Meet the Mentor Species

The Canada Geese

We are the Canada geese. We are international representatives.

Brought from our homeland as decoration, in this warm city we lost the habit of migration. But we are ready for travel, with black head and neck and white chin-strap, in V-shaped formations with heroic honking calls.

On the ground it’s all about family and the neighbourhood. We share the lake shore with the swans and ducks and feed on grass and seeds and (sometimes plastics the humans leave behind).

But we are also haunted by the shadow of the murderous crows who kill our most tender youngsters in front of their brothers and sisters.

In the Interspecies cultural assembly we represent all the birds and waterfowl of Finsbury Park.

Learn about the Canada Geese