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
  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
  band-winged meadowhawk

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 Kari Miller

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
   

Alfredo Colon uploaded 2 photos of large crane fly (Family Tipulidae) 8/26/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 3 photos of Canada anemone 7/16/2019.

Norm & Peg Dibble uploaded 1 photo of northern raccoon 7/16/2019.

Norm & Peg Dibble uploaded 1 photo of American mink 7/16/2019.

Norm & Peg Dibble uploaded 1 photo of Cedar Waxwing 7/16/2019.

Norm & Peg Dibble uploaded 1 photo of American Goldfinch 7/16/2019.

Norm & Peg Dibble uploaded 1 photo of Eastern Bluebird 7/16/2019.

Norm & Peg Dibble uploaded 1 photo of Mallard 7/16/2019.

Cynthia Schroeder uploaded 2 photos of European skipper 7/16/2019.

Gerry Garcia uploaded 1 photo of ebony jewelwing 7/16/2019.

Gerry Garcia uploaded 1 photo of red admiral 7/16/2019.

Gerry Garcia uploaded 1 photo and 1 video of northern raccoon 7/16/2019.

Ms. Perkins uploaded 2 photos of Devil’s Stinkhorn 7/16/2019.

Norm & Peg Dibble uploaded 1 photo of bald-faced hornet 7/15/2019.

Norm & Peg Dibble uploaded 1 photo of eastern tiger swallowtail 7/15/2019.

Norm & Peg Dibble uploaded 3 photos of monarch 7/15/2019.

Kari Miller uploaded 1 photo of band-winged meadowhawk 7/16/2019.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 2 photos of wood frog 7/15/2019.

Laurén D. uploaded 2 photos of red-spotted purple 7/15/2019.

Richard Smaby uploaded 1 photo of red admiral 7/15/2019.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 2 photos and 1 video of Turkey Vulture 7/14/2019.

Jason Durnen uploaded 1 photo of northern water snake 7/13/2019.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 10 photos of ferruginous tiger crane fly 8/26/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of band-winged crane fly 8/26/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of crane fly (Tipulomorpha) 8/26/2018.

Roger uploaded 1 photo of a Gray Catbird nest 7/12/2019.

Paula uploaded 1 photo of red milkweed beetle 7/11/2019.

Robb uploaded 1 photo of green frog 7/10/2019.

C Wysocki uploaded 1 photo of red-banded leafhopper 7/10/2019.

Norm & Peg Dibble uploaded 1 photo of American Goldfinch 7/10/2019.

Norm & Peg Dibble uploaded 1 photo of Barred Owl 7/10/2019.

Norm & Peg Dibble uploaded 1 photo of Cooper’s Hawk 7/10/2019.

Norm & Peg Dibble uploaded 1 photo of Indigo Bunting 7/10/2019.

Norm & Peg Dibble uploaded 2 photod of plains garter snake 7/10/2019.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 3 photos of clearwing moth (Carmenta ithacae) 8/31/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 2 photos of clearwing moth (Carmenta ithacae) 6/23/2018.

James Folden uploaded 2 photos of buffalobur nightshade 7/9/2019.

Gerry Garcia uploaded 1 photo of butterfly weed 7/9/2019.

Gerry Garcia uploaded 1 photo and 1 video of Song Sparrow 7/9/2019.

Peg Dibble uploaded 1 photo of Pileated Woodpecker 7/9/2019.

Elizabeth A uploaded 1 photo of cecropia moth 7/8/2019.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of yarrow plume moth 8/31/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of Virginia ctenucha 8/31/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 3 photos of nomad bee (Nomada sp.) 8/28/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 4 photos of ursine spurleg lady beetle 8/20/2018.

Jeremy W. uploaded 1 photo of northern catalpa 7/7/2019.

Gerry Garcia uploaded 1 photo of twelve-spotted skimmer 7/7/2019.

Luciearl uploaded 2 photos of tall thimbleweed (var. alba) 7/7/2019.

Colin Warren uploaded 1 photo of hummingbird clearwing 7/6/2019.

Norm & Peg Dibble uploaded 1 photo of black horse fly 7/5/2019.

