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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.

  Whitetail Woods Regional Park
 
 

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
  May beetle (Phyllophaga sp.)

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 Luciearl

Wildlife
  Pine Grosbeak

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 Bill Reynolds

Fungi and Lichens
 

Elm Oyster

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 Kirk Nelson

 

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.

 

Sheepberry Fen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

What’s New

 
Recent Uploads
   

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.

Randy uploaded 4 photos of bur oak 12/18/2017.

Randy uploaded 2 photos of ginkgo 12/16/2017.

Randy uploaded 1 photo of eastern redcedar 12/16/2017.

Randy uploaded 1 photo of Ohio buckeye 12/16/2017.

Randy uploaded 1 photo of Cedar-apple Rust 12/12/2017.

Joy Blank uploaded 1 photo of Cedar Waxwing 12/10/2017.

Randy uploaded 4 photos of eastern redcedar 12/6/2017.

Randy uploaded 1 photo of white poplar 12/6/2017.

Randy uploaded 2 photos of white poplar 12/4/2017.

Randy uploaded 1 photo of ponderosa pine 12/4/2017.

Randy uploaded 3 photos of Norway spruce 12/2/2017.

Randy uploaded 4 photos of Norway spruce 11/27/2017.

Nicky Clark uploaded 1 photo of western conifer seed bug 11/14/2017.

Marsha Cary uploaded 2 photos of Pileated Woodpecker 11/8/2017.

Common Redpoll

May beetle (Phyllophaga sp.)

bur oak (var. macrocarpa) and black cherry

Cedar Waxwing

ponderosa pine

   

New Pages
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

ginkgo

12/15/2017

Hoveland Woods SNA, South Unit

12/15/2017

Cedar-apple Rust

12/9/2017

Hoveland Woods SNA, North Unit

12/9/2017

white poplar

11/15/2017

Blazing Star Prairie Addition

11/15/2017

Blazing Star Prairie Addition, North Unit

11/14/2017

Blazing Star Prairie Addition, South Unit

11/6/2017

Yellow Fairy Cup Fungus

11/3/2017

Watrous Island SNA

11/2/2017

Lawrence Creek SNA


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