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!
BIRDS – Minnesota parks offer excellent birding opportunities.
#1. Birds - RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD
#2. Bird - AMERICAN ROBIN
Nice job finding a Robin!
#3. Bird - BALD EAGLE
Woohoo, you found a bald eagle!
#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 - RED FOX
Amazing that you found such an elusive creature!
WILDFLOWERS — nature’s artwork, these flowers are important part of the ecosystem.
#9. Wildflower - BLACK-EYED SUSAN
Nice job! Aren’t they pretty
#10. Wildflower - BUTTERFLY WEED
#11. Wildflower - COLUMBINE
Great! Look closely to see the fine details on this flower.
#12. Wildflower - HAREBELL
TREES – The lungs of our world
#13. Tree - AMERICAN ELM
Great job finding the elm!
#14. Tree - BITTERNUT HICKORY
#15. Tree - BUR OAK
Fantastic job finding the bur oak!
#16. Tree - RED CEDAR
HUMANS – Yes, we are mammals, but we do very unique activities, don’t we?
#17. Humans - BIRDWATCHER
Wonder what they see?
#18. Humans - FLY FISHERS
Isn’t it mesmerizing watching them cast?
#19. Humans - SWIMMER
Thank you for participating in Parks & Trails Council’s 2021 Scavenger Hunt! We will announce the winner of the weekly drawing on our Facebook and Instagram pages. 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!