Scavenger Hunt – Scenic

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 - COMMON LOON

We all LOVE loons, don’t we? Hopefully you also got to hear it making its call.

#3. Birds - SPRUCE GROUSE

How about that–you found it!

#4. Bird - BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER

You have a good eye to have found this cute bird–nice job!

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

#5. Mammal - RED SQUIRREL

Fabulous! Was it making noises when you saw it?

#6. Mammal - FRANKLIN'S GROUND SQUIRREL

Wonderful job spotting this squirrel! In some parts of its range it’s becoming endangered, but not yet in Minnesota.

#7. Mammal - BEAVER (or signs of)

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

#8. 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.

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

#9. Wildflower - GIANT SUNFLOWER

Wonderful job finding this sunflower!

#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 - SWAMP MILKWEED

Nice job! Have butterflies found it too?

TREES – The lungs of our world

#13. Tree - PAPER BIRCH

Great job!

#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?

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

#17. Humans - ANGLER

Does it look like their catching anything?

#18. Humans - CANOEIST or KAYAKER

Great! What a fun way to explore the park!

#19. Humans - DOG WALKING

Woof!

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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