Wolves Give Life

This gorgeous video comes courtesy of Shelley Coldiron, executive director of W.O.L.F.,  and Amelia Curzon, who blogs at Mungai and the Goa Constrictor  The video explores the ways in which wolves are regenerating the ecosystem in Yellowstone National Park and even changing the course of rivers!

As regular visitors for years to Yellowstone, we have noticed the change in elk and even buffalo behavior.  More wary and alert, elk do not graze, heads down, for long periods in one location.  They watch and move.  We assumed this was a learned response to wolf re-introduction.  And now the beneficial effect on vegetation, streams and rivers, and the animals who congregate there is becoming clear.

Wolves renew, taking the weak and the sick, who might otherwise die of starvation; leaving the strong to procreate, returning balance to the areas they inhabit.  Like fire, like wolves.  The fire that cleanses, purifies, makes room, restores, renews, regenerates, gives life.  Like fire, like wolves.

Wolves give life!  Let us raise our voices in praise!

A note to my special blogging friends on WordPress, whose work I adore:

Please forgive me for being less responsive of late.  I have begun two projects, potentially major.  Both involve wolves.  These projects are in the thinking, planning, and researching stages.  In order to get them off the ground, I will have to join with other people – Yikes!!  I have always preferred to work alone, and that will have to change!  I must be more like a wolf in cooperative effort – my survival is at stake, too.

When the project is something more than an idea, I want to share it with you and get your feedback.  In the meantime, I am thinking of you and hoping what is dear to your hearts is also bearing fruit.  Blessings to you, dear Bloggers!

The “deer” in the video are really elk, but this has no effect on the point made.
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15 Responses to Wolves Give Life

  1. Reblogged this on Wolf Is My Soul and commented:
    Excellent video and blog!!

  2. penpusherpen says:

    So good to see you again Monica, and good to learn about your reason for being away from us. Perfectly understandable in the circumstances, Wow, the wolves do give life, adn help the eco structure already in place, ’tis proof positive, and as you say, we should give praise my friend, LOUD praise. I add my voice to yours. Good luck with your venture, and I await your return telling us further details project wise. W.O.L.F is still dear to my heart through your influence, and I’m sending money when I can. Much love to you dear friend. xPenx

    • penpusherpen says:

      meant to say, I watched the video through twice, was simply… wonderful, just wonderful. xPenx

    • Monica says:

      Dear Pen, Thank you for your support in so many ways. It is very much appreciated! This video plays a special role; as wolves become more understood and appreciated, their protection in fact as well as law becomes more of a reality. Singing loud praise in harmony with you!

  3. bluebee says:

    I was about to come and post this video link as a comment on your blog! Monica dear, where have you been? xox

    • Monica says:

      Where did you see the video, Bluebee? And how are you? You are so dear to ask about me. My not being on WP is a sign of my inability to do more than one thing at a time. I’d like to overcome that, but it’s hard for me.

  4. bluebee says:

    Love the concept of beavers being ecosystem engineers 😀 Best wishes with your projects, ?Monica.

  5. giselzitrone says:

    Das Video ist einfach sehr schön.Wünsche dir einen schönen Tag.Liebe Grüße von mir.Gislinde

  6. Kenny2dogs says:

    I saw this shortly after you posted it Monica and now it is doing the rounds all over face book. It’s that action and reaction thing, i guess.. interesting 🙂
    Power to your elbow Monica

    • Monica says:

      Hello dear Kenny, I can’t take credit for the video – it had half a million hits before I saw it. If people on social media are talking about wolves and the politics surrounding wolves, it’s an important step along the road! Thanks so much for letting me know.

  7. Can you tell us more about this? I’d want to find out more details.

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