Norm & Peg Dibble uploaded 1 photo of bald-faced hornet 7/5/2019.

Norm & Peg Dibble uploaded 1 photo of common green darner 7/5/2019.

Norm & Peg Dibble uploaded 1 photo of eastern tiger swallowtail 7/5/2019.

Norm & Peg Dibble uploaded 1 photo of giant swallowtail 7/5/2019.

Norm & Peg Dibble uploaded 1 photo of hummingbird clearwing 7/5/2019.

Norm & Peg Dibble uploaded 2 photos of painted lady 7/5/2019.

Norm & Peg Dibble uploaded 1 photo of American White Pelican 7/5/2019.

Norm & Peg Dibble uploaded 1 photo of Eastern Phoebe 7/5/2019.

Norm & Peg Dibble uploaded 1 photo of Green Heron 7/5/2019.

Norm & Peg Dibble uploaded 1 photo of House Wren 7/5/2019.

Norm & Peg Dibble uploaded 1 photo of Mallard 7/5/2019.

Norm & Peg Dibble uploaded 2 photos of Red-tailed Hawk 7/5/2019.

Norm & Peg Dibble uploaded 1 photo of American red squirrel 7/5/2019.

Norm & Peg Dibble uploaded 1 photo of northern raccoon 7/5/2019.

Norm & Peg Dibble uploaded 3 photos of red fox 7/5/2019.

Norm & Peg Dibble uploaded 1 photo of thirteen-lined ground squirrel 7/5/2019.

Leah Starks uploaded 1 video of white-marked tussock moth 7/5/2019.

Leah Starks uploaded 1 video of common whitetail 7/5/2019.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of tumbling flower beetle (Mordellina pustulata) 8/20/2018.

Amy E. uploaded 1 photo of cecropia moth 7/4/2019.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of plant bug (Metriorrhynchomiris dislocatus) 8/20/2018.

Gerry Garcia uploaded 1 photo of Common Loon 7/3/2019.

Norm & Peg Dibble uploaded 2 photos of cecropia moth 7/2/2019.

Jeff Johnson uploaded 1 photo of polyphemus moth 7/1/2019.

Beth Siverhus uploaded 2 photos of pipevine swallowtail 7/1/2019.

Anne Kane uploaded 1 photo of cecropia moth 7/1/2019.

Leigh49 uploaded 1 photo of white-lined sphinx 7/1/2019.

Rachel uploaded 1 photo of cecropia moth 7/1/2019.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 2 photos of black damsel bug 8/20/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 1 photo of wheat 6/30/2019.

Shawna Stuber uploaded 3 photos of cecropia moth 6/30/2019.

Luciearl uploaded 1 photo of yellow-collared scape moth 6/30/2019.

Luciearl uploaded 1 field pennycress photo of 6/30/2019.

Luciearl uploaded 1 photo of desert false indigo 6/30/2019.

Cuckoo Wasp uploaded 2 photos of metallic bluish-green cuckoo wasp 6/29/2019.

Jaimee uploaded 2 photos of cecropia moth 6/29/2019.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 2 photos of wasp mantidfly 6/28/2019.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 2 photos of ant-like longhorn beetle 6/28/2019.

Leah Starks uploaded 1 video of painted turtle 6/28/2019.

Leah Starks uploaded 1 video of polyphemus moth 6/28/2019.

Heather D. uploaded 2 photos of cecropia moth 6/28/2019.

Bonnie Harper-Lore uploaded 2 photos of nessus sphinx 6/26/2019.

Jim uploaded 1 photo of polyphemus moth 6/26/2019.

Valerie Torgerson uploaded 2 photos of cecropia moth 6/26/2019.

Christine Gerjets uploaded 1 photo of polyphemus moth 6/26/2019.

Sara Emmerich uploaded 6 photos of cecropia moth 6/25/2019.

LaVonne Redding uploaded 1 photo of cecropia moth 6/25/2019.

Luciearl uploaded 1 photo of American hog peanut 6/24/2019.

Lynn Rubey uploaded 1 photo of Great Blue Heron 6/24/2019.

Lynn Rubey uploaded 4 photos of Franklin’s ground squirrel 6/24/2019.

