Wolsfeld Woods SNA

 

 

     
 
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Overview

 
 

Wolsfeld Woods SNA is a busy suburban horse park. Visitors will not be alone here.

 
     
 

History

 
 

 

 
     
 

Management

 
 

 

 
     
 

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Location
 
 

Maps

 
 

Detail map (MN DNR)

 
         
 

Printable Map(s) with GPS coordinates

 
  Printable map      
         
 

Size

 
 

220 acres

 
         
 

Parking

 
 

N44 59.983, W93 34.448

 
         
 

Driving Directions

  Area and County  
 

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          Hennepin County  
          Metro Area  
     
 
Activities
 
 

Hiking Trails

 
 

This SNA has marked trails and visitors are required to stay on them.

 
     
 

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*

   
 

Elm - Basswood - Black Ash - (Hackberry) Forest

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

Spikerush - Bur Reed Marsh (Northern)

Sugar Maple Forest (Big Woods)

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

Natural Features

     
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           
 
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Park at the Church

 
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Interpretive Sign

 
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Wood Routed Sign

 
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Trail

 
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Wolsfeld Lake

 
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2010-07-19 Wolsfeld Woods
Denver Bear
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Other Videos
 
  Zencasts: Take a hike at Wolsfeld Woods
MPR News
 
   
 
About

Mar 26, 2020

Feeling a little cooped up? Too much time at home? Come on a spring hike at Wolsfeld Woods Scientific and Natural Area with us.

 
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T Gale
 
   
 
About

Sep 29, 2018

Talking about the farm and what they did on it.

 
  Wolsfeld Woods, MN, with Rocky Dosse on 3 2015
Mark and Emma's GoPro Adventures
 
   
 
About

Published on Mar 26, 2015

4 mile hike with Rocky

   
  Wolsfeld Woods, MN, GeoCache, First Find, Winter 2015
Mark and Emma's GoPro Adventures
 
   
 
About

Published on Feb 1, 2015

We decided to start doing geocache projects in parks everywhere. Our favorite, quick hike place is very near our house. We often go there for a short, but rich hike in the evening, or between other busy things we are doing on the weekend. It's absolutely beautiful there. The land area was donated by one of the Dayton's and it has a wide range of hard woods there including many old oaks that are 125-400 years old. Beautiful place.

   

 

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Visits

5/19/2009                
 
 

Amphibians

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Amphibians and Reptiles List

 
  wood frog (Rana sylvatica)   wood frog  
 

Birds

 
 

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

Special Concern

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea)

Forster’s Tern (Sterna forsteri)

Franklin’s Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan)

Louisiana Waterthrush (Parkesia motacilla)

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Purple Martin (Progne subis)

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)

 
 

Minnesota DNR Bird checklist

eBird Field Checklist

 
 

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)

 

Canada Goose

White-breasted Nuthatch

 
 

Fishes

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Fishes List

 
         
 

Fungi and Lichens

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Fungi List

 
         
 

Insects and Arachnids

 
 

eastern pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis)

eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)

  eastern pondhawk  
 

Mammals

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Mammals List

 
         
 

Plants

 
 

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

Endangered

butternut (Juglans cinerea)

Special Concern

nodding wild onion (Allium cernuum var. cernuum)

smooth rock cress (Boechera laevigata var. laevigata)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas and Minnesota Biological Survey Vegetation Releves Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

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

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

Spikerush - Bur Reed Marsh (Northern) MRn93b

Sugar Maple Forest (Big Woods) MHs39c

     
 

 

American basswood (Tilia americana var. americana)

American black currant (Ribes americanum)

American elm (Ulmus americana)

American hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana)

bitternut hickory (Carya cordiformis)

black ash (Fraxinus nigra)

black cherry (Prunus serotina var. serotina)

bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

boxelder (Acer negundo)

Canada mayflower (Maianthemum canadense)

Canada moonseed (Menispermum canadense)

