Scavenger Hunt – McCarthy Beach

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 - COMMON YELLOWTHROAT

Super! You found it!

#2. Bird - MALLARD

Nice job!

#3. Birds - RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD

Nice job!

#4. Birds - WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH

Great! Hopefully you got to see it hopping down a tree!

#5. Mammal - BLACK BEAR

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

#6. Mammal - RED SQUIRREL

Fabulous! Was it making noises when you saw it?

#7. 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.

#8. Mammal - WHITETAIL DEER

Nice job! Isn’t it amazing how quiet they can be.

#9. Wildflower - COLUMBINE

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

#10. Wildflower - JEWELWEED

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

#11. Wildflower - SELF-HEAL

That is great attention to detail to find this oft-overlooked flower!

#12. Wildflower - WHITE WATER LILY

Stupendous! You must be at the water.

#13. Tree - BLACK SPRUCE

Super! You found a black spruce!

#14. Tree - QUAKING ASPEN

Great job!

#15. Tree - RED PINE

Great job finding the red pine!

#16. Tree - WHITE PINE

Great! Did you count the needles in the bundle?

#17. Humans - BIRDWATCHER

Wonder what they see?

#18. Humans - CANOEIST or KAYAKER

Great! What a fun way to explore the park!

#19. Humans - SWIMMER

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