Scavenger Hunt – Fort Snelling

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. Bird - AMERICAN ROBIN

Nice job finding a Robin!

#2. Birds - GREAT EGRET

Wonderful that you found the egret!

#3. Bird - BALD EAGLE

Woohoo, you found a bald eagle!

#4. Birds - WILD TURKEY

Nice job! Can you believe they were almost extinct!

MAMMALS – Many mammals are hiding out there–can you find them?

#5. Mammal - GRAY SQUIRREL

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

#6. Mammal - WHITETAIL DEER

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

#7. Mammal - MUSKRAT (or signs of)

Great job! Muskrats often carry aquatic vegetation as it swims.

#8. Mammal - RIVER OTTER

How great to spot an otter! Did you know that after an absence of more than a century, their range is again extending into southern Minnesota.

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

#9. Wildflower - JACK-IN-THE-PULPIT

Great job–These can be hidden in plain sight!

#10. Wildflower - JEWELWEED

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

#11. Wildflower - NEW ENGLAND ASTER

How great! Do you see bees enjoying the nectar?

#12. Wildflower - WILD BERGAMOT

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

TREES – The lungs of our world

#13. Tree - BLACK WILLOW

Wonderful job finding the Black Willow!

#14. Tree - EASTERN COTTONWOOD

Great job!

#15. Tree - GREEN ASH

Nice job! Look for evidence of the Emerald Ash Borer, which leaves “S” shaped etchings in the bark. Let’s hope you don’t see any!

#16. Tree - SILVER MAPLE

Super, you found a silver 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 - HIKER

Great, you saw a hiker!

#19. Humans - PHOTOGRAPHER

Oh snap!

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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