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Maine Lesson, Page 2

Augusta - Captial of Maine - Capitol Building

Capital of Maine

  • The capital of Maine is Augusta.

  • Augusta is located in the southern part of the state on the Kennebec River.

  • The Maine State House was completed in 1832. It is made of Maine granite


Moose - State Animal of Maine


  • Maine's state animal is the moose.

  • Moose are the largest of the deer species.

  • A male moose is called a bull, a female is called a cow and a group is called a herd.


Black-capped Chickadee - State Bird of Maine

Black-capped Chickadee

  • Maine’s state bird is the black-capped chickadee. Chickadees are small songbirds.

  • Black-capped chickadees have a black "cap" on their heads. This means that the feathers on the top of their heads are black.

  • Chickadees lower their body temperature at night during the winter.

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