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Yellowstone Wolf Reintroduction Helps Beaver Biodiversity

Hi, it’s Harry Silhouetteof-Wolfhowlingonhill, television correspondent at the Greenygrey. I was delighted to see that the BBC‘s fascinating series, Nature’s Microworlds, recently had an episode about how wolves reintroduced to Yellowstone in the 1990s helped the oldest national park in the world’s river ecosystem return to its best state since wolves were exterminated in the 1920s.

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Yellowstone Wolves Benefit Beavers and Biodiversity

In Nature’s Microworlds‘ infotainment style, the Steve Backshall-narrated documentary took the viewer through several reasons why wolves might have helped beavers thrive; eliminating them one by one in a Sherlock Holmes-style deductive reasoning.

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Was the key connection coyotes, bears, bison or elk?

Thankfully for us, Marc Latham has written a new article about it for his Suite 101 Natural World Media channel; including a Greenygrey image; and it provides a more in-depth account of the documentary; its information; and the key link between wolves and beavers that has helped to replenish Yellowstone’s riverbanks.


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Sydney Barangaroo Kangaroo Poem Cheers Up Reader

Hi, it’s Greenygrey, it was great to read that Grey’s Barangaroo Kangaroo poem from its Werewolf of Oz book (published under Marc Latham’s name in the human world) cheered up a reader after it was published in Etips last month. Barbara wrote: ‘Thank you for Tips 90 with more fine poetry, a brilliant tonic. I’m still laughing at Marc Latham’s ‘The Barangaroo Kangaroo’ which cheered me up on a monsoon type day.’

Sunshine on a Rainy Day Created Greenygrey?

And that is the essence of Greenygrey. Although we are the colours of a cloudy day in a fertile landscape, we try to bring a little sunshine to a cloudy day.

In fact, one version of Greenygrey folklore says we were all-grey until the sun partially greened us, so we are also known in the werewolf world as sun wolves or basking wolves.

Maybe Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s book-title: Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles was inspired by the Greenygrey legend…

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