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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.

  Anna Gronseth Prairie
 
 

Species Profiles


Plants

 

sterile sedge

Native, naturalized, invasive, or simply planted—any plant growing outside of cultivation in Minnesota.

More than 780 plant pages include photos, a description, a multi-sourced distribution map, and a list of sites where the plant has been sighted.

 


Insects and Arachnids

 

hackberry emperor

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
  eastern tiger salamander

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
  Wrinkled Peach

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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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.

 

Townsend Woods SNA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

What’s New

 
MinnesotaSeasons.com Redesign Completed
   

After almost nine months the redesign of MinnesotaSeasons.com was finally completed on October 10, 2014.

  • All species and destination pages are now tabbed, reducing page length and allowing the visitor to focus on their interest.
  • Thumbnail images have been replaced with much larger preview images.
  • Full size photos are now presented in a light box, not on a separate page.
  • A new Video tab has been added to every species and destination page. The embedded videos are from YouTube, from other sources, and from visitors to MinnesotaSeasons.com (you).
  • A slide show has been added to every destination page.
  • All species pages now include IUCN Conservation status and NatureServe Conservation status.
  • All plant pages also include wetland indicator status, if assigned; and weed status, if appropriate.
  • All species and destination pages include links to allow visitors (you) to upload photos, videos, species sightings, and observations.
  redesign

Recent Uploads
   

Rose W. uploaded 2 photos of Red Rock Prairie 6/25/2015.

John Shier uploaded 1 photo of hackberry emperor 6/25/2013.

Brian Johnson uploaded 1 photo of dark fishing spider 6/20/2013.

Kate Thomas uploaded 2 photos of Canadian honewort 6/19/2015.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 5 photos of Joseph A. Tauer Prairie SNA 5/31/2015.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 2 photos of hoary puccoon 5/31/2015.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 2 photos of prairie alumroot 5/31/2015.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 2 photos of Eastern Kingbird 5/26/2015.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 8 photos of Myre-Big Island State Park 5/25/2015.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 2 photos of American White Pelican 5/25/2015.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 1 photo of plains garter snake 10/9/2013.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 1 photo of Dutchman’s breeches 5/10/2015.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 1 photo of eastern tiger salamander 10/9/2013.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 1 photo of Afton State Park 4/21/2015.

Rose W. uploaded 1 photo of Red Rock Prairie 1/1/2015.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 5 photos of Fort Snelling State Park 4/7/2015.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 6 photos of Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Long Meadow Lake Unit 3/26/2015.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 1 photo of prairie deer mouse 3/15/2015.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 1 photo of bald-faced hornet 3/15/2015.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 3 photos of Wood-Rill SNA 3/1/2015.

dark fishing spider

dark fishing spider

hoary puccoon

Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Long Meadow Lake Unit

Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Long Meadow Lake Unit


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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