Mary Schmidt Crawford Woods SNA

 

 

     
 
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Size

 
 

120 acres

 
         
 

Parking

 
 

There is a slightly raised ditch crossing and short grassy roadway on the east side of Twp Rd 126 (Edmunson Ave NE) that leads to the wood routed SNA sign. Park on the road shoulder or pull across the ditch and park in the sun.

N45 10.429, W93 47.153

One hundred yards south on the east side of Twp Rd 126 (Edmunson Ave NE) there is a small, well-shaded parking lot. The parking lot is within the SNA boundary.

N45 10.374, W93 47.052

 
         
 

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          Wright County  
          Central Minnesota  
     
 
Activities
 
 

Hiking Trails

 
 

An old logging road forms the southern boundary of the panhandle portion of the SNA.

A well worn, meandering footpath leads from the parking lot about 100 yards to a stone marker.

 
     
 

Hunting

 
 

No hunting

 
     
 
Ecology
 
 

Ecological Classification

  Ecological Classification  
  Ecological Province    

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

   
  Ecological Section    

Minnesota & NE Iowa Morainal

   
  Ecological Subsection    

Big Woods

   
  Land Type Association    

Maple Plain Moraine

   
             
 

Native Plant Communities*

   
 

Sedge Meadow

Sugar Maple Forest (Big Woods)

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

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Shaded Parking Lot

 
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Spring Flooding

 
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Old Logging Trail

 
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Unmapped Intermittent Stream

 
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Sugar Maple Forest (Big Woods)

 
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Sedge Meadow

 
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4/27/2006

  7/1/2012            
 
 

Amphibians

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Amphibians and Reptiles List

 
 

boreal chorus frog (Pseudacris maculata)

wood frog (Rana sylvatica)

  wood frog  
 

Birds

 
 

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

Special Concern

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

 
 

Minnesota DNR Bird checklist

 
 

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)

Eastern Wood-peewee (Contopus virens)

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)

Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla)

Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus)

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)

Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina)

 

American Goldfinch

American Robin

Brown-headed Cowbird

Canada Goose

Mourning Dove

Red-winged Blackbird

 
 

Fungi and Lichens

 
 

Black Knot (Apiosporina morbosa)

Scarlet Cup (Sarcoscypha austriaca)

Scarlet Waxy Cap (Hygrocybe punicea)

  Scarlet Cup  
 

Insects and Arachnids

 
 

blue dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis)

Carolina grasshopper (Dissosteira carolina)

eyed brown (Lethe eurydice)

goldenrod gall fly (Eurosta solidaginis)

green stink bug (Chinavia hilaris)

Halloween pennant (Celithemis eponina)

lime nail gall mite (Eriophyes tiliae)

red admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

twelve-spotted skimmer (Libellula pulchella)

widow skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)

 

green stink bug

Halloween pennant

twelve-spotted skimmer

 
 

Mammals

 
 

eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus)

thirteen-lined ground squirrel (Ictidomys tridecemlineatus)

whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

  whitetail deer  
 

Plants

 
 

One plant species with conservation status in Minnesota is found here:

Special Concern

American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas and Minnesota Biological Survey Vegetation Releves Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Sedge Meadow WMn82b

Sugar Maple Forest (Big Woods) MHs39c

     
 

 

alsike clover (Trifolium hybridum)

American basswood (Tilia americana var. americana)

American hog peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata var. bracteata)

American hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana)

American lopseed (Phryma leptostachya)

American red raspberry (Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus)

American stickseed (Hackelia deflexa var. americana)

American vetch (Vicia americana ssp. americana)

balsam poplar (Populus balsamifera)

bigleaf aster (Eurybia macrophylla)

bigtooth aspen (Populus grandidentata)

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

bitternut hickory (Carya cordiformis)

bittersweet nightshade (Solanum dulcamara)

black ash (Fraxinus nigra)

black cherry (Prunus serotina var. serotina)

black maple (Acer saccharum ssp. nigrum)

black raspberry (Rubus occidentalis)

bland sweet cicely (Osmorhiza claytonii)

bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

blue beech (Carpinus caroliniana ssp. virginiana)

blue cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides)

boxelder (Acer negundo var. negundo)

broad-leaved arrowhead (Sagittaria latifolia)

broad-leaved cattail (Typha latifolia)

broadleaf enchanter’s nightshade (Circaea canadensis)

bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa)

