* The four directions: north, west, south & east
* The four segments of the day: dawn, noon, dusk and midnight.The four divisions of life: childhood, youth, adulthood and old age.
~ adopted March, 1925
“I salute the flag of New Mexico and the Zia symbol of perfect friendship among united cultures.” Adopted March, 1963
“Saludo la bandera del estado de Nuevo Mejico y simbolo Zia de amistad perfecta, entre culturas unidas.” – Spanish translation adopted in March, 1973
Así Es Nuevo Mexico, written by contemporary composer Amadeo Lucero, was sung with guitar accompaniment to the 1971 State Legislature by Lieutenant Governor Roberto Mon-dragon and promptly adopted as the Spanish-language version of the state song
New Mexico Spadefoot Toad (Spea multiplicata)
Tailless. Upperside of male is brown; female is reddish brown with a narrow balck border. Underside yellow-green; white postmedian line bordered with black toward the wing base