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[toggle title=”What is the state bird of Massachusetts?”]The Black-capped Chickadee is the state bird of Massachusetts (and Maine).[lightbox link=”” thumb=”×200.jpg” width=”320″ align=”left” title=”Black-capped Chickadee” frame=”true” icon=”image” caption=””][/toggle] [toggle title=”What is the state mammal?”]The Right Whale (gotcha on that one, huh?)[lightbox link=”” thumb=”×200.jpg” width=”320″ align=”left” title=”Right Whale” frame=”true” icon=”image” caption=””] [lightbox link=”” thumb=”” width=”181″ align=”left” title=”Massachusetts features the Right Whale on some license plates” frame=”true” icon=”image” caption=””][/toggle] [toggle title=”What is the state flower?”]The Mayflower, aka trailing arbutus- Epigaia repens[lightbox link=”” thumb=”×200.jpg” width=”320″ align=”left” title=”Epigaea_repens” frame=”true” icon=”image” caption=”Mayflower”][/toggle] [toggle title=”What is the state vessel? (hint- it’s not the mayflower!)”]The Schooner Ernestina Morrissey- a ship with special ties to our founder, Arthur D. Norcross, who ventured into the Arctic three times on this vessel with Captain Bob Bartlett in the 1930’s.[lightbox link=”” thumb=”×200.jpeg” width=”320″ align=”left” title=”effie m. morrissey c 1894.” frame=”true” icon=”image” caption=”Ernestina, aka Effie M. Morrissey circa 1894.”][/toggle] [toggle title=”What is the state tree?”]Ulmus americana, the American Elm[lightbox link=”” thumb=”×200.jpg” width=”320″ align=”left” title=”” frame=”true” icon=”image” caption=””][/toggle] [toggle title=”What is the state soil? Yes, we have a state soil!“]Paxton Series, more specifically, Paxton Fine Sandy Loam[lightbox link=”” thumb=”×200.jpg” width=”286″ align=”left” title=”Paxton Fine Sandy Loam” frame=”true” icon=”image” caption=””][/toggle]

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