Episode 38: Canada Geese (part two) and Nurse Logs


Casey continues her discussion of Canada geese. We may find their poop annoying when it covers our bike paths and sidewalks, but in other contexts it is an excellent fertilizer and a reliable method of dispersing seeds.

Canada goose (Branta canadensis) via Phylopic

Speaking of fertilizer, rotting logs and tree stumps can provide excellent seedbeds for new trees and shrubs. Daniel explains how the corpses of dead trees can nurse new plants to life in the forest understory.

Nurse Stump in the Rainforest Garden at UBC Botanical Garden


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


  1. My granddaughter and daughter and I listened to several of these- we were binging on the animal stories and laughed out loud many times. We loved the sound effects and all your short and sweet stories.
    Please keep it up!

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