I noticed with interest the photo on front page of recent local newspaper, showing some geese near the lagoon.
Over the last two weeks on my frequent dog walking lake walks, I have been aware of the lack of geese.
Actually my first awareness was around Spring Park, normally many geese and their goslings set up camp at the park; it’s an annual event.
As nesting season unfolded, there was a goose nest with eggs on top of the beaver dam at Spring Park on Miami River.
Several days later the nest and dam were gone, around the same time I was aware that the usual flocks of geese and their goslings were not occupying the Park area.
On my frequent dog walks, I realized that it appeared around the village the usual throngs of geese were not around.
Then I walked with a more conscious eye on what geese I might encounter, contrary to how much goose poop I could avoid.
Over the course of the last 10 days, I constantly see Rendal Park – no geese, Spring Park – no geese, Lake – no geese, Lagoon at condo side, maybe 20 geese, across from hotel, about 12 geese.
Also, mostly all are adults with no goslings.
I guess I could be missing the gosling parade, and gaggles of geese, but the lack of geese and goslings seems odd.
Harrison Hot Springs