That is the reason for this letter, on behalf of my fellow cervids and the many other species who share your cities, neighborhoods, sidewalks and lawns. And during the day, we got to know many new and friendly faces, seen through the windows and on the porches of previously empty homes. (And, yes, we deer do read the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States.) Wolf populations are rebounding because humans have embraced rewilding, the idea of letting nature go back to being nature. Respectfully yours,An American DeerThis letter from an American deer was transcribed and submitted by John Yunker, cofounder of Ashland Creek Press, author of the novel The Tourist Trail and editor of Writing for Animals.