Scavenger Hunt – Itasca

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
  • 10 pts – For following our Instagram or Facebook page

“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 - COMMON LOON

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

#3. Bird - CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER

Amazing–how lucky you are to have spotted this bird!

#4. Birds - RUFFED GROUSE

Wow! Good eye finding this secretive bird.

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

#5. Mammal - CHIPMUNK

Oh, lucky! These are fun to spot.

#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 - BLAZING STAR

Wonderful! Lovely flowers

#10. Wildflower - JOE-PYE WEED

Super job finding the Joe-Pye Weed!

#11. Wildflower - SHOWY LADYSLIPPER

How exciting to find the state flower!

#12. Wildflower - SOLOMON'S SEAL

Wonderful! This is one of those that blend in

TREES – The lungs of our world

#13. Tree - JACK PINE

Nice job finding the Jack Pine!

#14. Tree - QUAKING ASPEN

Great job!

#15. Tree - RED PINE

Great job finding the red pine!

#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 - CANOEIST or KAYAKER

Great! What a fun way to explore the park!

#18. Humans - HIKER

Great, you saw a hiker!

#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

$30 STATE PARKS GIFT CARD
sponsored by Friends of Itasca State Park

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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 Facebook and Instagram pages. 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!

Increase your odds of winning ( 20 points) by sharing a photo on your Instagram account that shows either a selfie from the hunt or something you found. And remember to tag us (@parksandtrailsmn) and use the hashtag #naturehunt in your caption.

Thank you for participating in Parks & Trails Council’s 2021 Scavenger Hunt! We will announce the winner of the weekly drawing on our Facebook and Instagram pages. 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!

Increase your odds of winning ( 20 points) by sharing a photo on your Instagram account that shows either a selfie from the hunt or something you found. And remember to tag us (@parksandtrailsmn) and use the hashtag #naturehunt in your caption.