Scavenger Hunt – Judge C. R. Magney

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 - COMMON LOON

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

#3. Birds - NORTHERN PARULA WARBLER

Amazing! This is a unique bird to spot.

#4. Birds - RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD

Good eye!

#5. Mammal - BLACK BEAR

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

#6. Mammal - RED SQUIRREL

Fabulous! Was it making noises when you saw it?

#7. Mammal - SNOWSHOE HARE

You did it! Imagine what it looks like in winter when its fur turns white.

#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 - FIREWEED

Yippee, nice job finding the fireweed!

#11. Wildflower - STEMLESS LADYSLIPPER

Yay! You found a great flower!

#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.

#13. Tree - BALSAM FIR

Excellent job spotting this fir!

#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.

#17. Humans - BIRDWATCHER

Wonder what they see?

#18. Humans - DOG WALKING

Woof!

#19. Humans - FLY FISHERS

Isn’t it mesmerizing watching them cast?

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