Scavenger Hunt – Hill Annex Mine

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 - BALD EAGLE

Woohoo, you found a bald eagle!

#2. Bird - COMMON LOON

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

#3. Bird - DOWNY or HAIRY WOODPECKER

Great job finding this one!

#4. Birds - RUFFED GROUSE

Wow! Good eye finding this secretive bird.

#5. Mammal - BLACK BEAR

So special to see a black bear. Stay safe and stay back.

#6. Mammal - CHIPMUNK

Oh, lucky! These are fun to spot.

#7. Mammal - RED FOX

Amazing that you found such an elusive creature!

#8. Mammal - WHITETAIL DEER

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

#9. Wildflower - COLUMBINE

Great! Look closely to see the fine details on this flower.

#10. Wildflower - GOLDENROD

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

#11. Wildflower - JEWELWEED

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

#12. Wildflower - SHOWY LADYSLIPPER

How exciting to find the state flower!

#13. Tree - PAPER BIRCH

Great job!

#14. Tree - QUAKING ASPEN

Great job!

#15. Tree - WHITE PINE

Great! Did you count the needles in the bundle?

#16. Tree - WHITE SPRUCE

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

#17. Humans - BIRDWATCHER

Wonder what they see?

#18. Humans - HIKER

Great, you saw a hiker!

#19. Humans - PHOTOGRAPHER

Oh snap!

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