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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.

  Pembina Trail Preserve SNA, Pembina Trail Unit
 
 

Species


Plants
  blackberry lily

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.

    Photo by Alora

Insects and Arachnids
  painted lady

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 Bill Reynolds

Wildlife
  eastern chipmunk

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 Margot Avey

Fungi and Lichens
 

Orange Peel Fungus

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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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
   

Nanook uploaded 1 photo of painted lady 9/21/2017.

Nicole Vasquez uploaded 1 photo of white-lined sphinx 9/20/2017.

Margot Avey uploaded 1 photo of Comb Tooth 9/19/2017.

Margot Avey uploaded 1 photo of Bald Eagle 9/19/2017.

Margot Avey uploaded 1 photo of Eastern Bluebird 9/19/2017.

Margot Avey uploaded 1 photo of a molting Northern Cardinal 9/19/2017.

Margot Avey uploaded 1 photo of Ring-billed Gull 9/19/2017.

Margot Avey uploaded 1 photo of northern leopard frog 9/19/2017.

Margot Avey uploaded 1 photo of eastern tiger swallowtail 9/19/2017.

Margot Avey uploaded 1 photo of painted lady 9/19/2017.

Nicole Vasquez uploaded 2 photos of Milbert’s tortoiseshell 9/19/2017.

Margot Avey uploaded 1 photo of eastern chipmunk 9/19/2017.

Margot Avey uploaded 1 photo of goldenrod soldier beetle 9/19/2017.

Margot Avey uploaded 1 photo of Japanese beetle 9/19/2017.

Margot Avey uploaded 1 photo of large milkweed bug 9/19/2017.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 3 photos of golden borer 9/15/2017.

Anne uploaded 2 photos of painted lady 9/14/2017.

M.j. Horgan uploaded 1 photo of northern walkingstick to Minnesotaseasons.com on Facebook 9/13/2017.

Keith Granby uploaded 1 photo of smooth greensnake 9/12/2017.

Susan uploaded 2 photos of painted lady 9/11/2017.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 1 photo of northern leopard frog 9/11/2017.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 2 photos of Purple-gilled Laccaria 9/10/2017.

Jacquelin Boekhoff uploaded 2 photos of Wrinkled Peach 9/8/2017.

Kathy Johnson uploaded 1 photo of painted lady 9/7/2017.

Loni Gradick uploaded 1 photo of painted lady 9/6/2017.

Faith Ann uploaded 1 photo of painted lady 9/6/2017.

Lora Nathan Homuth uploaded 1 photo of painted lady 9/6/2017.

Robin uploaded 1 photo of Honey Mushroom 9/5/2017.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 2 photos of Orange Peel Fungus 9/4/2017.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 2 photos of Lebanon Hills Regional Park 9/4/2017.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 1 photo of gray treefrog 9/4/2017.

Sherry Wurtz uploaded 1 photo of Artist’s Conk 9/4/2017.

Nancy Herfert uploaded 2 photos of black saddlebags 9/3/2017.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 2 photos of downy yellowjacket 9/1/2017.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 4 photos of metallic bluish-green cuckoo wasp 8/31/2017.

L uploaded 1 photo of oil beetle (Meloe impressus) 9/2/2017.

Lori uploaded 1 photo of White-Pored Chicken of the Woods 9/1/2017.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 1 photo of eight-toothed cuckoo leaf-cutter bee 8/29/2017.

Stephanie Segner uploaded 4 photos of Parrot Mushroom 8/29/2017.

Stephanie Segner uploaded 2 photos of Turkey Tail 8/29/2017.

Michael Tuma uploaded 1 photo of oil beetle (Meloe impressus) 8/28/2017.

L. Bessel uploaded 2 photos of Dryad’s Saddle 8/28/2017.

Stephanie Segner uploaded 6 photos of Chanterelle 8/27/2017.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 1 photo of Allegheny monkeyflower 8/27/2017.

Sally Archer Clifton uploaded 3 photos and 1 video dog day cicada of 8/27/2017.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 2 photos of brown-belted bumble bee 8/26/2017.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 2 photos of a tricolored bumble bee on cut-leaved coneflower 8/26/2017.

