Little Wolf Nature Preserve

Preserving Beautiful Kentucky

Archive for June, 2013

Jun
30

Mountain Sunset

Posted by Timm

Green Kentucky foliage

The sun sets behind the mountain at Little Wolf about 40 minutes before it sets on the horizon.  Notice the almost-fluorescent green of the foliage.  This intense burst of nature every May and June is one of the things we love most about Kentucky.  This is the view of the Butterfly Meadow outside my office.

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Jun
27

Little Wolf Creek Road

Posted by Timm

Facing northeast on Little Wolf Creek Road

Little Wolf Creek Road is a beautiful drive, but also very curvy and narrow.  Most sections of the road can barely fit two cars passing each other slowly.  Little Wolf Nature Preserve is on the right side of the road in the photo above, and you can see our mailbox down a bit on the right.

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Jun
26

Thunderhead Above the Mountain

Posted by Timm

Thunderhead above the mountain

This impressive thunderhead appeared above the mountains to our west, with the sun lighting the cloud’s cap from behind.

Jun
23

More Supermoon

Posted by Timm

Supermoon just clearing the mountain

More photos of the Supermoon.  Tonight is the fullest and closest moon of the year.  Here the moon has just cleared Little Wolf Mountain.  I used a tripod tonight, so the pictures are a little better than last night when I propped the camera on the car hood.

 

  

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Jun
23

Blooming Yucca

Posted by Timm

Yucca blooming on the edge of Jimmy Pond

The few yucca plants we have at Little Wolf Nature Preserve are blooming with beautiful white flowers along the edge of Jimmy Pond.

Jun
23

Super Moon

Posted by Timm

Supermoon climbing over the mountain

A Supermoon is the biggest, brightest moon of the year.  This occurs when the moon is full and also at its perigee—the closest point to Earth in its orbit.  The Supermoon is 14% larger and 30% brighter than the typical full moon, according to NASA.  I snapped the Supermoon just as it climbed over our mountain.

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Jun
23

Take Me to Your Leader

Posted by Timm

Red Milkweed Beetle

This Red Milkweed Beetle makes a squeaking sound by rubbing together rough areas on its thorax (the middle section of its body that lies between its head and abdomen).

Jun
22

Spider, Spider on the Wall, Who’s the Scariest of Them All?

Posted by Timm

Large spider in the house

We found this large spider (about the size of my fist) just inside our front door.  Not sure if she’s more pretty or scary.

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Jun
18

Our New eBook: Wildflowers of Western USA, Canada and Alaska

Posted by Timm

We are proud to announce the first eBook from our cross-country adventure in 2012:  

Click here to download our eBook

“Wildflowers of Western USA, Canada and Alaska” by Timm and Theresa Martin.  The beauty of nature captured in over 100 full-color photos of wildflowers from a 2012 hiking trip across the western United States, Canada and Alaska.  Flowers are presented in the order we encountered them, with their common name, date and location.  Parks include Chugach, Denali, Joshua Tree, Kenai Fjords, Kluane, Mt. St. Helens, Olympic, Theodore Roosevelt, Waterton Lakes, and Yoho.  Published June 2013, 134 pages, iPad iBooks format for the Apple iPad and iPhone.

Please pass this on to anyone you know who enjoys beautiful wildflowers.

Download eBook: Wildflowers of Western USA, Canada and Alaska

Jun
17

Rescued Baby Deer from Stream

Posted by Theresa

This morning, we had another animal adventure at Little Wolf.  As I was up at the barn tending to my chickens, I heard this “Bleep!  Bleep!  Bleep!” noise.  I stopped to listen and said to myself, “I know that sound.  That’s a baby deer in distress.”

I ran down from the barn towards the sound, which seemed to be coming from near the trailer.  As I listened, I heard the bleeping sound again and realized it was closer to Little Wolf Creek.  Off I went, following the sound.  I walked along the thick trees and brush that border the stream, trying to find the deer.  Not finding him, I circled back, crossed over the bridge to the other side of the river and started searching there.  I went to a place where there is a break in the fence as I knew that’s a place where deer often cross the river.

 

Fawn all wet and shivering from being in the cold stream.

There in the water on the other side of the stream, was the fawn.  He was floundering in the fast moving stream, stuck trying to get out of the stream but couldn’t make it up the steep embankment.  It rained last night so the stream was high and moving fast.  I hopped into the stream, tested to make sure it wasn’t running so swiftly that it would sweep me away (it wasn’t) and waded across the steam.  Without a thought, I scooped up the deer and wadded back across and out of the stream bed.

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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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