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Near Addison in Addison County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Canada Geese

 
 
Canada Geese Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 7, 2017
1. Canada Geese Marker
Inscription.

Canada geese assemble at Dead Creek from many locations within eastern North America. They are attracted to this management area because of the protection offered by the refuge and the excellent combination of forage fields and water. Fall concentrations of geese here are the largest to be found within the Champlain Valley region of Vermont.

Early spring finds migrant birds resting here as they fly from their wintering grounds in the Chesapeake Bay region to their ancestral breeding areas in northern Quebec. This period also heralds the return of our local breeding population which winters in coastal New Jersey and nests at Dead Creek. The fall period (October 1 through November 15) is the best time to observe large concentrations of Canada geese here. During this time, flocks of migrants from northern breeding areas join their local kin to rest and

Canada Geese Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 7, 2017
2. Canada Geese Marker
Looking SW
feed on corn and green forage crops, replenishing energy reserves needed for the southward migration.

The Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area provides a quality environment for Canada geese which, in turn, creates excellent recreational opportunities for all who enjoy these magnificent waterfowl.
 
Erected by Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.
 
Location. 44° 5.115′ N, 73° 20.207′ W. Marker is near Addison, Vermont, in Addison County. Marker is on Vermont Route 17W 1.7 miles west of Vermont Route 22A, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Markers are under a shelter at the roadside wildlife viewing area. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2015 Vermont Route 17W, Vergennes VT 05491, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wetland Resources (here, next to this marker); Snow Geese (here, next to this marker); The Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area (here, next to this marker); War Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); Benedict Arnold (approx. 4.1 miles away); DAR John Strong Mansion (approx. 4.3 miles away); Northern Terminal of the Crown Point Military Road (approx. 5.3 miles away); Chimney Point (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Addison.
 
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Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area Wildlife Viewing Area image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area Wildlife Viewing Area
 Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area. (Submitted on October 26, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. AnimalsEnvironmentWaterways & Vessels
 
Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 26, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 26, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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