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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has added a link to a translation service developed by Microsoft Inc., entitled Bing Translator, as a convenience to visitors to the DEC website who speak languages other than English.

Additional information can be found at DEC's Language Assistance Page.

Recommended Resources

Winter 2010 Hibernation

Print Resources

Animals Hibernating: How Animals Survive Extreme Conditions by Pamela Hickman (Kids Can Press, Tonawanda, New York, 2005)

Animals That Hibernate
by Phyllis J. Perry (Scholastic Inc., New York, 2001)

Do Not Disturb: The Mysteries of Animal Hibernation and Sleep
by Margery Facklam (Little Brown & Co., Boston, 1989)

"Hibernation and Winter Withdrawal"
by Paul M. Kelsey in Conservationist, October-November 1968, pp 20-27.

What is Hibernation
by John Crossingham and Bobbie Kalman (Crabtree Publishing Co., New York, 2002)

Internet Resources

DEC's New York State Wildlife webpage

The following sites will take you off the the DEC website:
The Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA "Cold-blooded Solutions to Warm-blooded Problems"
North American Bear Center website (with webcam)
"Secrets of Hibernation" by Peter Tyson (PBS, Nova Online, 2000) (focus is on bears)
Smithsonian Institution "Where do Insects Go in the Winter?"
Your Yukon "Insect Antifreeze"
Exploring Nature Educational Resource "Adaptations-Where Do Animals Go in Winter?" by Sheri Amsel