How Wolves Change Rivers

I have talked before about having a “Bucket List.” In recent years I have been fortunate enough to check many things off of my bucket list. Do you have a Bucket List? What are some things at the top of your Bucket List?

One thing on my list is to travel to Yellowstone to see wolves. I want to see them in action, raising pups, howling together, hunting, traveling through the magnificent landscape of Yellowstone. I have learned recently that there are some people who have been watching the wolves in Yellowstone daily since they were reintroduced in the 90’s. The things these people have seen! I want to sit with them and look though their scopes and learn about these amazing animals.

Ever wonder what happened after biologists reintroduced wolves to Yellowstone after they’d been absent for 70 years? Here’s your chance to see some of the changes they have made…

What do you think? Do you live somewhere that wolves live? Have you ever seen one?


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  1. Mary Lou Kloss May 16, 2017 at 10:42 am #

    Wow……….what an amazing video….how wonderful is nature !!!!!!
    Thanks so much for posting. I’ll share it.

    • Sharon Mammoser May 16, 2017 at 2:28 pm #

      I am glad you enjoyed it– there were many whom I assume were offered by it because they immediately unsubscribed. Thanks for writing!

  2. Nanci Fletcher May 16, 2017 at 11:44 am #

    re the wolves, I think its amazing what nature can do when left alone! we have coyotes and some think wovlves as well.. very hard to distinguish the two.. unfortunately they are not thought of in a positve way in New England

    • Sharon Mammoser May 16, 2017 at 2:23 pm #

      Yes, I realized that when I had multiple people unsubscribe today after my post went out. Sadly wolves are not looked at as a good thing in many places throughout our country. It breaks my heart but I am powerless to change attitudes that have existed for many years…. thanks for taking time to write.

  3. Claire May 16, 2017 at 3:43 pm #

    Keep such videos coming. I loved it! Yes, they have cost ranchers some of their livestock but I think the government will reimburse them for the loss. What the wolves do in return is “priceless”.

    • Sharon Mammoser May 17, 2017 at 2:53 pm #

      You are absolutely correct–wolves do provide “priceless” services. If only we could learn to live in harmony with nature rather than always trying to conquer or control it. … thanks for writing!

  4. Arden May 16, 2017 at 4:02 pm #

    Fascinating! Absolutely fascinating!! My husband and I made donations to help reinstate the wolves to Yellowstone many years ago. We knew it was important to help bring back nature’s balance. I had no idea just how much of an impact they would have. Thank you so much for sharing. For the life of me, I cannot understand why folks would unsubscribe because of this video.

    • Sharon Mammoser May 17, 2017 at 2:58 pm #

      I will say thank you then from the wolves who can’t speak–Thank you–your generosity has made a difference! It is because of people like you and others who had the foresight to protect the land long ago that we can visit this extraordinary place and hear the wolves howl and possibly get a glimpse of this amazing animal. We need more like you!

  5. Arden May 16, 2017 at 4:05 pm #

    One item on by bucket list used to be cross-country skiing the back country in Yellowstone. Alas, those days are behind me. However, seeing the aurora borealis from somewhere on this globe is still on the list!!!

    • Sharon Mammoser May 17, 2017 at 2:59 pm #

      Yes, cross country skiing there would be extraordinary! Perhaps I will get a chance to do it this winter, and can take you along with me in spirit. If I go, I will surely take pictures, which of course I’d be happy to share!!