Scavenger Hunt – Minneopa

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 - BLUE JAY

Woohoo! You found a blue jay!

#2. Bird - COMMON YELLOWTHROAT

Super! You found it!

#3. Bird - DOWNY or HAIRY WOODPECKER

Great job finding this one!

#4. Birds - WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH

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

#5. Mammal - BEAVER

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

#6. Mammal - COTTONTAIL

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

#7. Mammal - GRAY SQUIRREL

Nice job! Did you know squirrels sometimes pretend to bury a nut to throw off potential thieves.

#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 - PURPLE CONEFLOWER

Spectacular job finding this pretty flower!

#12. Wildflower - WILD BERGAMOT

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

#13. Tree - AMERICAN ELM

Great job finding the elm!

#14. Tree - HACKBERRY

Lovely! You found a hackberry!

#15. Tree - RED OAK

Super!

#16. Tree - WHITE OAK

Fabulous! Do you see any acorns?

#17. Humans - BIRDWATCHER

Wonder what they see?

#18. Humans - DOG WALKING

Woof!

#19. Humans - PHOTOGRAPHER

Oh snap!

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