As seen in the sign above, this photo was taken on 220 South-- North Battleground Avenue. While the scene looks serene, almost rural, if you look down the road on the left-- beyond the cars, you can see the blue sign of Wal-Mart. This is actually a pretty busy road and the Canada geese own this strip of Battleground. They raise their goslings here, teach them to forage in the parking lots, and to cross over to the swampy area for water. The geese seem pretty happy here. Fortunately, we were able to stop our car and wait them to clear the road-- incident free.
Likely, you know that the term of venery for a flock of geese not in flight is a gaggle. However, did you know that, in flight, they can be called a skein?* However, we don't think you'll have to refer to these geese as a skein any time soon. They seem more than content to walk from point A to point B. Happy Monday, dear readers and, if you are on Battleground North, be careful, the goslings are geese now and the aggregated gaggle has no fear of cars. And no french fries, please. They are as bad for the geese as they are for humans.