Winter Home

Friday, January 21, 2011
Hundreds of Canada Geese have made their home at the old quarry between Greencastle Middle School and Robe-Ann Park this winter. While this many geese have not been common in the area in the past, the answer of why the geese are here now may lie in changing population. "Populations of Canada geese have increased dramatically during the last 50 to 60 years," DePauw biology professor Dr. Vanessa Fox said. "They are more likely to stay in northern regions (such as Indiana) and are less likely to migrate south for the winter." Fox added that possible explanations for the population growth include increased food availability, decreased hunting pressure and climate change. Whatever the reason, the geese have certainly become a common sight, both in the water of the quarry and in the nearby airspace.

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  • In my opinion we need a hunting season on them.

    Avon, Plainfield, Cloverdale, Greencastle and every place that I travel is overpopulated with Canadian Geese.

    -- Posted by Old Man on Fri, Jan 21, 2011, at 1:20 AM
  • I agree with Old Man....

    -- Posted by cato on Fri, Jan 21, 2011, at 7:48 AM
  • wheres my shot gun?

    -- Posted by lleonard47 on Fri, Jan 21, 2011, at 9:25 AM
  • There is a hunting season for Canadian Geese in Indiana.

    -- Posted by baffledbeyondbelief on Fri, Jan 21, 2011, at 11:46 AM
  • and they taste wonderful!!

    -- Posted by ZRXguy on Fri, Jan 21, 2011, at 12:13 PM
  • What are the dates for the hunting season?

    -- Posted by dumpsterdiva2 on Sat, Jan 22, 2011, at 8:05 AM
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