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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.

  Savage Fen SNA
 
 

Species


Plants
  northern hackberry

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 Randy

Insects and Arachnids
  monarch

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 Trisha

Wildlife
  Rose-breasted 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 Trisha

Fungi and Lichens
 

Jack-o’-Lantern Mushroom

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 Kendra Sommerfeld

 

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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Autumnal Season

 

The autumnal ecological season, called fall in North America but autumn elsewhere, needs no explanation. It is that time when the landscape transitions from summer to winter. It follows the serotinal season (late summer) when leaves of deciduous trees and many forbs and grasses begin to change color, and precedes the the usually snow-blanketed hibernal season (winter). In Minnesota, the Autumnal season usually begins about September 15 and ends about November 1. In the Twin Cities metro area it typically arrives late September to early (north metro) to mid- (south metro) October. Deciduous leaves are in full fall color then turn brown and fall to the ground. Birds migrate back to wintering areas.

The advance of the season can be watched on the Minnesota DNR's Fall Colors Web page. The map displayed there is updated daily. The Autumnal season has arrived in those areas colored red (75–100%) and dark brown (past peak).

 

William O’Brien State Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

What’s New

 
Recent Uploads
   

Trisha uploaded 19 photos of Baltimore Oriole 12/6/2016.

Trisha uploaded 3 photos of Rose-breasted Grosbeak 12/6/2016.

Trisha uploaded 2 photos of monarch 12/6/2016.

Trisha uploaded 10 photos of Purple Martin 12/6/2016.

Trisha uploaded 2 photos of Eastern Bluebird 12/6/2016.

Trisha uploaded 4 photos of Bald Eagle 12/6/2016.

Trisha uploaded 3 photos of Pileated Woodpecker 12/6/2016.

Randy uploaded 5 photos of northern hackberry 12/5/2016.

Kendra Sommerfeld uploaded 1 photo of Jack-o’-Lantern Mushroom 12/3/2016.

Randy uploaded 3 photos of eastern redcedar 11/30/2016.

Trisha uploaded 1 photo of Pileated Woodpecker 11/30/2016.

Randy uploaded 5 photos of ironwood 11/28/2016.

tlbroll uploaded 1 photo of Pileated Woodpecker 11/25/2016.

Randy uploaded 1 photo of red mulberry 11/18/2016.

Randy uploaded 1 photo of bur oak (var. macrocarpa) 11/16/2016.

Randy uploaded 3 photos of eastern redcedar 11/16/2016.

Randy uploaded 2 photos of northern shagbark hickory 11/16/2016.

Randy uploaded 2 photos of black walnut 11/14/2016.

Randy uploaded 2 photos of European larch 11/14/2016.

Robert Briggs uploaded 3 photos of Queen Anne’s lace 11/9/2016.

Robert Briggs uploaded 1 photo of common tansy 11/8/2016.

Robert Briggs uploaded 2 photos of common yarrow 11/7/2016.

Randy uploaded 1 photo of tamarack 11/7/2016.

Randy uploaded 1 photo of silver maple 11/7/2016.

Randy uploaded 1 photo of northern shagbark hickory 11/7/2016.

Robert Briggs uploaded 1 photo of big bluestem 11/5/2016.

Robert Briggs uploaded 1 photo of bittersweet nightshade 11/5/2016.

Randy uploaded 4 photos of slippery elm 11/6/2016.

Robert Briggs uploaded 1 photo of Turkey Tail 11/5/2016.

Robert Briggs uploaded 2 photos of Oyster Mushroom 11/5/2016.

Robert Briggs uploaded 1 photo of Shaggy Mane 11/4/2016.

AKStern uploaded 1 photo of eastern comma 11/3/2016.

Robert Briggs uploaded 1 photo of crown vetch 11/3/2016.

Robert Briggs uploaded 1 photo of rattlesnake master 11/3/2016.

Robert Briggs uploaded 1 photo of American Eastern Yellow Fly Agaric 10/24/2016.

Robert Briggs uploaded 2 photos of bull thistle 11/3/2016.

Randy uploaded 2 photos of slippery elm 11/2/2016.

Robert Briggs uploaded 2 photos of hairy false goldenaster 10/29/2016.

Robert Briggs uploaded 1 photo of New England aster 10/29/2016.

Randy uploaded 1 photo of American basswood 10/31/2016.

Randy uploaded 1 photo of tamarack 10/31/2016.

Wayne Perala uploaded 1 photo of Shaggy Mane 10/30/2016.

