We are at that time of the year in North America in which we can see signs of spring beginning to pop up. This puzzle, entitled “Spring Quartet”, shows a few of them which also happen to be state symbols.
Monarch Butterflies are migratory insects that have a range as far south as northern South America and as far north as southern Canada. They winter in South America and return to North America in the spring. They are the state insect of: Alabama, Idaho, Illinois, Minnesota, Texas, Vermont and West Virginia.
Dogwoods have many subspecies, one of which is the Flowering Dogwood pictured here. It is the state/provincial flower of: British Columbia, North Carolina and Virginia. It is the state tree of: Virginia and Mississippi.
Bird lovers will love this picture. There is the ever popular Cardinal. It is not only popular in art and puzzles, but also though out the Midwest and eastern part of the United States. It is the state bird of: Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina. The Chickadee is the state/provincial bird for: Maine, Massachusetts and New Brunswick. The Bluebird is the state bird for: Missouri, New York, Idaho and Nevada. Finally, the Goldfinch is the official state bird in: New Jersey, Iowa and Washington. Almost a third of the United States’ state birds are found in this puzzle.
As you and your loved ones assemble this puzzle, it would be a great way to explore the official symbols of your nation, or discuss what other signs of spring you can find around you. You can find it and other Spring jigsaw puzzles at A+ Puzzles, Etc.