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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.

  Woodland Trails Park
 
 

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
  sigmoid prominent

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 Bill Reynolds

Wildlife
  Mourning 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 Joan Rock

Fungi and Lichens
 

Dryad’s Saddle

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 Steve B

 

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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Vernal Season

 

The vernal season, also called spring, is the season when visible signs of life return to the landscape after a desolate hibernal (winter) and a mostly barren prevernal (pre-spring) season. Tree buds burst into leaves. Birds establish territories and begin mating and nesting. In Minnesota, the vernal season usually begins about May 1 and ends about June 15.

 

Mississippi River County Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

What’s New

 
Recent Uploads
   

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.

Red-headed Woodpecker

Brown Thrasher

Gabled False Morel

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Dark-eyed Junco

Hooded Merganser

   

New Pages
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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