Going on a treasure hunt in the backyard

Image: Benhi Dixon | DOC

Introduction

Go on a treasure hunt to find some weird and wonderful things out in nature.

What to do

  1. Download and print the treasure hunt activity sheet (PDF, 94K) or use it as inspiration to create your own on a piece of paper/card, or in your nature journal.
  2. Head outside and see if you can find all the items on your treasure hunt activity sheet.
  3. Describe what you find through writing, drawing or by taking photos.

Get help identifying species

Get help from scientists and fellow nature observers to identify the plants and animals in your photos by uploading them to iNaturalist, Seek and/or NZ Bird Atlas.

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