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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.

  Itasca State Park
 
 

Species


Plants
  common strawberry

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
  dog day cicada

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 Ed Pembleton

Wildlife
  Great Egret

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 Elizabeth Daughton

Fungi and Lichens
  Chicken of the Woods

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 Kiddiefondue

 

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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
   

Kirk Nelson uploaded 9 photos of Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, Coldwater Spring 8/20/2016.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 3 photos of Fort Snelling State Park 8/20/2016.

Kiddiefondue uploaded 1 photo of Chicken of the Woods 8/19/2016.

Cheray Farm uploaded 1 photo of Oyster Mushroom 8/18/2016.

Wayne Perala uploaded 1 photo of Chicken of the Woods 8/18/2016.

Ed Pembleton uploaded 2 photos of dog day cicada 8/6/2016.

Mary Beth Townley uploaded 1 photo of oil beetle (Meloe impressus) 8/16/2016.

Barnes uploaded 1 photo of hunchback bee fly 8/13/2016.

Laurie Aaland uploaded 1 photo of Red-shouldered Hawk 8/13/2016.

Elizabeth Daughton uploaded 1 photo of Green Heron 8/13/2016.

Elizabeth Daughton uploaded 1 photo of Great Egret 8/13/2016.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 2 photos of sword-bearing conehead 8/12/2016.

Rachel Anding uploaded 1 photo of Chicken of the Woods 8/12/2016.

Elizabeth Daughton uploaded 1 photo of Great Egret 8/12/2016.

Randy uploaded 1 photo of northern shagbark hickory 8/9/2016.

Randy uploaded 1 photo of northern catalpa 8/9/2016.

Randy uploaded 1 photo of bitternut hickory 8/9/2016.

Elizabeth Daughton uploaded 1 photo of Great Egret 8/7/2016.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 2 photos of chokecherry 8/7/2016.

Christina Merhy uploaded 2 photos of dog day cicada 8/6/2016.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 1 photo of robber fly (Asilidae) 8/6/2016.

Wayne Perala uploaded 1 photo of Giant Puffball 8/6/2016.

Randy uploaded 3 photos of red hickory 8/5/2016.

Andy Witchger uploaded 2 photos of Eastern Screech Owl 8/4/2016.

Andy Witchger uploaded 1 photo of Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 8/4/2016.

Andy Witchger uploaded 1 photo of Gray Jay 8/4/2016.

Andy Witchger uploaded 1 photo of Black-billed Magpie 8/4/2016.

Andy Witchger uploaded 1 photo of American Avocet 8/4/2016.

Andy Witchger uploaded 1 photo of ruby meadowhawk 8/3/2016.

Andy Witchger uploaded 2 photos of blue-fronted dancer 8/3/2016.

Randy uploaded 1 photo of American sycamore 8/3/2016.

Joel Motylinski uploaded 1 photo of Sandhill Crane 8/2/2016.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 4 photos of yellow avens 8/1/2016.

Mary Arneson uploaded 2 photos of dog day cicada 7/31/2016.

Randy uploaded 5 photos of jack pine 7/30/2016.

John Shier uploaded 1 photo of least skipper 7/31/2016.

Ida Marie uploaded 1 photo of Red-shouldered Hawk 7/30/2016.

Ida Marie uploaded 1 photo of common garter snake 7/30/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of eastern amberwing 7/29/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Northern Cardinal 7/29/2016.

Randy uploaded 2 photos of Kentucky coffee tree 7/29/2016.

Randy uploaded 1 photo of Scotch pine 7/29/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of monarch 7/29/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of snowberry clearwing 7/29/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of wild bergamot 7/29/2016.

Ida Marie uploaded 1 photo of red-spotted purple 7/29/2016.

Randy uploaded 3 photos of tamarack 7/29/2016.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 3 photos of black carpet beetle 7/29/2016.

Scott Schad uploaded 2 photos of Gray False Death Cap 7/28/2016.

Tory Williams uploaded 1 photo of great black wasp 7/26/2016.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 1 photo of blue-margined ground beetle 7/25/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Joy Park 7/21/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of monarch 7/21/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of eastern amberwing 7/21/2016.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of wild bergamot 7/21/2016.

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.

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

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

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

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

Oyster Mushroom

dog day cicada

sword-bearing conehead

Chicken of the Woods

Great Egret

dog day cicada

Black-billed Magpie

American Avocet

blue-fronted dancer

yellow avens

dog day cicada

Red-shouldered Hawk

Northern Cardinal

red-spotted purple

Gray False Death Cap

wild bergamot

giant swallowtail

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

silky agapostemon

   

New Pages
8/21/2016

Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, Coldwater Spring

8/17/2016

Minnesota Insects and Arachnids: All Insects and Arachnids

8/14/2016

sword-bearing conehead

8/12/2016

whirligig beetle (Subfamily Gyrininae)

8/6/2016

red hickory

8/6/2016

Eastern Screech Owl

8/6/2016

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

8/5/2016

Gray Jay

8/5/2016

Black-billed Magpie

8/4/2016

American Avocet

8/4/2016

blue-fronted dancer

8/4/2016

American sycamore

8/2/2016

yellow avens

8/2/2016

large-leaved avens

7/31/2016

eastern amberwing

7/30/2016

black carpet beetle

7/28/2016

blue-margined ground beetle

7/25/2016

pedunculate ground beetle (Scarites quadriceps)

7/23/2016

Siberian elm

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

6/6/2016

silky agapostemon

6/1/2016

Crosby Farm Regional Park


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