The Plants

In the forests, pine, birch, and alder dominate. The trees have only had over seventy five years to grow. Aspens and hazelnut trees have started to appear.

The Animals

The traveler must beware of cave lions, bears, and hyenas. By night, the dreaded scimitar cat prowls. The cave bears prefer to eat fruits and roots but might unpredictably charge a human or two.

Elders say the grass-eaters, mammoths and horses, have become less plentiful. There are still aurochs (dangerous wild oxen), bison, boars, and deer. In the coldest places, reindeer munch lichens and somehow thrive. Leaf-loving mastodons roam the forests.

The rivers are too young to hold much life but the largest host spawns of salmon. The lakes are mostly barren.