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I have been interested in nature for most of my life but since I retired I spend as much time as I can exploring the nature reserves and wildlife hotspots of my adopted home, Dorset in southern England. Whilst out I record what I see and take snaps where I can (I am no photographer!) and that forms the basis of my Nature of Dorset website. When I find something new I like to research it and write about it in my nature notes, it is how I learn and hopefully you might find my notes helpful as well!

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12 February, 2015

Canada Goose: a long way from home | Nature Notes from Dorset

This is a bird that is familiar in Dorset (and throughout the British Isles) now that has its origins elsewhere in the world and is now considered a 'bit of a pest'. Following its introduction in to collections in country parks and gardens during Victorian times the Canada goose (Branta canadensis) is now widespread on lakes, ponds and other waterside locations.
A handsome bird, the Canada goose is, as its name suggests, a North American species where there are several variable races. 

Read more: Canada Goose: a long way from home | Nature Notes from Dorset