The Geese Are Coming

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Canada geese that nested in Manitoba and Ontario this summer will be migrating south into Minnesota and Wisconsin in the next day or two, says Fred Strand, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources wildlife manager in Superior. I always remember an interview I did with Roy A. Johnson of Cloverland Township, who said the geese often arrived at his ponds on Sept. 12. Strand says the migration of this population of geese is determined largely by photoperiod, or the change in the length of daylight, which is why they’re so consistent in their arrival time in our area.

I remember Roy Johnson saying, "The geese come, and I know I’ve made it another year."