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Featured Sanctuary Bird: Northern cardinal

This week's featured bird is the familiar and colorful Northern Cardinal. Because cardinals do not migrate, nor do they shed their bright plumage, they are brilliant in the snowy winter months. 

Around February 9, cardinals start singing their "What cheer" song - A nice sign of spring ahead! Keep your eyes out for this beautiful bird.

Though these birds are common, there is nothing like wandering Faville Grove Sanctuary, where Aldo Leopold did some of his early work, and spotting a cardinal perched on a snowy, native oak tree. To plan a visit to Faville Grove, try our Faville Google Map, or contact