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 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 - BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE

Woohoo! You found a chickadee!

#2. Bird - CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER

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

#3. Bird - COMMON LOON

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

#4. Birds - RUFFED GROUSE

Wow! Good eye finding this secretive bird.

#5. Mammal - BEAVER

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

#6. Mammal - CHIPMUNK

Oh, lucky! These are fun to spot.

#7. Mammal - PORCUPINE

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

#8. Mammal - WHITETAIL DEER

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

#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

#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?

#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!

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