Little Wolf Nature Preserve

Preserving Beautiful Kentucky

Jan
24

Half-Frozen Pond

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Half-frozen pond

This second blast of Arctic air threatens to freeze our pond for the second time this winter.

Nov
20

Cleared the Butterfly Meadow

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Cleared the Butterfly Meadow

It took me three days of bush hogging, but I cleared the Butterfly Meadow.

Nov
02

Bird’s Eye View of Little Wolf Nature Preserve

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Little Wolf Mountain from the plane

For my birthday in November 2008, Theresa bought me a plane ride over Little Wolf Nature Preserve.  She picked a perfect day: clear, crisp, and beautiful!  The morning sun rising behind us illuminated the mosaic patchwork of fall foliage on Little Wolf Mountain.

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Oct
30

Even More Golden Today

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Evergreen trees in front of golden mountains

The fall foliage at Little Wolf Nature Preserve had a deeper golden hue today.  The line of green across the bottom of the photo consists of over a hundred 30-40’ White Pine and Lodgepole evergreen trees that Theresa planted as seedlings in 2005.

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Oct
30

Tale of Two Snakes

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Rough Green Snake

We saw two snakes on our hike today.  The first was a Rough Green Snake, which was easy to identify because it is the only snake in Kentucky with a bright green body.

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Oct
30

Red Leaf Wallpaper

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Click for wallpaper

Red leaf wallpaper makes for a bright Windows desktop background.  Click the image for a wallpaper-sized version.

Oct
29

First Peak of Fall Color at Little Wolf

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First peak color of 2013

We are hitting our first peak of fall color here at Little Wolf Nature Preserve.  We typically enjoy two separate peaks of color each fall: the early trees and the late trees.  The timing depends on each tree’s species and location on the mountain.

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Oct
27

Reflections of Fall

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Fall foliage reflecting off Jimmy Pond

A few colorful trees are reflecting off the water in Jimmy Pond.

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Oct
25

Toly in the Field

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Toly in a field

This reminds me of the scene in the movie Gladiator when Russell Crowe is walking through the wheat field.

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Oct
25

Morning Fog

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Sun peaking over the mountain through morning fog

In our first year of living here full time at Little Wolf Nature Preserve, we’ve been very surprised to discover that this area is enveloped in dense fog each morning, more often than not.  On some mornings, the sun won’t break through the fog until as late as noon.  We’re not sure if it’s because it was almost the wettest summer on record.  Or if it’s because we are located in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, which are famous for their mist and fog (hence the name Smoky).  Regardless, the fog adds another dimension to the beauty of the preserve.

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    Little Wolf Nature Preserve is a private preserve located in the Daniel Boone National Forest in Southern Kentucky, USA.

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