Scavenger Hunt – Blue Mounds

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

The prize drawing is completed for 2021.

But, please feel free to enjoy the hunt.

BIRDS – Minnesota parks offer excellent birding opportunities.

#1. Birds - RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD

Nice job!

#2. Birds - TURKEY VULTURE

Of course you found it! They are such a common bird.

#3. Birds - YELLOW WARBLER

Excellent job!

#4. Birds - SCARLET TANAGER

What a lucky find!

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 - BEAVER (or signs of)

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

#8. Mammal - RED FOX

Amazing that you found such an elusive creature!

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

#9. Wildflower - BLUE VERVAIN

Wonderful! Look for bees and butterflies enjoying this plant.

#10. Wildflower - COMMON MILKWEED

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

#11. Wildflower - PLAINS PRICKLY PEAR CACTUS

Amazing! That is quite the find!

#12. Wildflower - ROUGH BLAZING STAR

Great job finding this flower! Do you see any butterflies drinking its nectar?

TREES – The lungs of our world

#13. Tree - BITTERNUT HICKORY

Fantastic spotting!

#14. Tree - BUR OAK

Fantastic job finding the bur oak!

#15. Tree - EASTERN COTTONWOOD

Great job!

#16. Tree - HACKBERRY

Lovely! You found a hackberry!

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 - ROCK CLIMBER

Nice!

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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