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Texas SymbolsPlant- Cactus   Bird- Mockingbird                                       Small Mammal-                        ...
Back to     Symbols              Cactus             ContinueCactus live in dry hot places.     Their spines are actually t...
Back to                             ContinueSymbols          Cactus grow different flowers          and come in many diffe...
The inside of a cactus is either    Back to    Symbols                 hollow or spongy depending on                 the t...
Back to   Symbols   State bird: Mockingbird             Continue• Texas designated the mockingbird as official state  bird...
Back toSymbols   State bird: Mockingbirds                                               Click on picture to               ...
Back to   Symbols    Small mammal- Armadillo• On June 16th, 1995, the nine-banded armadillo has been  officially declared ...
Back to   Symbols                            Nut- Pecan           Continue• The Pecan tree was designated the official  st...
Back to          There are many ways we enjoySymbols                  pecans    Pecan Pie                  Pecan Ice cream...
Back to   Symbols                          Bluebonnet                  Continue• The bluebonnet was designated the officia...
Back toSymbols          Bluebonnets grow across Texas               Click on picture to see fields of bluebonnets
Back to   Symbols                                    Insect                   Continue• Texas designated the monarch butte...
Back toSymbols   Monarch migration          Click on picture to view monarch butterflies.
Back to  Symbols        Texas Flag• Each color of the flag of Texas has special  meaning. The white represents purity, the...
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A slide show of some of Texas' symbols with a brief description.

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  2. 2. Texas SymbolsPlant- Cactus Bird- Mockingbird Small Mammal- Armadillo Nut- Pecan Flower- Insect- Monarch butterflies Flag Bluebonnet
  3. 3. Back to Symbols Cactus ContinueCactus live in dry hot places. Their spines are actually the leaves. They come in Different size and shapes
  4. 4. Back to ContinueSymbols Cactus grow different flowers and come in many different varieties.
  5. 5. The inside of a cactus is either Back to Symbols hollow or spongy depending on the type of cactus. This is where they store water.The outside of the cactushas a thick, waxy coating tokeep the water inside.
  6. 6. Back to Symbols State bird: Mockingbird Continue• Texas designated the mockingbird as official state bird in 1927.
  7. 7. Back toSymbols State bird: Mockingbirds Click on picture to Hear mockingbird.Northern Mockingbirds have extraordinary vocal abilities- they can sing up to 200 songs, including the songs ofother birds, insect and amphibian sounds, even anoccasional mechanical noise.(http://www.statesymbolsusa.org/Texas/Mockingbird.html)
  8. 8. Back to Symbols Small mammal- Armadillo• On June 16th, 1995, the nine-banded armadillo has been officially declared as the state animal of Texas.• The Texas species of nine-banded armadillo has a distinct shell casing made out of bone. They have 30 or 32 peg shaped teeth, and a really long tongue. http://www.buzzle.com/articles/texas-state-animal-nine-banded-armadillo.html• Armadillos eat insects.
  9. 9. Back to Symbols Nut- Pecan Continue• The Pecan tree was designated the official state tree of Texas in 1919.• Fossil remains found in Texas show that our native pecan tree was here long before humans came on the scene. (http://www.statesymbolsusa.org/Texas/Tree_Pecan.html)
  10. 10. Back to There are many ways we enjoySymbols pecans Pecan Pie Pecan Ice creamRoasted Pecans Fruit cake
  11. 11. Back to Symbols Bluebonnet Continue• The bluebonnet was designated the official state flower of Texas in 1901. Also called buffalo clover, wolf flower, and el conejo (Spanish for "the rabbit"). http://www.statesymbolsusa.org/Texas/Flower_Bluebonnet.html
  12. 12. Back toSymbols Bluebonnets grow across Texas Click on picture to see fields of bluebonnets
  13. 13. Back to Symbols Insect Continue• Texas designated the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) as the official state insect in 1995. Both the caterpillar and adult monarch butterfly are brilliant in color as a warning to predators (the monarch ingests toxins from the milkweed plant which are poisonous. http://www.statesymbolsusa.org/Texas/Insect_Monarch_Butterfly.html
  14. 14. Back toSymbols Monarch migration Click on picture to view monarch butterflies.
  15. 15. Back to Symbols Texas Flag• Each color of the flag of Texas has special meaning. The white represents purity, the blue stands for the virtue of loyalty, and the red on the Texas state flag symbolizes bravery.

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