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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.

  Northern Tallgrass Prairie NWR, Hoffman Unit
 
 

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
  banded longhorn beetle

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 Alfredo Colon

Wildlife
  Ruffed Grouse

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
 

Cort (Cortinarius atkinsonianus)

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.

     

 

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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Serotinal Season

 

The serotinal ecological season corresponds roughly to the the second half of the summer calendar season. In Minnesota, the serotinal season usually begins about August 15 and ends about September 15. Deciduous leaves begin to change color. Young birds reach maturity and join other adult birds preparing for fall migration.

 

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What’s New

 
Recent Uploads
   

Jaxon Lane uploaded 2 photos of Tamarack Nature Center 10/19/2018.

Julie uploaded 1 photo of eastern tiger salamander 10/18/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of white-spotted pond fly 6/11/2018.

Emily Miller uploaded 1 photo of Giant Puffball 10/18/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 1 photo of Red-breasted Nuthatch 10/17/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 1 photo of Red-bellied Woodpecker 10/17/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of hoverfly (Pipiza spp.) 6/11/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 2 photos of Milk-white Toothed Polypore 10/15/2018.

Jeff uploaded 2 photos of Elm Oyster 10/14/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 1 photo of False Turkey Tail 10/14/2018.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 2 photos of Pear-shaped Puffball 10/13/2018.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 2 photos of Sunfish Lake Park 10/13/2018.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 1 photo of common green darner 10/13/2018.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 1 photo of red-legged grasshopper 10/13/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of dogwood twig borer 6/11/2018.

Valerie Thomas uploaded 2 photos of Oyster Mushroom 10/11/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 2 photos of Common Powderhorn 10/9/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 4 photos of Milk-white Toothed Polypore 10/9/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 2 photos of Hairy Curtain Crust 10/9/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 2 photos of Sunburst Lichen (Xanthoria sp.) 10/9/2018.

Matt Sundquist uploaded 2 photos of Velvet Foot 10/9/2018.

Phil Voxland uploaded 1 photo of Rusty Blackbird 10/9/2018.

Kristin Threlfall uploaded 2 photos of Wood Blewit 10/9/2018.

Carrie Schunk uploaded 2 photos of Handsome Club 10/7/2018.

Carrie Schunk uploaded 1 photo of Russula pulchra 10/7/2018.

Carrie Schunk uploaded 1 photo of Witch’s Hat 10/7/2018.

Jaxon Lane uploaded 2 photos of Wild River State Park 10/6/2018.

Jaxon Lane uploaded 2 photos of Nerstrand-Big Woods State Park 10/6/2018.

Jaxon Lane uploaded 1 photo of Lost Valley Prairie SNA 10/6/2018.

Lynn Rubey posted on MinnesotaSeasons.com’s Facebook page 1 photo of American mink 10/5/2018.

Lynn Rubey posted on MinnesotaSeasons.com’s Facebook page 1 photo of American Goldfinch 10/5/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of bean leaf beetle 6/11/2018.

Beth Harrington uploaded 1 photo of wolf’s milk slime mold 10/4/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Jay Cooke State Park 10/4/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 2 photos of Cascade River State Park 10/3/2018.

Margot Avey uploaded 2 photos of Yellow-rumped Warbler 9/30/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 2 photos of Sunburst Lichen (Xanthoria sp.) 9/26/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 1 photo of Elegant Sunburst Lichen 9/26/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 1 photo of Green Reindeer Lichen 9/26/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of flower longhorn beetle (Grammoptera) 6/11/2018.

Steve Marquardt uploaded 1 photo of dark fishing spider 9/26/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 3 photos of Chaga 9/25/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of flower longhorn beetle (Brachysomida bivittata) 6/11/2018.

Murphy uploaded 2 photos of Indigo Milk Cap 9/23/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 1 photo of nodding bur marigold 9/23/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 2 photos of grass-carrying wasp (mexicana) 6/9/2018.

Cheri uploaded 1 photo of marbled orbweaver 9/22/2018.

Savannah Hanson uploaded 1 photo of Mica Cap 9/21/2018.

Megan and Rob Szymczak uploaded 1 photo of Fly Agaric 9/20/2018.

April Carroll uploaded 3 photos of Painted Suillus 9/20/2018.

Jennifire4 uploaded 1 photo of eastern comma 9/18/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 1 photo of boxelder (var. negundo) 9/18/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 1 photo of eastern boxelder bug 9/18/2018.

