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Destinations

 

These are locations in Minnesota where native plants, birds, and other wildlife can be viewed. With very few exceptions, these destinations are open to the public.

Visitors can share their own photos, videos, plant and wildlife sightings, and other observations.

  Tamarack Nature Center
 
 

Species


Plants
  white doll’s daisy (var. recognita)

Native, naturalized, invasive, or simply planted—any plant growing outside of cultivation in Minnesota.

More than 800 plant pages include photos, a description, a multi-sourced distribution map, and a list of sites where the plant has been found.

     

Insects and Arachnids
  common green darner

Insects and arachnids found in Minnesota.

Species pages include photos, a description, a list of sightings by MinnesotaSeasons.com, visitor sightings, and distribution maps.

 
    Photo by Dan W. Andree

Wildlife
  Scarlet Tanager

Birds and bears, snakes and squirrels, toads and turtles—wildlife found in Minnesota.

Wildlife pages include photos, a description, and a list of sightings, as well as distribution maps for amphibians, mammals, and reptiles.

 
    Photo by Dan W. Andree

Fungi and Lichens
 

Black Trumpet

Lichens, mushrooms, and other fungi found in Minnesota.

Fungi and lichen pages include photos, a description, a list of sightings by MinnesotaSeasons.com, visitor sightings, and distribution maps.

    Photo by Luciearl

 

Wallpapers

 

Download free high resolution wallpapers (screen backgrounds). These are photos of destinations featured on MinnesotaSeasons.com. The wallpapers are grouped by ecological season. Each wallpaper is optimized for the screen resolutions used most often on desktops, laptops, and tablets.

 

Minnesota Valley State Recreation Area - Lawrence Unit

 

 

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Hibernal Season

 

The hibernal ecological season corresponds to the winter calendar season. In our area it is characterized by cold temperatures, a usually snow-covered landscape, and an absence of migratory bird species. Deciduous trees are bare and fallen leaves begin to decay. Migrating birds have settled in winter habitats. In Minnesota the hibernal season usually begins about December 1 and lasts until about March 1.

Snow Cover
The average date for the first one-inch snow fall in the Twin Cities is November 18. The average date for “permanent snow cover” in the Twin Cities is unknown but is probably mid-December. Permanent snow cover here is defined as at least one centimeter of snow cover that lasts at least one month.

Temperature
On average, cold temperatures arrive in the Twin Cities on December 3. On that date the average high temperature is below freezing.

 

Tamarack Nature Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

What’s New

 
Recent Uploads
   

Dan W. Andree uploaded 3 photos of fisher 2/19/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 1 photo of Red-bellied Woodpecker 2/18/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of dogbane beetle 2/18/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of Downy Woodpecker 2/17/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of Black-capped Chickadee 2/16/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of Downy Woodpecker 2/16/2018.

Laurie Wachholz uploaded 1 photo of American marten 2/11/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 1 photo of sphagnum moss 2/14/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 1 photo of Black Trumpet 2/14/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of Downy Woodpecker 2/11/2018.

Kelly Roth uploaded 2 photos of Sharp-scaly Pholiota 2/11/2018.

Laurie Wachholz uploaded 1 photo of American Tree Sparrow 2/11/2018.

Laurie Wachholz uploaded 1 photo of Fox Sparrow 2/11/2018.

Laurie Wachholz uploaded 1 photo of Northern Hawk Owl 2/11/2018.

Laurie Wachholz uploaded 1 photo of Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2/11/2018.

Laurie Wachholz uploaded 1 photo of Lark Sparrow 2/8/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of dogbane beetle 2/2/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of ebony jewelwing 2/2/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of twelve-spotted skimmer 2/2/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of northern raccoon 2/2/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 2 photos of eastern gray squirrel 2/2/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of Broad-winged Hawk 2/1/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 2 photos of eyed click beetle 1/31/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of common green darner 1/31/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of Virginia ctenucha 1/31/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 3 photos of Magnolia Warbler 1/31/2018.

Calvin Darling uploaded 1 photo of striped ground cricket 1/23/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of American Redstart 1/23/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of rusty snaketail 1/22/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 3 photos of American Redstart 1/22/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 2 photos of Scarlet Tanager 1/22/2018.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 3 photos of Pileated Woodpecker 1/12/2018.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 2 photos of Common Redpoll 1/6/2018.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 2 photos of Pine Grosbeak 1/6/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 1 photo of American carrion beetle 1/4/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 1 photo of May beetle (Phyllophaga sp.) 1/4/2018.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 1 photo of red velvet mite (Trombidium sp.) 1/3/2018.

Cindi Rad uploaded 1 photo of Black-billed Magpie 1/3/2018.

fisher

Red-bellied Woodpecker

American marten

Black Trumpet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

northern raccoon

American Redstart

Common Redpoll

May beetle (Phyllophaga sp.)

   

New Pages
2/18/2017

American marten

2/18/2017

dogbane beetle

2/4/2018

eyed click beetle

1/28/2018

rusty snaketail

1/11/2018

Common Redpoll

1/7/2018

Pine Grosbeak

1/7/2018

red velvet mite (Trombidium sp.)

1/7/2018

May beetle (Phyllophaga sp.)

1/6/2018

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False Morel


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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