Whilst We spend Times, Places, repeating Daily
Routines. In Our World Legends of Animals, Creatures
still roam. Repeating Theirs.
The Arctic Tundra is not a Place We oft Tread.
Nor head to.
Not even in The Summer.
Yet and so.
The Caribou believe otherwise. Wisely,
Arctic Trek. Caribou’s
to The Arctic Tundra Beyond, is a must.
For Future Generations.
The North Polar Regions are visually oft spectacular.
Those Northern Lights, Mountain Landscapes, bleak
One of the Longest Known Migrations of Land
Mammals is so what the Caribou does. Walks. A Lot
as well. Well as
being Alls ’bouts… The Next Gen…
A Reindeer Type.
Science Nomen: Rangifer tarandus.
Rewarding themselves alongs those Ways.
By Helping Themselves to the richest Pastures.
Soaking in Rain, Snow and Nutritious
Goodness thereof also. Also therein. Herds
spend much Times, Places of the Autumn
near Forest Regions. Then
as Summer nears, Heading North.
Coat shedding along those Ways. Means
Herd numbers can swell to larger sizes as Times, Places
so progress. Alongs. Whilst Travelling alongs
more than 1400 Miles. There and Backs. To
The Forest. Once Summer. Over. Then…
alongs with. Next Gen.
Traditional counting Methods and PhotoCensus
indicate Herd Numbers are decreasing
as a reaction to the 2016/17 Winters.
The Trek is over somewhat Barren Landscape
at Times, Places.
Others… a Natural Smorgasboard. For Caribou.
Moss, Lichens, Grasses, Leaves, Mushrooms.
Small Fish, Rodents, Eggs
…if lil’ else Green avail.
Changes of Caribou…
The Caribou’s Hooves will change too, adapting
by a form of hardening,
suited more to the Cooler, Denser Soils. For
Leaving Forest Shelter
The Route invariably Northwards meanders a lil’
for Feeding. Areas. Stops.
As with Us… Caribou Hate Insects… buzzing, biting
and so ons. So forthrightly do They Run. Aways. From
Groups/Nests Insects. That buzz and bite. Thems.
Run. Far. Far
Northern Tundra offers lil’,
bare necessities even in Summer.
The frozen Sub-Soils limit Plant Growth.
Three main Species Types:
Barren Ground, Woodland, Peary.
Male Buck and Female Doe,..
The Only Deer Species to do so.
Female Antlers usually smaller though longer lasting.
In stress Times the Caribou will oft rear Ups.
Glands at the Ankles release a Scent.
A typical Herd Creature.
Moving, Migrating Seasonally. Long Treks.
to Environ, Circumstances, Nature.
Cud Chewers. Chewing
through Christmas Dinner recently-ish,..
i, Shiro. Lil’
thought. Of Caribou. Out There.
Whilst the HolyDays then centred on Reindeer Rudolph
and The Gang. Of Hooves. St. Nicklaus.
Food, Drink, Gifts, Family, Friends.
Times, Places. Then
Out There. Still
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