Scavenger Hunt – Rice Lake

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

The prize drawing is completed for 2021.

But, please feel free to enjoy the hunt.

BIRDS – Minnesota parks offer excellent birding opportunities.

#1. Bird - BLUE JAY

Woohoo! You found a blue jay!

#2. Bird - GREAT BLUE HERON

Woohoo–you found it, nice job!

#3. Bird - DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT

Fun find! Hopefully you also got to hear it making it’s loud calls.

#4. Birds - WOOD DUCK

What a treat to see this bird!

MAMMALS – Many mammals are hiding out there–can you find them?

#5. Mammal - GRAY SQUIRREL

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

#6. Mammal - COTTONTAIL

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

#7. Mammal - WHITETAIL DEER

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

#8. Mammal - BEAVER (or signs of)

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

WILDFLOWERS — nature’s artwork, these flowers are important part of the ecosystem.

#9. Wildflower - COMMON MILKWEED

Wonderful! Now, look closely for the green and yellow caterpillars of the monarch.

#10. Wildflower - GOLDENROD

Yes! This is a very common flower that’s important for pollinators.

#11. Wildflower - GRAY-HEADED CONEFLOWER

How great!

#12. Wildflower - NEW ENGLAND ASTER

How great! Do you see bees enjoying the nectar?

TREES – The lungs of our world

#13. Tree - BASSWOOD

Wonderful job finding this basswood!

#14. Tree - BUR OAK

Fantastic job finding the bur oak!

#15. 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!

#16. Tree - SILVER MAPLE

Super, you found a silver maple!

HUMANS – Yes, we are mammals, but we do very unique activities, don’t we?

#17. Humans - BIRDWATCHER

Wonder what they see?

#18. Humans - CANOEIST or KAYAKER

Great! What a fun way to explore the park!

#19. Humans - PHOTOGRAPHER

Oh snap!

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Results

Thank you for participating in Parks & Trails Council’s 2021 Scavenger Hunt! We will announce the winner of the weekly drawing on our website. If you are the winner, we will notify you by email and send the gift card to the address listed in the form.

Best of luck!

We hope you’ll stay connected with us on Facebook and Instagram

Thank you for participating in Parks & Trails Council’s 2021 Scavenger Hunt! We will announce the winner of the weekly drawing on our website. If you are the winner, we will notify you by email and send the gift card to the address listed in the form.

Best of luck!

We hope you’ll stay connected with us on Facebook and Instagram