Robert Briggs uploaded 1 photo of Split Gill 10/29/2016.

Robert Briggs uploaded 1 photo of monarch 10/29/2016.

Robert Briggs uploaded 1 photo of white heath aster (var. ericoides) 10/24/2016.

Robert Briggs uploaded 1 photo of bottle gentian 10/24/2016.

Robert Briggs uploaded 1 photo of virgin’s bower 10/24/2016.

Randy uploaded 1 photo of honey locust 10/26/2016.

Robert Briggs uploaded 1 photo of common garter snake 10/22/2016.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 1 photo of Ravenel’s Stinkhorn 10/23/2016.

Robert Briggs uploaded 1 photo of eastern comma 10/22/2016.

Robert Briggs uploaded 1 photo of multicolored Asian lady beetle 10/22/2016.

Randy uploaded 1 photo of Kentucky coffee tree 10/25/2016.

Randy uploaded 1 photo of tamarack 10/25/2016.

Robert Briggs uploaded 1 photo of spinulose wood fern 10/21/2016.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 1 photo of Northern Tooth 10/23/2016.

Robert Briggs uploaded 1 photo of True Tinder Polypore 10/21/2016.

Robert Briggs uploaded 2 photos of Crowded Parchment 10/21/2016.

Robert Briggs uploaded 1 photo of Trametes pubescens and 1 photo of an unknown mushroom 10/20/2016.

Robert Briggs uploaded 1 photo of milkweed (Asclepias sp.) 10/20/2016.

Robert Briggs uploaded 2 photos of Afton State Park 10/20/2016.

Robert Briggs uploaded 1 photo of Crowded Parchment 10/19/2016.

Robert Briggs uploaded 3 photos of Afton State Park 10/19/2016.

Randy uploaded 3 photos of bitternut hickory 10/17/2016.

Randy uploaded 1 photo of plains cottonwood 10/17/2016.

diraek uploaded 3 photos of Honey Mushroom 10/16/2016.

Robert Briggs uploaded 1 photo of Chicken of the Woods 10/16/2016.

Sarah uploaded 1 photo of Pileated Woodpecker 9/27/2016.

Ben Heath uploaded 1 photo of Long-spined Puffball 10/9/2016.

magic mountain mushroom hunters uploaded 1 photo of Indigo Milk Cap 10/10/2016.

magic mountain mushroom hunters uploaded 1 photo of Jack-o’-Lantern Mushroom 10/10/2016.

magic mountain mushroom hunters uploaded 2 photos of Indigo Milk Cap 10/7/2016.

Pat Luke and Austin uploaded 1 photo of Fly Agaric 10/7/2016.

Conservation Donnie uploaded 1 photo of Sandpiper Prairie SNA 10/5/2016.

Conservation Donnie uploaded 3 photos of Sandpiper Prairie SNA 10/4/2016.

rlaz84 uploaded 1 photo of Hen of the Woods 10/1/2016.

monarch

Eastern Bluebird

Jack-o’-Lantern Mushroom

ironwood

European larch

common yarrow

tamarack

Oyster Mushroom

eastern comma

crown vetch

hairy false goldenaster

Shaggy Mane

Split Gill

virgin’s bower

eastern comma

tamarack

spinulose wood fern

Trametes pubescens

plains cottonwood

Chicken of the Woods

Long-spined Puffball

   

New Pages
12/7/2016

blue skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora var. lateriflora)

12/3/2016

marsh skullcap

12/1/2016

Brownsville Bluff SNA

11/29/2016

large-fruited black snakeroot

11/27/2016

Canadian black snakeroot

11/27/2016

Canadian black snakeroot (var. canadensis)

11/27/2016

large-leaved black snakeroot

11/25/2016

clustered black snakeroot

11/23/2016

Black Snakeroot Identification Filter

11/23/2016

Maryland black snakeroot

11/22/2016

mustard white (Pieris oleracea)

11/15/2016

meadow fritillary

11/5/2016

American Eastern Yellow Fly Agaric

11/2/2016

Split Gill

10/31/2016

European larch (Larix decidua)

10/29/2016

Ravenel’s Stinkhorn

10/25/2016

Trametes pubescens

10/21/2016

Crowded Parchment

10/21/2016

Hairy Curtain Crust
10/18/16

Honey Mushroom

10/11/16

Long-spined Puffball
10/9/2016

Fly Agaric

10/8/2016

Black Trumpet

10/1/2016

pink underwing


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