Scavenger Hunt – Lac qui Parle

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

“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 - GREAT BLUE HERON

Woohoo–you found it, nice job!

#2. Bird - MALLARD

Nice job!

#3. Bird - CEDAR WAXWING

Nice!

#4. Bird - COMMON YELLOWTHROAT

Super! You found it!

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 - RED FOX

Amazing that you found such an elusive creature!

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 - GOLDENROD

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

#11. Wildflower - SWAMP MILKWEED

Nice job! Have butterflies found it too?

#12. Wildflower - WILD BERGAMOT

Incredible job finding the bergamot, which also is called beebalm.

TREES – The lungs of our world

#13. Tree - AMERICAN ELM

Great job finding the elm!

#14. Tree - BASSWOOD

Wonderful job finding this basswood!

#15. Tree - EASTERN COTTONWOOD

Great job!

#16. Tree - SILVER MAPLE

Super, you found a silver maple!

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

#17. Humans - BIRDWATCHER

Wonder what they see?

#18. Humans - HIKER

Great, you saw a hiker!

#19. Humans - SWIMMER

finish

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