If you live in the country it’s not much of a problem, but the goose nesting season underway right now can cause headaches for urban residents. Wildlife biologist Dave Graber with the state conservation department says the Canadian goose population in Missouri continues to grow each year, especially in urban areas. Graber says geese are attracted to open spaces and well-manicured lawns. To discourage geese from nesting on your property, he suggests letting the grass grow to about six inches or planting trees and shrubs to reduce open spaces. Graber says nesting geese might attack people who get too close, and says the conservation department receives a lot of complaints about the large volume of droppings geese leave, fouling sidewalks and ponds.