Re[2]: [NatureNS] Canada Geese

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Some knowledgeable soul once told me cattails don’t thrive in nutrient-poor environments, so I take the proliferation as a sign of increased nutrient accumulation.  Guess I'm wondering if the culvert under road serves as a partial barrier to nutrient spread from upstream.  Wouldn’t surprise me!

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From: [] On Behalf Of David
Sent: March 4, 2018 9:17 PM
Subject: Re[2]: [NatureNS] Canada Geese

Hi John & All,
     Why would Goose droppings or golf course fertilizer stop Cat tails from crossing the road ?
     Cattail seeds blow when the heads are dry; usually daytime & therefore onshore breeze time being I assume relatively near the ocean and also assume that the brook does not meander such that across the 
road is inland of the Typha stand.   Once established they can spread by 
rhizomes in any wet direction.  To test this transplant several rhizomes to the 'other side' as soon as frost permits.
     For those who may be interested, the female part of  Cat tail heads (lower part) when collected just before pollen starts shedding are excellent eaten with butter either right off of the stem or stripped and cooled with egg in the oven. Also the rhizomes are a refreshing field nibble during the dormant season; strip off the outer spongy tissue down to the firm starch-rich core. I am drooling.
Yt, DW Kentville

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From: "John and Nhung" <>
Sent: 3/4/2018 6:42:11 PM
Subject: RE: [NatureNS] Canada Geese

>Canada geese are a year-round phenomenon down here in God's country, 
>but I kinda suspect the summer and winter birds may be different 
>The golf course at Yarmouth's extreme south end accommodates a lot of 
>as it did when the tundra bean goose visited a few years back.   A 
>couple of
>winters back, a snow goose hung out there for awhile as well.
>In recent years, I note an increasing proliferation of cat tails in the 
>fresh water marsh on the Wyman Road that accommodates the stream that 
>drains most of the golf course, en route to Broad Brook.  So far, none 
>have appeared downstream of the road.  Thought it may be a result of 
>the fertilizer applied to the course.  I'm wondering , though, about 
>the importance of the considerable contribution the geese must leave 
>Another observation:  The hypothetical golden eagle I reported from 
>near the corner of Ellis and Wyman Road about a month ago has been seen 
>by more people, and seems to be getting less hypothetical.  Twice, in 
>the past couple or three weeks, when I have turned down the Wyman Road 
>from Sand Beach, I have seen a large, all-dark raptor flying high, with 
>what seem to be the same sort of body proportions.  Hard to tell when 
>you are in a hurry and behind the wheel, but I have been looking sharp 
>at bill-head-tail size.
>Both times, the bird seemed to be tending near or over the southern end 
>of the gold course.  Wonder if the geese are attracting it!
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>On Behalf Of Hebda, Andrew J
>Sent: March 4, 2018 3:09 PM
>Subject: [NatureNS] Canada Geese
>Have had 8 hanging around in the marshes (Noel Shore) for the last 3 
>Any others around?

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