Archives for November 2010

The Habitat

Golf courses, planned residential and commercial developments, as well as airports are prime real estate for geese and other water fowl due to wide open spaces available for foraging, ponds and marshes for swimming, as well as protected edge areas for nesting. Golf courses are the requisite environment due to fairways of succulent grasses, water traps, and roughs of cover. The present-day popularity of […]

Border Collies

Border collies are equipped with a keen eye and perfect  body posture to move the geese along without injury. Reputable companies train their dogs in obedience, agility, as sheep herders, and even sleds where basics of direction are learned. Gi, Haw, On by, Walk up. These dogs are masters at following commands across great distances, as […]

Canadian Geese Biology

Resident geese typically breed 2 to 3 years earlier than migrating geese, have larger clutches, and nests built in more hospitable environments. Canadian geese build their nests with bark, twigs, and grasses,  lined with soft feathers. Nests are typically on the ground. Incubation is 25 to 30 days. Canadian geese mate for life unless a mate dies. Geese […]