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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.

  Staffanson Prairie
 
 

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
  brown-belted bumble bee

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 Luciearl

Wildlife
  Ruffed 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 Dan W. Andree

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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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.

 

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What’s New

 
Recent Uploads
   

Chad & Autumn Brekke uploaded 2 photos of pandorus sphinx 7/20/2018.

C Rose uploaded 2 photos of Chicken of the Woods 7/20/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 1 photo of Black Trumpet 7/19/2018.

LMG uploaded 2 photos of great black wasp 7/18/2018.

Laura Baxley uploaded 2 photos of gray comma 7/17/2018.

Lynda uploaded 1 photo of red-spotted purple 7/17/2018.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 1 photo of Purple-bloom Russula 7/16/2018.

natureLee uploaded 1 photo of eastern tiger swallowtail 7/14/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of rhubarb curculio 6/9/2018.

Lisa uploaded 1 photo of eastern tiger swallowtail 7/14/2018.

Laura Baxley uploaded 1 photo of musk thistle 7/13/2018.

Laura Baxley uploaded 1 photo of desert false indigo 7/13/2018.

Laura Baxley uploaded 1 photo of widow skimmer 7/13/2018.

Laura Baxley uploaded 1 photo of twelve-spotted skimmer 7/13/2018.

Laura Baxley uploaded 1 photo of swamp milkweed leaf beetle 7/13/2018.

Laura Baxley uploaded 2 photos of bur oak (var. macrocarpa) 7/13/2018.

Laura Baxley uploaded 2 photos of regal fritillary 7/13/2018.

Laura Baxley uploaded 2 photos of leadplant 7/13/2018.

Laura Baxley uploaded 3 photos of Hole-in-the-Mountain Prairie 7/13/2018.

Ken Greshowak uploaded 1 photo of white-lined sphinx 7/12/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 3 photos of pin cherry 7/11/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 2 photos of American red squirrel 7/11/2018.

Kate Fitzgerald uploaded 1 photo of Red-headed Woodpecker 7/11/2018.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 1 video of Eastern Towhee 7/11/2018.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 2 photos of Eastern Towhee 7/10/2018.

Holly uploaded 1 photo of curve-tailed bush katydid 7/8/2018.

Stephanie Segner uploaded 3 photos of Mica Cap 7/5/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 1 photo of horned clubtail 7/3/2018.

Wanda Stang uploaded 2 photos of Orange-gilled Waxy Cap 7/3/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 1 photo of ebony jewelwing 7/3/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 2 photos of treefrog (Hyla sp.) 7/2/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 2 photos of American toad 7/2/2018.

Mary Nasvik uploaded 1 photo of dung beetle (Scarabaeinae) 7/2/2018.

NASCARLYLE uploaded 1 photo of Blanding’s turtle 7/1/2018.

Kimberly Muenchow uploaded 1 photo of Russula pulchra 7/1/2018.

Evan Holmes uploaded 1 photo of bicolored agapostemon 7/1/2018.

Stephanie Segner uploaded 4 photos of Inky Mushroom 6/28/2018.

Kristi Buysse uploaded 1 photo of cecropia moth 6/28/2018.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 2 photos of six-spotted fishing spider 6/27/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 1 photo of bumble bee mimic robber fly (Laphria posticata) 6/27/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 3 photos of American elderberry 6/27/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 3 photos of white mulberry 6/27/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 1 photo four-spotted skimmer of 6/27/2018.

Sandy W. uploaded 1 photo of Black-billed Magpie 6/27/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 1 photo of brown-belted bumble bee 6/27/2018.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 2 photos of red raspberry slime mold 6/26/2018.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 1 photo of white wild indigo 6/25/2018.

Matthew Bourman uploaded 1 photo of Chanterelle 6/25/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 2 photos of Ruffed Grouse 6/25/2018.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 2 photos of virile crayfish 6/24/2018.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 1 photo of American badger 6/24/2018.

Kirk Nelson uploaded 1 photo of Great Egret 6/24/2018.

Holly Potter uploaded 3 videos of painted turtle 6/24/2018.

John Shier uploaded 1 photo of banded hairstreak 6/23/2018.

Holly Potter uploaded 3 videos of Green Heron 6/23/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of northern leopard frog 6/23/2018.

Sakura Davis uploaded 1 photos of masked hunter 6/22/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of monarch 6/21/2018.

