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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
 
 

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.

     

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

What’s New

 
Recent Uploads
   

Margot Avey uploaded 1 photo of whitetail deer 4/21/2019.

Margot Avey uploaded 2 photos of Wild Turkey 4/21/2019.

Margot Avey uploaded 4 photos of Westwood Hills Nature Center 4/21/2019.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of reticulated pirate spider 8/12/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of cobweb weaver (Family Theridiidae) 8/12/2018.

Margot Avey uploaded 1 photo of whitetail deer 4/19/2019.

Margot Avey uploaded 1 photo of painted turtle 4/19/2019.

Margot Avey uploaded 1 photo of Trumpeter Swan 4/19/2019.

Margot Avey uploaded 3 photos of Westwood Hills Nature Center 4/19/2019.

Margot Avey uploaded 13 photos of Westwood Hills Nature Center 4/18/2019.

Ted Zempel uploaded 1 photo of Bufflehead 4/18/2019.

Margot Avey uploaded 1 photo of Trumpeter Swan 4/18/2019.

Margot Avey uploaded 1 photo of Canada Goose 4/18/2019.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of crab spider (Mecaphesa spp.) 8/12/2018.

Margot Avey uploaded 2 photos of Canada Goose 4/17/2019.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of dimorphic jumper 8/12/2018.

Margot Avey uploaded 1 photo of Song Sparrow 4/16/2019.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of curled rose sawfly 7/31/2018.

Margot Avey uploaded 2 photos of Minnehaha Regional Park 4/14/2019.

Margot Avey uploaded 1 photo of Isabella tiger moth 4/14/2019.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of nomad bee (Nomada sp.) 7/31/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of Ichneumon Wasp (Cosmoconus spp.) 7/31/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of terminal mummy wasp 7/31/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of ichneumon wasp (Cratichneumon sp.) 7/31/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 2 photos of common sawfly (Tenthredinidae) 7/28/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of soldier beetle (Trypherus frisoni) 8/5/2018.

Marie Hlava uploaded 1 photo of red admiral 4/8/2019.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 4 photos of eastern forktail 9/6/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of eastern forktail 7/31/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of white-striped black 8/31/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of thick-headed fly (Physoconops obscuripennis) 7/23/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 3 photos of Cinnabar Polypore 4/2/2019.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of polished lady beetle 8/21/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of margined calligrapher 7/23/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of tufted globetail 7/23/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of hoverfly (Xylota spp.) 7/23/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 2 photos of soldier fly (Stratiomys adelpha or discalis) 7/23/2018.

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.

cobweb weaver (Family Theridiidae)

Trumpeter Swan

Canada Goose

Isabella tiger moth

nomad bee (Nomada sp.)

ichneumon wasp (Cratichneumon spp.)

eastern forktail

thick-headed fly (Physoconops obscuripennis)

Cinnabar Polypore

tufted globetail

soldier fly (Stratiomys adelpha or discalis)

   

New Pages
4/22/2019

reticulated pirate spider

4/21/2019

cobweb weaver (Family Theridiidae)

4/19/2019

Westwood Hills Nature Center

4/18/2019

crab spider (Mecaphesa spp.)

4/18/2019

swift crab spider

4/17/2019

dimorphic jumper

4/16/2019

curled rose sawfly

4/15/2018

Minnehaha Regional Park

4/14/2019

Ichneumon Wasp (Cosmoconus spp.)

4/13/2019

terminal mummy wasp

4/10/2019

soldier beetle (Trypherus frisoni)

4/8/2019

eastern forktail

4/7/2019

white-striped black

4/7/2019

thick-headed fly (Physoconops obscuripennis)

3/19/2019

Choke Disease of Grasses

3/8/2019

Rust of Prickly Ash

3/7/2019

Oak Leaf Blister

3/5/2019

twirler moth (Scrobipalpula manierreorum)

3/5/2019

aster leafminer

3/5/2019

Purple Bordered Leaf Spot

3/3/2019

polished lady beetle


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Segmented Worms (Annelids)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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