Canine Goose Patrol
The U-M is using border collies to herd geese at the North Campus Research Complex.
The NCRC, the old Pfizer complex, employs some 2,000 people. It's also home to perhaps a dozen nesting pairs of Canada geese. And when those geese hatch their babies, they bring their families to the entrances of the buildings, where the grass is greenest and the "buffet" of plantings most lush and dense. They leave behind copious droppings--and sometimes