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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.

  Oxbow Park & Zollman Zoo
 
 

Species


Plants
  Kentucky coffee tree

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
  great black wasp

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 Elizabeth Welty

Wildlife
  Mallard

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 Wayne Rasmussen

Fungi and Lichens
  Dead Man’s Fingers

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 Itasca State Park Naturalists

 

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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.

 

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Estival Season

 

The estival ecological season corresponds roughly to the the first half of the summer calendar season. In Minnesota, it usually begins about June 15 and ends about August 15. Trees are in full leaf. Birds hatch and raise their offspring.

 

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What’s New

 
Recent Uploads
   

Elizabeth Welty uploaded 1 photo of giant swallowtail 7/22/2016.

Randy uploaded 4 photos of black locust 7/21/2016.

Randy uploaded 1 photo of plains cottonwood 7/21/2016.

Randy uploaded 3 photos of Siberian elm 7/20/2016.

Randy uploaded 1 photo of northern shagbark hickory 7/19/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of eastern pondhawk 7/19/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of bittersweet nightshade 7/19/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 2 photos of Green Heron 7/19/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Great Blue Heron 7/19/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 3 photos of Wood Duck 7/19/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 2 photos of Keller Regional Park 7/19/2016.

Randy uploaded 1 photo of honey locust 7/19/2016.

Randy uploaded 1 photo of plains cottonwood 7/19/2016.

Randy uploaded 1 photo of American elm 7/18/2016.

Randy uploaded 4 photos of Scotch pine 7/18/2016.

Randy uploaded 4 photos of Kentucky coffee tree 7/17/2016.

Jaime uploaded 1 photo of great black wasp 7/19/2016.

Randy uploaded 1 photo of black cherry 7/17/2016.

Randy uploaded 1 photo of northern shagbark hickory 7/17/2016.

Itasca State Park Naturalists uploaded 2 photos of Dead Man’s Fingers 7/17/2016.

Randy uploaded 2 photos of bitternut hickory 7/16/2016.

Sheryl Q uploaded 4 photos of metallic green bee 6/3/2016.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 2 photos of click beetle (Family Elateridae) 7/13/2016.

Jenna Walker uploaded 3 photos of Eastern Flat-topped Agaricus 7/13/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 2 photos of Maplewood Nature Center 7/12/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Wood Duck 7/12/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Canada anemone 7/12/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of wild geranium 7/12/2016.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 5 photos of Wild River State Park 7/12/2016.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 1 photo of silvery checkerspot 7/12/2016.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 1 photo of red-blue checkered beetle 7/12/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Great Blue Heron 7/7/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Green Heron 7/7/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of House Wren 7/7/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Mallard 7/7/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Downy Woodpecker 6/28/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Wood Duck 6/28/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Red-winged Blackbird 6/28/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Yellow-rumped Warbler 6/28/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 3 photos of Great Blue Heron 6/28/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 2 photos of Tree Swallow 6/28/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Mallard 6/28/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of crown vetch 6/9/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Philadelphia fleabane 6/9/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of prairie spiderwort 6/9/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of American white waterlily (ssp. tuberosa) 6/9/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Red-winged Blackbird 6/9/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Joy Park 6/9/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Bald Eagle 6/1/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 3 photos of National Eagle Center 6/1/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Red-tailed Hawk 6/28/2016.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 2 photos of masked hunter 7/6/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Red-tailed Hawk 6/25/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Wild Turkey 6/25/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of black-eyed Susan 6/25/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of narrow-leaved purple coneflower 6/25/2016.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 2 photos of pointed-leaved tick-trefoil 7/4/2016.

Jessie uploaded 1 photo of bee fly (Villa lateralis) 7/3/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 4 photos of Itasca State Park 6/13/2016.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 2 photos of American lopseed 7/4/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of American bison 6/1/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of American badger 6/1/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 3 photos of Oxbow Park & Zollman Zoo 6/25/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 2 photos of Oxbow Park & Zollman Zoo 6/1/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Tundra Swan 6/9/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of American Coot 6/9/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge 6/9/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of eastern chipmunk 6/8/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of American red squirrel 6/8/2016.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 1 photo of widow skimmer 6/30/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 3 photos of Northern Cardinal 6/8/2016.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 2 photos of pale green assassin bug 6/26/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Sherburne NWR 6/8/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 3 photos of Great Egret 6/8/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Bufflehead 6/4/2016.

Jill uploaded 1 photo of potter wasp 6/24/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of monarch 6/3/2016.

Beth Chihak uploaded 1 photo of cecropia moth 6/23/2016.

K Justice uploaded 1 photo of Scarlet Tanager 6/23/2016.

Justice Landscaping uploaded 1 photo of metallic green bee 6/3/2016.

Becca uploaded 1 photo of metallic green bee 7/1/2014.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of American red squirrel 6/3/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of American toad 6/3/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of painted turtle 6/3/2016.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 1 photo of Wild Turkey 6/22/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of sharp-lobed hepatica 6/1/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of wild blue phlox 6/1/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 2 photos of Rice Lake State Park 6/1/2016.