Janet Jones uploaded 1 photos of cecropia moth 6/21/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 1 photo of splendid earth-boring beetle 6/14/2018.

Tracey Klocek uploaded 1 photo of goldenrod crab spider 6/20/2018.

Amy uploaded 4 photos of cecropia moth 6/19/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of spined soldier bug 6/19/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of spotted lady beetle 6/19/2018.

Barb Maus uploaded 2 photos and 1 video of cecropia moth 6/19/2018.

Brad uploaded 1 photo of cecropia moth 6/19/2018.

Jenny uploaded 2 photos of cecropia moth 6/18/2018.

Megan MacFarlane uploaded 1 photo of cecropia moth 6/18/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 2 photos of harvestman (Opiliones) 6/17/2018.

Melissa McCalley uploaded 1 photo of Bald Eagle 6/17/2018.

Agingyooper uploaded 1 photo of Great Blue Heron 6/15/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 2 photos of bluebead lily 6/14/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 1 photo of wild sarsaparilla 6/14/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 2 photos four-spotted skimmer of 6/14/2018.

Luciearl uploaded 1 photo of nessus sphinx 6/14/2018.

CJ uploaded 1 photo of Green Heron 6/11/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 2 photos of Virginia ctenucha 6/11/2018.

Laurie Wachholz uploaded 1 photo of Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 6/10/2018.

Jason uploaded 1 photo of giant swallowtail 6/10/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of heleomyzid fly (Suillia quinquepunctata) 6/8/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of hispine leaf beetle (Microrhopala xerene) 6/8/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of ichneumon wasp (Aritranis director) 6/8/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of long-tailed dance fly 6/8/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of clouded plant bug 6/8/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of harvestman (Leiobunum spp.) 6/8/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of dogwood agrilus 6/8/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of eastern rose curculio 6/8/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of Colorado potato beetle 6/8/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of four-lined plant bug 6/8/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of bare-eyed mimic 6/8/2018.

Bill Reynolds uploaded 4 photos of American toad 6/7/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of eastern gray squirrel 6/6/2018.

Alfredo Colon uploaded 1 photo of bare-eyed mimic 6/6/2018.

Dan W. Andree uploaded 2 photos of six-spotted tiger beetle 6/2/2018.

aWebWizard uploaded 2 photos and 1 video of Wilson’s Snipe 6/2/2018.

Purple-bloom Russula

gray comma

red-spotted purple

eastern tiger swallowtail

Hole-in-the-Mountain Prairie

American red squirrel

Red-headed Woodpecker

six-spotted fishing spider

ebony jewelwing

gray treefrog

Inky Mushroom

brown-belted bumble bee

red raspberry slime mold

Ruffed Grouse

virile crayfish

Great Egret

cecropia moth

spined soldier bug

spotted lady beetle

cecropia moth

wild sarsaparilla

four-spotted skimmer

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

ichneumon wasp (Aritranis director)

Colorado potato beetle

four-lined plant bug

   

New Pages
7/22/2018

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

7/22/2018

pandorus sphinx

7/21/2018

Purple-bloom Russula

7/20/2018

pin cherry

7/18/2018

rhubarb curculio

7/16/2018

Mica Cap

7/10/2018

six-spotted fishing spider

7/9/2018

bumble bee mimic robber fly (Laphria posticata)

7/8/2018

horned clubtail

7/7/2018

heleomyzid fly (Suillia quinquepunctata)

7/6/2018

red raspberry slime mold

7/6/2018

Slime Molds

7/5/2018

Inky Mushroom

7/4/2018

hispine leaf beetle (Microrhopala xerene)

7/4/2018

virile crayfish

7/4/2018

Crustaceans

7/3/2018

dung beetle (Scarabaeinae)

7/2/2018

ichneumon wasp (Aritranis director)

7/2/2018

banded hairstreak

6/21/2018

splendid earth-boring beetle

6/20/2018

spined soldier bug

6/19/2018

predatory stink bug (Podisus modestus)

6/18/2018

long-tailed dance fly

6/17/2018

clouded plant bug

6/15/2018

harvestman (Leiobunum spp.)

6/14/2018

dogwood agrilus

6/13/2018

eastern rose curculio

6/12/2018

Colorado potato beetle

6/10/2018

four-lined plant bug

6/7/2018

bare-eyed mimic

6/5/2018

dwarf snapdragon

6/3/2018

six-spotted tiger beetle

6/2/2018

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