Scavenger Hunt – Old Mill

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

Incredible!

#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

Great job!

#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

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