Scavenger Hunt – Lake Bemidji

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 - BALD EAGLE

Woohoo, you found a bald eagle!

#3. Bird - COMMON LOON

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

#4. Birds - PILEATED WOODPECKER

Woot woot!

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 - BLACK BEAR

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

#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 - LABRADOR TEA

Amazing job finding this flower!

#10. Wildflower - PITCHER PLANT

You must have visited the bog–great job!

#11. Wildflower - SHOWY LADYSLIPPER

How exciting to find the state flower!

#12. Wildflower - SUNDEW

How about that! Did you see any insects trapped in it?

TREES – The lungs of our world

#13. Tree - BLACK SPRUCE

Super! You found a black spruce!

#14. Tree - RED PINE

Great job finding the red pine!

#15. Tree - TAMARACK

Wonderful job finding a Tamarack!

#16. Tree - WHITE CEDAR

Wonderful! Can you smell it?

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

#17. Humans - BEACHCOMBER

Nice! I wonder what they’ve found.

#18. Humans - BICYCLIST

Pedal on!

#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