Friday, March 13, 2009

Mmmmm. Grass!

Canada Goose
Originally uploaded by Laura Erickson
You people keep saying there are too many of us, but if you meant it, wouldn't you stop making so much of EXACTLY the habitat that allows us to thrive? We love short grass--your manicured lawns, especially near lakes and streams, are the most inviting places we could imagine, and you keep growing more. We're one of the only birds that can digest grass (though not too well, so a lot of what goes in comes out the other end, if you know what I mean!). And the shorter the grass, the easier it is to spot predators sneaking up on us and our babies--we can raise a much higher percent of our young successfully thanks to you people! All that natural grassy habitat that is so nice for Bobolinks and meadowlarks and Upland Sandpipers isn't so good for us. So thank you so much!

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