The public users of Myers Park (and the Lansing Highway Dept.) would balk at leaving the grass 9 inches long! We may not like it, but the culture is such that Myers Park grass has to be mowed short. I think they will have to go with 15-18 inch high "goose fences" and Border Collies.
But then maybe all these geese will end up in Stewart Park where it is already "poopy" enough! Donna Scott ----- Original Message ----- From: Paul Schmitt To: Meena Madhav Haribal ; CAYUGABIRDS-L ; Donna Lee Scott Sent: Friday, August 22, 2014 9:05 PM Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] goose poop an issue at interior of Myers Park The large airports have learned to stop cutting the grass so short. I believe over 9 inches discourages them. But that goes contrary to the American ideal, eh? Paul Schmitt From: Meena Madhav Haribal Sent: Friday, August 22, 2014 6:41 PM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L ; Donna Lee Scott Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] goose poop an issue at interior of Myers Park I have not read the article, but I feel lawns are "nuisance". So if you have lawn then the geese love to be on the lawn! Just my thoughts. Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 42.429007,-76.47111 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ Ithaca area moths: http://tinyurl.com/kn6q2p4 Dragonfly book sample pages: http://www.haribal.org/140817samplebook.pdf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ From: bounce-117763609-3493...@list.cornell.edu <bounce-117763609-3493...@list.cornell.edu> on behalf of Donna Scott <d...@cornell.edu> Sent: Friday, August 22, 2014 4:58 PM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] goose poop an issue at interior of Myers Park See article about "nuisance" of CANADA GEESE in the mowed lawn areas at Lansing's Myers Park. http://www.lansingstar.com/around-town/10960-goose-poop-threatens-myers-park-attendance Members of the informal group Friends of Salt Point (FOSP) discussed this issue a little at yesterday's regular meeting with Town of Lansing's Recreation Director, Steve Colt. Steve is a member of Friends of Salt Point and is looking for humane ways to "get the geese to go somewhere else". He has found a fair amount of information on this topic that he shared with Candace Cornell, me, and the other members of FOSP who are all Lansing residents. Donna Scott Lansing Station Road Lansing, NY d...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: Welcome and Basics Rules and Information Subscribe, Configuration and Leave Archives: The Mail Archive Surfbirds BirdingOnThe.Net Please submit your observations to eBird! -- -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: Welcome and Basics Rules and Information Subscribe, Configuration and Leave Archives: The Mail Archive Surfbirds BirdingOnThe.Net Please submit your observations to eBird! -- -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --