If you want your children to really appreciate the size, sound and beauty of the Canada geese migration, visit the Perth Wildlife Reserve in October. More than 5,000 geese use a pond-field area at the wildlife area entrance, and you’re likely to see several groups land and take-off in a very short period of time.
The area, which includes about half of the Tay Marsh along 2km (1.2mi) of the Tay River, opened in 1974 as a refuge for migrating Canada geese, snow geese and many ducks. Since then, many improvements have been made, especially along Jebb’s Creek, which runs through the area. Wildlife-friendly plants, such as the red elderberry, have been planted; new ponds with geese nesting areas have been created; grazing areas have been planted; and nesting boxes have been set up to encourage wood ducks to nest along the creek.
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