Episode 37: Tumbleweeds and Canada Geese (part one)


Tumbleweeds are a common sight in the western states, but they did not originate here. Hailing from eastern Europe, they have become a formidable weed across North America. Daniel explains how the tumbling nature of this plant helps spread its seeds while simultaneously making it quite a nuisance. Rural, windy, western cities beware.

Then, Casey takes on the bird that everyone loves to hate. Canada geese are common along the Boise River Greenbelt, but apparently the ones that live here in the summer are not necessarily the same ones that overwinter here. Who knew!?

Canada goose (Branta canadensis) via wikimedia commons


This episode aired on Radio Boise in November 2018 and featured music by Toy Zoo.

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