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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.

  Tamarack Nature Center
 
 

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.

     

 

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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 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.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 4 photos of podzol mound ant 1/29/2019.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of millipede (Cylindroiulus sp.) 6/18/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of millipede (Cylindroiulus caeruleocinctus) 7/29/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of millipede (Cylindroiulus caeruleocinctus) 6/18/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of honeycomb coral slime mold 7/29/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of flower longhorn beetle (Gaurotes cyanipennis) 7/17/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of treehopper (Atymna spp.) 7/17/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of bumble bee mimic robber fly (Laphria thoracica) 7/19/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of red raspberry slime mold 7/29/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 2 photos of oblong running spider 8/12/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of large rove beetle (Belonuchus rufipennis) 8/27/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of meadow plant bug 7/17/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of plant bug (Neurocolpus jessiae) 7/17/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of clouded plant bug 7/17/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of leafhopper (Agalliopsis ancistra) 7/17/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of saddleback leafhopper 7/17/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of leafhopper (Scaphytopius sp.) 1/20/2019.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of leafhopper (Scaphytopius sp.) 7/17/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of dogwood twig borer 7/17/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of red-banded leafhopper 7/17/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of flea beetle (Disonycha uniguttata) 7/17/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of plant bugs (Family Miridae) 7/15/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of two-lined leatherwing 7/15/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of thistle tortoise beetle 7/15/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 2 photos of cuckoo wasp (Elampus spp.) 7/9/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of Red-breasted Nuthatch 1/14/2019.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of gray field slug 6/18/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of anchor stink bug 7/13/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of thistle tortoise beetle 7/12/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of somewhat silky mound ant 7/9/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of orange-banded arion 6/18/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 1 photo of Star Rosette Lichen 1/7/2019.

Luciearl uploaded 1 photo of Elegant Sunburst Lichen 1/7/2019.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of European earwig 7/12/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of clavate tortoise beetle 7/12/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of large rove beetle (Belonuchus rufipennis) 7/15/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of common green lacewing 7/15/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of six-spotted tiger beetle 7/13/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 2 photos of Colorado potato beetle 7/12/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 8 photos of ants (Family Formicidae) 7/9/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of turfgrass ant 7/9/2018.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 2 photos of Ring-necked Pheasant 1/2/2019.

Luciearl uploaded 1 photo of Gilled Polypore 1/1/2019.

Lynn Rubey uploaded 1 photo of Ring-necked Pheasant 1/1/2019.

Lynn Rubey uploaded 2 photos of Eastern Screech Owl 1/1/2019.

Lynn Rubey uploaded 1 photo of whitetail deer 1/1/2019.

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

wood soldier fly (Xylomya terminalis)

common snipe fly

honeycomb coral slime mold

red raspberry slime mold

oblong running spider

clouded plant bug

leafhopper (Scaphytopius sp.)

flea beetle (Disonycha uniguttata)

cuckoo_wasp_(Elampus_sp)

Red-breasted Nuthatch

anchor stink bug

somewhat silky mound ant

Elegant Sunburst Lichen

Eastern Screech Owl

   

New Pages
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.)

1/31/2019

millipede (Cylindroiulus caeruleocinctus)

1/31/2019

Minnesota Centipedes and Millipedes
1/30/2019

honeycomb coral slime mold

1/29/2019

flower longhorn beetle (Gaurotes cyanipennis)

1/28/2019

treehopper (Atymna spp.)

1/26/2019

plant bug (Neurocolpus jessiae)

1/25/2019

leafhopper (Agalliopsis ancistra)
1/23/2019

saddleback leafhopper

1/21/2019

leafhopper (Scaphytopius spp.)
1/20/2019

blueberry leafhopper

1/18/2019

plant bugs (Family Miridae)

1/17/2019

two-lined leatherwing

1/16/2019

cuckoo wasp (Elampus spp.)

1/16/2019

gray field slug

1/14/2019

anchor stink bug

1/12/2019

thistle tortoise beetle

1/11/2019

somewhat silky mound ant

1/10/2019

orange-banded arion

1/10/2019

Minnesota Snails and Slugs

1/8/2019

European earwig

1/8/2019

Earwigs (Order Dermaptera)

1/7/2019

clavate tortoise beetle

1/5/2019

ants (Family Formicidae)

1/5/2019

turfgrass ant

1/4/2019

Gilled Polypore

1/1/2019

common green lacewing

1/1/2019

Antlions, Owlflies, Lacewings, and Mantidflies


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