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Feeding the Geese in Verona Park

July 12, 2013


We were recently in Livingston, New Jersey, visiting our daughter and her family.  Our first day in New Jersey included a trip to Verona Park in Essex County.  The park is a lush setting with a playground and a small lake.


Verona Park had a great hiking trail all around the lake.  We brought some bread crumbs and guess what?  The geese became our best friends.  Our granddaughters are feeding the geese in the photo above.  As they tossed chunks of bread into the water our part of the lake turned into a chaotic frenzy.  Geese honked and honked.  Big birds flapped wings and pushed smaller birds aside as they all lunged at the bread crumbs.

It soon became obvious – every time they wanted something, the big guys pushed aside the little guys.  The big guys always prevailed.  Sound familiar???

This led us to make extra effort to toss bread crumbs right in front of the goslings so they got their fair share.  These fuzzy little creatures were so likable, so cute.  It was a grand way to spend time – – watching the young feed the young.  Calla and Annie enjoyed the thrill of tossing bread crumbs and the baby geese were eager to gobble up every crumb that came their way.


4 Comments leave one →
  1. Anonymous permalink
    July 15, 2013 8:28 pm

    This was a really fun day. I liked the ducklings and goslings. It was great to have you both stay with us.

    • July 15, 2013 8:36 pm

      Thanks for checking out the blog and your comments. It was an awesome day at Verona Park.

  2. July 27, 2013 7:49 am

    This is beautiful, peaceful and serene! Love the little ones, (the ducklings too).

    • July 27, 2013 10:52 pm

      Thanks. We had an awesome time at the park… hiking, laughing and feeding geese. The small lake and the surrounding woods made this a special little world.

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