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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.

New: Hundreds of videos and slide shows bring these destinations to life on your home computer or other digital device.

Visitors can share their own photos, videos, plant and wildlife sightings, and other observations.

Lebanon Hills Regional Park

 

 

Lebanon Hills Regional Park
       
 
 

Species Profiles


Plants

 

large yellow lady’s slipper

Native, naturalized, invasive, or simply planted—any plant growing outside of cultivation in Minnesota.

More than 780 plant pages include photos, a description, a multi-sourced distribution map, and a list of sites where the plant has been sighted.

 

 

Insects and Arachnids

 

linden leaf gall mite

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
  Ruby-throated Hummingbird

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 Bill Reynolds

Fungi and Lichens
  Northern Tooth

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 Bill Reynolds
 
 

Wallpapers

 

Download free wallpapers (screen backgrounds) featuring photos taken at destinations featured on MinnesotaSeasons.com. The wallpapers are grouped by ecological season. Each wallpaper is optimized for the twelve most often used screen resolutions in 2013 for desktops, laptops, and tablets.

 

Minnesota Valley State Recreation Area - Lawrence Unit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

Prevernal Season

 

Prevernal is an ecological season. It does not correspond to any calendar season. Also called pre-spring, it fits between snow-covered winter and the wildflowers of spring. In Minnesota, it begins about March 1, as the weather warms and the snow melts, and lasts until about May 1. Deciduous tree buds begin to swell. Migrating birds fly from winter to summer habitats. more…

 

Lebanon Hills Regional Park


           

What’s New

 
EDDMapS Location Data Added
   

Distribution maps for plants have been updated to include location data from Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System (EDDMapS). “EDDMapS is a web-based mapping system for documenting invasive species distribution… EDDMapS combines data from other databases and organizations as well as volunteer observations to create a national network of invasive species distribution data.”

EDDMapS lists 394 species in Minnesota. Not all the listed plants are a problem in Minnesota, but all of them are exotic to the U.S. and are listed as a problem somewhere in the U.S. Distribution maps for listed plants that appear on MinnesotaSeasons,com now include EDDSMapS observations.

 
   
   
   
   
   
   

Plant Distribution Maps Updated
   
In May 2013 the Minnesota DNR updated MNTaxa: The State of Minnesota Vascular Plant Checklist. It is now available on the DNR Website. It contains a statewide distribution by county map for each species listed. All plant distribution maps have been updated.  

Russian olive


Recent Uploads
   

Kirk Nelson uploaded 1 photo of Grey Cloud Dunes SNA 3/20/2014.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 1 photo of a Yellow-headed Blackbird 3/20/2014.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 1 photo of thimbleberry 3/19/2014.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 3 photos of Grey Cloud Dunes SNA 3/19/2014.

James Gordon uploaded 1 photo of American highbush cranberry 3/18/2014.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 3 photos of Fort Snelling State Park 3/16/2014.

Grey Cloud Dunes SNA

 

 

 

 

thimbleberry

 

 

 
 

Coming in 2014

 

Tabbed pages for birds and plants

Light box for viewing bird and plant photos

Videos of birds and plants


 


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