Larry Waddell uploaded 1 photo of marbled orbweaver 9/17/2018.

Alison Pauley uploaded 3 photos of Virginian tiger moth 9/16/2018.

Grace Carlson uploaded 1 photo of Russula pulchra 9/15/2018.

Holly B. uploaded 1 photo of marbled orbweaver 9/14/2018.

Aaron Hebeisen uploaded 1 photo of marbled orbweaver 9/12/2018.

Jill H. uploaded 1 photo of wood frog 9/12/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of painted turtle 9/11/2018.

Amber & Robert uploaded 1 photo of black and yellow argiope 9/11/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 2 photos of round-headed bush clover 9/11/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 3 photos of Blue Ridge carrionflower 9/10/2018.

Connie Peterson uploaded 3 photos of black and yellow argiope 9/9/2018.

Tanner uploaded 1 photo of Giant Puffball 9/9/2018.

Lynn Rubey posted on Facebook 1 photo of Green Heron 9/8/2018.

Scott & Nan Knowlton uploaded 1 photo of northern walkingstick 9/8/2018.

Cyndy Showalter uploaded 1 photo of northern walkingstick 9/8/2018.

Lynn Rubey posted on Facebook 1 photo of northern crescent 9/7/2018.

April Carroll uploaded 4 photos of Painted Suillus 9/7/2018.

Margot Avey uploaded 1 photo of thread-waisted wasp (Sphecinae) 9/6/2018.

Margot Avey uploaded 1 photo of chickweed geometer 9/6/2018.

Alissa uploaded 1 photo of Mica Cap 9/6/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 1 photo of giant leopard moth 9/5/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 1 photo of common eastern bumble bee 9/5/2018.

Birddog uploaded 1 photo of black and yellow argiope 9/5/2018.

Cynthia Schroeder uploaded 1 photo of Yellow Fairy Cup Fungus 9/5/2018.

Cynthia Schroeder uploaded 3 photos of Pear-shaped Puffball 9/5/2018.

Annette Pallesen uploaded 2 photos of dark fishing spider 9/4/2018.

Chad & Autumn Brekke uploaded 1 photo of potter wasp (Eumeninae) 9/2/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 2 photos of nomad bee (Nomada) 6/9/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 4 photos of monarch 9/1/2018.

Mark Schumacher uploaded 1 photo of northern walkingstick 9/1/2018.

eastern tiger salamander

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Elm Oyster

Pear-shaped Puffball

Sunfish Lake Park

Luciearl

Witch’s Hat

wolf’s milk slime mold

Wild River State Park

American Goldfinch

Cascade River State Park

Elegant Sunburst Lichen

Chaga

Indigo Milk Cap

grass-carrying wasp (mexicana)

Fly Agaric

eastern comma

Virginian tiger moth

Blue Ridge carrionflower

northern walkingstick

northern walkingstick

northern crescent

Pear-shaped Puffball

nomad bee (Nomada sp.)

   

New Pages
10/19/2018

white-spotted pond fly

10/17/2018

Common Powderhorn

10/16/2018

hoverfly (Pipiza spp.)

10/15/2018

Milk-white Toothed Polypore

10/13/2018

Hairy Curtain Crust
10/13/2018

Handsome Club

10/12/2018

dogwood twig borer

10/10/2018

Velvet Foot

10/9/2018

Witch’s Hat
10/8/2018

wolf’s milk slime mold

10/6/2018

Sunburst Lichen (Xanthoria sp.)

10/4/2018

bean leaf beetle

10/2/2018

Elegant Sunburst Lichen

9/30/2018

flower longhorn beetle (Grammoptera)

9/27/2018

Chaga

9/26/2018

flower longhorn beetle (Brachysomida bivittata)

9/25/2018

giant leopard moth

9/23/2018

grass-carrying wasp (mexicana)

9/23/2018

thread-waisted wasp (Sphecinae)

9/20/2018

Painted Suillus

9/16/2018

Eastern Candlewax Lichen

9/15/2018

solidstem burnet saxifrage

9/9/2018

chickweed geometer (Haematopis grataria)

9/5/2018

Smooth Axil-bristle Lichen

9/4/2018

potter wasp (Eumeninae)

9/4/2018

fraternal potter wasp

9/3/2018

nomad bee (Nomada)

9/2/2018

Devil’s Stinkhorn

9/1/2018

Green Reindeer Lichen


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