Canadian Geese live year round in Ohio, no longer migrating South for the winter. This is due to a lack of natural predators and an abundance of available year round vegetation. They love woods, streams, golf courses, parks, any place with water and plants. One knows it is Spring when the flocks become couples followed by a little gaggle of goslings. We live near a golf course so....
Geese mate for life so this was a committed couple. The daddy goose was beginning to get nervous at our closeness and starting hissing at us. Breeding season coincides with molting season and mature geese lose their flight feathers so he cannot fly for about 20-30 days, but the next step would have been for him to charge us, wings spread wide. These geese are huge and we had no intention of making him upset, so we left them alone. The goslings grow very quickly, so these are brand new babies and such cute little bits of fluff. As they mature, they can be a real nuisance. The golf course maintenance guys crisscross the ponds with fishing line to deter the geese from taking up residence there.
Just a few feet from our goose sighting, we saw a lone deer keeping watch.
The ducks I mentioned? They were in our yard yesterday when I came home from the store. We never see ducks in our yard. It is a jungle out there, I tell you.
Sat, April 27...Envelope Book Class with Margaret Bakke
May 3, 4, 5th...Doll Workshops with Tory Brokenshire
May 16, 17-18, 19...Assemblage with Michael deMeng
May 16, 17-18th...Collage, Assemblage with Andrea Matus deMeng
June 7, 8-9th...Book workshops with Dan Essig
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