Monday, October 22, 2012
|photos by Jonathan Schechter|
Independence Township, Michigan October 21, 2012
Flying cows are on the move! And the closely cropped lawns of condominiums across lower Michigan
lure them in to rest and graze and gather in great herds. You may call these creatures Canada geese
and the "herds" flocks; but for many residents of Oakland County, Michigan these grazing creatures
are despised for their gatherings and propensity to poop.
Don't want Canada geese around?
Then do not cut your lawns so short.
(Or pray for more coyotes!)
We self-centered humans have created a mecca for geese in suburbia and the geese have responded.
But the gatherings of geese and their all day grazing reminds me that in a few more weeks they will
take wing and fly south in great formations honking as the depart our land of lakes and lawns.