Brian Blom uploaded 1 photo of green frog 8/25/2017.

Brian Blom uploaded 2 photos of American toad 8/25/2017.

Brian Blom uploaded 2 photos of gray treefrog 8/25/2017.

Brian Blom uploaded 2 photos of Blanding’s turtle 8/25/2017.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 1 photo of whitetail deer 8/25/2017.

Stuart Ackman uploaded 1 photo of common green darner 8/25/2017.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 2 photos of alfalfa leafcutting bee 8/24/2017.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 1 photo of Shaggy Mane 8/23/2017.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 2 photos of False Coral Fungus 8/23/2017.

Pat uploaded 2 photos of spongy oak apple gall wasp 8/22/2017.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of American Redstart 8/21/2017.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 2 photos of tall bellflower 8/20/2017.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 2 photos of white snakeroot 8/20/2017.

Jon R. Samuelson uploaded 1 photo of five-lined skink 8/19/2017.

Tim Tupy uploaded 1 photo of Crown-tipped Coral 8/18/2017.

Carla Bergloff uploaded 1 photo of milk snake 8/18/2017.

Mike D uploaded 1 photo of Dekay's brown snake 8/15/2017.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 1 photo of Russula pulchra 8/14/2017.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 1 photo of Indianpipe 8/14/2017.

Jamie Waltzing uploaded 1 photo of fisher 8/14/2017.

SaraBug uploaded 1 photo of spongy oak apple gall wasp 8/13/2017.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 2 photos of sand-loving wasp (Tachytes distinctus) 8/12/2017.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 2 photos of multicolored Asian lady beetle 8/11/2017.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 2 photos of seven-spotted lady beetle 8/11/2017.

Alora uploaded 1 photo of blackberry lily 8/10/2017.

DeWaine Tollefsrud uploaded 1 photo of swamp milkweed leaf beetle 8/9/2017.

DeWaine Tollefsrud uploaded 1 photo of great black wasp 8/8/2017.

John Shier uploaded 1 photo of Peck’s skipper 8/5/2017.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 1 photo of painted lady 8/5/2017.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 2 photos of American carrion beetle 8/4/2017.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 3 photos of two-striped grasshopper 8/4/2017.

Kim Eastwood uploaded 1 photo of Pileated Woodpecker 8/2/2017.

CML uploaded 1 photo of eastern hognose snake 8/2/2017.

Randy uploaded 1 photo of swamp white oak 8/2/2017.

Randy uploaded 2 photos of American basswood 8/2/2017.

painted lady

Milbert's tortoiseshell

eastern chipmunk

northern walkingstick

Purple-gilled Laccaria

painted lady

Lebanon Hills Regional Park

downy yellowjacket

oil beetle

Chanterelle

brown-belted bumble bee

Blanding’s turtle

common green darner

spongy oak apple gall wasp

five-lined skink

Dekay's brown snake

great black wasp

Peck’s skipper

two-striped grasshopper

American basswood

   

New Pages
9/22/2017

Comb Tooth

9/19/2017

northern walkingstick
9/17/2017

golden borer

9/16/2017

Purple-gilled Laccaria

9/9/2017

Black Vulture

9/9/2017

Orange Peel Fungus

9/7/2017

black saddlebags

9/6/2017

downy yellowjacket

9/4/2017

metallic bluish-green cuckoo wasp

9/3/2017

White-Pored Chicken of the Woods

9/2/2017

eight-toothed cuckoo leaf-cutter bee

8/31/2017

Parrot Mushroom

8/25/2017

alfalfa leafcutting bee

8/15/2017

Twin Valley Prairie Addition

8/14/2017

Thorson Prairie WMA

8/13/2017

sand-loving wasp (Tachytes distinctus)

8/12/2017

water scavenger beetle
8/10/2017

swamp milkweed leaf beetle

8/9/2017

Dun skipper

8/8/2017

Mississippi River County Park

8/8/2017

darling underwing

8/6/2017

Peck’s skipper

8/5/2017

two-striped grasshopper


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