Eschscholzia californica ( California Poppy)

California Poppy`` redirects here. For the album by OPM, see California Poppy (album). For the British speedway team, see California Poppies.

California quail

The California quail (Callipepla californica), also known as the California valley quail or valley quail, is a small ground-dwelling bird in the New World quail family.

Official State Colors of California

In 1951 California designated blue and gold as the official state colors.

California State Flag

California State Flag. Historic Bear Flag raised at Sonoma on June 14, 1846, by a group of American settlers in revolt against Mexican rule.

Great Seal of California

California Legislature has not designated an official coat of arms for the state (only 18 states have), however the state seal design is similar to that of a historic 1876 illustration of California coat of arms.

California Saver tooth tiger

California designated the saber-toothed cat as the official state fossil in 1973 (California also recognized an official state dinosaur in 2017).

California State Prehistoric Artifact: Chipped Stone Bear

In 1985, an artifact made from volcanic rock was unearthed at the Allan O. Kelly Archaeological Dig overlooking the Agua Hedionda Lagoon in Carlsbad, California in San Diego County.

California Grizzly Bear

The California grizzly bear (Ursus arctos californicus) is an extinct subspecies of the grizzly bear, the very large North American brown bear. ``Grizzly`` could have meant ``grizzled``

California Red-legged frog

The California red-legged frog (Rana draytonii) is a species of frog found in California (USA) and northern Baja California (Mexico)

California State Name Origin

The name California originates from the Spanish conquistadors, after Califia, a mythical island paradise described in Las Serges de Esplandian by Garcia Ordonez de Montalvo (a Spanish romance written about 1510).

California State Quarter

The U.S. Mint's bicentennial commemorative quarter for California features John Muir (early advocate for wilderness conservation); the endangered California condor; Half Dome (a granite formation in Yosemite National Park); a giant sequoia (the state tree); and the captions ``Yosemite Valley`` and ``John Muir.`` All State Quarters

California State Pet

California designated ``a shelter pet`` as the official state pet in 2015 (Georgia, Tennessee and Colorado also recognize shelter and rescued pets as state symbols).

California State Song

``I Love You, California`` (words by F.B. Silverwood, music by A.F. Frankenstein) was designated as the official state song of California in 1951.

California State Fife & Drum Corps

The California Consolidated Drum Band was designated the official state fife and drum corps in 1997.

California State Gold Rush Ghost Town

Bodie was designated the official state gold rush ghost town of California in 2002 to acknowledge the importance Bodie played in California's history. California also recognizes an official

California Golden Trout

The great seal of the state of California was adopted by The Constitutional Convention of 1849.

California State Gold Rush Ghost Town

Calico was designated the official state silver rush ghost town of California in 2005 (California also recognizes an official

CA State Vietnam Vets War Memorial

The California Vietnam Veterans Memorial (in Capitol Park, Sacramento) was designated the official state Vietnam veterans war memorial in 2013.

California Dogface Butterfly

California designated the California dogface butterfly (Zerene eurydice) as the official state insect in 1972.

Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtle

In 2012 California designated the endangered Pacific leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) as the official state marine reptile and October 13 as Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtle Conservation Day. California also recognizes the desert tortoise as a state symbol.

California Military Museum

The California Military Museum and Resource Center was designated the official military museum of the state in 2004.

California State Gemstone

California designated benitoite as the official state gemstone in 1985

California Golden Trout

The California golden trout (Salmo agua-bonita) was designated the official state fish of California in 1947. California also adopted a marine fish as a state symbol in 1995.

CA State Motto Eureka!

California's state motto is ``Eureka!`` (made official in 1963).

California State Marine Fish

California designated garibaldi as the official state marine fish in 1995 (California recognizes golden trout as the state freshwater fish, adopted in 1947).

California State Rock

California designated serpentine the official state rock in 1965 (California was the first state to designate a state rock)

California State Marine Fish

California designated garibaldi as the official state marine fish in 1995 (California recognizes golden trout as the state freshwater fish, adopted in 1947).

California State Fabric

California designated denim as the official state fabric in 2016.

California State Lichen

California designated lace lichen (Ramalina menziesii) as the official state lichen in 2015. California is the first state to adopt a lichen as a state symbol.

California State Reptile

California recognized the desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) as the official state reptile in 1972 (California also recognizes a marine reptile symbol).

California State Lichen

California designated lace lichen (Ramalina menziesii) as the official state lichen in 2015. California is the first state to adopt a lichen as a state symbol.