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

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 or trail during the event season. But feel free to do them all!

POINTS = ENTRIES IN WEEKLY DRAWING

  • 20 pts – For submitting this form
  • 1 pt (19 max) – For each “item” you find
  • 20 pts – For sharing an Instagram photo of your adventure
  • 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!

#1. Birds - RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD

Nice job!

#2. Birds - SCARLET TANAGER

What a lucky find!

#3. Birds - TURKEY VULTURE

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

#4. Birds - YELLOW WARBLER

Excellent job!

#5. Mammal - BEAVER

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

#6. Mammal - CHIPMUNK

Oh, lucky! These are fun to spot.

#7. Mammal - RED FOX

Amazing that you found such an elusive creature!

#8. Mammal - WHITETAIL DEER

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

#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 - PURPLE CONEFLOWER

Spectacular job finding this pretty flower!

#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!

#17. Humans - DOG WALKING

Woof!

#18. Humans - HIKER

Great, you saw a hiker!

#19. Humans - ROCK CLIMBER

Nice!

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