Nature Scavenger Hunt

By Samuel Fuqua,

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Nature Scavenger Hunt

Presenting our Nature Scavenger Hunt! Take this opportunity to learn about the nature around you and what The Nature Foundation does. We’re excited to have you play along, adults and children alike. We will drop two clues a week for four weeks. You have a chance to win a prize for each clue and there’s a grand prize if you complete the entire scavenger hunt.
You’ll need to like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram or be signed up for our emails to get the clues. Send your answers to specialevents@tnfw.org or post them in the comments on Facebook and Instagram.
At Wintergreen, we’re surrounded by nature everywhere we look. We have spectacular views, rock formations, and stunning wildflowers just starting to bloom. Let’s go outside and see what we can find. HINT – some clues can be found on the trails The Nature Foundation maintains!

 

 

Scavenger Hunt Clue #1

 

Our first clue drop. Take a picture of a Wintergreen trailhead. This could be a picture of your favorite trail, a trail you’ve seen but haven’t gotten a chance to do yet or a trail you’ve always wondered about. Do you have any questions about one of these trails? Did you know The Nature Foundation maintains more than 30 miles of hiking trails at Wintergreen? Email your answer to specialevents@tnfw.org or post them on Facebook.

 

 

Scavenger Hunt Clue #2

 

Our second clue drop. Send us a picture, drawing, poem or just a sentence of one thing you’ve seen while hiking one of Wintergreen’s trails. We take our searching seriously around here; Liz Fravel searched high and low for one her favorites. Let us know if you need help identifying something you saw. We’d love to help you learn all about the nature that surrounds us here at Wintergreen. Email your answer to specialevents@tnfw.orgor post them on Facebook. Share this post with your neighbors and friends so they can play too.

 

 

Scavenger Hunt Clue #3

 

Our third clue drop. This next clue we’re going all in bloom. This time of year is spectacular at Wintergreen. The valley has been in bloom for several weeks and the mountain is starting to pop everywhere you look. Submit a picture, name, or sketch of a wildflower blooming at Wintergreen currently. Are you seeing natives blooming but not sure what you’re looking at? Consider attending this year’s Spring Wildflower Symposium to learn more about our natural community (follow this link for details). Email your answer to specialevents@tnfw.org or post them on Facebook. Share this post with your neighbors and friends so they can play too.

 

 

Scavenger Hunt Clue #4

 

Our fourth clue drop. We’re moving your eyes up a bit for this next clue. Wintergreen is quite known for its geology; people come from far and wide to study our spot in the Blue Ridge. Your task is to find a rock face taller than you. Can you do it? Send a picture to specialevents@tnfw.org or comment on this post with your selfie. Remember, you don’t have to do all the clues to enter to win. We will have prizes per clue and a grand prize for anyone who completes all the clues. We’ve had some great entries already; keep them coming!

 

 

Scavenger Hunt Clue #5

 

Our fifth clue drop. Let’s talk wildlife. Draw, take a picture or write a poem about any animal (family members and pets not included) who share Wintergreen with us. Bragging rights for most creative entry. Send your entry to specialevents@tnfw.org or comment on this post with your selfie. Remember, you don’t have to do all the clues to enter to win. We will have prizes per clue and a grand prize for anyone who completes all the clues. We’ve had some great entries already; keep them coming!

 

 

Scavenger Hunt Clue #6

 

Our sixth clue drop. This is our easiest clue of the Scavenger Hunt. We want to see you enjoying Wintergreen’s nature. This might be you sitting on your deck watching the sunset, exploring a trail or shoes off wading in the streams. Let’s see you get outside! Send your entry to specialevents@tnfw.org or comment on this post with your selfie. Remember, you don’t have to do all the clues to enter to win. We will have prizes per clue and a grand prize for anyone who completes all the clues. We’ve had some great entries already; keep them coming!

 

 

Scavenger Hunt Clue #7

 

Our seventh clue drop. Watching spring creep up the mountain is always a rite of passage for Wintergreen owners and guests. You can watch as the trees begin getting leaves in the valley first and eventually the entire mountain is a wash of green. You can also tell the elevation of a Wintergreen location by its canopy. This clue is all about looking up. Send us a photograph, drawing, watercolor or just a sentence on your favorite trees at Wintergreen; bonus points if you can name them! Send your entry to specialevents@tnfw.org or comment on this post with your selfie. Remember, you don’t have to do all the clues to enter to win. We will have prizes per clue and a grand prize for anyone who completes all the clues. We’ve had some great entries already; keep them coming!

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