William O’Brien State Park

 

 

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Location

Size

2,200 acres statutory, 1,603 owned

 

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Parking

16821 O'Brien Trail North
Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047

N45 13.524, W92 45.854

 

Hours

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

 

Fees

Daily park permit: $7

Annual park permit: $35

 

Maps

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Activities

Hiking

Biking

Birdwatching

Nature photography

Picnicking

Camping

Cross country skiing

Skate-skiing

Snowshoeing

Swimming

Boating

Volleyball

 

Trails

Wheelchair accessible

1.5 miles Riverside Trail

Temporary closure: Due to an accessibility improvement project, the Riverside Trail will be closed in 2024.

Self guided/Interpretive

1.5 miles Riverside Trail

Temporary closure: Due to an accessibility improvement project, the Riverside Trail will be closed in 2024.

Hiking

12 miles

Paved bike

1.5 miles Riverside Trail

Temporary closure: Due to an accessibility improvement project, the Riverside Trail will be closed in 2024.

Cross country skiing

12 miles groomed

Skate-skiing

12 miles groomed

Snowshoe

1.5 miles - Riverside Trail only!

Temporary closure: Due to an accessibility improvement project, the Riverside Trail will be closed in 2024.

 

Hunting and Fishing

No hunting. The park may hold one or more managed hunts in the fall.

In most cases, Minnesota residents do not need a permit to fish in Minnesota State Parks.

Ecology

Ecological Classification

  Ecological Classification
Ecological Province Ecological Province  

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

 
Ecological Section Ecological Section  

Minnesota & NE Iowa Morainal

 
Ecological Subsection Ecological Subsection  

St. Paul-Baldwin Plains and Moraines

 
Land Type Association    

Maplewood Moraine

Stillwater Alluvial Plain

 
         

Native Plant Communities*

 

Black Ash - (Red Maple) Seepage Swamp

Dry Sand - Gravel Prairie (Southern)

Northern Rich Fen (Basin)

Oak - (Red Maple) Woodland

Sand Beach/Sandbar (River): Permanent Stream Subtype

Silver Maple - (Virginia Creeper) Floodplain Forest

Southern Seepage Meadow/Carr

Tamarack Swamp (Southern)

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

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William O'Brien State Park, Minnesota
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Mar 20, 2022

Located in a northern suburb town of Stillwater called Marine of St. Croix. Campers of all shapes, sizes, models, and tenters are welcome here and are sure to bring your four-legged friend because there are a lot of trails to hike.

The park is divided into two sections that I refer to as upper and lower. Upper has a lot of camping sites as well as many trails, both short and long, that encompass the entire park. The lower level is where the water is as well as Lake Alice, picnics, and a trail that follows the lake, it is also the location to bring your canoe or kayak to take out on Lake Alice.

Don't have one of your own? This park rents out both, check in at the office for more details. Easy to get to but also a very popular park, if looking to avoid crowds, go early.

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William O'Brien State Park - Trail along the St. Croix River
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Jul 13, 2020

This is a short walk on the trail that runs alongside the St. Croix River in William O'Brien State Park in Minnesota.

June 29, 2020

William O'Brien State Park, Minnesota 4k! (August) (2020
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Sep 21, 2020

Hey!! Thank you for watching my video! If you enjoyed the video please LIKE and SUBSCRIBE!!

This was Riverside Trail Loop! The Trail was really easy and flat. Was really surprised with how empty it was on the trail.

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William O'Brien State Park - MN - November 2019
A Year In Camping

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Dec 1, 2019

William O'Brien State Park is about 25minutes from Mpls. The park is nestled along the St. Croix River. In this video we hiked the upper area which is where the main campground is located. The trails we hiked are turned into ski trails in the winter.

They have winter cabins for rental and plenty of electric and non-electric sites. Most of them are not hammock friendly. This park is good for a day hike

William O’Brien State Park Campground sites 48 - 60.
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Published on Mar 26, 2012

William O’Brien State Park, MN. Attempt of video is to simply show campground accomodations at the parks "Riverway Campground." Some sites are electric and some are non. No water hook-ups are available at this park, however a water-fill and dump station is available when the park is fully open.

