Minnesota Seasons

           

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
  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
  Horned Grebe

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 Laurie Wachholz

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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Vernal 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.

 

Tamarack Nature Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

What’s New

 
Recent Uploads
   

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of dogwood twig borer 7/17/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of red-banded leafhopper 7/17/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of flea beetle (Disonycha uniguttata) 7/17/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of plant bugs (Family Miridae) 7/15/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of two-lined leatherwing 7/15/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of thistle tortoise beetle 7/15/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 2 photos of cuckoo wasp (Elampus spp.) 7/9/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of Red-breasted Nuthatch 1/14/2019.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of gray field slug 6/18/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of anchor stink bug 7/13/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of thistle tortoise beetle 7/12/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of somewhat silky mound ant 7/9/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of orange-banded arion 6/18/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 1 photo of Star Rosette Lichen 1/7/2019.

Luciearl uploaded 1 photo of Elegant Sunburst Lichen 1/7/2019.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of European earwig 7/12/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of clavate tortoise beetle 7/12/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of large rove beetle (Belonuchus rufipennis) 7/15/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of common green lacewing 7/15/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of six-spotted tiger beetle 7/13/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 2 photos of Colorado potato beetle 7/12/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 8 photos of ants (Family Formicidae) 7/9/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of turfgrass ant 7/9/2018.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 2 photos of Ring-necked Pheasant 1/2/2019.

Luciearl uploaded 1 photo of Gilled Polypore 1/1/2019.

Lynn Rubey uploaded 1 photo of Ring-necked Pheasant 1/1/2019.

Lynn Rubey uploaded 2 photos of Eastern Screech Owl 1/1/2019.

Lynn Rubey uploaded 1 photo of whitetail deer 1/1/2019.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of common green lacewing 7/9/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of willow catkin fly (Egle sp.) 7/9/2018.

Steve uploaded 1 photo of metallic bluish-green cuckoo wasp 12/30/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 1 photo of Tree Lungwort 12/27/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 2 photos of true melissodes bee 7/9/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of New York carpenter ant 7/9/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 4 photos of pure green augochlora 7/9/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 2 photos of nomad bee (Nomada sp.) 7/9/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of jumping spider (Tutelina sp.) 7/9/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of jumping spider (Tutelina sp.) 7/7/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of bicolored striped sweat bee 7/7/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of spider wasp (Caliadurgus fasciatellus) 7/7/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 2 photos of Pennsylvania firefly 7/6/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 4 photos of pale green assassin bug 12/20/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of pale green assassin bug 6/29/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of western conifer seed bug 6/29/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of jagged ambush bug (Phymata americana) 6/29/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of weevil (Lixus terminalis) 6/23/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 2 photos of wood soldier fly (Xylomya terminalis) 6/23/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of large rove beetle (Belonuchus rufipennis) 6/23/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 2 photos of common eastern physocephala 6/23/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 2 photos of dogwood borer 6/23/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of common sawfly (Tenthredinidae) 6/21/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 4 photos of wedge-shaped beetle (Ripiphorus spp.) 6/23/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 4 photos of wedge-shaped beetle (Macrosiagon limbata) 6/23/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 4 photos of midge (Axarus festivus) 6/21/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of common sawfly (Macrophya trisyllaba) 6/21/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of red-banded leafhopper 6/21/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of red running crab spider 6/21/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of dusky stink bug 6/21/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of bee-like robber fly (Laphria index) 6/13/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of bumble bee mimic robber fly (Laphria thoracica) 6/14/2018.

flea beetle (Disonycha uniguttata)

cuckoo_wasp_(Elampus_sp)

Red-breasted Nuthatch

anchor stink bug

somewhat silky mound ant

Elegant Sunburst Lichen

ant (Family Formicidae)

Eastern Screech Owl

common green lacewing

true melissodes bee (Melissodes Subgenus Eumelissodes)

bicolored striped sweat bee

Pennsylvania firefly

pale green assassin bug

wood soldier fly (Xylomya terminalis)

large rove beetle (Belonuchus rufipennis)

dogwood borer

wedge-shaped beetle (Macrosiagon limbata)

midge (Axarus festivus)

red running crab spider

   

New Pages
1/18/2019

plant bugs (Family Miridae)

1/17/2019

two-lined leatherwing

1/16/2019

cuckoo wasp (Elampus spp.)

1/16/2019

gray field slug

1/14/2019

anchor stink bug

1/12/2019

thistle tortoise beetle

1/11/2019

somewhat silky mound ant

1/10/2019

orange-banded arion

1/10/2019

Minnesota Snails and Slugs

1/8/2019

European earwig

1/8/2019

Earwigs (Order Dermaptera)

1/7/2019

clavate tortoise beetle

1/5/2019

ants (Family Formicidae)

1/5/2019

turfgrass ant

1/4/2019

Gilled Polypore

1/1/2019

common green lacewing

1/1/2019

Antlions, Owlflies, Lacewings, and Mantidflies

12/31/2018

willow catkin flies (Egle spp.)

12/30/2018

cuckoo wasp (Subfamily Chrysidinae)

12/29/2018

Tree Lungwort

12/28/2018

true melissodes bees

12/26/2018

New York carpenter ant

12/24/2018

jumping spider (Tutelina spp.)

12/23/2018

spider wasp (Caliadurgus fasciatellus)

12/19/2018

weevil (Lixus terminalis)

12/19/2018

wood soldier fly (Xylomya terminalis)

12/18/2018

Flowery Blewit

12/17/2018

large rove beetle (Belonuchus rufipennis)

12/16/2018

common eastern physocephala

12/14/2018

dogwood borer

12/13/2018

common sawfly (Tenthredinidae)

12/13/2018

wedge-shaped beetle (Ripiphorus spp.)

12/12/2018

wedge-shaped beetle (Macrosiagon limbata)

12/10/2018

midge (Axarus festivus)

12/9/2018

red-banded leafhopper

12/7/2018

red running crab spider

12/4/2018

dusky stink bug

12/3/2018

bee-like robber fly (Laphria index)

12/1/2018

bumble bee mimic robber fly (Laphria thoracica)


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