Adirondack Chronicles 2017.4: Getting Your Goose On
July 13, 2017, 12:42 pm
I’ll be the first to say that most of the time I dislike geese immensely — they travel in packs, befoul the grass, eat ravenously and make ugly honking sounds. Ok, got that out! But in their natural settings outside of urban areas, they can be lovely, even regal. I enjoyed watching the goose families have a splash party (photo above) on Simond Pond near Tupper Lake. The little ones ravenously consumed the loosestrife (below) which is good since that water plant is a nuisance…
They make an elegant parade across the lake:
And these adults in repose look serene:
Meanwhile, elsewhere in the forest, the critters are busy…. mostly eating!
This deer (above) was having a tasty breakfast right outside my cabin door!
And this hummingbird (above) was after the sweet nectar in the milkweed.
Tiny moths (photo above) are all over the wild flowers along the roads.
And meanwhile, the eternal question: why is the turtle crossing the road?
Stay tuned…. more to come!
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