Sunday, March 15, 2009

Beware the Ideas of March

Canada Geese
Originally uploaded by Laura Erickson
Yes, I mean the ideas of March. That human guy, Julius Caesar, had to be scared of the Ides of March (that's March 15 for you non-Shakespeare buffs), but for us geese, the ideas we get in March--to start building a nest the first nice day we get and mating and laying eggs when there's still ice out there--can be dangerous. If we nest too early, our goslings will hatch out right when snapping turtles are their hungriest. It's hard to be patient when we've got so many hormones coursing through our blood and so many ideas floating through our heads, but we're trying to wait.

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