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Autumn Scavenger Hunt

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Go outside, take a deep breath of crisp fall air, and give our autumn scavenger hunt a try. It will help you sharpen your observation skills. Watch for these items as you hike, bike, or play outdoors. When you find one of the items listed, check it off by clicking on the box. See if you can complete the list before winter snows arrive.

Good Luck!

Tamaracks turning gold before losing their needles.

First frost.

Monarch butterflies heading for Mexico for the winter.

Plants change color. Look for bright red sumac and poison ivy (but don't touch!).

Fluffy cattail heads.

Watch for falling acorns and walnuts.

Geese honking as they migrate

Look for an orange harvest moon to rise as dust hangs in the air from harvested farm fields.

Prairie dock and gayfeather blooming in prairies.

Dark-eyed juncos & white-throated sparrows arriving to overwinter in Wisconsin from Canada.

Orange, brown, and red colored leaves falling from trees. Make a leaf print with them.

Southern gray squirrels caching nuts while their northern relative, the red squirrel, rips apart pine cones for seeds to store for a midwinter meal.

Red-winged blackbirds grouping in flocks.

E-mail EEK! and let us know what you see.



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