Now that migrating birds are coming back to northern New England, the good folks who take care of our public parks and beaches have a problem—how to keep returning geese, anxious to put down their webbed little feet and start a family, from nesting on the beach and engaging in all sorts of nefarious excretory behavior all over the place. I am not sure what geese eat but let’s just note that they seldom need to resort to laxatives. This can become a problem in a tourist driven economy, but someone has come up with a brilliant solution that protects the cleanliness of the beach without harming the geese. It turns out that geese really hate blinking amber lights. Who can blame them? But I mean they utterly despise blinking amber lights. So if you’d rather the geese set up shop in the close by nature reserve, literally right behind me, and where they can do their goose thing to their little hearts’ content, strategically placed and battery operated blinking amber lights will do the trick. The cardboard placard explains everything for the benefit of passing photographers.