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.

  River Warren Outcrops SNA
 
 

Species


Plants
  small white lady’s slipper

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
  brown-belted bumble bee

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 Christa Rittberg

Wildlife
  Eurasian Collared-Dove

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 Richard Thrasher

Fungi and Lichens
 

Chicken of the Woods

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 Art

 

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.

 

Crystal Spring SNA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

What’s New

 
Recent Uploads
   

Kathy Ross uploaded 2 photos of Blue Jay 6/28/2017.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 3 photos of softhair marbleseed 6/27/2017.

Joan Rock uploaded 1 photo of Baltimore Oriole 6/26/2017.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 3 photos of tall thimbleweed 6/25/2017.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 1 photo of prairie spiderwort 6/25/2017.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 1 photo of slender beardtongue 6/25/2017.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 4 photos of candle anemone 6/25/2017.

Richard Thrasher uploaded 2 photos of Baltimore Oriole 6/21/2017.

Richard Thrasher uploaded 1 photo of Northern Cardinal 6/21/2017.

Richard Thrasher uploaded 2 photos of Eurasian Collared-Dove 6/19/2017.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 1 photo of leadplant 6/19/2017.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 1 photo of sheep grazing at Pilot Knob 6/19/2017.

Christa Rittberg uploaded 2 photos of brown-belted bumble bee 6/17/2017.

Randy uploaded 2 photos of smooth sumac 6/18/2017.

Randy uploaded 3 photos of bur oak (var. macrocarpa) 6/18/2017.

Randy uploaded 6 photos of sugar maple 6/18/2017.

Randy uploaded 1 photo of American elm 6/18/2017.

Randy uploaded 2 photos of boxelder (var. negundo) 6/18/2017.

Randy uploaded 1 photo of northern catalpa 6/18/2017.

Jane Johnsen uploaded 2 photos of common snapping turtle 6/18/2017.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Downy Woodpecker 6/18/2017.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of Joy Park 6/18/2017.

Wayne Rasmussen uploaded 1 photo of eastern amberwing 6/18/2017.

Christa Rittberg uploaded 2 photos of American black bear 6/17/2017.

Christa Rittberg uploaded 2 photos of coyote 6/17/2017.

Christa Rittberg uploaded 1 photo of moose 6/17/2017.

Christa Rittberg uploaded 3 photos of muskrat 6/17/2017.

Christa Rittberg uploaded 3 photos of northern raccoon 6/17/2017.

Christa Rittberg uploaded 2 photos of northern river otter 6/17/2017.

Christa Rittberg uploaded 2 photos of thirteen-lined ground squirrel 6/17/2017.

Christa Rittberg uploaded 4 photos of whitetail deer 6/17/2017.

Christa Rittberg uploaded 2 photos of woodchuck 6/17/2017.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 1 photo of horse fly 6/17/2017.

Christa Rittberg uploaded 2 photos of American Coot 6/17/2017.

Christa Rittberg uploaded 2 photos of American White Pelican 6/17/2017.

Christa Rittberg uploaded 1 photo of Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 6/17/2017.

Christa Rittberg uploaded 3 photos of Common Loon 6/17/2017.

Christa Rittberg uploaded 1 photo of Golden Eagle 6/17/2017.

Christa Rittberg uploaded 2 photos of Killdeer 6/17/2017.

Christa Rittberg uploaded 2 photos of Osprey 6/17/2017.

Christa Rittberg uploaded 2 photos of Turkey Vulture 6/17/2017.

Christa Rittberg uploaded 1 photo of Trumpeter Swan 6/16/2017.

Todd Jacobson uploaded 1 photo of cecropia moth 6/16/2017.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 1 photo of prairie spiderwort 6/13/2017.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 1 photo of Canada anemone 6/13/2017.

Adele Dahm uploaded 1 photo of cecropia moth 6/12/2017.

Lakselus uploaded 1 photo of Hairy Woodpecker 6/11/2017.

Lucy Senstad uploaded 2 photos of eastern tiger swallowtail 6/10/2017.

Christa Rittberg uploaded 2 photos of American dog tick 6/9/2017.

Christa Rittberg uploaded 1 photo of green frog 6/9/2017.

Christa Rittberg uploaded 1 photo of gopher snake 6/9/2017.

Christa Rittberg uploaded 1 photo of Green Heron 6/9/2017.

Christa Rittberg uploaded 1 photo of American Bittern 6/9/2017.

Christa Rittberg uploaded 3 photos of eastern hognose snake 6/9/2017.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 4 photos of redbelly snake 6/9/2017.

Randy uploaded 2 photos of Kentucky coffee tree 6/7/2017.

Randy uploaded 2 photos of gray treefrog on bald cypress 6/7/2017.

Melody Lackner uploaded 1 photo of Indigo Bunting 6/6/2017.

