Northern Cardinal
Cardinalis cardinalis
 (L 8.75" WS 12" WT 1.3 oz)
State bird of Illinois and six
other states ...a wide-ranging
permanent resident.
Morton Arboretum
Lisle, IL
30Dec2010
Starved Rock
Lisle, IL
13Feb2011
If there were no birds...
there would be no
Cardinals in the Vatican,
and the world would be
ruled by bugs.
(Gene Williamson)
Andrew Spencer,
XC348147