Little Wolf Nature Preserve

Preserving Beautiful Kentucky

Archive for October, 2013

Oct
30

Even More Golden Today

Posted by Timm

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

Posted by Timm

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

Posted by Timm

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

Posted by Timm

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

Posted by Timm

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

Posted by Timm

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

Posted by Timm

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.

Oct
23

Early Fall Foliage

Posted by Timm

Color just starting

Color is just starting here at Little Wolf Nature Preserve.  What’s interesting is the fall color is working its way UP the mountain.  Seems like it should start at the top of the mountain where it’s generally colder.  But at night, the colder air rushes down the mountain and pools in the valley, prompting these lower-elevation trees to change color earlier.

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Oct
17

Toly the Farm Dog

Posted by Theresa

Toly and the chickens

Toly was meant to be on a farm.  On Day 3, he was completely off leash all day, even around the chickens.  Today, while we worked on clearing a trail, he’d wandered off for a bit, then come bounding happily back to "check in."  Then off he went again.  He already comes when called and is housebroken.  This morning, Toly was FIERCE chasing our neighbor’s cows off our land!

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Oct
16

September Wildflowers at Little Wolf Nature Preserve

Posted by Timm

September is the last month for new wildflowers in southern Kentucky, and many of the wildflowers are leftover from August.  There were no new wildflowers in October at Little Wolf Nature Preserve.  We still have a few Sunflowers and lots of Smartweed remaining, but most other wildflowers are gone.  So this wildflower update for September will be our last of the year.

  

Hyssop-leaved Thoroughwort

Hyssop-leaved Thoroughwort

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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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