All about New Mexico<br />By Grace Assi<br />Fall 2009<br />
All about my state bird , the Roadrunner <br />The Roadrunner is New Mexico’s state bird.Officially adopted March 16, 1949. It was adopted under the name "Chaparral Bird". In Spanish, it is called "El Correcaminos”.<br />http://www.50states.com/bird/roadrunn.htm<br />
New Mexico’s flower<br />The yucca was adopted as the State Flower on March 14, 1927. The yucca is a member of the lily family and a symbol of sturdiness as well as beauty. In the early summer, pale ivory flowers bloom at the tips of its long, fibrous stalks. At the base of the plant are broad, sharpedged leaves that look like stilettos. The yucca sometimes grows to the height of a small tree.<br />http://www.50states.com/flower/newmexico.htm<br />
New Mexico’s flag<br />The yellow field and red symbol colors are the colors of Spain. First brought to New Mexico by Spanish explorers in 1540. On New Mexico's flag we see a red sun with rays stretching out from it. There are four groups of rays with four rays in each group. This is an ancient sun symbol of a Native American people called the Zia. The Zia believed that the giver of all good gave them gifts in groups of four. These gifts are:<br /><ul><li>The four directions - north, east, south and west.
The four seasons - spring, summer, fall and winter.
Life itself - childhood, youth, middle years and old age.</li></li></ul><li>New Mexico’s State Gem<br />My state gem is the…..Turquoise!!<br />http://www.statesymbolsusa.org/New_Mexico/<br />gem_turquoise.html<br />It is a rare type of gem<br />
My state colors!!!!! YAY! :]<br />My state colors are red and yellow. The colors of old Spain. The thing in the middle represents the Zia sun. Who represents New Mexico. The yellow represents the yellow fields.<br />http://www.statesymbolsusa.org/site-map-07.html#Anchor-NewMexicoSymbols<br />
New Mexico’s state bug <br />The bug of New Mexico is a Tarantula Hawk Wasp. It stings just like any other wasp or bee. It has a stinger just like any bee or wasp. http://www.statesymbolsusa.org/New_Mexico/Tarantula_hawk_wasp.html<br />
New Mexico’s state tree<br />New Mexico’s tree is the Nut pine tree. It looks like any kind of pine tree. <br />