nannyberry

northern bedstraw

oxeye daisy

Philadelphia fleabane

plains coreopsis

poke milkweed

prairie spiderwort

purple prairie clover

Queen Anne’s lace

red baneberry

red elderberry

rough cinquefoil

sulphur cinquefoil

round-headed bush clover

silvery cinquefoil

southern blue flag

swamp milkweed

tall meadow-rue

tall thimbleweed

Tatarian honeysuckle

variegated yellow pond lily

western poison ivy

white campion

white clover

white snakeroot

whorled milkweed

wild columbine

wild geranium

wild radish

woodland strawberry

 
 

Reptiles

 
 

common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina)

painted turtle (Chrysemys picta)

  common snapping turtle  
           

 

 

Binoculars


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