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Amphibians

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Amphibians and Reptiles List

boreal chorus frog (Pseudacris maculata)

northern leopard frog (Rana pipiens)

  northern leopard frog

Birds

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

Endangered

Henslow’s Sparrow (Centronyx henslowii)

Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus)

Threatened

Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)

Special Concern

Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens)

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea)

Forster’s Tern (Sterna forsteri)

Franklin’s Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan)

Hooded Warbler (Setophaga citrina)

Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus)

Louisiana Waterthrush (Parkesia motacilla)

Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis)

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Purple Martin (Progne subis)

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Birds List

Minnesota DNR Bird checklist

eBird Field Checklist

eBird Field Checklist – Southern Trails

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera)

Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea)

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)

Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna)

Eastern Wood-peewee (Contopus virens)

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

Green Heron (Butorides virescens)

House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)

Olive-sided Flycatcher (Contopus cooperi)

Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla)

Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)

Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)

Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)

Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina)

Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)

 

American Crow

American Goldfinch

American Robin

Canada Goose

House Finch

Mourning Dove

Northern Cardinal

White-breasted Nuthatch

Wild Turkey

Fishes

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

Endangered

crystal darter (Crystallaria asprella)

Special Concern

gilt darter (Percina evides)

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Fishes List

     

Fungi and Lichens

One fungi and lichen species with conservation status in Minnesota has been seen here:

Endangered

Butterball (Suillus weaverae)

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Fungi List

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Lichens List

Black Knot (Apiosporina morbosa)

Crown Rust (Puccinia coronata)

Hoof Fungus (Fomes fomentarius)

Rust of Prickly Ash (Puccinia andropogonis var. xanthoxyli)

  Black Knot

Insects and Arachnids

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Insects List

American emerald (Cordulia shurtleffii)

American lady (Vanessa virginiensis)

cabbage white (Pieris rapae)

common green darner (Anax junius)

eastern giant swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes)

eastern tent caterpillar moth (Malacosoma americanum)

forest tent caterpillar moth (Malacosoma disstria)

goldenrod bunch gall midge (Rhopalomyia solidaginis)

goldenrod gall fly (Eurosta solidaginis)

gray comma (Polygonia progne)

green sharpshooter (Draeculacephala antica)

Harris’ checkerspot (Chlosyne harrisii)

monarch (Danaus plexippus)

mourning cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)

northern crescent (Phyciodes cocyta)

orange sulphur (Colias eurytheme)

question mark (Polygonia interrogationis)

red admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

red-spotted purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax)

silver-bordered fritillary (Boloria selene)

spring field cricket (Gryllus veletis)

summer azure (Celastrina neglecta)

twelve-spotted skimmer (Libellula pulchella)

viceroy (Limenitis archippus)

whirligig beetle (Subfamily Gyrininae)

white-striped black (Trichodezia albovittata)

 

American lady

eastern tent caterpillar

goldenrod bunch gall midge

monarch

orange sulphur

red-spotted purple

twelve-spotted skimmer

Mammals

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Mammals List

American red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)

eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus)

eastern cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus)

eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

eastern mole (Scalopus aquaticus)

muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus)

plains pocket gopher (Geomys bursarius)

thirteen-lined ground squirrel (Ictidomys tridecemlineatus)

whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

 

American red squirrel

eastern cottontail

Plants

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

Endangered

butternut (Juglans cinerea)

Threatened

blunt-lobed grapefern (Botrychium oneidense)

Special Concern

American marsh pennywort (Hydrocotyle americana)

cattail sedge (Carex typhina)

cutleaf waterparsnip (Berula erecta)

Kinnickinnick dewberry (Rubus multifer)

least moonwort (Botrychium simplex)

white wild indigo (Baptisia alba var. macrophylla)

yellow-fruited sedge (Carex annectens)

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas and Minnesota Biological Survey Vegetation Releves Plant List

Plants frequently found in:

Black Ash - (Red Maple) Seepage Swamp WFs57a

Dry Sand - Gravel Prairie (Southern) UPs13b

Northern Rich Fen (Basin) OPn92

Oak - (Red Maple) Woodland FDs37a

Sand Beach/Sandbar (River): Permanent Stream Subtype RVx32b2

Silver Maple - (Virginia Creeper) Floodplain Forest FFs68a

Southern Seepage Meadow/Carr WMs83

Tamarack Swamp (Southern) FPs63a

   

