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Old 01-28-2013, 03:30 PM   #91
 
come on peaple share at least the state animals you know by heart
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:12 PM   #92
 
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Alright, well, our state fish is the Greenback Cutthroat Trout. Obviously can't put up photos. LOL I'll share our State whatevericanrememberoffthetop.

Our state bird is the Lark Bunting:


Our State Mammal is the Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep, of course, of course. lol:


Our state flower is the Columbine:


Our state bug is awesome, it's the Hairstreak Butterfly:


You forgot your state tree! Ours is the Blue Spruce. :3


Our state fossil is the Stegosaurus:


State Reptile is the Western Painted Turtle, I once rescued a baby one of these some kids were trying to kill, unfortunately he died two years later due to the damage that they did to his shell and we were unable to fix it for long, his last bit of life was...well, he was spoiled rotten and knew it:


State Mineral is Rhodochrosite:


And our State Gemstone is Aquamarine:
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:25 PM   #93
 
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I don't have many pictures of our state animals and plants, but I have a few.

I'm in Virginia if anyone doesn't know.

Our state bird is the cardinal. This one I saw out by my pond one day. He and his mate frequented it all last summer.


Our state tree is the dogwood. Which I know I have a good picture of somewhere but I can't frickin find it!! So the rest of these pictures won't be ones I took.

AND I JUST GOT MY SHIPPING INFO FROM THE WET SPOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (sorry this just had to go in there)

Our state fish are the brook trout and striped bass. If you've never seen a brookie they are gorgeous!!
(It's a drawing!! plus I just love these guys)


It's not in a tank! And I also like these guys. Very important game and food fish of the Chesapeake Bay.

Our state insect is the Tiger Swallowtail (but I should try to snap some photos of these at the butterfly house next summer; some of my other butterfly house pictures are forthcoming).


Our state shell is the eastern oyster (never eaten them, nor do I intend to). And our state fossil is some other shell.

Sadly we don't have our own salamander, but I can imagine it would be one of the few Plethodon species that are ONLY found on a few mountains in VA like the Peaks of Otter salamander:


One day I will have a chance to see these rare critters in person and take a ton of photographs!
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:29 PM   #94
 
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ooooh, Tiger Swallowtails are so gorgeous! I once came across them in the midst of their mating ritual - hundreds of them. I should dig up those shots. . . one of the most amazing things I've ever seen!
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:25 AM   #95
 
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Do it, Ches!!! Please?

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Old 01-29-2013, 03:24 AM   #96
 
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some more pics:
1) sunset in front of my house
2 & 3) Clyde
4) beach in Half Moon Bay, CA
5) Squaw Valley
6) View of the marina in Cabo San Lucas from on top the Luxury Mall
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:56 AM   #97
 
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I don't have many pictures of our state animals and plants, but I have a few.

I'm in Virginia if anyone doesn't know.

Our state bird is the cardinal. This one I saw out by my pond one day. He and his mate frequented it all last summer.


Our state tree is the dogwood. Which I know I have a good picture of somewhere but I can't frickin find it!! So the rest of these pictures won't be ones I took.

AND I JUST GOT MY SHIPPING INFO FROM THE WET SPOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (sorry this just had to go in there)

Our state fish are the brook trout and striped bass. If you've never seen a brookie they are gorgeous!!
(It's a drawing!! plus I just love these guys)


It's not in a tank! And I also like these guys. Very important game and food fish of the Chesapeake Bay.

Our state insect is the Tiger Swallowtail (but I should try to snap some photos of these at the butterfly house next summer; some of my other butterfly house pictures are forthcoming).


Our state shell is the eastern oyster (never eaten them, nor do I intend to). And our state fossil is some other shell.

Sadly we don't have our own salamander, but I can imagine it would be one of the few Plethodon species that are ONLY found on a few mountains in VA like the Peaks of Otter salamander:


One day I will have a chance to see these rare critters in person and take a ton of photographs!
our state bird and fish are the same lol not surprising since the states are side by side
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:38 AM   #98
 
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Remind me to put up some photos from the time I went to the Butterfly Pavilion later on. I've got a photo of me holding their tarantula. I've got better ones of my little cousin holding her, my mother is kinda a...well, she was being mean to me, grabbed the camera, snapped it and threw it back, so the one of me came out bad. =-=



The Cardinal is a gorgeous bird, it's also the most used State Bird. It's the State Bird of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia.

When I was in Kentucky there was a pair of them in the tree outside the house. Everytime I went out they would get upset with me, they would sit directly across from me in the bush just feet from where I was and just stare me down....pretty as they are, they're about as mean as Blue Jay's(Anyone who knows a thing about Blue Jay's knows what I mean, one tried to kill my cat once and then me for saving him, ripped out good chunks of his hair...they don't call them "Cat Birds" for nothing!), if not worse. xD Heck, they'd try to kill people for walking up to the house or down the street twenty feet away!
Well, during the ONE storm we had when I was there, and it was a bad one which unfortunately did NOTHING for the temp...well it did that night but it was hotter than billy be damned in the morning, their nest was knocked from the tree. To my knowledge they only had three babies, but one of them vanished...


Now you've all seen how pretty the parents are, yes? Wait until you see the homely, but adorable baby. I can't believe it! Can you? And I should specify, I was NOT as close as I looked....couldn't pay me to get that close to one of those dangerously beautiful birds. Magpies, jays...evil things. >_>; -cough-:


Here's dad with breakfast:


And here's mom. Honestly they're very dull in color compared to the males...but this has to be the most beautiful female cardinal I've ever seen. Dad was a little bit scruffy, he probably got picked at a bit. lol



Oh, OUH! I found the photos of Leo sleeping on my fan. xD Let me tell you, in the three months I was there, even at night I don't think the temp went below 78 degrees, and we were by the Ohio River, so it was always very humid and felt ten times hotter than it was. The worst day I think we hit the heat record...or one below, I can't recall for sure. It was just awful, I hate heat, made me sick every day.


Ah yes, and the Kitten Chloe(her name was initially Cleo, but because of Leo it was difficult so my friend changed it lol)...Karate Kicking my cat in the face for grooming her. She really was a funny wild little kitten. One morning I woke up with her flying over my head and landed on the side of the couch...she just kep running around in circles there earning her the name "Spider Kitten" lol When I went to take this photo, Leo had an arm around her and was cleaning her ear...it was so cute, but obviously I didn't snap the pick fast enough!


She always picked on him. xD Leo just wanted to lay on the floor where it was coolest. I really thought it was cute though, he was an 18 pound cat and a...I think she was a four-five month old kitten. He was very tolerant of her. He liked that little kitten, but I think it made her owner nervous because he was so big.




Yeah yeah, he let her win...trust me. I know it looks like she always kicked his butt and everyone claimed as much and called my buddy a wimp...but I saw him shut her in a box and sit on the lid when she pestered him too much, or sat on her in a way she couldn't escape if he didn't want her to. He's just a sweetheart, that's all there is to it. :3
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:36 AM   #99
 
those are funny kitty stories and again i real lol-ed also sound like Leo just wated to try and act like a verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry close friend or daddy
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:06 PM   #100
 
What a great thread! Might as well join the fun, had a bunch up and hit "preview" but my pics appeared awfully big so I'll just post one as a test first :)

I snapped this as we were pulling into our hay guy's place the other evening
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