Photo of the day: Oh, Canada (Geese)

Between resident and migratory Canada Geese, there sure are a lot of these big birds flying around the Gorge this time of year.

Photo by Adam Lapierre.
Between resident and migratory Canada Geese, there sure are a lot of these big birds flying around the Gorge this time of year.

Between resident and migratory Canada Geese, there sure are a lot of these big birds flying around the Gorge this time of year. A few interesting facts about them (from www.geeseguys.com): Life expectancy of Canada Geese is about 20 years; adults generally weigh between 20-25 pounds; females can produce up to 80 offspring in their lifetime; pairs mate and stay together for life (unless one dies); they return to the general area of their birth each year.

Latest stories

Latest video:

Lawnmower torches Arbor Vitae on Portland Drive

The riding lawn mower driven by Norma Cannon overheated and made contact with dry arbor vitae owned by Lee and Norma Curtis, sending more than a dozen of the tightly-packed trees up in flames. The mower, visible at far right, was totaled. No one was injured; neighbors first kept the fire at bay with garden hoses and Westside and Hood River Fire Departments responded and doused the fire before it reached any structures. Westside Fire chief Jim Trammell, in blue shirt, directs firefighters. The video was taken by Capt. Dave Smith of Hood River Fire Department. Enlarge



Log in to comment