Abraham Lincoln, former president of the United States, was from Illinois and owned a house in Springfield. The current president, Barack Obama, also has a house in Illinois, but it’s not this one.
The Illinois state bird is the Northern Cardinal. I found a picture of a Cardinal pair and it’s a good one. I have done a post on Cardinals, but didn’t want to have the same picture of the bird on this post. I’ll use this picture tomorrow because the Northern Cardinal is also the state bird for Virginia. Ohio likes this bird also.At Kickapoo Valley Reserve. Cardinal Pair.
Here is a map of Illinois. You will see a red star and the name Springfield. That’s where we are going next.
The caption says Jackson and 6th. By, Liho. I don’t know what those metal things are in the foreground. Must have to do with tourists, somehow. See the white picket fence behind the house, on the right? That’s where the garden is located. The fence in front of the house would keep people from just going into the house. The National Park Service wouldn’t like you wandering around on your own inside. There would be questions.
Next are picture about Illinois.
The Monarch Butterfly is the Illinois State insect.
The last picture is of the Illinois state tree, the White Oak.