Scavenger Hunt – Gooseberry Falls

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 - BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE

Woohoo! You found a chickadee!

#2. Bird - BLUE JAY

Woohoo! You found a blue jay!

#3. Bird - COMMON YELLOWTHROAT

Super! You found it!

#4. Bird - COMMON MERGANSER

Wonderful job spotting this merganser!

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

#5. Mammal - RED SQUIRREL

Fabulous! Was it making noises when you saw it?

#6. Mammal - WHITETAIL DEER

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

#7. Mammal - MINK

Good eye! Such a fun find.

#8. Mammal - FISHER

What a rare find! That is extra special.

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

#9. Wildflower - BLUE VERVAIN

Wonderful! Look for bees and butterflies enjoying this plant.

#10. Wildflower - BUNCHBERRY

Isn’t this a sweet one? Nice job!

#11. Wildflower - CANADA ANEMONE

Wonderful job finding this anemone.

#12. Wildflower - HAREBELL

Great job!

TREES – The lungs of our world

#13. Tree - BALSAM FIR

Excellent job spotting this fir!

#14. Tree - QUAKING ASPEN

Great job!

#15. Tree - WHITE CEDAR

Wonderful! Can you smell it?

#16. Tree - WHITE PINE

Great! Did you count the needles in the bundle?

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

#17. Humans - BICYCLIST

Pedal on!

#18. Humans - DOG WALKING

Woof!

#19. Humans - PHOTOGRAPHER

Oh snap!

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

A retired trail sign, t-shirt, sticker and key chain
sponsored by Gitchi-Gami Trail Association

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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