While babies are born every day at the Brigham, a family of Canada geese took that to a whole new level — the outdoor terrace of the Hale Building for Transformative Medicine, to be precise.
The family of two adult geese and their six goslings made a temporary home on the terrace in early May before being safely relocated to a nearby location by Boston Animal Control on May 25. To ensure the geese were safe and comfortable during their time here, the terrace was closed to staff and visitors. That closure will be briefly extended while Environmental Services cleans and disinfects the area.
In their short time here, the feathered family attracted many faithful fans.
Jay Crowley, senior audiovisual technician in Office Services, checked on the family each morning to ensure they were accounted for and to provide fresh water.
Christina Corey, research program coordinator in the Center for Clinical Investigation, located on the third floor of the Hale building, and her colleagues enjoyed watching the geese since they first built their nest. They were delighted to witness the moment the eggs hatched as the six goslings came into the world.
“My colleagues and I have had the pleasure of watching the mom and dad geese make themselves at home on the ‘garden’ rooftop right outside our windows,” Corey said. “From pecking at the window and honking to laying six giant eggs, these geese brought a little light into our workday.”