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

The prize drawing is completed for 2021.

But, please feel free to enjoy the hunt.

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. Birds - RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD

Good eye!

#4. Birds - NORTHERN PARULA WARBLER

Amazing! This is a unique bird to spot.

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 - SNOWSHOE HARE

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

#8. Mammal - BLACK BEAR

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

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

#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.

TREES – The lungs of our world

#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.

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

#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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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