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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.

  Pembina Trail Preserve SNA, Pembina Trail Unit
 
 

Species


Plants
  blackberry lily

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.

    Photo by Alora

Insects and Arachnids
  black and yellow mud dauber

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
  Sora

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 Earl Bye

Fungi and Lichens
 

Crown-tipped Coral

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 Kirk Nelson

 

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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Serotinal Season

 

The serotinal ecological season corresponds roughly to the the second half of the summer calendar season. In Minnesota, the serotinal season usually begins about August 15 and ends about September 15. Deciduous leaves begin to change color. Young birds reach maturity and join other adult birds preparing for fall migration.

 

Sheepberry Fen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

What’s New

 
Recent Uploads
   

Pat uploaded 2 photos of spongy oak apple gall wasp 8/22/2017.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of American Redstart 8/21/2017.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 2 photos of tall bellflower 8/20/2017.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 2 photos of white snakeroot 8/20/2017.

Jon R. Samuelson uploaded 1 photo of five-lined skink 8/19/2017.

Tim Tupy uploaded 1 photo of Crown-tipped Coral 8/18/2017.

Carla Bergloff uploaded 1 photo of milk snake 8/18/2017.

Mike D uploaded 1 photo of Dekay's brown snake 8/15/2017.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 1 photo of Russula pulchra 8/14/2017.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 1 photo of Indianpipe 8/14/2017.

Jamie Waltzing uploaded 1 photo of fisher 8/14/2017.

SaraBug uploaded 1 photo of spongy oak apple gall wasp 8/13/2017.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 2 photos of sand-loving wasp (Tachytes distinctus) 8/12/2017.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 2 photos of multicolored Asian lady beetle 8/11/2017.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 2 photos of seven-spotted lady beetle 8/11/2017.

Alora uploaded 1 photo of blackberry lily 8/10/2017.

DeWaine Tollefsrud uploaded 1 photo of swamp milkweed leaf beetle 8/9/2017.

DeWaine Tollefsrud uploaded 1 photo of great black wasp 8/8/2017.

John Shier uploaded 1 photo of Peck’s skipper 8/5/2017.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 1 photo of painted lady 8/5/2017.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 2 photos of American carrion beetle 8/4/2017.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 3 photos of two-striped grasshopper 8/4/2017.

Kim Eastwood uploaded 1 photo of Pileated Woodpecker 8/2/2017.

CML uploaded 1 photo of eastern hognose snake 8/2/2017.

Randy uploaded 1 photo of swamp white oak 8/2/2017.

Randy uploaded 2 photos of American basswood 8/2/2017.

Sandy uploaded 1 photo of green stink bug 7/29/2017.

Chuck Bush uploaded 1 photo of Minnesota longhorn beetle 7/28/2017.

Jeff Schneider uploaded 1 photo of robber fly (Family Asilidae) 7/28/2017.

Randy uploaded 1 photo of Ohio buckeye 7/27/2017.

Michabud uploaded 2 photos of Canadian horseweed 7/22/2017.

Randy uploaded 3 photos of London planetree 7/27/2017.

Randy uploaded 1 photo of eastern hemlock 7/27/2017.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 4 photos of blister beetle (Epicauta sp.) 7/23/2017.

Randy uploaded 4 photos of butternut 7/24/2017.

Randy uploaded 2 photos of bur oak (var. macrocarpa) 7/24/2017.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 1 photo of jagged ambush bug 7/23/2017.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 1 photo of Henry’s Woods 7/26/2017.

Randy uploaded 2 photos of northern hackberry 7/22/2017.

Randy uploaded 1 photo of bald cypress 7/22/2017.

Randy uploaded 1 photo of bitternut hickory 7/22/2017.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 7 photos of Henry’s Woods 7/16/2017.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 1 photo of green immigrant leaf weevil 7/16/2017.

Tiffany Howell uploaded 1 photo of goldenrod crab spider 7/16/2017.

Michele Lloyd uploaded 1 photo of dark fishing spider 7/16/2017.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 1 photo of banded longhorn beetle 7/16/2017.

Randy uploaded 1 photo of London planetree 7/15/2017.

Randy uploaded 1 photo of black walnut 7/15/2017.

Earl Bye uploaded 1 photo of Sora 7/10/2017.

Courtney Walker uploaded 1 photo of elm sawfly 7/16/2017.

Earl Bye uploaded 1 photo of Golden-winged Warbler 7/10/2017.

Earl Bye uploaded 1 photo of Blue-winged Warbler 7/10/2017.

Earl Bye uploaded 1 photo of Grasshopper Sparrow 7/7/2017.

Wityman uploaded 1 photo of gray treefrog 7/2/2017.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 5 photos of European cranberrybush 7/2/2017.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 1 photo of Crown-tipped Coral 7/2/2017.

spongy oak apple gall wasp

five-lined skink

Dekay's brown snake

spongy oak apple gall wasp

great black wasp

Peck’s skipper

two-striped grasshopper

American basswood

London planetree

eastern hemlock

jagged ambush bug (americana)

dark fishing spider

Sora

Crown-tipped Coral

   

New Pages
8/15/2017

Twin Valley Prairie Addition

8/14/2017

Thorson Prairie WMA

8/13/2017

sand-loving wasp (Tachytes distinctus)

8/12/2017

water scavenger beetle
8/10/2017

swamp milkweed leaf beetle

8/9/2017

Dun skipper

8/8/2017

Mississippi River County Park

8/8/2017

darling underwing

8/6/2017

Peck’s skipper

8/5/2017

two-striped grasshopper

7/30/2017

Minnesota longhorn beetle

7/29/2017

Ohio buckeye

7/28/2017

blister beetle (Epicauta sp.)

7/27/2017

jagged ambush bug

7/22/2017

Henry’s Woods

7/22/2017

green immigrant leaf weevil
7/21/2017

banded longhorn beetle

7/21/2017

London planetree

7/21/2017

Sora

7/16/2017

Golden-winged Warbler

7/16/2017

Blue-winged Warbler

7/6/2017

marbled orbweaver

7/5/2017

Bumble bee mimic robber fly (Laphria sacrator)

7/4/2016

two-spotted bumble bee

7/4/2017

Crown-tipped Coral


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