Scavenger Hunt – Chester Woods

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. Birds - RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD

Nice job!

#2. Birds - WILD TURKEY

Nice job! Can you believe they were almost extinct!

#3. Birds - WOOD DUCK

What a treat to see this bird!

#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 - COTTONTAIL

Fabulous job spotting the cottontail. Did you notice its white tail?

#7. Mammal - WHITETAIL DEER

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

#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 - BLACK-EYED SUSAN

Nice job! Aren’t they pretty

#10. Wildflower - BOTTLE GENTIAN

How fun–nice job!

#11. Wildflower - COLUMBINE

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

#12. Wildflower - SELF-HEAL

That is great attention to detail to find this oft-overlooked flower!

TREES – The lungs of our world

#13. Tree - BASSWOOD

Wonderful job finding this basswood!

#14. Tree - BUR OAK

Fantastic job finding the bur oak!

#15. Tree - RED CEDAR

Tremendous!

#16. Tree - SUGAR MAPLE

Wonderful, you found a sugar maple!

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

#17. Humans - ANGLER

Does it look like their catching anything?

#18. Humans - DOG WALKING

Woof!

#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

$20 SCHEELS GIFT CARD
sponsored by Friends of Chester Woods 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