The Last Wolf

Eleven-member wolf pack in winter, Yellowstone...

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This is taken from Jim Crumley’s fascinating  – “Yellowstone Experience”.

“In the long wolfless decades they (deer) had forgotten to behave like deer. Then the wolves came back and they remembered.”

“………….. in that second spring we saw the evening sun illuminate a green haze low on the land. At first we didn’t understand its meaning, so we climbed from the floor of the glen to the old deer terrace and we found its meaning: fresh, sweet, young, vivid, green grass. The wolves by keeping the deer constantly on the move had restored to the mountain a lost meadow.”

“And as the spring advanced, flowers ‘splashes of white and yellow and blue, and the grass ankle deep’.

And as with every new season after that, the new growth summoned others to the change: butterflies, moths, berries, berry and butterfly eating birds and then the first new trees.”

“The wolf that howls in the dusk is – the painter of mountains.”

So interesting and so awakening of unknowledge!


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Love my family, my dog and my friends especially my fellow Superheroes. Love the Lake District in any weather especially the high and scary places. Love to work with enthusiastic people to move them and/or me and/or our businesses forward. Also love music (curious selection), learning, books and warm places. France is special as are Istanbul and New York.
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