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Island Survey in Stardew Valley — A Comprehensive Guide

Embark on an exciting adventure on Ginger Island in Stardew Valley and uncover many new contents, including the intriguing Island Survey. 

In this comprehensive guide, we’ll delve into the details of the Island Survey, providing you with all the information you need to complete it successfully. Discover the rewards awaiting you and become a master surveyor in Stardew Valley!

How to Find Professor Snail and Unlock the Surveys

Here are the steps to find Professor Snail and unlock the surveys in Stardew Valley:

1. Begin your journey to Ginger Island, located north of the starting beach area.
2. Head towards the northern area of Ginger Island and follow the path until you reach a little green tent.
3. This tent belongs to Professor Snail, the quirky archeologist. Interact with the tent, but note that it will be empty until you rescue the professor.
4. To rescue Professor Snail, go to the Dig Site to the left of his tent.
5. At the Dig Site, you will notice a broken bridge blocking access to a cave where Professor Snail is trapped.
6. Collect ten Golden Walnuts, which can be obtained by completing tasks and exploring the island.

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7. Approach the parrot near the broken bridge and exchange ten Golden Walnuts to repair the bridge.
8. With the bridge repaired, enter the cave where Professor Snail is trapped. Use any type of bomb to break the rocks blocking the way.
9. Once the rocks are cleared, Professor Snail will be freed from the cave.
10. Return to the Island Field Office, where Professor Snail will await you.
11. Interact with Professor Snail at the Island Field Office to unlock the surveys.

Completing Island Surveys

Survey 1: Purple Flowers

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Survey 2: Purple Starfish

(For more information, read more about the Purple Starfish on Ginger Island in Stardew Valley here!)

Rewards for Completing Island Surveys

Island Surveys Rewards

Stardew Valley - Island Survey

Fossil Collections Rewards

In addition to the surveys, completing the four fossil collections also grants unique rewards [1].

Extensive Animal Collection

Once you have donated all the required fossils for the Large Animal collection, you will receive 6 Golden Walnuts and a Banana Sapling as a reward. The Golden Walnuts can unlock various upgrades and features on Ginger Island.

Snake Collection

Completing the Snake collection by donating all the necessary snake-related fossils will grant you 3 Golden Walnuts and a Mango Sapling.

Mummified Frog Donation

You will earn 1 Golden Walnut by donating the Mummified Frog.

Mummified Bat Donation

Donating the Mummified Bat will reward you with 1 Golden Walnut. 

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Ultimate Reward


Immerse yourself in the captivating world of Stardew Valley’s Ginger Island and undertake the Island Survey to uncover its hidden treasures. With guidance, you can locate Professor Snail, unlock the surveys, and answer questions correctly. 

Don’t miss the exciting rewards, including Golden Walnuts and the Ostrich Incubator recipe. Become a skilled surveyor and leave your mark on Ginger Island!

Mathew has nursed a love of video games since childhood. Now, as an adult, he enjoys playing challenging games as much as he enjoys relating with other gamers. Matthew created Hypernia to give gamers like himself accurate and reliable information about games, servers, communication protocols, and much more.

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