marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,

wolves and rivers

Was reading the stories about how the wolves changed the rivers in Yellowstone.

All right, they eat -- and scare off -- deer and elk, meaning that the trees don't get overbrowsed, meaning the beavers had more trees for good and built more dams, and the river banks were less eroded owing to the increased tree roots.  And more effects.

Gee.  And I was just having my king character hunt deer in part because they would attract Big Bad Wolves out of the liminal areas between kingdoms, and get too close to his subjects that don't go off and have adventures.
Tags: world-building: creatures, world-building: plants

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