This is the American Beech tree. This tree can grow up to 100 feet tall and can be as wide as 70 feet. Since its shallow root system, it’s hard to plant anything near it. This tree does not like city regions, possibly from the Carbon Dioxide. This is carpet moss It got its name from the properties of the moss covering the ground like a carpet. They are most often found covering the ground, growing on stream beds, and on the base of trees in deciduous woodlands.
This is the Common Lime Tree. Many household items can be produced from this type of tree. Can grow to 130 feet tall and usually lives to be 500 years old. Birds, butterflies and bees are usually attracted to this plant. This is a Guelder Rose Aka Viburnum opulu This type of flower thrives in places that are usually too damp for most others.
This is a Lady Fern It’s fronds can usually grow to about 4 feet in length and 10 feet wide The lady fern likes the damper regions. Usually appears in open spaces like meadows This is a Shagbark Hickory tree. It has very loose-plated bark They produce sweet nuts which provide food for wildlife.
This is a Northern Arrowwood tree leaf. The leaf itself can grow to 4 inches long and 3 inches across. This is a Pecan tree They grow in sandy soil and loamy mixture. As the name says, Pecan trees produce pecans!
This is a white birch tree It can grow up to 80 feet tall It’s avereage life is about 140 years long This is a White Oak tree Typically, it can reach heights of 100 feet.
This is a Tawny Milkcap Mushroom. It is an edible mushroom which is best eaten fresh. There is a milky substance which comes out of the mushroom giving the name milkcap.
Hennepin County is mostly shaped by three rivers. The Mississippi River The Minnesota River The Crow River There is also one major lake in Hennepin County: Lake Minnetonka
Along the northwestern edge of Hennepin county, The Crow River runs north until it meets up with the Mississippi at the northernmost tip.
Along the Northeastern side runs the Mississippi River. At the Northern tip, the Mississippi river and Crow River join, becoming just the Mississippi The Mississippi runs south to the easternmost tip, where it joins another river, the Minnesota River.
At the Southern tip of Hennepin county, the Minnesota River runs east until it also runs into the Mississippi.
The only major lake in Hennepin County is Lake Minnetonka
This is a Hydrograph for the Crow River. As of May 2 nd, at 2:00, this gage clocked the depth of the Crow River at 4.49 feet. The Flood stage for this river is 10 feet.
This is a hydrograph for the 77 Mississippi river. This gage was clocked at 4.9 feet at 6:53am on the 2 nd of May. The flood stage for The Mississippi is 16 feet.
The first Major landform in Hennepin county is Eagle Bluff. It is on the coast of Priest Bay. It climbs to 938 feet above sea level.
The second major landform in Hennepin County is Mount Gilboa. It climbs to 1,020 feet above sea level.
The final landform is Sunset Hill. Unfortunately, that’s the only thing it is…a hill. It’s peak elevation is 951 feet above sea level.
From two million years ago to about 20,500 years ago, Hennepin county was under some sort of glaciation
100,000 years ago 35,000 years ago It looks as if over the time between 100k and 35k years ago, (*) lobe receded and the superior lobe (*) advanced. * * * *
The Superior Lobe stretched right over Minnesota and left the loamy till behind.
34,000 years ago 30,000 years ago As lobes retreated and advanced, tills became mixed. * * * *
About 20,500 years ago, the superior, rainy and Wadena lobes all retreated in such a way to form the St. Croix moraine which reaches from Walker to St. Paul
The St. Croix moraine cuts straight through the county leaving the clayey till behind.
This is outwash from the superior glacial lobe.
There are only three spots on the map where eskers have been formed. This section is on the far western side. Most likely formed from the Wadena lobe.
This section is in the northeastern corner and was most likely formed from the superior lobe. This esker is to the west of minneapolis and was most likely formed by the superior lobe as well.
Hope you have learned something about Hennepin County.