Wahpeton Prairie WMA

 

 

     
 
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In 2008 this was a Nature Conservancy preserve. The large wood TNC sign shown on the map below and in the photo on the Photos tab and had been removed by 2015 though the posts for it remained.

 
     
 

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Size

 
 

80.94 acres

 
         
 

Parking

 
 

N44 18.289, W95 27.058

 
         
 

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          Redwood County  
          Southwest Minnesota  
     
 
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Ecology
 
 

Ecological Classification

  Ecological Classification  
  Ecological Province    

Prairie Parkland Province

   
  Ecological Section    

North Central Glaciated Plains

   
  Ecological Subsection    

Minnesota River Prairie

   
  Land Type Association    

Renville Till Plain

   
             
 

Native Plant Communities*

   
 

Mesic Prairie (Southern)

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

Natural Features

     
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waterproof footwear recommended

Most of this site is wet prairie. Much of it may be flooded in the spring. Waterproof footwear is recommended.

 

 

 

 

           
 
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Visits

8/28/2005                
 
 

Birds

 
 

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

Threatened

Wilson’s Phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor)

Special Concern

Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa)

 
 

American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)

Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

Upland Sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda)

  American Goldfinch  
 

Insects and Arachnids

 
 

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

Special Concern

regal fritillary (Speyeria idalia)

 
 

goldenrod soldier beetle (Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus)

monarch (Danaus plexippus)

northern corn rootworm beetle (Diabrotica barberi)

painted lady (Vanessa cardui)

  painted lady  
 

Mammals

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Mammals List

 
  whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)   whitetail deer  
 

Plants

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas and Minnesota Biological Survey Vegetation Releves Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Mesic Prairie (Southern) UPs23a

     
 

 

American bugleweed (Lycopus americanus)

big bluestem (Andropogon gerardi)

blue lettuce (Lactuca pulchella)

blue vervain (Verbena hastata)

butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa ssp. interior)

Canada goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)

Canada wildrye (Elymus canadensis)

common boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale)

cup plant (Silphium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum)

curly dock (Rumex crispus)

curly-cup gumweed (Grindelia squarrosa)

cut-leaved coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata var. laciniata)

giant ragweed (Ambrosia trifida)

gray goldenrod (Solidago nemoralis)

hairy hedge nettle (Stachys pilosa var. pilosa)

heart-leaved four o’clock (Mirabilis nyctaginea)

hedge bindweed (Calystegia sepium)

Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans)

June grass (Koeleria macrantha)

leadplant (Amorpha canescens)

narrow-leaved cattail (Typha angustifolia)

obedient plant (Physostegia virginiana ssp. virginiana)

prairie cordgrass (Sporobolus michauxianus)

prairie ironweed (Vernonia fasciculata ssp. fasciculata)

prairie onion (Allium stellatum)

prairie rose (Rosa arkansana)

prickly sow thistle (Sonchus asper)

purple rattlesnake root (Nabalus racemosus)

red clover (Trifolium pratense)

rough blazing star (Liatris aspera)

rough cinquefoil (Potentilla norvegica)

rough cocklebur (Xanthium strumarium)

round-headed bush clover (Lespedeza capitata)

scouring rush horsetail (Equisetum hyemale ssp. affine)

smooth scouring rush (Equisetum laevigatum)

spotted water hemlock (Cicuta maculata var. maculata)

stiff goldenrod (Solidago rigida)

water smartweed (Persicaria amphibia)

western poison ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

white prairie clover (Dalea candida)

white sweet clover (Melilotus albus)

wild licorice (Glycyrrhiza lepidota)

yellow sweet clover (Melilotus officinalis)

 

Allium stellatum (prairie onion)

Ambrosia trifida (giant ragweed)

Amorpha canescens (leadplant)

Andropogon gerardi (big bluestem)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Asclepias tuberosa ssp. interior (butterfly weed)

Calystegia sepium (hedge bindweed)

Cicuta maculata var. maculata (spotted water hemlock)

Dalea candida (white prairie clover)

Elymus canadensis (Canada wildrye)

Equisetum hyemale ssp. affine (scouring rush horsetail)

Equisetum laevigatum (smooth scouring rush)

Eupatorium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum (common boneset)

Glycyrrhiza lepidota (wild licorice)

Grindelia squarrosa (curly-cup gumweed)

Helenium autumnale (common sneezeweed)

Koeleria macrantha (June grass)

Lactuca pulchella (blue lettuce)

Lespedeza capitata (round-headed bush clover)

Liatris aspera (rough blazing star)

Lycopus americanus (American bugleweed)

Melilotus albus (white sweet clover)

Melilotus officinalis (yellow sweet clover)

Mirabilis nyctaginea (heart-leaved four o’clock)

Nabalus racemosus (purple rattlesnake root)

Persicaria amphibia (water smartweed)

Physostegia virginiana var. virginiana (obedient plant)

Potentilla norvegica (rough cinquefoil)

Rosa arkansana (prairie rose)

Rudbeckia laciniata var. laciniata (cut-leaved coneflower)

Rumex crispus (curly dock)

Silphium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum (cup plant)

Solidago canadensis (Canada goldenrod)

Solidago nemoralis (gray goldenrod)

Solidago rigida (stiff goldenrod)

Sonchus asper (prickly sow thistle)

Sorghastrum nutans (Indiangrass)

Sporobolus michauxianus (prairie cordgrass)

Stachys pilosa var. pilosa (hairy hedge nettle)

Toxicodendron rydbergii (western poison ivy)

Trifolium pratense (red clover)

Typha angustifolia (narrow-leaved cattail)

Verbena hastata (blue vervain)

Vernonia fasciculata ssp. fasciculata (prairie ironweed)

Xanthium strumarium (rough cocklebur)

 

big bluestem

butterfly weed

common sneezeweed

cut-leaved coneflower

leadplant

prairie ironweed

prairie rose

round-headed bush clover

spotted water hemlock

stiff goldenrod

wild licorice

 

 

 

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