"A Sand County Almanac"

"THERE ARE SOME WHO CAN LIVE WITHOUT WILD THINGS AND SOME WHO CANNOT."
"FOR US IN THE MINORITY THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE GEESE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN TELEVISION.".....Aldo Leopold




"LOOK DEEP INTO NATURE, AND THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING BETTER".....Albert Einstein


Sunday, February 25, 2018

Northern Cardinals



Beautiful northern cardinals can be found year round in our area.  If one can't get out to view them in the wild they will come to you if you offer them sunflower seeds.

They are so popular that seven states have selected them as their state bird...Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia.



The females are a dull reddish olive...





The males are bright red with a black face...



Finding cardinals in bleak winter woods adds a cheerful note to an otherwise dreary day...



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