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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
  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
  cecropia moth

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 Amy

Wildlife
  Great Blue Heron

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 Agingyooper

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.

     

 

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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.

 

Minnesota Valley State Recreation Area - Lawrence Unit

 

 

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Vernal Season

 

The vernal season, also called spring, is the season when visible signs of life return to the landscape after a desolate hibernal (winter) and a mostly barren prevernal (pre-spring) season. Tree buds burst into leaves. Birds establish territories and begin mating and nesting. In Minnesota, the vernal season usually begins about May 1 and ends about June 15.

 

Lawrence Creek SNA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

What’s New

 
Recent Uploads
   

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of northern leopard frog 6/23/2018.

Sakura Davis uploaded 1 photos of masked hunter 6/22/2018.

Janet Jones uploaded 1 photos of cecropia moth 6/21/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 1 photo of splendid earth-boring beetle 6/14/2018.

Tracey Klocek uploaded 1 photo of goldenrod crab spider 6/20/2018.

Amy uploaded 4 photos of cecropia moth 6/19/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of spined soldier bug 6/19/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of spotted lady beetle 6/19/2018.

Barb Maus uploaded 2 photos and 1 video of cecropia moth 6/19/2018.

Brad uploaded 1 photo of cecropia moth 6/19/2018.

Jenny uploaded 2 photos of cecropia moth 6/18/2018.

Megan MacFarlane uploaded 1 photo of cecropia moth 6/18/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 2 photos of harvestman (Opiliones) 6/17/2018.

Melissa McCalley uploaded 1 photo of Bald Eagle 6/17/2018.

Agingyooper uploaded 1 photo of Great Blue Heron 6/15/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 2 photos of bluebead lily 6/14/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 1 photo of wild sarsaparilla 6/14/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 2 photos four-spotted skimmer of 6/14/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 1 photo of nessus sphinx 6/14/2018.

CJ uploaded 1 photo of Green Heron 6/11/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 2 photos of Virginia ctenucha 6/11/2018.

Laurie Wachholz uploaded 1 photo of Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 6/10/2018.

Jason uploaded 1 photo of giant swallowtail 6/10/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of long-tailed dance fly 6/8/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of clouded plant bug 6/8/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of harvestman (Leiobunum spp.) 6/8/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of dogwood agrilus 6/8/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of eastern rose curculio 6/8/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of Colorado potato beetle 6/8/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of four-lined plant bug 6/8/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of bare-eyed mimic 6/8/2018.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 4 photos of American toad 6/7/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of eastern gray squirrel 6/6/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of bare-eyed mimic 6/6/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 2 photos of six-spotted tiger beetle 6/2/2018.

aWebWizard uploaded 2 photos and 1 video of Wilson’s Snipe 6/2/2018.

twCarlson uploaded 2 photos of Minnesota dwarf trout lily 5/24/2018.

twCarlson uploaded 1 photo of wild ginger 5/24/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Brown Thrasher 5/23/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Great Blue Heron 5/23/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Great Egret 5/23/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of eastern gray squirrel and eastern cottontail 5/23/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of painted turtle 5/23/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Baltimore Oriole 5/21/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Mallard 5/21/2018.

Patrick uploaded 1 photo of Oyster Mushroom 5/22/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 3 photos of Maplewood Heights Park 5/21/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Green Heron 5/21/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of rue anemone 5/21/2018.

J Pipek uploaded 1 photo of Scarlet Tanager 5/21/2018.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 2 photos of hoverfly (Helophilus sp.) 5/20/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 2 photos of wild geranium 5/20/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of wild columbine 5/20/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Canada Goose 5/20/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Downy Woodpecker 5/20/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Mallard 5/20/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 2 photos of Red-winged Blackbird 5/20/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 2 photos of Rice Lake State Park 5/20/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 2 photos of Maplewood Nature Center 5/20/2018.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 3 photos of Scarlet Tanager 5/20/2018.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 3 photos of Yellow Warbler 5/20/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 4 photos of wild columbine 5/20/2018.

James uploaded 1 photo of Dryad’s Saddle 5/18/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Wood Duck 5/16/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 2 photos of monarch on swamp milkweed 5/14/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of eastern tiger swallowtail on wild bergamot 5/14/2018.

Zim uploaded 1 photo of Indigo Bunting 5/14/2018.

Vivian uploaded 1 photo of Dekay’s brown snake 5/14/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of lemon cuckoo bumble bee on butterfly weed 5/14/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Common Merganser 5/14/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Northern Cardinal 5/14/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Banning State Park 5/14/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Joy Park 5/14/2018.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 2 photos of Wood Duck 5/14/2018.

Jim Folden uploaded 1 photo and 1 video of western fox snake 5/13/2018.

Connie H. uploaded 1 photo of Rose-breasted Grosbeak 5/10/2018.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 1 photo of Broad-winged Hawk 5/9/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of Marbled Godwit 5/9/2018.

Sarah Z uploaded 1 photo of Rose-breasted Grosbeak 5/9/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of Blue-winged Teal 5/8/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of Green-winged Teal, Blue-winged Teal, and Mallard 5/5/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of Yellow-headed Blackbird 5/2/2018.

cecropia moth

spined soldier bug

spotted lady beetle

cecropia moth

wild sarsaparilla

four-spotted skimmer

Green Heron

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Colorado potato beetle

four-lined plant bug

Minnesota dwarf trout lily

wild ginger

Great Blue Heron

painted turtle

Maplewood Heights Park

rue anemone

wild columbine

Canada Goose

Maplewood Nature Center

Scarlet Tanager

Wood Duck

butterfly weed

western fox snake

Broad-winged Hawk

   

New Pages
6/21/2018

splendid earth-boring beetle

6/20/2018

spined soldier bug

6/19/2018

predatory stink bug (Podisus modestus)

6/18/2018

Long-tailed dance fly

6/17/2018

clouded plant bug

6/15/2018

harvestman (Leiobunum spp.)

6/14/2018

dogwood agrilus

6/13/2018

eastern rose curculio

6/12/2018

Colorado potato beetle

6/10/2018

four-lined plant bug

6/7/2018

bare-eyed mimic

6/5/2018

dwarf snapdragon

6/3/2018

six-spotted tiger beetle

6/2/2018

Japanese hop

5/30/2018

Cinnabar Polypore

5/27/2018

Cort (Cortinarius atkinsonianus)

5/23/2018

Maplewood Heights Park

5/21/2018

hoverfly (Helophilus sp.)

5/16/2018

lemon cuckoo bumble bee

5/12/2018

Valley View Park

5/11/2018

Northern Harrier

5/6/2018

twice-stabbed stink bug

5/2/2018

checkered white


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