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 - AMERICAN GOLDFINCH
Nice job finding a goldfinch! While fairly common, they are a treat anytime you see them.
#2. Bird - BLUE JAY
Woohoo! You found a blue jay!
#3. Birds - SANDHILL CRANE
#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 - GRAY SQUIRREL
Nice job! Did you know squirrels sometimes pretend to bury a nut to throw off potential thieves.
#7. Mammal - RED FOX
Amazing that you found such an elusive creature!
#8. Mammal - SNOWSHOE HARE
You did it! Imagine what it looks like in winter when its fur turns white.
#9. Wildflower - COMMON MILKWEED
Wonderful! Now, look closely for the green and yellow caterpillars of the monarch.
#10. Wildflower - JEWELWEED
Nice job! Were you able to see the exploding pods?
#11. Wildflower - LEAD PLANT
Wonderful! Aren’t those leaves interesting
#12. Wildflower - NEW ENGLAND ASTER
How great! Do you see bees enjoying the nectar?
#13. Tree - GREEN ASH
Nice job! Look for evidence of the Emerald Ash Borer, which leaves “S” shaped etchings in the bark. Let’s hope you don’t see any!
#14. Tree - QUAKING ASPEN
#15. Tree - SILVER MAPLE
Super, you found a silver maple!
#16. Tree - WHITE OAK
Fabulous! Do you see any acorns?
#17. Humans - BIRDWATCHER
Wonder what they see?
#18. Humans - HIKER
Great, you saw a hiker!
#19. Humans - SWIMMER
Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota
275 4th St E, Suite 250
St. Paul MN 55101-1626
651-726-2457 or 800-944-0707