Scavenger Hunt – Forestville-Mystery Cave

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 - BLUE JAY

Woohoo! You found a blue jay!

#2. Bird - EASTERN BLUEBIRD

Nice job finding a bluebird!

#3. Birds - RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD

Nice job!

#4. Birds - YELLOW WARBLER

Excellent job!

#5. Mammal - GRAY SQUIRREL

Nice job! Did you know squirrels sometimes pretend to bury a nut to throw off potential thieves.

#6. Mammal - MINK

Good eye! Such a fun find.

#7. Mammal - OPOSSUM

Amazing! They can be hard to find since they spend most of their day in hollow logs or in dens in the ground, in brush piles, or under buildings.

#8. Mammal - WHITETAIL DEER

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

#9. Wildflower - BUTTERFLY WEED

Excellent eye!

#10. Wildflower - JEWELWEED

Nice job! Were you able to see the exploding pods?

#11. Wildflower - LEAD PLANT

Wonderful! Aren’t those leaves interesting

#12. Wildflower - WILD BERGAMOT

Incredible job finding the bergamot, which also is called beebalm.

#13. Tree - BASSWOOD

Wonderful job finding this basswood!

#14. Tree - BUR OAK

Fantastic job finding the bur oak!

#15. Tree - EASTERN COTTONWOOD

Great job!

#16. Tree - SILVER MAPLE

Super, you found a silver maple!

#17. Humans - DOG WALKING

Woof!

#18. Humans - HORSEBACK RIDER

Great job!

#19. Humans - PHOTOGRAPHER

Oh snap!

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