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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, West Unit
 
 

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
  common scorpionfly (Panorpa helena)

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
  Sharp-tailed Grouse

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 Bill Reynolds

Fungi and Lichens
 

Orange-gilled Waxy Cap

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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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, East Unit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

What’s New

 
Recent Uploads
   

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of Western Meadowlark 4/22/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 2 photos of Red-tailed Hawk 4/20/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of Red-tailed Hawk 4/18/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 2 photos of Rough-legged Hawk 4/18/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of Bald Eagle 4/16/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of Rough-legged Hawk 4/15/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of Sandhill Crane 4/14/2018.

Mike Smith uploaded 1 photo of Great Gray Owl 4/12/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of Sandhill Crane 4/12/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of Bald Eagle 4/12/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of Wild Turkey 4/12/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 3 photos of Rough-legged Hawk 4/12/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of Trumpeter Swan 4/4/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of Trumpeter Swan 4/2/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of Canada Goose 4/2/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of Bald Eagle 4/2/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of Canada Goose and Trumpeter Swan 4/1/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 2 photos of sugar maple 3/25/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of Trumpeter Swan 3/25/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of milkweed tussock moth 3/25/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of smooth sumac 3/24/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of Frenchman’s Bluff SNA 3/24/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of Frenchman’s Bluff SNA 3/17/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of a Blackburnian Warbler and a Magnolia Warbler 3/12/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of monarch 3/12/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of Eurasian Collared-Dove 3/11/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of Wild Turkey 3/11/2018.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 2 photos of Sharp-tailed Grouse 3/10/2018.

Rough-legged Hawk

Sandhill Crane

Wild Turkey

Bald Eagle

sugar maple

Frenchman’s Bluff SNA

Sharp-tailed Grouse

   

New Pages
4/22/2018

marsh bellflower (var. aparinoides)

4/20/2018

marsh bellflower

4/19/2018

one-flowered pyrola

4/15/2018

longbract frog orchid

4/12/2018

Pst (Pseudomonas syringae pv. tagetis)

4/4/2018

common scorpionfly (Panorpa helena)

4/3/2018

Dry Sand WMA

3/31/2018

Orange-gilled Waxy Cap

3/30/2018

crimson erineum mite

3/29/2018

honeysuckle aphid

3/26/2018

Hole-in-Mountain WMA

3/23/2018

Blackburnian Warbler

3/10/2018

river jewelwing

3/8/2018

False Morel

3/8/2018

Blaine Wetland Sanctuary


Coming Soon

marsh bellflower (var. grandiflora)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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