Andrea Oxton uploaded 1 photo of eastern tiger swallowtail 6/5/2017.

Melody uploaded 1 photo of cecropia moth 6/5/2017.

Aaron uploaded 2 photos of nursery web spider 6/4/2017.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 2 photos of Lilydale Regional Park 6/4/2017.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 2 photos of southern blue flag 6/4/2017.

Gerrene uploaded 3 photos of American White Pelican 6/3/2017.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 2 photos of kidney-leaved buttercup 5/31/2017.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 2 photos of Canada anemone 5/31/2017.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 1 photo of eastern tent caterpillar 5/31/2017.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 3 photos of Lebanon Hills Regional Park 5/30/2017.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 2 photos of common snapping turtle 5/30/2017.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 2 photos of bracted spiderwort 5/30/2017.

Barbara Dodge uploaded 1 photo of Canada anemone 5/30/2017.

Barbara Dodge uploaded 1 photo of red mulberry 5/30/2017.

Barbara Dodge uploaded 2 photos of common buckthorn 5/29/2017.

Art uploaded 2 photos of Chicken of the Woods 5/29/2017.

Randy uploaded 1 photo of eastern cottonwood 5/28/2017.

Randy uploaded 3 photos of eastern cottonwood 5/26/2017.

Randy uploaded 1 photo of American basswood 5/26/2017.

Joan Rock uploaded 4 photos of Mourning Dove 5/25/2017.

Joan Rock uploaded 1 photo of Red-headed Woodpecker 5/24/2017.

Randy uploaded 1 photo of eastern cottonwood 5/23/2017.

Randy uploaded 1 photo of hawthorn 5/23/2017.

Randy uploaded 1 photo of American basswood 5/23/2017.

Steve B uploaded 2 photos of Dryad’s Saddle 5/22/2017.

Richard Thrasher uploaded 2 photos of Brown Thrasher 5/21/2017.

Mike Berg uploaded 1 photo of Pileated Woodpecker 5/19/2017.

JPar uploaded 1 photo of Red-headed Woodpecker 5/18/2017.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 2 photos of sigmoid prominent 5/17/2017.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 2 photos of plains pocket gopher 5/17/2017.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 3 photos of Gabled False Morel 5/12/2017.

John Shier uploaded 1 photo of painted turtle 5/12/2017.

Phil Voxland uploaded 1 photo of Small Stagshorn 5/9/2017.

Kim Harcey uploaded 9 photos and 3 videos of Yellow-rumped Warbler 5/9/2017.

Kim Harcey uploaded 1 photo of Black-capped Chickadee 5/9/2017.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 1 photo of a rare leucistic Dark-eyed Junco 5/8/2017.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 1 photo of Red-breasted Nuthatch 5/8/2017.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 1 photo of Sandhill Crane 5/8/2017.

david uploaded 2 photos of Snow Morel 5/7/2017.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 12 photos of Lilydale Regional Park 4/23/2017.

Elizabeth Daughton uploaded 1 photo of Green-winged Teal 4/8/2017.

Elizabeth Daughton uploaded 1 photo of Hooded Merganser 4/3/2017.

Elizabeth Daughton uploaded 1 photo of Great Egret 4/3/2017.

Trisha uploaded 9 photos of Bald Eagle 3/15/2017.

Baltimore Oriole Nest

tall thimbleweed

Baltimore Oriole Nest

Eurasian Collared-Dove

brown-belted bumble bee

smooth sumac

Joy Park

American black bear

coyote

northern raccoon

thirteen-lined ground squirrel

Golden Eagle

Trumpeter Swan

cecropia moth

cecropia moth

green frog

Green Heron

eastern hognose snake

southern blue flag

Canada anemone

common snapping turtle

red mulberry

Chicken of the Woods

Red-headed Woodpecker

Brown Thrasher

Gabled False Morel

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Dark-eyed Junco

Hooded Merganser

   

New Pages
6/26/2017

Eurasian Collared-Dove

6/26/2017

brown-belted bumble bee

6/18/2017

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

6/18/2017

horse fly

6/8/2017

bald cypress

6/6/2017

Glacial Lakes

5/31/2017

Crystal Spring SNA

5/24/2017

eastern cottonwood

5/24/2017

hawthorn

5/22/2017

Magnolia Warbler

5/18/2017

sigmoid prominent

5/15/2017

Gabled False Morel

5/15/2017

Small Stagshorn
5/13/2017

Hairy Bracket

5/9/2017

Snow Morel

3/7/2017

Pelan Prairie

3/6/2017

Belgium Prairie

3/5/2017

River Warren Outcrops SNA

3/5/2017

Swamp Sparrow

3/3/2017

Terrace Oaks West

3/2/2017

Spring Lake Regional Park


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