Snow Geese of Vermont


BOSTON---The Dead Creek refuge in Addison, Vermont, used to be a major stop-over for migrating snow geese.

Less than a decade ago, visitors were awed by fields and skies filled with as many as 20,000 geese at a time.

Lachlan McLachlyn Field.
Lachlan Maclachlan Field.

These days, the geese in the area number just a few thousand. David Sausville of the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department tells us why.

We also join Robin and her now late uncle, Lachlan Maclachlan Field, on their trip to see the migrating snow geese in Vermont.

Robin’s pilgrimage has become a Thanksgiving tradition at Here & Now.


This program aired on November 26, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.


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