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 or trail during the event season. But feel free to do them all!

POINTS = ENTRIES IN WEEKLY DRAWING

  • 20 pts – For submitting this form
  • 1 pt (19 max) – For each “item” you find
  • 20 pts – For sharing an Instagram photo of your adventure
  • 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!

#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 - DOWNY or HAIRY WOODPECKER

Great job finding this one!

#4. Birds - HOODED MERGANSER

Lucky ducky!

#5. Mammal - BEAVER

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

#6. Mammal - CHIPMUNK

Oh, lucky! These are fun to spot.

#7. Mammal - COTTONTAIL

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

#8. Mammal - RED FOX

Amazing that you found such an elusive creature!

#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.

#13. Tree - BASSWOOD

Wonderful job finding this basswood!

#14. Tree - SUGAR MAPLE

Wonderful, you found a sugar maple!

#15. Tree - TAMARACK

Wonderful job finding a Tamarack!

#16. Tree - WHITE OAK

Fabulous! Do you see any acorns?

#17. Humans - CANOEIST or KAYAKER

Great! What a fun way to explore the park!

#18. Humans - HORSEBACK RIDER

Great job!

#19. Humans - SWIMMER

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