Imagine stopping at a traffic light when a pair of Canada Geese start to cross the road. You’re excited to see they are new parents! You count the goslings as they waddle swiftly, trying to keep up with Ma and Pa. 1, 2, 3……13, 14, 15. Fifteen gosling babies! How is it possible? Well, these aren’t all the biological babies of this Goose pair. It’s more of a gosling kindergarten, called a creche (pronounced kresh). Geese tend to act as babysitters for several parents at a time as…

Last month, a Canada Goose was brought to Greenwood with a band around its leg. He hatched sometime during or before 2002 and was banded in 2003. A small aluminum bracelet with numbers that read 0958-86038 was banded to his ankle. For 16 years this goose wore his bling; supporting scientists’ attempts to collect valuable data. United States Geological Survey (USGS) stands for science in a changing world which is why we made sure to report the band upon arrival of Greenwood.The effort to band waterfowl and birds…