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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.

  Sunfish Lake Park
 
 

Species


Plants
  celandine

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
  oil beetle (impressus)

Insects and arachnids found in Minnesota.

Species pages include photos, a description, a list of sightings by MinnesotaSeasons.com, visitor sightings, and distribution maps.

 


Wildlife
  Blanding’s turtle

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.

 
   

Fungi and Lichens
  Hen 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 Cannon Valley Foraging

 

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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.

 

Townsend Woods SNA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

What’s New

 
Recent Uploads
   

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.

djhenry86 uploaded 1 photo of Pileated Woodpecker 4/15/2016.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 1 photo of bronzed tiger beetle 4/26/2016.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 2 photos of Prairie Creek Woods SNA 4/24/2016.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 1 photo of cut-leaved toothwort 4/24/2016.

Becky uploaded 1 photo of Wood Duck 4/16/2016.

Garrett Knabe uploaded 1 photo of Scarlet Cup 4/16/2016.

Becky uploaded 1 photo of Pileated Woodpecker 4/15/2016.

Joe Fulton uploaded 1 photo of spongy oak apple gall wasp 4/14/2016.

Cathy uploaded 1 photo of Pileated Woodpecker 3/31/2016.

American highbush cranberry

Laurentian Divide Recreation Area

Hen of the Woods

Prairie Creek Woods SNA

Pileated Woodpecker

 

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New Pages
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)

4/30/2016

Nashville Warbler (Oreothlypis ruficapilla)

4/29/2016

Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus)

4/28/2016

Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)

4/27/2016

Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus)

4/26/2016

Wambach WMA

4/26/2016

Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus)

4/25/2016

blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis)

4/24/2016

Woodland Trails Park

4/14/2016

Expandere WMA

4/8/2016

white-tailed jackrabbit (Lepus townsendii)

4/8/2016

Western Grebe (Aechmophorus occidentalis)

4/2/2016

oil beetle (Meloe impressus)

3/27/2016

celandine (Chelidonium majus)

3/19/2016

Aspen Bolete (Leccinum insigne)

3/12/2016

Stanley Eddy Memorial Park Reserve

3/2/2016

Interstate State Park

3/1/2016

lake darner (Aeshna eremita)

2/27/2016

fragrant sumac (Rhus aromatica var. aromatica)

2/18/2016

Robert Ney Memorial Park Reserve

2/13/2016

toothed somberwing (Euclidia cuspidea)

2/11/2015

lance-leaf fog-fruit (Phyla lanceolata)

2/8/2016

Badoura Jack Pine Woodland SNA

2/2/2016

northern short-tailed shrew (Blarina brevicauda)

1/30/2016

Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica)

1/25/2015

Ritter Farm Park

1/19/2015

European bur-reed (Sparganium emersum)

1/16/2015

American badger (Taxidea taxus)

1/13/2015

cypress spurge (Euphorbia cyparissias)

1/10/2015

Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park

1/9/2016

Allegheny monkeyflower (Mimulus ringens var. ringens)

1/6/2016

North Mississippi Regional Park

1/3/2016

Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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