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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
  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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1,721
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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.

 

Savage Fen SNA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

What’s New

 
Recent Uploads
   

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of polished lady beetle 8/21/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of margined calligrapher 7/23/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of tufted globetail 7/23/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of hoverfly (Xylota spp.) 7/23/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 2 photos of soldier fly (Stratiomys adelpha or discalis) 7/23/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of American hover fly 7/23/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of transverse flower fly 7/23/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of dance fly (Rhamphomyia spp.) 7/23/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of soldier fly (Stratiomys norma) 7/23/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of hoverfly (Chrysotoxum spp.) 7/23/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 3 photos of Eastern Speckled Shield Lichen 2/12/2019.

Luciearl uploaded 1 photo of Purple Finch 2/12/2019.

Laurie Wachholz uploaded 1 photo of Purple Finch 2/11/2019.

Laurie Wachholz uploaded 1 photo of Lapland Longspur 2/11/2019.

Laurie Wachholz uploaded 1 photo of Evening Grosbeak 2/11/2019.

Laurie Wachholz uploaded 1 photo of Blue-headed Vireo 2/11/2019.

Laurie Wachholz uploaded 1 photo of Blackpoll Warbler 2/11/2019.

Laurie Wachholz uploaded 1 photo of Brown Creeper 2/11/2019.

Laurie Wachholz uploaded 1 photo of Cedar Waxwing 2/9/2019.

Laurie Wachholz uploaded 1 photo of Dark-eyed Junco 2/9/2019.

Laurie Wachholz uploaded 1 photo of Northern Shrike 2/9/2019.

Laurie Wachholz uploaded 1 photo of Pine Grosbeak 2/9/2019.

Laurie Wachholz uploaded 1 photo of Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2/9/2019.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 3 photos of bare-bellied falsehorn 7/23/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 3 photos of swift feather-legged fly 8/16/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 4 photos of grasshopper bee fly 7/28/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of hoverfly (Pipiza sp.) 7/23/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 2 photos of hoverfly (Chalcosyrphus chalybeus) 7/23/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of wood soldier fly (Xylomya terminalis) 7/23/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 2 photos of common eastern physocephala 7/23/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of golden dung fly 7/21/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of tachinid fly (Cylindromyia interrupta) 7/21/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of signal fly (Rivellia colei) 7/21/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 2 photos of twice-stabbed stink bug 2/2/2019.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of four-lined plant bug 2/2/2019.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of wood soldier fly (Xylomya terminalis) 7/21/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of common snipe fly 7/19/2018.

tufted globetail

soldier fly (Stratiomys adelpha or discalis)

soldier fly (Stratiomys norma)

Purple Finch

Evening Grosbeak

Northern Shrike

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

grasshopper bee fly

hoverfly (Chalcosyrphus chalybeus)

golden dung fly (Scathophaga stercoraria)

twice-stabbed stink bug

 

   

New Pages
3/19/2018

Choke Disease of Grasses

3/8/2019

Rust of Prickly Ash

3/7/2018

Oak Leaf Blister

3/5/2018

twirler moth (Scrobipalpula manierreorum)

3/5/2018

aster leafminer

3/5/2018

Purple Bordered Leaf Spot

3/3/2019

polished lady beetle

2/26/2019

tufted globetail

2/23/2019

hoverfly (Xylota spp.)

2/22/2019

soldier fly (Stratiomys adelpha or discalis)

2/21/2019

American hover fly

2/18/2019

transverse flower fly

2/17/2019

dance fly (Rhamphomyia spp.)

2/17/2019

soldier fly (Stratiomys norma)

2/16/2019

hoverfly (Chrysotoxum spp.)

2/15/2019

Eastern Speckled Shield Lichen

2/14/2019

Caribou Falls State Wayside

2/13/2019

Purple Finch

2/13/2019

Lapland Longspur

2/12/2019

Evening Grosbeak

2/12/2019

Blue-headed Vireo

2/11/2019

Blackpoll Warbler

2/11/2019

podzol mound ant

2/10/2019

bare-bellied falsehorn

2/9/2019

swift feather-legged fly

2/7/2019

grasshopper bee fly

2/5/2019

golden dung fly

2/4/2019

tachinid fly (Cylindromyia interrupta)

2/3/2019

signal fly (Rivellia colei)

2/1/2019

common snipe fly

2/1/2019

millipede (Cylindroiulus spp.)


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