Little Wolf Nature Preserve

Preserving Beautiful Kentucky

Archive for August, 2008

Aug
16

Enchanted Forest

Posted by Timm

Type: Forest, hilly
Location: Central, off Bogway
Size: 2.4 acres
Elevation: 1310-1370′

Enchanted Forest is a beautiful forest of white pine that is enchanted because it has withstood the onslaught of the pine borer beetle. Nestled deep within the Little Wolf mountain, this forest somehow escaped the ravage that wiped the other side of the mountain clean of all evergreens.  These pines were likely planted after coal mining in the area back in the 1970’s.  Visit the Enchanted Forest on the Zadee Magic Carpet Trail, which walks along the soft needle-covered ground.

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Aug
16

Hannah’s Death on a Stick

Posted by Timm

Feature Type: Plant
Trail: Bogway
Region: Dome Woods
Elevation: 1375′

The Bogway Trail is naturally swampy and full of cattail, which Hannah has named "Death on a Stick."  We also like to think of them as "Life on a Stick," given that they represent the circle of life with seeds that will ensure a new generation of cattail.

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Aug
16

Green Shag Rug

Posted by Timm

Feature Type: Plant
Trail: Wetlands Trail
Region: Wetlands
Elevation: 1140′

Green Shag Rug is a lush field of wispy tall grass located along the Wetlands Trail. The area floods after a heavy rain, and hence is teeming with plant life that loves the excess water.

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Aug
16

Emerald Staircase

Posted by Timm

 EmeraldStaircase3 Feature Type: Rock
Trail: Zadee Magic Carpet Trail
Region: Enchanted Forest
Elevation: 1325-1355′

Emerald Staircase is an old wash through the Enchanted Forest along the soft needles of the Zadee Magic Carpet Trail. The wash has cut a channel down to a series of hard rock steps that have turned green with moss.

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Aug
10

Hiking in Little Wolf Nature Preserve

Posted by Timm

Hiking is one of our favorite activities at Little Wolf Nature Preserve. Hiking allows you to see the Preserve up close and personal in its natural state. Many of Little Wolf’s best features are accessible only by foot.

There are over 8 miles of maintained and unmaintained trails in Little Wolf Nature Preserve and neighboring Daniel Boone National Forest. And in the winter, the vegetation is clear enough to hike openly off trail over thousands of acres of wilderness, if you are careful.

Before you set out hiking, please review our Hiker’s Checklist for your safety and enjoyment on your hike.

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Aug
09

Hiker’s Checklist

Posted by Timm

Having the right supplies and equipment can make the difference between an enjoyable hike and a hike that is uncomfortable or dangerous. Be sure to check the list below before you head out to explore Little Wolf Nature 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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