I have notices that many people have been making mostly big fauna again. While some is ok so many is not. We need many more little macro fauna (and microbes and flora). I got a California Autoboun book recently and here is the break down of diversity...
- 1 Large Carnivore (Cougar)
- 6 Medium Carnivores (Bobcat, Coyote, Kit Fox, Gray Fox, Red Fox, Badger)
- 7 Small Carnivores (Weasels and stuff)
- 1 Large Omnivore (Black Bear)
- 3 Medium Omnivores (Raccoon, Ringtail, Possum)
- 6 Small Insectivores (Bats, Shews, Moles
- 4 Large Herbivores (Deer, Bighorn Sheep, Elk, Prong Horn)
- 6 Medium Herbivores (Rabbit, Beaver)
- 27 Small Herbivores (Mice, Squirrels, Chipmunks)
As you can see there are much less large than there are small. We should have more. This was just mammals. I mean there were like 80 song birds, 10 birds of prey, 7 nectavores, then sea birds, waterfowl, tons of reptiles, amphibians, insects, etc.
It seems a bit lop sided when say we have like 5 big carnivores, 2 large herbivores, 1 small herbivore and and a hand full of detivores, nectavores etc.
In short I am thinking of putting a ban on creatures over 1 m for awhile that way we will be forced to make smaller creatures for the base of the ecosystem.