The Cardinal

What is Ohio’s national bird?

In 1933, the Ohio General Assembly made the cardinal Ohio’s state bird. The cardinal’s scientific name is Cardinalis cardinalis. When Europeans first arrived in Ohio in the late 1600s, Ohio was 95 percent forest and cardinals were rare to the area.

Why did Ohio choose the cardinal?

Cardinals actually prefer that middle ground between forests and open areas and since Ohio was most forest before the early settlers moved in, there were actually almost no cardinals. It wasn’t until the forests started to be cut for fuel and construction that Ohio became suitable for the bright red birds.

Why is the state bird sometimes called winter Redbird?

The Northern Cardinal is sometimes called the Winter Redbird because it is most noticeable during the winter when it is the only “redbird” present.

Is the state bird a Robin?

The last state to choose its bird was Arizona in 1973. Alaska, California, and South Dakota permit hunting of their state birds.
States with the same state bird.

Bird # of states
American robin 3
Bobwhite quail (state game bird or wild game bird) 3
American goldfinch 3
Chickadee 2

What is Ohio’s state fruit?


CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) -Most people have no idea Ohio has an official native fruit, let alone it’s the pawpaw. The fruit which is mainly in southern Ohio, is pretty hard to find and in season mid-to-late September. It’s called a pawpaw because when you cut them open, the black seeds inside resemble an animal’s paw.

What is the Ohio state animal?

white-tailed deer

A young white-tailed deer, also known as a “fawn”. In 1988, the Ohio General Assembly made the White-tailed Deer Ohio’s official state mammal. The White-tailed Deer, Odocoileus virginianus, has been extremely important in Ohio’s history.

What is Ohio famous for?

Ohio is known for Cedar Point, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Pro Football Hall of Fame. For a day in nature, visit Hocking Hills. Ohio’s inventions are the phonograph, gas-powered automobile, golf balls, and Superman. Then there’s Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon.

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