Canada anemone (Anemone canadensis)

Canadian clearweed (Pilea pumila)

Canada mayflower (Maianthemum canadense)

Canada moonseed (Menispermum canadense)

Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense)

Canadian wild ginger (Asarum canadense)

Canadian woodnettle (Laportea canadensis)

chokecherry (Prunus virginiana var. virginiana)

cleavers (Galium aparine)

clustered black snakeroot (Sanicula odorata)

common agrimony (Agrimonia gryposepala)

common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)

common burdock (Arctium minus)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

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

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common mullein (Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus)

common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

cut-leaved toothwort (Cardamine concatenata)

downy yellow violet (Viola pubescens)

early meadow-rue (Thalictrum dioicum)

eastern black nightshade (Solanum ptychanthum)

eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana)

eastern white pine (Pinus strobus)

foxtail barley (Hordeum jubatum ssp. jubatum)

fragrant bedstraw (Galium triflorum)

garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

giant ragweed (Ambrosia trifida)

green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

green carpetweed (Mollugo verticillata)

hairy Solomon’s seal (Polygonatum pubescens)

hookedspur violet (Viola adunca var. adunca)

hop sedge (Carex lupulina)

jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

kidney-leaved buttercup (Ranunculus abortivus)

large-flowered bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora)

late goldenrod (Solidago altissima)

Missouri gooseberry (Ribes missouriense)

narrow-leaved cattail (Typha angustifolia)

nodding trillium (Trillium cernuum)

northern blue flag (Iris versicolor)

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

northern pin oak (Quercus ellipsoidalis)

northern prickly ash (Zanthoxylum americanum)

northern red oak (Quercus rubra)

plains cottonwood (Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera)

pointed-leaved tick-trefoil (Desmodium glutinosum)

puttyroot (Aplectrum hyemale)

rattlesnake fern (Botrypus virginianus)

red baneberry (Actaea rubra ssp. rubra)

red clover (Trifolium pratense)

reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea)

sensitive fern (Onoclea sensibilis)

sharp-lobed hepatica (Anemone acutiloba)

silver maple (Acer saccharinum)

smooth sumac (Rhus glabra)

spotted touch-me-not (Impatiens capensis)

starry false Solomon’s seal (Maianthemum stellatum)

stinging nettle (Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis)

sugar maple (Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum)

timothy (Phleum pratense)

upright carrionflower (Smilax ecirrhata)

Virginia waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum)

western poison ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

white avens (Geum canadense)

white oak (Quercus alba)

white sweet clover (Melilotus albus)

wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

wild geranium (Geranium maculatum)

wild grape (Vitis riparia)

wild leek (Allium tricoccum)

wild sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis)

wood anemone (Anemone quinquefolia var. quinquefolia)

woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

woodland strawberry (Fragaria vesca ssp. americana)

woundwort (Stachys pilosa var. arenicola)

yellow goat’s beard (Tragopogon dubius)

yellow marsh marigold (Caltha palustris var. palustris)

yellow sweet clover (Melilotus officinalis)

yellow wood sorrel (Oxalis stricta)

zigzag goldenrod (Solidago flexicaulis)

 

Acer negundo var. negundo (boxelder)

Acer saccharinum (silver maple)

Acer saccharum ssp. nigrum (black maple)

Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum (sugar maple)

Actaea rubra ssp. rubra (red baneberry)

Agrimonia gryposepala (common agrimony)

Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)

Allium tricoccum (wild leek)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Ambrosia trifida (giant ragweed)

Amphicarpaea bracteata var. bracteata (American hog peanut)

Anemone acutiloba (sharp-lobed hepatica)

Anemone canadensis (Canada anemone)

Anemone quinquefolia var. quinquefolia (wood anemone)

Aplectrum hyemale (puttyroot)

Aquilegia canadensis (wild columbine)

Aralia nudicaulis (wild sarsaparilla)

Arctium minus (common burdock)

Arisaema triphyllum (jack-in-the-pulpit)

Asarum canadense (Canadian wild ginger)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

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

Botrypus virginianus (rattlesnake fern)

