Community Collection

Lou Perli’s Cardinal Collection

Lou started collecting cardinals about 45 years ago. She likes how they grab your attention and make her smile. The cardinals have mostly been given to her as gifts including homemade ones from her grandkids. She doesn’t have a favorite as all of them are unique and have special memories. She displays them in her house and office and has a special group of Christmas cardinals. Her cardinal collection will be on display through September.

Cardinal Facts

  • Cardinals are typically the first bird to stop at feeders in the morning and the last in the evening.
  • Northern Cardinals have a diet of mostly seeds and especially like sunflower seeds.
  • The Northern Cardinal is the official state bird of 7 states.