wolf willow

wolf′ wil`low


n.
Canadian. a shrub, Elaeagnus commutata, with silvery leaves, native to forest clearings and river banks in western Canada and the United States.
[1885–90]
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The smallest average bite size was from wolf willow (0.2 [+ or -] 0.02 g/bite) in early July.
We recorded the highest bite rates for wolf willow (21.5 [+ or -] 2.9 bites/min) in early August, and the lowest for quaking aspen (6.3 [+ or -] 3.4 bites/min) in late July.
The harvest rate of willow averaged 17.1 g/min, with the largest bite size and fastest harvest on drummond willow and the smallest bite and slowest harvest on wolf willow. Because larger bites require more time to chew (Risenhoover 1989), bite rates were lowest on the plant species from which moose took the largest bites.
"The 49th parallel ran directly through my childhood, dividing me in two." (Wolf Willow, 1962) Wallace Stegner's statement is the springboard used by Higham (Davidson College; U.
The Cypress Hills section along the Alberta-Saskatchewan border, the setting for Wallace Stegner's book Wolf Willow, are now so overrun as to resemble a scene from National Lampoon's Vacation.
Wolf willow, for example, is said to be good for practical jokes: when added to a campfire, it gives off a strong smell of human excrement!
His nonfiction works include several books (This is Dinosaur, Wolf Willow, and The Sound of Mountain Water) that reflect his love of nature and the West.
His nonfiction includes Mormon Country (1942); One Nation (1945); a biography of the explorer John Wesley Powell, Beyond the Hundredth Meridian (1954); Wolf Willow (1962); The Gathering of Zion (1964); The Sound of Mountain Water (1969); The Uneasy Chair (1974); and One Way to Spell Man (1982).
Characters from the novels Recapitulation, The Big Rock Candy Mountain, and Wolf Willow appear in this collection at earlier stages of their development.
Low elevation riparian meadows are characterized by large stands of geyer willow (Salix geyeriana), mountain willow (Salix monticola), drummond willow (Salix drummondiana), plane-leaf willow (Salix planifolia), and smaller stands of whiplash willow (Salix lasiandra), and wolf willow (Salix wolfii).