Canadian wild ginger (Asarum canadense)

Canadian woodnettle (Laportea canadensis)

cleavers (Galium aparine)

common blue violet (Viola sororia)

common burdock (Arctium minus)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

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

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)

cut-leaved toothwort (Cardamine concatenata)

early meadow-rue (Thalictrum dioicum)

field horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

fragrant bedstraw (Galium triflorum)

garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea)

jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

kidney-leaved buttercup (Ranunculus abortivus)

large-flowered bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora)

narrow-leaved cattail (Typha angustifolia)

northern maidenhair (Adiantum pedatum)

northern pin oak (Quercus ellipsoidalis)

northern red oak (Quercus rubra)

plains cottonwood (Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera)

red baneberry (Actaea rubra ssp. rubra)

red clover (Trifolium pratense)

rue anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides)

Scotch pine (Pinus sylvestris)

scouring rush horsetail (Equisetum hyemale ssp. affine)

sensitive fern (Onoclea sensibilis)

sicklepod (Boechera canadensis)

silky dogwood (Cornus amomum ssp. obliqua)

silver maple (Acer saccharinum)

smooth yellow violet (Viola pubescens var. scabriuscula)

staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina)

sugar maple (Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum)

Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)

Virginia waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum)

white oak (Quercus alba)

wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

wild geranium (Geranium maculatum)

wild leek (Allium tricoccum)

wood anemone (Anemone quinquefolia var. quinquefolia)

 

Acer negundo (boxelder)

Acer saccharinum (silver maple)

Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum (sugar maple)

Actaea rubra ssp. rubra (red baneberry)

Adiantum pedatum (northern maidenhair)

Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)

Allium tricoccum (wild leek)

Anemone quinquefolia var. quinquefolia (wood anemone)

Aquilegia canadensis (wild columbine)

Arctium minus (common burdock)

Arisaema triphyllum (jack-in-the-pulpit)

Asarum canadense (Canadian wild ginger)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Boechera canadensis (sicklepod)

Cardamine concatenata (cut-leaved toothwort)

Carya cordiformis (bitternut hickory)

Cornus amomum ssp. obliqua (silky dogwood)

Equisetum arvense (field horsetail)

Equisetum hyemale ssp. affine (scouring rush horsetail)

Fragaria virginiana (common strawberry)

Fraxinus nigra (black ash)

Fraxinus pennsylvanica (green ash)

Galium aparine (cleavers)

Galium triflorum (fragrant bedstraw)

Geranium maculatum (wild geranium)

Glechoma hederacea (ground ivy)

Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum (Virginia waterleaf)

Laportea canadensis (Canadian woodnettle)

Maianthemum canadense (Canada mayflower)

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

Menispermum canadense (Canada moonseed)

Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern)

Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana (American hophornbeam)

Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)

Pinus sylvestris (Scotch pine)

Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera (plains cottonwood)

Prunus serotina var. serotina (black cherry)

Quercus alba (white oak)

Quercus ellipsoidalis (northern pin oak)

Quercus rubra (northern red oak)

Ranunculus abortivus (kidney-leaved buttercup)

Rhus typhina (staghorn sumac)

Ribes americanum (American black currant)

Sanguinaria canadensis (bloodroot)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Thalictrum dioicum (early meadow-rue)

Thalictrum thalictroides (rue anemone)

Tilia americana var. americana (American basswood)

Trifolium pratense (red clover)

Typha angustifolia (narrow-leaved cattail)

Ulmus americana (American elm)

Uvularia grandiflora (large-flowered bellwort)

Viola pubescens var. scabriuscula (smooth yellow violet)

Viola sororia (common blue violet)

 

American black currant

black cherry

Canadian woodnettle

common blue violet

common milkweed

early meadow-rue

garlic mustard

large-flowered bellwort

red baneberry

rue anemone

Virginia waterleaf

wild columbine

wild geranium

Canadian wild ginger

wood anemone

 

 

 

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