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.