Marilyn Juhl uploaded 1 photo of cecropia moth 6/24/2019.

Grace and Molly Jacobs uploaded 1 photo of cecropia moth 6/24/2019.

Becky DLC uploaded 1 photo of cecropia moth 6/24/2019.

JBalonis uploaded 1 photo of cecropia moth 6/24/2019.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of leaf beetle (Ophraella conferta) 8/20/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of soldier beetle (Trypherus frisoni) 8/20/2018.

Pete Schultz uploaded 1 photo of gray fox 6/23/2019.

Lynn Rubey uploaded 3 photos of Franklin’s ground squirrel 6/22/2019.

Lynn Rubey uploaded 2 photos of Mallard 6/22/2019.

Lynn Rubey uploaded 1 photo of Northern Shoveler 6/22/2019.

Lynn Rubey uploaded 1 photo of brittle prickly pear 6/22/2019.

LMG uploaded 1 photo of rodent bot fly (Cuterebra sp.) 6/22/2019.

Lucy M uploaded 1 photo of Virginian tiger moth 6/21/2019.

Luciearl uploaded 1 photo of cream pea 6/20/2019.

Luciearl uploaded 1 photo of velvet mite (Superfamily Trombidioidea) 6/20/2019.

Jesse Owens uploaded 2 photos of polyphemus moth 6/20/2019.

Corryn T uploaded 1 photo of cecropia moth 6/20/2019.

Lynn Rubey uploaded 2 photos of Common Yellowthroat 6/19/2019.

Lynn Rubey uploaded 1 photo of Great Egret 6/19/2019.

Lynn Rubey uploaded 2 photos of Green Heron 6/19/2019.

Lynn Rubey uploaded 1 photo of Mallard 6/19/2019.

Lynn Rubey uploaded 1 photo of eastern fox squirrel 6/19/2019.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 3 photos of smooth rose 6/19/2019.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 2 photos of Eastern Phoebe 6/18/2019.

Ashley Hesse uploaded 2 photos of ebony jewelwing 6/17/2019.

Kelsey uploaded 1 photo of water liverwort 6/17/2019.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 2 photos of Black-billed Cuckoo 6/17/2019.

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.

Canada anemone

northern raccoon

band-winged meadowhawk

wood frog

northern water snake

ferruginous tiger crane fly

Gray Catbird

Barred Owl

butterfly weed

nomad bee (Nomada sp.)

ursine spurleg lady beetle

twelve-spotted skimmer

tall thimbleweed (var. alba)

bald-faced hornet

eastern tiger swallowtail

giant swallowtail

Red-tailed Hawk

red fox

cecropia moth

pipevine swallowtail

white-lined sphinx

field pennycress

ant-like longhorn beetle

American hog peanut

nessus sphinx

cecropia moth

rodent bot fly (Cuterebra sp.)

cecropia moth

leaf beetle (Ophraella conferta)

gray fox

Mallard

velvet mite (Superfamily Trombidioidea)

Green Heron

smooth rose

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

   

New Pages
7/18/2019

large crane fly (Tipulidae)

7/13/2019

ferruginous tiger crane fly

7/10/2019

clearwing moth (Carmenta ithacae)

7/9/2019

yellow-collared scape moth

7/8/2019

ursine spurleg lady beetle

7/7/2019

black horse fly

7/6/2019

white-marked tussock moth

7/5/2019

tumbling flower beetle (Mordellina pustulata)

7/4/2019

cereal rye

7/4/2019

plant bug (Metriorrhynchomiris dislocatus)

7/2/2019

wasp mantidfly

7/2/2019

Minnesota Mantids
7/1/2019

black damsel bug

6/30/2019

ant-like longhorn beetle

6/28/2019

midwestern salmonfly

6/28/2019

Minnesota Stoneflies

6/27/2019

Franklin’s ground squirrel

6/25/2019

rodent bot fly (Cuterebra sp.)

6/24/2019

leaf beetle (Ophraella conferta)

6/24/2019

cream pea

6/20/2019

velvet mite (Superfamily Trombidioidea)

6/18/2019

Black-billed Cuckoo

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)


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