Celebrating the Beauty of Nature

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A couple of photos from my recent trip back home to Montana, USA for a visit.
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River Bluff Park

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Berries
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It's been awhile since I've posted any photos here and I'm having trouble getting my photos to post. Has something changed in the procedure? I used to post photos all the time with no problem. I would appreciate advice. Thanks!

How Wolves change rivers
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Originally posted by mi3ch at lupus est
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In 1995, 14 wolves were released in Yellowstone National Park, scientists didn't know it will radically change the entire ecosystem of the Park.

Wolves were diminished in the Park 70 years ago and during that time flourished deer after which years of uncontrolled breeding (all people's efforts to control their population failed) caused heavy damage to local flora. Fourteen wolves, of course, could not eat all the deer, but they forced them into carefully chosen places for pasture and to avoid certain areas of the Park. Vegetation started to revive. For six years the number of trees has increased fivefold. There were beavers, which used the trees for construction of dams. Floodplains wound up housing muskrat, ducks and fish. Wolves have also reduced the population of jackals, which led to an increase in the number of hares and mice, and they in turn attracted Park hawks, weasels and foxes. The Park came to the bears, as they were able to drive away the wolves from their extraction or eating their leftovers. The number of berries in the Park.

But the most surprisingly, wolves changed the course of rivers. The river straightened up and stabilized, diminished in shoreline erosion. The effects of wolves on deer has led to explosive growth of trees and grass on the banks of the rivers, which led to their consolidation, changing the geography of the Park itself, all thanks to the fourteen wolves released there less than twenty years ago.



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