Shelley Taylor uploaded 1 photo of Green Heron 6/21/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of eastern cottontail 6/1/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 4 photos of Pipestone National Monument 6/1/2016.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 1 photo of Eastern Bluebird chicks 6/17/2016.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 1 photo of Tree Swallow chicks 6/17/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 2 photos of Grand Portage State Park 6/1/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 2 photos of Gooseberry Falls State Park 6/1/2016.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 1 photo of mountain death camas 6/17/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 3 photos of Tettegouche State Park 6/1/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 2 photos of Whitewater State Park 6/1/2016.

Marie Hlava uploaded 1 photo of cecropia moth 6/16/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 2 photos of Wild River State Park 6/1/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 3 photos of Temperance River State Park 5/31/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Jack-in-the-pulpit 5/31/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of large-flowered bellwort 5/31/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of spring cress 5/31/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of wild blue phlox 5/31/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of wild geranium 5/31/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Nerstrand-Big Woods State Park 5/31/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 2 photos of Split Rock Lighthouse State Park 5/31/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 2 photos of Itasca State Park 5/31/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 2 photos of Judge C.R. Magney State Park 5/31/2016.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 1 photo of Crosby Farm Regional Park 6/12/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 2 photos of Interstate State Park 5/31/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 2 photos of George H. Crosby Manitou State Park 5/31/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 2 photos of Frontenac State Park 5/31/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 2 photos of Cascade River State Park 5/31/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 4 photos of Banning State Park 5/31/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded a third photo of Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge 5/31/2016.

Angee uploaded 1 photo of cecropia moth 6/8/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded a second photo of Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge 5/31/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Great Blue Heron 5/31/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge 5/31/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Northern Flicker 5/31/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of American toad 6/1/2016.

Angela B. uploaded 2 photos of silky agapostemon 6/6/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of muskrat 5/31/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of whitetail deer 5/31/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of treefrog 5/31/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Great Blue Heron 5/31/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Osprey 5/31/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of painted turtle 5/31/2016.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 2 photos of common whitetail 5/31/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Green Heron 5/31/2016.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 9 photos of Crosby Farm Regional Park 5/30/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Bald Eagle 5/31/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Scarlet Tanager 5/30/2016.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 2 photos of prairie spiderwort 5/29/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Brown Thrasher 5/29/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Tree Swallow 5/29/2016.

Krisha Saxon uploaded 2 photos of midland clubtail 5/27/2016.

Joanne uploaded 1 photo of cecropia moth 5/26/2016.

Christa Kluender uploaded 3 photos of Blanding’s turtle 5/24/2016.

Barb Parrish uploaded 1 photo of American highbush cranberry 5/22/2016.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 3 photos of Dryad’s Saddle 5/18/2016.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 3 photos of Laurentian Divide Recreation Area 5/15/2016.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 6 photos of Fort Ridgely State Park 5/15/2016.

Cannon Valley Foraging uploaded 1 photos of Hen of the Woods 5/13/2016.

Dennis Boelter uploaded 4 photos of timber rattlesnake 5/9/2016.

 

Siberian elm

eastern pondhawk

Keller Regional Park

great black wasp

metallic green bee

Eastern Flat-topped Agaricus

Canada anemone

silvery checkerspot

Green Heron

Mallard

Philadelphia fleabane

Bald Eagle

masked hunter

Red-tailed Hawk

narrow-leaved purple coneflower

American bison

American badger

American red squirrel

pale green assassin bug

Great Egret

American toad

American toad

sharp-lobed hepatica

Eastern Bluebird

Grand Portage State Park

cecropia moth

Temperance River State Park

spring cress

Itasca State Park

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

Itasca State Park

Interstate State Park

George H. Crosby Manitou State Park

Banning State Park

Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge

silky agapostemon

gray treefrog

Green Heron

prairie spiderwort

midland clubtail

American highbush cranberry

Laurentian Divide Recreation Area

Hen of the Woods

Prairie Creek Woods SNA

   

New Pages
7/23/2016

Siberian elm (Ulmus pumila)

7/21/2016

Keller Regional Park

7/17/2016

Kentucky coffee tree

7/13/2016

click beetle (Family Elateridae)

7/13/2016

Maplewood Nature Center

7/10/2016

Joy Park

7/9/2016

National Eagle Center

7/8/2016

masked hunter

7/5/2016

American bison

7/1/2016

Oxbow Park & Zollman Zoo

6/13/2016

Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center

6/11/2016

nessus sphinx (Amphion floridensis)

6/6/2016

silky agapostemon (Agapostemon sericeus)

6/1/2016

Crosby Farm Regional Park

5/28/2016

Mille Lacs WMA

5/26/2016

muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus)

5/20/2016

Laurentian Divide Recreation Area

5/15/2016

Hen of the Woods

5/1/2016

Tennessee Warbler (Oreothlypis peregrina)


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