I decided to come out of hibernation for a bit since we were having a break in the extreme cold. My Dad, nephew and I drove over to Middle Creek – a wildlife preserve in PA that gets THOUSANDS and THOUSANDS of snow geese every year. I knew it wasn’t QUITE peak time for them yet as it was still a bit cold, but I also knew there would some there – over the next few weeks as the lake warms they take over the area.
My nephew just got new hiking shoes that he was so proud of so I put them on him and we headed down the path that leads to the best viewing area for the geese. It’s a short walk from the parking lot and my nephew cheerily exclaimed to everyone we passed “We’re going HIKING!” 🙂
When we got to the end of the trail we saw all the geese hanging out on the lake – my nephew counted “1,2,3,4,5!!” More like 500 (or more), but who’s REALLY counting. Honestly with as many as there were I would give up after 5 too…
We hung out for a bit – I snapped a few pictures while my nephew played in the snow. Luckily I was able to stop him from eating some – YUCK! I’m hoping to go back and try to see the area closer to peak time if possible. It’s hard to predict when that will be, but usually late February/early March. Last year there were over 200,000 during the peak time, which I believe was a record….I don’t think my nephew will be volunteering anytime soon to help count them all. 🙂