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Louisiana State Bird and Flower Brown Pelican and Magnolia Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

  • Louisiana State Bird & Flower
0.80 LBS
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Product Description

The brown pelican was designated the state bird of Louisiana in 1966. Early European settlers were impressed with the pelican's generous and nurturing attitude toward their young, and the brown pelican has been a symbol of Louisiana since that time.

Louisiana's official nickname is "The Pelican State" and the brown pelican appears on Louisiana's state flag, state seal, the official state painting (along with many other symbols and icons of Louisiana), and is one of three Louisiana symbols displayed on the U.S. mint's bicentennial quarter (shown below).

The state bird of Louisiana is unique among the world's seven species of pelicans. The brown pelican is found along the ocean shores and not on inland lakes. It is the only dark pelican, and also the only one that plunges from the air into the water to catch its food.

Pesticide use caused Pelicans to stop nesting along the Louisiana coast in 1961, and they completely disappeared by 1966. Louisiana began attempting to re-populate its coastline by transporting Florida fleglings into the state. The US Fish and Wildlife Service listed the Brown Pelican as an endangered species in 1970, but the Federal Government declared the Brown Pelican "recovered" in Louisiana in 1995 . About 40,000 Brown Pelicans call "The Pelican State" their home today.

The magnolia blossom was designated the state flower of Louisiana in 1900. The southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora) is a medium size hardwood tree that grows in the southest USA (also called evergreen magnolia, bull-bay, big-laurel, little gem or large-flower magnolia). The large, fragrant white flowers and leathery evergreen leaves make the magnolia tree popular around the world as an ornamental.

The seeds are eaten by squirrels, opossums, quail, and turkey. The leaves, fruit, bark and wood yield extracts with potential use in pharmaceuticals. The lumber is used to make furniture, pallets, and veneer.

The approximate design size using 18 count fabric is 8" x 12.89" - stitch count is 144 x 232.

What you receive:

A multi-page full color pattern.
A DMC floss number and color list.
A floss usage report indicating the number of skeins of each color required to work the pattern.
A color picture of the design for reference.
Floss and fabric not included.

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