Next-Door Nature

tales from the wild metropolis


Canada Goose

Flight School

The 2015 class of Canada geese (Branta canadensis) naval aviators started flight school this week! I’ve been watching these youngsters on daily dog-walks in the park since early May. When they first showed up I noticed their resemblance, in size and coloration,... Continue Reading →

The Urge for Going… or Maybe Not

See the geese in chevron flight, a-flapping and a-racing on before the snow They've got the urge for going, and they've got the wings to go. ~ Joni Mitchell, The Urge for Going   Vaguely aware of dusk approaching, I... Continue Reading →

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