Meadow Life

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Twelve thousand years before the common era, glaciers stretched across Central Europe. But this icy world soon begins to melt, and the roar of rapids now fills the region. The landscape – once hidden beneath ice sheets 2,000 meters thick – begins to emerge from beneath the disappearing glaciers.

Over the next millennia, this unique world is shaped into the meadow. Lichen and moss begin to cover the flat lands once covered in ice sheets. Berry brambles and birch saplings sprout, attracting musk ox, bison and wild horses. Sunlight nourishes the landscape, spiraling the growth of both flora and fauna.

Soon, human settlements will take over this lush environment and domestic cattle and cornfields will dominate the meadow. 

Tune into Kingdom of the Meadow Tuesday, November 23rd at 9 PM et/pt on Nat Geo WILD and journey from the ice age to modern day and discover the wildlife and plants that call the meadow home! 



  1. Bama Cat
    November 28, 2010, 1:56 am

    I missed the show but I’m sure it will run again. The picture and description is great again as usual with Jodi… excellent.