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Deer in Winter
MPBN: Quest Series, Moving Image, 0:04:48

To survive winters, deer have an ability to adjust their lower critical temperature downward more effectively than just about any other animal. They also decrease their activity level, and they have dense coats of fur that help "waterproof" the fur.

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Deer -- Wintering
Deer -- Feeding and feeds.

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Eastport street in winter
Maine State Archives, Still Image

Photo of a street in Eastport in the winter with large snowbanks.

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Environment: Fur trade, survival, industrial development, forest, conservation

Passamaquoddy Indian Agent Report
Maine State Archives, Text

Report on the Pleasant Point reservation discussing the school, farming and the outbreak of smallpox.

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Indians of North America
External Forces: economic, demographic, technology, disease, wars
Indians -- cultural relationships, traditions, adaptations
Indians -- Education
Native Americans

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Conclusion - Winter
MPBN: Quest Series, Moving Image, 0:00:38

There are many solutions to surviving winter. The natural world has come up with an impressive array of adaptations that we are just beginning to understand and appreciate.

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Humans -- Winter

Trip from Damariscotta Mills to Madawaska
Maine State Archives, Text

Pages from a journal regarding a trip from Damarariscotta Mills to Madawaska, mentioning the terrain, French settlers living along the route and their churches, Indians found living there, and conflict with representatives of the British Gov't in N.B.

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Conflict-Stability: control of Maine, land disputes, French-English-Indians
Native Americans
Land Disputes

John Dunn's Moosehead Lake 1889 diary
Maine Historical Society, Text

This is a diary kept by John W.G. Dunn about his hunting and fishing trip in the Moosehead Lake area from August through September 1889. His guides were Henry Tremblay and John F. Hildreth.

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Dunn, John W.G.
Dunn, John W.G.(1869-1941) -- Diaries
Fishing -- Maine -- Diaries
Hildreth, John F.
Hunting -- Maine -- Diaries
Moosehead Lake (Me.) -- Diaries
Tremblay Henry

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MPBN: Quest Series, Moving Image, 0:06:38

Animals such as bear and chickadees deal with the rigors of winter by hibernating, or more specifically, by torpor.

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Bears -- Hibernation
Bird feeders
Winter -- Maine
Torpor -- Wildlife

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Facing Maine's Winter
MPBN: Home Series, Moving Image, 0:02:14

The settlers had to face the cold winter in Maine. In order to heat their home for the winter, each family had to cut lots of wood and produce enough food during the short growing season. Everybody had to have some kind of farming.

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Stove -- Benjamin Franklin
Frontier and pioneer life

Diary of Capt. John Davison, 1846
Maine Historical Society, Text

John Davison, a schooner captain from Augusta who was involved in East coast trade, kept a logbook of his journeys on the ship Yucatan, 1846.

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Davison, Caleb Henry
Davison, John
Davison, John -- Diaries
Seafaring life -- Description and travel
Ship captains -- Maine
Yucatan (Ship) -- Logbooks

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Global Warming-Disease-Lyme Disease
MPBN: Quest Series, Moving Image, 0:00:55

Warming can increase the range of Lyme ticks. Warm winters allow the over-wintering of ticks. The spread of disease reflects the movement of animals and insects from more moderate climates into New England.

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Lyme Disease
Climatic changes

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