(and many other fascinating ecosystems)

  1. Minneapolis. House built in 1880

    Minneapolis. House built in 1880

  2. I saw a plant while hiking the other day that looked a lot like marijuana so I did some research and it turns out that it is. XD Apparently Cannabis sativa is a naturalised/invasive species in Minnesota and you can sometimes see it growing in ditches and other disturbed areas. They’re a remnant from a long time ago when it was still grown as a crop. Anyways these ones are less potent than the type you smoke, and they are listed as both a noxious weed and a restricted species here in MN. 

    I saw a plant while hiking the other day that looked a lot like marijuana so I did some research and it turns out that it is. XD Apparently Cannabis sativa is a naturalised/invasive species in Minnesota and you can sometimes see it growing in ditches and other disturbed areas. They’re a remnant from a long time ago when it was still grown as a crop. Anyways these ones are less potent than the type you smoke, and they are listed as both a noxious weed and a restricted species here in MN. 

  3. Great egret - Ardea alba

    Great egret - Ardea alba

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  4. I really love cicadas..they’re probably my favourite insect~ Dog day cicadas (Tibicen canicularis) are pretty common in MN. They’re annual cicadas who live in woodlands and appear from around July to the end of summer. 

    I really love cicadas..they’re probably my favourite insect~ Dog day cicadas (Tibicen canicularis) are pretty common in MN. They’re annual cicadas who live in woodlands and appear from around July to the end of summer. 

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  5. Swamp milkweed - Asclepias incarnata

    Swamp milkweed - Asclepias incarnata

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  6. Male cardinal, male gold finch, female cardinal, female grosbeak, male indigo bunting and male scarlet tanager.

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