Caltha palustris var. palustris (yellow marsh marigold)

Cardamine concatenata (cut-leaved toothwort)

Carex lupulina (hop sedge)

Carpinus caroliniana ssp. virginiana (blue beech)

Carya cordiformis (bitternut hickory)

Caulophyllum thalictroides (blue cohosh)

Circaea canadensis (broadleaf enchanter’s nightshade)

Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle)

Desmodium glutinosum (pointed-leaved tick-trefoil)

Eurybia macrophylla (bigleaf aster)

Fragaria vesca ssp. americana (woodland strawberry)

Fraxinus nigra (black ash)

Fraxinus pennsylvanica (green ash)

Galium aparine (cleavers)

Galium triflorum (fragrant bedstraw)

Geranium maculatum (wild geranium)

Geum canadense (white avens)

Hackelia deflexa var. americana (American stickseed)

Hordeum jubatum ssp. jubatum (foxtail barley)

Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum (Virginia waterleaf)

Impatiens capensis (spotted touch-me-not)

Iris versicolor (northern blue flag)

Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana (eastern redcedar)

Laportea canadensis (Canadian woodnettle)

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

Maianthemum canadense (Canada mayflower)

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

Maianthemum stellatum (starry false Solomon’s seal)

Melilotus albus (white sweet clover)

Melilotus officinalis (yellow sweet clover)

Menispermum canadense (Canada moonseed)

Mollugo verticillata (green carpetweed)

Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern)

Osmorhiza claytonii (bland sweet cicely)

Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana (American hophornbeam)

Oxalis stricta (yellow wood sorrel)

Parthenocissus vitacea (woodbine)

Phalaris arundinacea (reed canary grass)

Phleum pratense (timothy)

Phryma leptostachya (American lopseed)

Pilea pumila (Canadian clearweed)

Pinus strobus (eastern white pine)

Polygonatum pubescens (hairy Solomon’s seal)

Populus balsamifera (balsam poplar)

Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera (plains cottonwood)

Populus grandidentata (bigtooth aspen)

Prunus serotina var. serotina (black cherry)

Prunus virginiana var. virginiana (chokecherry)

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)

Rhamnus cathartica (common buckthorn)

Rhus glabra (smooth sumac)

Ribes missouriense (Missouri gooseberry)

Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus (American red raspberry)

Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)

Sagittaria latifolia (broad-leaved arrowhead)

Sanguinaria canadensis (bloodroot)

Sanicula odorata (clustered black snakeroot)

Smilax ecirrhata (upright carrionflower)

Solanum dulcamara (bittersweet nightshade)

Solanum ptychanthum (eastern black nightshade)

Solidago altissima (late goldenrod)

Solidago flexicaulis (zigzag goldenrod)

Stachys pilosa var. arenicola (woundwort)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Thalictrum dioicum (early meadow-rue)

Tilia americana var. americana (American basswood)

Toxicodendron rydbergii (western poison ivy)

Tragopogon dubius (yellow goat’s beard)

Trifolium hybridum (alsike clover)

Trifolium pratense (red clover)

Trillium cernuum (nodding trillium)

Typha angustifolia (narrow-leaved cattail)

Typha latifolia (broad-leaved cattail)

Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis (stinging nettle)

Uvularia grandiflora (large-flowered bellwort)

Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus (common mullein)

Vicia americana ssp. americana (American vetch)

Viola adunca var. adunca (hookedspur violet)

Viola pubescens (downy yellow violet)

Vitis riparia (wild grape)

Zanthoxylum americanum (northern prickly ash)

 

alsike clover

American hog peanut (var. bracteata)

black cherry

black raspberry

bloodroot

blue cohosh

bur oak (var. macrocarpa)

Canada anemone

chokecherry

common agrimony

common false Solomon’s seal

common mullein

cut-leaved toothwort

early meadow-rue

eastern black nightshade

large-flowered bellwort

Missouri gooseberry

northern lady fern

northern prickly ash

puttyroot

red baneberry

sharp-lobed hepatica

spotted touch-me-not

Virginia waterleaf

wild columbine

wild geranium

wood anemone

woodland strawberry

 

 
 

Reptiles

 
  painted turtle (Chrysemys picta)   painted turtle  

 

 

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