Canada Goose, White Clay Creek, and Box Elders in album plants

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A Canada Goose in a shallow creek, with box elder foliage in the foreground

May 5th, 2006, by Alex Zorach

This photo shows a Canada Goose in the creek at White Clay Creek State Park in Delaware. The foliage in the foreground is that from a Box Elder, Acer negundo. Note the pale whitish green stems and light yellowish-green leaves, which are mostly in sets of three leaflets, and which branch opposite from the stems. The box elder is a species of maple; it likes bright light and thus likes the area along the creek here where it gets ample light.