The Purple Finch
51/2 - 6 INCHES (14-15)
THE YEAR IT BECAME THE STATE BIRD. 1957
The Purple Finch is a little bird that flies along the eastern part of
New Hampshire. The Purple Finch is not really that purple.
The males are pinkish in color. The females are buff brown.
One of their favorites foods is sunflower seeds. They like the evergreen
forest. In the winter, they like to hang around bird feeders.
The White Birch
The year it became the StateTree: 1947
Scientific Name: Betula papyrifera
New Hampshire's state tree is the tall, skinny White Birch. It is
known because it has bark that feels like paper. The Native Americans used
the White Birch a lot for canoes. The White Birch could be found In the
forest with the evergreens and in Eastern Alaska all the way to Northern
The Purple Lilac
Name: Syringa Vulgaris
The year it became the state Flower 1919
May is when the Purple Lilac comes out . You never know what color
it will be--white, deep purple or violet blue. They usually bloom
on shrubs 20 feet 6 meters tall. They make gardens, yards, and public
places more attractive and are really popular in the Northern states.
The State Capitol
became a state in 1788. There was not a capitol building until 1816.
A lot of workers came together and built the capitol building with an eagle
to top the Capitol Dome. Later they built another eagle that was
weatherproof. A couple of years later they built two buildings to
become the capitol.
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