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. Bird - AMERICAN GOLDFINCH
Nice job finding a goldfinch! While fairly common, they are a treat anytime you see them.
#2. Bird - DOWNY or HAIRY WOODPECKER
Great job finding this one!
#3. Bird - GREAT BLUE HERON
Woohoo–you found it, nice job!
#4. Bird - MALLARD
#5. Mammal - BEAVER
Woohoo, you found a creature that plays an important role in Minnesota’s wetland ecosystem.
#6. Mammal - GRAY SQUIRREL
Nice job! Did you know squirrels sometimes pretend to bury a nut to throw off potential thieves.
#7. Mammal - RACCOON
#8. Mammal - WHITETAIL DEER
Nice job! Isn’t it amazing how quiet they can be.
#9. Wildflower - COLUMBINE
Great! Look closely to see the fine details on this flower.
#10. Wildflower - GOLDENROD
Yes! This is a very common flower that’s important for pollinators.
#11. Wildflower - PURPLE CONEFLOWER
Spectacular job finding this pretty flower!
#12. Wildflower - WILD BERGAMOT
Incredible job finding the bergamot, which also is called beebalm.
#13. Tree - BUR OAK
Fantastic job finding the bur oak!
#14. Tree - QUAKING ASPEN
#15. Tree - RED CEDAR
#16. Tree - WHITE PINE
Great! Did you count the needles in the bundle?
#17. Humans - CANOEIST or KAYAKER
Great! What a fun way to explore the park!
#18. Humans - DOG WALKING
#19. Humans - HIKER
Great, you saw a hiker!
Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota
275 4th St E, Suite 250
St. Paul MN 55101-1626
651-726-2457 or 800-944-0707