This doesn’t qualify as a challenge post, since there’s nothing empty about the featured image. Quite the opposite, in fact. I just thought I’d pass on our encounter with a googol of snow geese at a refuge not far from Chico – one of the most memorable bird sightings of our lives. You might especially appreciate the video, in the post of our ride to Llano Seco.
A googol, in case you didn’t know, is a very big number: 10 to the 100th power. There aren’t really a googol of geese here, but there’s certainly many more than the usual gaggle. As I understand it, Google got its name from this number, but they misspelled it.
also, I see that gaggle is the wrong term here anyway, as it apparently is only correct for a flock of geese walking around on the ground. In the air, the correct term is skein. Odd that I’ve never heard of a skein of geese before, but now we know. I won’t make that mistake again.
Oh, wait. Let’s make this a challenge submission after all. Here’s three miles of emptiness, cycling away from the refuge: