Scavenger Hunt – Hayes Lake

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 - CANADA GOOSE

Nice job finding the Canada Goose — did it honk at you?

#2. Bird - COMMON YELLOWTHROAT

Super! You found it!

#3. Bird - COMMON LOON

We all LOVE loons, don’t we? Hopefully you also got to hear it making its call.

#4. Birds - RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD

Good eye!

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 - PORCUPINE

Fabulous job! Did you know porcupines will eat most anything, including canoe paddles, outhouses, and even automobile radiator hoses.

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

#9. Wildflower - GOLDENROD

Yes! This is a very common flower that’s important for pollinators.

#10. Wildflower - JEWELWEED

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

#11. Wildflower - WILD BERGAMOT

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

#12. Wildflower - YELLOW LADYSLIPPER

What a great find!

TREES – The lungs of our world

#13. Tree - BALSAM FIR

Excellent job spotting this fir!

#14. Tree - JACK PINE

Nice job finding the Jack Pine!

#15. Tree - QUAKING ASPEN

Great job!

#16. Tree - RED PINE

Great job finding the red pine!

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

#17. Humans - BIRDWATCHER

Wonder what they see?

#18. Humans - CANOEIST or KAYAKER

Great! What a fun way to explore the park!

#19. Humans - HIKER

Great, you saw a hiker!

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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