Wild Geese-Breeding Gounds
Wild Geese-Breeding Gounds-When we see a flock of wild geese going over Kentucky in early spring, where are they going? Of course we understand that they are going north, but to what part-where do they nest? What kind of nest does the wild goose make and how many eggs does it lay? I would also kike to have the readers tell what they know of the grizzly bear; his home and his habits.
There are a number of species of wild goose; the most common being the Canada goose and the greater and lesser snow goose, and the brant, and these have somewhat different breeding grounds. The Canada Goose is most common, and is the one we usually see on its northern and southern flight. It nests in Labrador and across the barren grounds of Canada mainly, but a few nest as far down as the central United States. They spend the winter mainly along the coast from Texas to Virginia. The brant breeds on the shore of the Arctic Ocean and the islands to the northward, and winters in California and along the coast of northwestern Mexico principally. The snow geese winter throughout the South from California to the West Indies, the smaller species wintering mainly west of the lower Mississippi and the larger one to the eastward. They nest in summer ion the shore of the Arctic Ocean from the mouth of the Mackenzie eastward. They nest in summer on the shore of the Arctic Ocean from the mouth of the Mackenzie eastward, and also farther north, probably in Victoria Land, Banks Land and Melville Island, which are great unexplored islands of the Arctic Sea.
Harding, A.R.. 3001 Questions and Answers. Columbus, Oh: A.R. Harding, 1913.
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