The Cardinal  LbNA # 22016

Placed DateMay 6 2006
LocationLouisville, KY
Found By ChristiSunshine
Last Found Jul 29 2007
Hike Distance?

The Cardinal is a popular kind of bird, being the state bird for Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia. In fact, the University of Louisville’s mascot is the Cardinal. The birds themselves are beautiful to behold. The males are a striking orangey-red, while the females are mostly grey with some red tinting. They are a vibrant delight for any bird watcher.

Somewhere in Louisville, a cardinal is singing, waiting for you! To find your starting point, study the clues on Louisville, locating other lb housed animals (1, 2, & 3) that give strong impressions such as the one that you’re looking for in this endeavor. From #3 (If I had been me, I could have bitten you), head downhill and go right around the bend.

Just before you reach the cattle rail bridge, a footpath intersects.

Turn left and follow this footpath, keeping the creek on your right. Eventually, this path will head to the left, away from the creek.

At the fork you’ll soon encounter, go left, crossing the wooden bridge and up 20 steps. Continue heading uphill. Take a moment to spot the birds nests in the trees just past “12.” After 13, you should be hearing this bird song. Cross over twice and eye the striking sycamore (big white tree) on the left. Ahead about 10 paces, the path veers sharply to the right.

Downhill from this sycamore, 6 paces (1 pace = 2 steps) heads you to a deadfall and a five foot stump. Look behind the deadfall and underneath for this little songbird.

As always, please use a lengthy stick when poking/reaching under logs, bark or such.

This stamp is the same one that appeared at the Winter BBQ 2006.