Scavenger Hunt – Lake Carlos

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 - CANADA GOOSE

Nice job finding the Canada Goose — did it honk at you?

#2. Bird - COMMON YELLOWTHROAT

Super! You found it!

#3. Bird - COMMON LOON

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

#4. Bird - DOWNY or HAIRY WOODPECKER

Great job finding this one!

MAMMALS – Many mammals are hiding out there–can you find them?

#5. Mammal - CHIPMUNK

Oh, lucky! These are fun to spot.

#6. Mammal - COTTONTAIL

Fabulous job spotting the cottontail. Did you notice its white tail?

#7. Mammal - BAT

Spectacular job spotting a bat! You can thank it for eating up the insects nearby.

#8. Mammal - BEAVER (or signs of)

Woohoo, you found a creature that plays an important role in Minnesota’s wetland ecosystem.

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

#9. Wildflower - BLAZING STAR

Wonderful! Lovely flowers

#10. Wildflower - COLUMBINE

Great! Look closely to see the fine details on this flower.

#11. Wildflower - JEWELWEED

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

#12. Wildflower - WILD BERGAMOT

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

TREES – The lungs of our world

#13. Tree - BASSWOOD

Wonderful job finding this basswood!

#14. Tree - NORTHERN PIN OAK

#15. Tree - SUGAR MAPLE

Wonderful, you found a sugar maple!

#16. Tree - TAMARACK

Wonderful job finding a Tamarack!

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

#17. Humans - CANOEIST or KAYAKER

Great! What a fun way to explore the park!

#18. Humans - HORSEBACK RIDER

Great job!

#19. Humans - SWIMMER

ADDITIONAL PRIZE
In addition to the weekly drawing for $20 gift card from all parks’ entries, the following prize will be drawn from all entries to this park’s hunt on Sept. 13

4-Qt Cooler, Camping Spork, Bandanna, and Field Notebook
sponsored by Glacial Ridge Trail Association

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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