Little Wolf Nature Preserve

Preserving Beautiful Kentucky

May
23

Big Bull Frog

Posted by Timm

American Bullfrog

While taking out the trash, I spotted this huge American Bullfrog along the bank of Little Wolf Creek.  These are the largest frogs in North America, growing 4-8” long.  I measured this frog to be 5-1/2” long.

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May
15

New Wildflower Patch

Posted by Timm

Theresa watering our new wildflower garden

We planted a 70-foot long wildflower patch just outside our kitchen window.  Thanks to our neighbor Glen for lending us his rototiller.  That sure made a tough job much easier!

May
14

Brilliant Green of Kentucky Spring

Posted by Timm

Theresa and the dogs on the pond dam

Kentucky in spring is a sight to behold.  Even in a drought year like this year, the foliage in Kentucky explodes with an almost-fluorescent green hue in spring.  In this photo, Theresa is walking along the pond dam after having just finished chainsawing some trees.

May
08

Our First Vegetable Garden

Posted by Timm

Theresa digging the garden while the chickens eat the grubs

We dug up a little patch to make our first vegetable garden at Little Wolf.  Everyone got in on the action: I dug the garden and mixed in some compost, Timm used his weight to break up the sod, the dogs helped dig some holes, and the chickens ate up the grubs.

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May
06

Boat Launch on Jimmy Pond

Posted by Theresa

Theresa with Mickey and Toly

Timm and I launched the boat we got from my father. Our pond is named Jimmy Pond in honor of my dad, who loved to fish there. It was fun, tooling around with the dogs in the boat, looking at frogs, salamanders and fish, not to mention the beaver lodge and their engineering marvel, the dam.

Apr
30

Beavers are Back!

Posted by Theresa

Two beavers on the shore

A pair of beavers just moved into our pond!  I saw the two beavers out of the water on a sand bar along the shore.  They’re huge, maybe 40 pounds, full grown and VERY experienced at dam building.  We hope they have some kits soon, as their beaver babies are so cute!

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Apr
30

Pretty Eggs

Posted by Theresa

A dozen farm-fresh eggs

Thank you, Chickens, for giving us such pretty eggs!  We currently have 3 hens laying eggs, with each hen laying a different color egg.

Apr
29

It Must be Spring with Baby Birds

Posted by Theresa

Five Phoebe chicks

Five Eastern Phoebe birds just hatched in a nest in our barn. 

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Jan
24

Half-Frozen Pond

Posted by Timm

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

Posted by Timm

Cleared the Butterfly Meadow

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

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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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