November 18, 2008

Canada or Canadian?

Special thanks to my sister-in-law Stephanie for sharing this important information from her father, Steve Pero. It's not the CANADIAN Goose as we have been calling them as they flew by the hundreds over Naperville house at 5 am each November leaving presents in the back yard. It's CANADA Goose. Here's the information from Wikipedia --

The Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) is a goose belonging to the genus Branta native to North America. It is sometimes called Canadian Goose, although that is not considered to be strictly correct according to the American Ornithological Union and the Audubon Society.[2][3] According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the first citation for Canada Goose dates back to 1772.

Just some helpful trivia. Thanks Steve! If you really enjoy Canada geese, there's a website all about them --

By the way, besides being excellent at trivia, Steve is a pediatric dentist and a glass blower. He makes the most beautiful glass ornaments, glass hearts and other unique pieces you may see in our home someday.

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