Adelaide smiling at goose cam

Nicknamed Adelaide after a woman who played a key role in the history of library science, this goose persevered through a variety of weather extremes in recent weeks, making sure to spend a lot of time sitting on her nest to keep her offspring warm. She also seemed to greet curious passersby (on the other side of the glass inside UMSL’s Thomas Jefferson Library) with interest and moderate suspicion. Her partner – Dewey – typically stood guard about 30 feet away from the nest, encouraging fellow members of the UMSL community to steer clear.