Minnesota Seasons

           

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
  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
  Horned Grebe

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 Laurie Wachholz

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.

     

 

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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Vernal Season

 

The hibernal ecological season corresponds to the winter calendar season. In our area it is characterized by cold temperatures, a usually snow-covered landscape, and an absence of migratory bird species. Deciduous trees are bare and fallen leaves begin to decay. Migrating birds have settled in winter habitats. In Minnesota the hibernal season usually begins about December 1 and lasts until about March 1.

 

Tamarack Nature Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

What’s New

 
Recent Uploads
   

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of common sawfly (Macrophya trisyllaba) 6/21/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of red-banded leafhopper 6/21/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of red running crab spider 6/21/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of dusky stink bug 6/21/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of bee-like robber fly (Laphria index) 6/13/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of bumble bee mimic robber fly (Laphria thoracica) 6/14/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of oblong running spider 6/21/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of common sawfly (Macrophya spp.) 6/21/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 2 photos of wild carrot wasp 6/20/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 2 photos of nomad bee (Nomada sp.) 6/20/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of spined assassin bug 6/20/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of damsel bug (Nabis roseipennis) 6/20/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 2 photos of Whitewash Lichen 11/19/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of brilliant jumping spider 6/20/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 6 photos of King Alfred’s Cakes 11/18/2018.

Thomas Metzenthin uploaded 1 photo of rough-fruit amaranth 11/16/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 2 photos of King Alfred’s Cakes 9/26/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 5 photos of blister beetle (Nemognatha sp.) 6/19/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 1 photo of Common Antler Lichen 11/16/2018.

Ginger Halverson uploaded 2 photos of Common Bird’s Nest 11/15/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of yarrow plume moth 6/20/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of downy leatherwing 6/19/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of flower longhorn beetle (Charisalia americana) 6/19/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 1 photo of wasp nest slime mold 11/10/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 2 photos of flower longhorn beetle (Analeptura lineola) 6/19/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of crane fly (Tipulomorpha) 6/16/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 2 photos of wintergreen 11/8/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of flea beetle (Disonycha uniguttata) 6/19/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of dogwood twig borer 6/19/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of swamp milkweed leaf beetle 11/7/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of clay-colored leaf beetle 6/19/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of swamp milkweed leaf beetle 6/19/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of bee-like robber fly (Laphria sp.) 6/14/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of soldier beetle (Podabrus rugosulus) 6/17/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of meadow plant bug 6/17/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 2 photos of band-winged crane fly 6/16/2018.

Ginger Halverson uploaded 2 photos of Velvet Foot 11/5/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of hoverfly (Chalcosyrphus chalybeus) 6/15/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 2 photos of orange-horned hammertail 6/15/2018.

Laurie Wachholz uploaded 1 photo of Horned Grebe 11/3/2018.

Laurie Wachholz uploaded 1 photo of Clay-colored Sparrow 11/3/2018.

Laurie Wachholz uploaded 1 photo of Great Gray Owl 11/3/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of bee-like robber fly (Laphria sp.) 7/19/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of bee-like robber fly (Laphria sp.) 6/13/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 1 photo of Devil’s Stinkhorn 11/2/2018.

red running crab spider

dusky stink bug

bee-like robber fly (Laphria index)

bumble bee mimic robber fly (Laphria thoracica)

common sawfly (Macrophya sp.)

King Alfred’s Cakes

Common Bird’s Nest

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downy leatherwing

wintergreen

swamp milkweed leaf beetle

swamp milkweed leaf beetle

soldier beetle (Podabrus rugosulus)

band-winged crane fly

Horned Grebe

   

New Pages
12/9/2018

red-banded leafhopper

12/7/2018

red running crab spider

12/4/2018

dusky stink bug

12/3/2018

bee-like robber fly (Laphria index)

12/1/2018

bumble bee mimic robber fly (Laphria thoracica)

11/30/2018

oblong running spider

11/29/2018

common sawfly (Macrophya spp.)

11/28/2018

wild carrot wasp

11/27/2018

Chicken Fat Mushroom

11/26/2018

spined assassin bug

11/25/2018

damsel bug (Nabis roseipennis)

11/24/2018

Whitewash Lichen

11/23/2018

rough-fruit amaranth

11/21/2018

brilliant jumping spider
11/20/2018

King Alfred’s Cakes

11/19/2018

Common Bird’s Nest

11/19/2018

blister beetle (Nemognatha spp.)

11/18/2018

Common Antler Lichen

11/17/2018

yarrow plume moth

11/16/2018

artichoke plume moth

11/15/2018

downy leatherwing

11/13/2018

flower longhorn beetle (Charisalia americana)

11/12/2018

wasp nest slime mold

11/10/2018

flower longhorn beetle (Analeptura lineola)

11/9/2018

wintergreen

11/8/2018

flea beetle (Disonycha uniguttata)

11/7/2018

soldier beetle (Podabrus rugosulus)

11/6/2018

band-winged crane fly

11/5/2018

hoverfly (Chalcosyrphus chalybeus)

11/4/2018

orange-horned hammertail

11/3/2018

bee-like robber fly (Laphria spp.)

11/2/2018

Common Puffball

11/1/2018

hispine leaf beetle (Sumitrosis inaequalis)


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