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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
  great waterleaf

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
  banded longhorn beetle

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 Alfredo Colon

Wildlife
  American red squirrel

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 Luciearl

Fungi and Lichens
 

Yellow Morel

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.

     

 

Wallpapers

 

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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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.

 

Savage Fen SNA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

What’s New

 
Recent Uploads
   

Theresa Zaske uploaded 1 photo of cecropia moth 6/16/2019.

Trisha S. uploaded 1 photo of cecropia moth 6/16/2019.

Jasmine uploaded 1 photo of whitespotted sawyer 6/16/2019.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of American Redstart 6/15/2019.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of green plant bug 8/20/2018.

Sonja Watson uploaded 2 photos of eyed click beetle 6/14/2019.

Gregg uploaded 1 photo of twelve-spotted skimmer 6/14/2019.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of metallic flea beetle (Altica spp.) 8/20/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 2 photos of American highbush cranberry 6/13/2019.

SaraBug uploaded 1 photo of nessus sphinx 6/13/2019.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of ichneumon wasp (Family Ichneumonidae) 8/16/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of American Redstart 6/12/2019.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 2 photos of cuckoo wasp (Subfamily Chrysidinae) 6/12/2019.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of two-lined leatherwing 8/20/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of thistle tortoise beetle 8/20/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of derbid planthopper (Cedusa sp.) 8/20/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 1 photo of American vetch (ssp. americana) 6/11/2019.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of wood frog 6/11/2019.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of Great Egret 6/11/2019.

Lynn Rubey uploaded 2 photos of American White Pelican 6/11/2019.

Lynn Rubey uploaded 1 photo of Ring-necked Pheasant 6/11/2019.

Lynn Rubey uploaded 1 photo of Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 6/11/2019.

Lynn Rubey uploaded 2 photos of Yellow-headed Blackbird 6/11/2019.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of eye-spotted lady beetle 8/20/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 1 photo of common false Solomon’s seal 6/11/2019.

Luciearl uploaded 1 photo of northern crescent 6/10/2019.

Luciearl uploaded 2 photos of greater bladder sedge 6/10/2019.

Lynn Rubey uploaded 2 photos of Bobolink 6/10/2019.

Lynn Rubey uploaded 1 photo of Yellow-headed Blackbird 6/10/2019.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 2 photos of fifteen-spotted lady beetle 8/20/2018.

Nicole Feehery uploaded 2 photos of cecropia moth 6/9/2019.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of common snapping turtle 6/9/2019.

Kelsey uploaded 2 photos of wood frog 6/8/2019.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 5 photos of true velvet mite (Family Trombidiidae) 8/17/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of brown blister beetle 8/17/2018.

Katie Sandberg uploaded 1 video of dung beetle (Scarabaeinae) 6/7/2019.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of wild carrot wasp 8/16/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 3 photos of Morrow’s honeysuckle 6/5/2019.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 2 photos of braconid wasp (Atanycolus sp.) 8/16/2018.

Shari Vinje uploaded 1 photo of common snapping turtle 6/4/2019.

AK uploaded 1 photo of dung beetle (Scarabaeinae) 6/4/2019.

Luciearl uploaded 4 photos of swamp white oak 5/29/2019.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of downy leatherwing 8/17/2018.

JoSu uploaded 1 photo of polyphemus moth 6/2/2019.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 2 photos of grass-carrying wasp (mexicana) 8/16/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of ichneumon wasp (Ophionellus spp.) 8/16/2018.

Kelsey uploaded 2 photos of flea beetle (Tribe Alticini) 5/30/2019.

Luciearl uploaded 1 photo of American red squirrel 5/29/2019.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 2 photos of ichneumon wasp (Lissonota spp.) 8/16/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 3 photos of ichneumon wasp (Therion spp.) 8/16/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of ichneumon wasp (Aritranis director) 8/16/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 2 photos of grass fly (Thaumatomyia glabra) 8/16/2018.

Halsey uploaded 1 photo of Scarlet Tanager 5/24/2019.

Lynn Rubey uploaded 1 photo of Gray Catbird 5/23/2019.

Lynn Rubey uploaded 1 photo of Brown-headed Cowbird 5/23/2019.

Lynn Rubey uploaded 2 photos of Bobolink 5/23/2019.

Lynn Rubey uploaded 2 photos of Killdeer 5/23/2019.

Lynn Rubey uploaded 3 photos of Ruddy Turnstone 5/22/2019.

Lynn Rubey uploaded 2 photos of Yellow-headed Blackbird 5/22/2019.

Fr. Jason Houck uploaded 1 photo of Scarlet Tanager 5/22/2019.

Kayla Krizek uploaded 1 photo of Scarlet Tanager 5/20/2019.

