Scavenger Hunt – Grand Portage

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 - DOWNY or HAIRY WOODPECKER

Great job finding this one!

#3. Birds - NORTHERN PARULA WARBLER

Amazing! This is a unique bird to spot.

#4. Birds - RUFFED GROUSE

Wow! Good eye finding this secretive bird.

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 - BEAVER (or signs of)

Woohoo, you found a creature that plays an important role in Minnesota’s wetland ecosystem.

#8. Mammal - MOOSE

Stupendous! Moose have rather poor eyesight, but acute senses of smell and hearing.

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

#9. Wildflower - BUNCHBERRY

Isn’t this a sweet one? Nice job!

#10. Wildflower - CANADA ANEMONE

Wonderful job finding this anemone.

#11. Wildflower - HAREBELL

Great job!

#12. Wildflower - THIMBLEBERRY

Reward time! If you see any berries you can eat them in the parks–just don’t collect the flower part, that needs to stay.

TREES – The lungs of our world

#13. Tree - PAPER BIRCH

Great job!

#14. Tree - QUAKING ASPEN

Great job!

#15. Tree - WHITE CEDAR

Wonderful! Can you smell it?

#16. Tree - WHITE SPRUCE

Great job! Can you smell the needles? Some people think they have a bit of an odor.

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

#17. Humans - BIRDWATCHER

Wonder what they see?

#18. Humans - DOG WALKING

Woof!

#19. Humans - PHOTOGRAPHER

Oh snap!

finish

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