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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.

  Lawrence Creek SNA
 
 

Species


Plants
  marsh bellflower

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 scorpionfly (Panorpa helena)

Insects and arachnids found in Minnesota.

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

 
     

Wildlife
  Wood Duck

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 Wayne Rasmussen

Fungi and Lichens
 

Orange-gilled Waxy Cap

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.

     

 

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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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Vernal Season

 

The vernal season, also called spring, is the season when visible signs of life return to the landscape after a desolate hibernal (winter) and a mostly barren prevernal (pre-spring) season. Tree buds burst into leaves. Birds establish territories and begin mating and nesting. In Minnesota, the vernal season usually begins about May 1 and ends about June 15.

 

Lawrence Creek SNA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

What’s New

 
Recent Uploads
   

twCarlson uploaded 2 photos of Minnesota dwarf trout lily 5/24/2018.

twCarlson uploaded 1 photo of wild ginger 5/24/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Brown Thrasher 5/23/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Great Blue Heron 5/23/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Great Egret 5/23/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of eastern gray squirrel and eastern cottontail 5/23/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of painted turtle 5/23/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Baltimore Oriole 5/21/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Mallard 5/21/2018.

Patrick uploaded 1 photo of Oyster Mushroom 5/22/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 3 photos of Maplewood Heights Park 5/21/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Green Heron 5/21/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of rue anemone 5/21/2018.

J Pipek uploaded 1 photo of Scarlet Tanager 5/21/2018.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 2 photos of hoverfly (Helophilus sp.) 5/20/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 2 photos of wild geranium 5/20/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of wild columbine 5/20/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Canada Goose 5/20/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Downy Woodpecker 5/20/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Mallard 5/20/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 2 photos of Red-winged Blackbird 5/20/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 2 photos of Rice Lake State Park 5/20/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 2 photos of Maplewood Nature Center 5/20/2018.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 3 photos of Scarlet Tanager 5/20/2018.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 3 photos of Yellow Warbler 5/20/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 4 photos of wild columbine 5/20/2018.

James uploaded 1 photo of Dryad’s Saddle 5/18/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Wood Duck 5/16/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 2 photos of monarch on swamp milkweed 5/14/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of eastern tiger swallowtail on wild bergamot 5/14/2018.

Zim uploaded 1 photo of Indigo Bunting 5/14/2018.

Vivian uploaded 1 photo of Dekay’s brown snake 5/14/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of lemon cuckoo bumble bee on butterfly weed 5/14/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Common Merganser 5/14/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Northern Cardinal 5/14/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Banning State Park 5/14/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Joy Park 5/14/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 2 photos of Wood Duck 5/14/2018.

Jim Folden uploaded 1 photo and 1 video of western fox snake 5/13/2018.

Connie H. uploaded 1 photo of Rose-breasted Grosbeak 5/10/2018.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 1 photo of Broad-winged Hawk 5/9/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of Marbled Godwit 5/9/2018.

Sarah Z uploaded 1 photo of Rose-breasted Grosbeak 5/9/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of Blue-winged Teal 5/8/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of Green-winged Teal, Blue-winged Teal, and Mallard 5/5/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of Yellow-headed Blackbird 5/2/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 3 photos of Great Egret 4/28/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of Mallard 4/28/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 2 photos of Red-winged Blackbird 4/28/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of Hooded Merganser 4/27/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of Rough-legged Hawk 4/26/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of Rough-legged Hawk 4/25/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of Western Meadowlark 4/22/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 2 photos of Red-tailed Hawk 4/20/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of Red-tailed Hawk 4/18/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 2 photos of Rough-legged Hawk 4/18/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of Bald Eagle 4/16/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of Rough-legged Hawk 4/15/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of Sandhill Crane 4/14/2018.

Mike Smith uploaded 1 photo of Great Gray Owl 4/12/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of Sandhill Crane 4/12/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of Bald Eagle 4/12/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of Wild Turkey 4/12/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 3 photos of Rough-legged Hawk 4/12/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of Trumpeter Swan 4/4/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of Trumpeter Swan 4/2/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of Canada Goose 4/2/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of Bald Eagle 4/2/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of Canada Goose and Trumpeter Swan 4/1/2018.

Minnesota dwarf trout lily

wild ginger

Great Blue Heron

painted turtle

Maplewood Heights Park

rue anemone

wild columbine

Canada Goose

Maplewood Nature Center

Scarlet Tanager

Wood Duck

butterfly weed

western fox snake

Broad-winged Hawk

Red-winged Blackbird

Hooded Merganser

Rough-legged Hawk

Sandhill Crane

Wild Turkey

Bald Eagle

   

New Pages
5/23/2018

Maplewood Heights Park

5/21/2018

hoverfly (Helophilus sp.)

5/16/2018

lemon cuckoo bumble bee

5/12/2018

Valley View Park

5/11/2018

Northern Harrier

5/6/2018

twice-stabbed stink bug

5/2/2018

checkered white

4/27/2018

clay-colored leaf beetle

4/27/2018

marsh bellflower (var. grandiflora)

4/22/2018

marsh bellflower (var. aparinoides)

4/20/2018

marsh bellflower

4/19/2018

one-flowered pyrola

4/15/2018

longbract frog orchid

4/12/2018

Pst (Pseudomonas syringae pv. tagetis)

4/4/2018

common scorpionfly (Panorpa helena)

4/3/2018

Dry Sand WMA


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