 

Allegheny blackberry (Rubus allegheniensis)

alsike clover (Trifolium hybridum)

American basswood (Tilia americana var. americana)

American elderberry (Sambucus canadensis)

American elm (Ulmus americana)

American hazelnut (Corylus americana)

American highbush cranberry (Viburnum opulus var. americanum)

American hog peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata var. bracteata)

American hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana)

American plum (Prunus americana)

American red raspberry (Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus)

American stinging nettle (Urtica gracilis ssp. gracilis)

American vetch (Vicia americana ssp. americana)

Amur maple (Acer ginnala)

Bell’s honeysuckle (Lonicera × bella)

bigleaf aster (Eurybia macrophylla)

bigtooth aspen (Populus grandidentata)

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

black ash (Fraxinus nigra)

black cherry (Prunus serotina var. serotina)

black medick (Medicago lupulina)

black raspberry (Rubus occidentalis)

black-seeded plantain (Plantago rugelii var. rugelii)

bland sweet cicely (Osmorhiza claytonii)

blue wild indigo (Baptisia australis)

bouncing bet (Saponaria officinalis)

boxelder (Acer negundo var. negundo)

bristly greenbrier (Smilax tamnoides)

bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa)

Canada anemone (Anemonastrum canadense)

Canada moonseed (Menispermum canadense)

Canada wildrye (Elymus canadensis)

Canadian horseweed (Erigeron canadensis)

Canadian woodnettle (Laportea canadensis)

chokecherry (Prunus virginiana var. virginiana)

cleavers (Galium aparine)

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 plantain (Plantago major)

common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

common sheep sorrel (Rumex acetosella)

common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

cream pea (Lathyrus ochroleucus)

Culver’s root (Veronicastrum virginicum)

cut-leaved coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata var. laciniata)

downy arrowwood (Viburnum rafinesqueanum var. rafinesqueanum)

downy yellow violet (Viola pubescens var. pubescens)

drooping trillium (Trillium flexipes)

early figwort (Scrophularia lanceolata)

eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana)

eastern white pine (Pinus strobus)

field pennycress (Thlaspi arvense)

fragrant bedstraw (Galium triflorum)

giant chickweed (Myosoton aquaticum)

glossy buckthorn (Frangula alnus)

golden alexanders (Zizia aurea)

green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea)

hairy puccoon (Lithospermum caroliniense var. croceum)

hedge bindweed (Calystegia sepium)

hoary alyssum (Berteroa incana)

hoary puccoon (Lithospermum canescens)

Howell’s pussytoes (Antennaria howellii ssp. neodioica)

interrupted fern (Claytosmunda claytoniana)

jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

June grass (Koeleria macrantha)

kidney-leaved buttercup (Ranunculus abortivus)

large-flowered bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora)

late goldenrod (Solidago altissima)

leadplant (Amorpha canescens)

leafy spurge (Euphorbia virgata)

limber honeysuckle (Lonicera dioica)

little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)

Maryland black snakeroot (Sanicula marilandica)

Morrow’s honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii)

mouse-ear hawkweed (Pilosella officinarum)

nannyberry (Viburnum lentago)

narrow-leaved cattail (Typha angustifolia)

narrow-leaved purple coneflower (Echinacea angustifolia)

northern bedstraw (Galium boreale)

northern blue flag (Iris versicolor)

northern hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)

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

northern pin oak (Quercus ellipsoidalis)

northern prickly ash (Zanthoxylum americanum)

northern red oak (Quercus rubra)

pagoda dogwood (Cornus alternifolia)

paper birch (Betula papyrifera var. papyrifera)

Philadelphia fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus)

pineapple-weed (Matricaria discoidea)

prairie smoke (Geum triflorum var. triflorum)

purple meadow-rue (Thalictrum dasycarpum)

quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

red clover (Trifolium pratense)

red maple (Acer rubrum var. rubrum)

red osier dogwood (Cornus sericea ssp. sericea)

red pine (Pinus resinosa)

round-headed bush clover (Lespedeza capitata)

rue anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides)

scouring rush horsetail (Equisetum hyemale ssp. affine)

sensitive fern (Onoclea sensibilis)

shepherd’s purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)

silvery cinquefoil (Potentilla argentea)

slender cinquefoil (Potentilla gracilis)

slippery elm (Ulmus rubra)

smooth oxeye (Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra)

