Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Canadian Geese Canada 150

This Summer has been beyond joyful!
Celebrating Canada's 150th Birthday!
Spending so much quality time with family.
I feel so lucky. 
I am filled with happiness.

One of the iconic images of Canada
is the
Canada Goose

I found a huge flock of geese today by the shore
of our freshwater beach.

The Canada goose is a large wild goose species with a black head and neck, white patches on the face, and a brown body. Native to arctic and temperate regions of North America, its migration occasionally reaches northern Europe. It has been introduced to the United KingdomNew ZealandArgentinaChile, and the Falkland Islands.

Like most geese, the Canada goose is primarily herbivorous and normally migratory; it tends to be found on or close to fresh water.
Extremely successful at living in human-altered areas, Canada geese have proven able to establish breeding colonies in urban and cultivated areas, which provide food and few natural predators, and are well known as a common park species. 
In North America, nonmigratory Canada goose populations have been on the rise. The species is frequently found on golf courses, parking lots, and urban parks, which would have previously hosted only migratory geese on rare occasions. Owing to its adaptability to human-altered areas, it has become the most common waterfowl species in North America.

Patti Friday: Author | Illustrator | Wellness Community Member | Reporting from inside 'The Art Dept.' at the international 'Embassy of Ideas'
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