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Iowa Lesson, Page 3

Iowa State Bird - Eastern Goldfinch

Eastern Goldfinch

  • The state bird of Iowa is the Eastern Goldfinch.

  • Eastern Goldfinches are small birds. They like open fields.
  • Males have bright yellow feathers in the summer and olive feathers in the winter.


Barns in Iowa

Barn in Rural Iowa

  • There are many barns in Iowa.

  • Barns are used to store farming equipment and animals.


Cornfields Growing in Iowa


  • Iowa has many cornfields.

  • People and animals eat corn. Corn is used to make tortillas, alcohol, and gas for cars.

  • Iowa is sometimes called: "Land Where the Tall Corn Grows" or the "Corn State".

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