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

smooth sumac (Rhus glabra)

spreading dogbane (Apocynum androsaemifolium)

starry false Solomon’s seal (Maianthemum stellatum)

steeplebush (Spiraea tomentosa)

stiff goldenrod (Solidago rigida ssp. rigida)

sugar maple (Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum)

sundial lupine (Lupinus perennis var. perennis)

tall tumble mustard (Sisymbrium altissimum)

Tatarian honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica)

upright carrionflower (Smilax ecirrhata)

variegated yellow pond lily (Nuphar variegata)

Virginia pepper grass (Lepidium virginicum var. virginicum)

Virginia waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum)

water horsetail (Equisetum fluviatile)

western bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum var. latiusculum)

western poison ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

western ragweed (Ambrosia psilostachya)

white campion (Silene latifolia ssp. alba)

white clover (Trifolium repens ssp. repens)

white prairie clover (Dalea candida var. candida)

white rattlesnake root (Nabalus albus)

white sage (Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana)

white spruce (Picea glauca)

white wild indigo (Baptisia alba var. macrophylla)

wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

wild geranium (Geranium maculatum)

wild grape (Vitis riparia)

wild sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis)

wild yam (Dioscorea villosa)

winter cress (Barbarea vulgaris)

woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

woodland strawberry (Fragaria vesca ssp. americana)

yellow goat’s beard (Tragopogon dubius)

yellow sweet clover (Melilotus officinalis)

yellow wood sorrel (Oxalis stricta)

 

Acer ginnala (Amur maple)

Acer negundo var. negundo (boxelder)

Acer rubrum var. rubrum (red maple)

Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum (sugar maple)

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Ambrosia psilostachya (western ragweed)

Amorpha canescens (leadplant)

Amphicarpaea bracteata var. bracteata (hog peanut)

Anemonastrum canadense (Canada anemone)

Antennaria howellii ssp. neodioica (Howell’s pussytoes)

Apocynum androsaemifolium (spreading dogbane)

Aquilegia canadensis (wild columbine)

Aralia nudicaulis (wild sarsaparilla)

Arctium minus (common burdock)

Arisaema triphyllum (jack-in-the-pulpit)

Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana (white sage)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

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

Baptisia australis (blue wild indigo)

Baptisia alba var. macrophylla (white wild indigo)

Barbarea vulgaris (winter cress)

Berteroa incana (hoary alyssum)

Betula papyrifera var. papyrifera (paper birch)

Calystegia sepium (hedge bindweed)

Capsella bursa-pastoris (shepherd’s purse)

Celtis occidentalis (northern hackberry)

Cornus alternifolia (pagoda dogwood)

Cornus sericea ssp. sericea (red osier dogwood)

Corylus americana (American hazelnut)

Dalea candida var. candida (white prairie clover)

Dioscorea villosa (wild yam)

Echinacea angustifolia (narrow-leaved purple coneflower)

Elymus canadensis (Canada wildrye)

Equisetum fluviatile (water horsetail)

Equisetum hyemale ssp. affine (scouring rush horsetail)

Erigeron canadensis (Canadian horseweed)

Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus (Philadelphia fleabane)

Euphorbia virgata (leafy spurge)

Eurybia macrophylla (bigleaf aster)

Fragaria vesca ssp. americana (woodland strawberry)

Frangula alnus (glossy buckthorn)

Fraxinus nigra (black ash)

Fraxinus pennsylvanica (green ash)

Galium aparine (cleavers)

Galium boreale (northern bedstraw)

Galium triflorum (fragrant bedstraw)

Geranium maculatum (wild geranium)

Geum triflorum var. triflorum (prairie smoke)

Glechoma hederacea (ground ivy)

Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra (smooth oxeye)

Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum (Virginia waterleaf)

Iris versicolor (northern blue flag)

Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana (eastern redcedar)

Koeleria macrantha (June grass)

Laportea canadensis (Canadian woodnettle)

Lathyrus ochroleucus (cream pea)

Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca (common motherwort)

Lepidium virginicum var. virginicum (Virginia pepper grass)

