Scavenger Hunt – Lake Bronson

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 - MALLARD

Nice job!

#2. Bird - DOWNY or HAIRY WOODPECKER

Great job finding this one!

#3. Birds - MEADOWLARK

Yippee! Aren’t these birds fun to see?

#4. Birds - MARSH WREN

Nice job finding the Marsh Wren! Isn’t it a sweet looking bird!

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 - RIVER OTTER

How great to spot an otter! Did you know that after an absence of more than a century, their range is again extending into southern Minnesota.

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

#9. Wildflower - GOLDENROD

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

#10. Wildflower - JEWELWEED

Nice job! Were you able to see the exploding pods?

#11. Wildflower - WILD BERGAMOT

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

#12. Wildflower - YELLOW LADYSLIPPER

What a great find!

TREES – The lungs of our world

#13. Tree - AMERICAN ELM

Great job finding the elm!

#14. Tree - BUR OAK

Fantastic job finding the bur oak!

#15. Tree - QUAKING ASPEN

Great job!

#16. Tree - WHITE OAK

Fabulous! Do you see any acorns?

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

#17. Humans - ANGLER

Does it look like their catching anything?

#18. Humans - BIRDWATCHER

Wonder what they see?

#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