School is coming to an end here in the Wenatchee Valley. For Team Naturaleza, this means summer camps, free fishing day, fun outdoor activities! Being outside during this time of the year is amazing because we get all sorts of wildlife in North Central Washington. Our riverside is home to many species and one of the more familiar one is certainly the Canada Geese. These big birds are an important part of our ecosystem and always fun to see!
These birds as put by the Audubon Society, are “among our best-known waterfowl” and “are universally recognized as signs of the changing seasons”. Once Spring arrives these geese are flying in a V formation and landing to snack on the grass of the many parks in our valley. Canada Geese have “adapted well to civilization, nesting around park ponds and golf courses; in a few places, it has even become something of a nuisance”.
These waterfowl love to eat grasses, seeds, and even berries! However, steer clear of feeding them bread so as to not filling their bellies with foods that offer little nutrients to their bodies. Geese need fruits full of nutrients that they find in their natural habitats to fuel them properly on their journeys across the sky!
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Link to learn more about Canada Geese: https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/canada-goose