Lespedeza capitata (round-headed bush clover)

Lithospermum canescens (hoary puccoon)

Lithospermum caroliniense var. croceum (hairy puccoon)

Lonicera × bella (Bell’s honeysuckle)

Lonicera dioica (limber honeysuckle)

Lonicera morrowii (Morrow’s honeysuckle)

Lonicera tatarica (Tatarian honeysuckle)

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

Lupinus perennis var. perennis (sundial lupine)

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

Maianthemum stellatum (starry false Solomon’s seal)

Matricaria discoidea (pineapple-weed)

Medicago lupulina (black medick)

Melilotus officinalis (yellow sweet clover)

Menispermum canadense (Canada moonseed)

Myosoton aquaticum (giant chickweed)

Nabalus albus (white rattlesnake root)

Nuphar variegata (variegated yellow pond lily)

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)

Picea glauca (white spruce)

Pilosella officinarum (mouse-ear hawkweed)

Pinus resinosa (red pine)

Pinus strobus (eastern white pine)

Plantago major (common plantain)

Plantago rugelii var. rugelii (black-seeded plantain)

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

Populus grandidentata (bigtooth aspen)

Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)

Potentilla argentea (silvery cinquefoil)

Potentilla gracilis (slender cinquefoil)

Potentilla simplex (common cinquefoil)

Prunus americana (American plum)

Prunus serotina var. serotina (black cherry)

Prunus virginiana var. virginiana (chokecherry)

Pteridium aquilinum var. latiusculum (western bracken fern)

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)

Rubus allegheniensis (Allegheny blackberry)

Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus (American red raspberry)

Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)

Rudbeckia laciniata var. laciniata (cut-leaved coneflower)

Rumex acetosella (common sheep sorrel)

Sambucus canadensis (American elderberry)

Sanicula marilandica (Maryland black snakeroot)

Saponaria officinalis (bouncing bet)

Schizachyrium scoparium (little bluestem)

Scrophularia lanceolata (early figwort)

Silene latifolia ssp. alba (white campion)

Sisymbrium altissimum (tall tumble mustard)

Smilax ecirrhata (upright carrionflower)

Smilax tamnoides (bristly greenbrier)

Solidago altissima (late goldenrod)

Solidago rigida ssp. rigida (stiff goldenrod)

Spiraea tomentosa (steeplebush)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Thalictrum dasycarpum (purple meadow-rue)

Thalictrum thalictroides (rue anemone)

Thlaspi arvense (field pennycress)

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)

Trifolium repens ssp. repens (white clover)

Trillium flexipes (drooping trillium)

Typha angustifolia (narrow-leaved cattail)

Ulmus americana (American elm)

Ulmus rubra (slippery elm)

Urtica gracilis ssp. gracilis (American stinging nettle)

Uvularia grandiflora (large-flowered bellwort)

Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus (common mullein)

Veronicastrum virginicum (Culver’s root)

Viburnum lentago (nannyberry)

Viburnum opulus var. americanum (American highbush cranberry)

Viburnum rafinesqueanum var. rafinesqueanum (downy arrowwood)

Vicia americana ssp. americana (American vetch)

Viola pubescens var. pubescens (downy yellow violet)

Viola sororia (common blue violet)

Vitis riparia (wild grape)

Zanthoxylum americanum (northern prickly ash)

Zizia aurea (golden alexanders)

 

alsike clover

American highbush cranberry

American plum

American vetch

bird’s-foot trefoil

black cherry

black raspberry

bouncing bet

Canada anemone

chokecherry

cleavers

common evening primrose

common false Solomon’s seal

common mullein

Culver’s root

cut-leaved coneflower

drooping trillium

fragrant bedstraw

hairy puccoon

large-flowered bellwort

leadplant

nannyberry

narrow-leaved purple coneflower

northern bedstraw

northern prickly ash

pineapple-weed

round-headed bush clover

silvery cinquefoil

stiff goldenrod (ssp. rigida)

sundial lupine

purple meadow-rue

Virginia waterleaf

western poison ivy flowers

wild columbine

wild geranium

yellow goat’s beard

yellow sweet clover

 

 

Reptiles

common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina)

common garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)

painted turtle (Chrysemys picta)

  common snapping turtle

 

 

Binoculars

 

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