Monday, February 9, 2009

New Mexico - USA

After 3 days without any update, here am I again and this time with 2 cards from the state of New Mexico in USA, both sent by famous Jocelyn "nowaglas".
"New Mexico is a state located in the southwestern region of the United States. Inhabited by Native American populations for many centuries, it has also has been part of the Imperial Spanish viceroyalty of New Spain, part of Mexico, and a U.S. territory. The climate of the state is highly arid and its territory is mostly covered by mountains and desert. At a population density of 15 per square mile, New Mexico is the sixth most sparsely inhabited U.S. state.

Albuquerque is the largest city in the state of New Mexico. It is the county seat of Bernalillo County and is situated in the central part of the state, straddling the Rio Grande." - in: wikipedia

This is New Mexico's state bird, the roadrunner. It was officially adopted in March 16, 1949, under the name of "Chaparral Bird". The comical roadrunners prefers running to fly and has been clocked at speeds of 24 km's (15 miles) per hour. They're appromately 55 cm's (22 inches) in length and their diet consists of insects, lizards, centipedes, mice and snakes.

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