Scavenger Hunt – Anderson Park

Thank you for participating in Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota’s All-Ages Scavenger Hunt!

You are tasked with finding as many of the specific “items” listed below as you can, which are grouped into these categories:
◎  Birds  ◎  Mammals  ◎  Wildflowers  ◎  Trees  ◎  Humans

RULES AND PRIZE DRAWINGS

Submit this form to be entered in our weekly drawing for a $20 gift card to Minnesota State Parks.

Anyone from age 1-100+ may participate, but for participants age 12 and under, a parent/guardian will need to submit the form.

Entrants are limited to one hunt per park during the event season. But feel free to visit and complete the hunts from every participating park!

POINTS = ENTRIES IN WEEKLY DRAWING

  • 20 pts – For submitting this form
  • 1 pt (19 max) – For each “item” you find
  • 5 pts (10 max) – For each child age 12 and under who participates with you

“The real source of inner joy is to remain truthful and honest.”

Good luck and happy hunting!

BIRDS – Minnesota parks offer excellent birding opportunities.

#1. Bird - AMERICAN ROBIN

Nice job finding a Robin!

#2. Bird - DOWNY or HAIRY WOODPECKER

Great job finding this one!

#3. Birds - SANDHILL CRANE

Incredible!

#4. Birds - WILD TURKEY

Nice job! Can you believe they were almost extinct!

MAMMALS – Many mammals are hiding out there–can you find them?

#5. Mammal - CHIPMUNK

Oh, lucky! These are fun to spot.

#6. Mammal - WHITETAIL DEER

Nice job! Isn’t it amazing how quiet they can be.

#7. Mammal - MUSKRAT (or signs of)

Great job! Muskrats often carry aquatic vegetation as it swims.

#8. Mammal - BEAVER (or signs of)

Woohoo, you found a creature that plays an important role in Minnesota’s wetland ecosystem.

WILDFLOWERS — nature’s artwork, these flowers are important part of the ecosystem.

#9. Wildflower - COLUMBINE

Great! Look closely to see the fine details on this flower.

#10. Wildflower - COMMON MILKWEED

Wonderful! Now, look closely for the green and yellow caterpillars of the monarch.

#11. Wildflower - GHOST PIPES

Great! You were clearly paying attention to the ground-level to see this one.

#12. Wildflower - WHITE WATER LILY

Stupendous! You must be at the water.

TREES – The lungs of our world

#13. Tree - BUR OAK

Fantastic job finding the bur oak!

#14. Tree - RED CEDAR

Tremendous!

#15. Tree - SILVER MAPLE

Super, you found a silver maple!

#16. Tree - WHITE PINE

Great! Did you count the needles in the bundle?

HUMANS – Yes, we are mammals, but we do very unique activities, don’t we?

#17. Humans - DOG WALKING

Woof!

#18. Humans - HIKER

Great, you saw a hiker!

#19. Humans - HORSEBACK RIDER

Great job!

ADDITIONAL PRIZE
In addition to the weekly drawing for $20 gift card from all parks’ entries, the following prize will be drawn from all entries to this park’s hunt on Sept. 13

CHOICE OF 3 BOOKS
sponsored by Friends of Anderson Park

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Results

Thank you for participating in Parks & Trails Council’s 2021 Scavenger Hunt! We will announce the winner of the weekly drawing on our website. If you are the winner, we will notify you by email and send the gift card to the address listed in the form.

Best of luck!

We hope you’ll stay connected with us on Facebook and Instagram

Thank you for participating in Parks & Trails Council’s 2021 Scavenger Hunt! We will announce the winner of the weekly drawing on our website. If you are the winner, we will notify you by email and send the gift card to the address listed in the form.

Best of luck!

We hope you’ll stay connected with us on Facebook and Instagram