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In our social studies lesson, we learned many fun facts about NYS.

In our social studies lesson, we learned many fun facts about NYS.

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  • NYS State Facts:
    • Largest city: New York City• State capital: Albany
    • State Nickname: Empire State
  • New York State Symbols
  • State Fruit: Apple
    The apple was adopted as the State fruit in 1976. Apples are sweet and crisp. They come in many varieties, such as Golden Delicious, McIntosh and Winesap.
  • State Tree: Sugar Maple
    The sugar maple is our main source of maple syrup made from sap stored in its trunk. Its leaves are pointed and turn bright colors in the fall. The sugar maple was adopted as the State tree in 1956.
  • State Flower: Rose
    The rose was adopted as the State flower in 1955. Roses are soft, fragrant flowers with thorny stems. They grow in bushes and are seen in many gardens.
  • State Insect: Ladybug
    The ladybug is an orange beetle with black spots. It helps gardeners by eating tiny pests that ruin plants. The ladybug was adopted as the State insect in 1989.
  • State Bird: Blue Bird
    The bluebird was adopted as the State bird in 1970. The bluebird is one of the first birds to return North each spring.
  • State Animal: Beaver
    Beavers build dams across streams by packing mud with their long, flat tails. The beaver was adopted as the State animal in 1975.