Little Wolf Nature Preserve

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Nov
02

Bird’s Eye View of Little Wolf Nature Preserve

Posted by Timm

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

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

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
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
10

One Red Tree

Posted by Timm

A lone tree in Little Wolf’s North Forest has decided to go red early.

An overcast day sometimes brings out the foliage colors even more than sunny days.

 

Soon the forest will be more red than green.

Nov
09

Kim Hikes Hurricane Ridge

Posted by Timm

Our friend Kim visited Little Wolf for the first time.  It was a beautiful, sunny fall day about a week after color peak.

Theresa & Kim in Apple Orchard

Theresa and Kim in the Orchard

Kim (right) is checking out Theresa’s apple and cherry tree orchard that’s just a few years old.  Moses Mountain rises in the background.  You can see a number of large oaks prominent now with their rust-colored leaves.

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Nov
09

Kim Hikes Cliffs Trail

Posted by Timm

Hurricane Ridge Trail eventually joins Cliffs Trail, which is the other leg of the horseshoe-shaped Little Wolf Mountain.

Don’t Look Up

Theresa and Kim under the Cliffs

Someday the rock above will fall, hopefully not on our heads!

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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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