Luciearl uploaded 1 photo of Ohio buckeye 5/21/2019.

Alicia Schmidt uploaded 2 photos of American Redstart 5/20/2019.

Chris Coopman uploaded 1 photo of large yellow lady’s slipper 5/20/2019.

Chris Coopman uploaded 1 photo of showy orchis 5/20/2019.

Micheddy uploaded 1 photo of Scarlet Tanager 5/20/2019.

Lynn Rubey uploaded 2 photos of Northern Shoveler 5/20/2019.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of Hooded Sunburst Lichen 8/15/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of Star Rosette Lichen 8/15/2018.

Gerry Garcia uploaded 2 photos of Cooper’s Hawk 5/19/2019.

Luciearl uploaded 1 photo of Red-headed Woodpecker 5/18/2019.

James Gordon uploaded 1 photo of a rare Lazuli Bunting 5/17/2019.

Jon Klein uploaded 2 photos of Yellow Warbler 5/17/2019.

Lynn Rubey uploaded 4 photos of Red-winged Blackbird 5/17/2019.

Gerry Garcia uploaded 1 photo of Baltimore Oriole 5/17/2019.

Gerry Garcia uploaded 1 photo of Northern Cardinal 5/17/2019.

Jonathan Strandjord uploaded 2 photos of Blue Grosbeak 5/15/2019.

Lynn Rubey uploaded 1 photo of Palm Warbler 5/15/2019.

Luciearl uploaded 2 photos of Devil’s Urn 5/12/2019.

Lynn Rubey uploaded 2 photos of Eastern Kingbird 5/14/2019.

Lynn Rubey uploaded 1 photo of Sora 5/14/2019.

Fr. Jason Houck uploaded 1 photo of Yellow Warbler 5/13/2019.

Gerry Garcia uploaded 4 photos of Rose-breasted Grosbeak 5/12/2019.

James Gordon uploaded 1 photo of Indigo Bunting 5/12/2019.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 2 photos of Pin-cushion Sunburst Lichen 8/15/2018.

Niga-nab-kwe uploaded 1 photo of Scarlet Tanager 5/11/2019.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 3 photos of thick-spined jumping spider 8/13/2018.

Gerry Garcia uploaded 2 photos of Baltimore Oriole 5/8/2019.

Gerry Garcia uploaded 2 photos of Ruby-throated Hummingbird 5/6/2019.

American Redstart

twelve-spotted skimmer

American highbush cranberry

ichneumon wasp (Family Ichneumonidae)

American Redstart

two-lined leatherwing

American White Pelican

northern crescent

greater bladder sedge

cecropia moth

braconid wasp (Atanycolus sp.)

common snapping turtle

grass-carrying wasp (mexicana)

ichneumon wasp (Ophionellus sp.)

American red squirrel

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Ohio buckeye

large yellow lady’s slipper

Hooded Sunburst Lichen

Red-headed Woodpecker

Baltimore Oriole Nest

Devil’s Urn

Eastern Kingbird

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Indigo Bunting

   

New Pages
6/17/20109

Bohemian knotweed

6/14/2019

green plant bug

6/13/2019

metallic flea beetle (Altica spp.)

6/13/2019

ichneumon wasp (Family Ichneumonidae)

6/12/2019

derbid planthopper (Cedusa spp.)

6/11/2019

eye-spotted lady beetle

6/10/2019

fifteen-spotted lady beetle

6/9/2019

true velvet mite (Family Trombidiidae)

6/9/2019

brown blister beetle

6/7/2019

Seven Springs WMA

6/6/2019

Cambria WMA

6/5/2019

braconid wasp (Atanycolus spp.)

6/1/2019

spider wasp (Auplopus mellipes variitarsatus)

5/31/2019

ichneumon wasp (Ophionellus spp.)

5/31/2019

flea beetle (Tribe Alticini)

5/30/2019

boxelder pouchgall mite

5/30/2019

ichneumon wasp (Lissonota spp.)

5/29/2019

Black-throated Green Warbler

5/29/2019

ichneumon wasp (Therion spp.)

5/28/2019

Hexagonal-pored Polypore

5/26/2019

grass fly (Thaumatomyia glabra)

5/23/2019

Ruddy Turnstone

5/22/2019

bluntleaf sandwort

5/20/2019

Hooded Sunburst Lichen

5/19/2019

Lazuli Bunting

5/14/2019

Devil’s Urn

5/13/2019

Pin-cushion Sunburst Lichen

5/11/2019

thick-spined jumping spider

5/8/2019

Wilson’s Warbler

5/5/2019

Palm Warbler

5/1/2019

water liverwort

5/1/2019

common liverwort


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