Little Wolf Nature Preserve

Preserving Beautiful Kentucky

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Apr
25

Little Wolf Safety Guide – Spring, Summer & Fall Edition

Posted by Timm

Not Disneyland; A Potentially Dangerous Wilderness

Hello and welcome to Little Wolf Nature Preserve.  We are so glad you are visiting our little slice of Kentucky heaven.  But it’s very important to remember that Little Wolf is not a guaranteed-safe, bubble-wrapped environment like Disneyland.  Little Wolf sits in the middle of Daniel Boone National Forest and is a wilderness full of potential dangers.  We want you to have a good time, but we also want you to be safe.  So please read the following warnings very carefully and take any necessary precautions to ensure the safety of you and your loved ones.

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Nov
12

Little Wolf Safety Guide – Winter Edition

Posted by Timm

Not Disneyland; A Potentially Dangerous Wilderness

Hello and welcome to Little Wolf Nature Preserve.  We are so glad you are visiting our little slice of Kentucky heaven.  But it’s very important to remember that Little Wolf is not a guaranteed-safe, bubble-wrapped environment like Disneyland.  Little Wolf sits in the middle of Daniel Boone National Forest and is a wilderness full of potential dangers.  We want you to have a good time, but we also want you to be safe.  So please read the following warnings very carefully and take any necessary precautions to ensure the safety of you and your loved ones.

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Aug
13

The Big Bites of Tiny Chiggers

Posted by Timm

Chiggers are very tiny

Chiggers are the larval stage of Trombiculidae mites.  They measure only 1/60th of an inch and appear orange in sunlight.  Chiggers hang out in grass and weeds and wait for an animal host to walk by.  This photo shows chiggers that were pulled off my legs with scotch tape.

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Jul
01

Many Daddies, Many Legs

Posted by Timm

Daddy longlegs

We discovered these daddy longlegs behind a stone plaque by our home.  These Opiliones are an order of arachnids commonly known as harvestmen with over 10,000 species.  I was startled when over a dozen daddy longlegs emerged from behind the plaque, but only these four stood still long enough to have their picture taken.

Jun
30

Big Spider in the Bathroom

Posted by Timm

Big spider in our bathroom

Living in the country means lots of bugs and spiders, like this spider we discovered in our bathroom.

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Sep
15

Butterflies Love the Wildflowers

Posted by Timm

Butterfly on Joe-Pye Weed

The butterflies love all the wildflowers at Little Wolf Nature Preserve.

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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
09

Summer Hiking

Posted by Timm

Barn reflecting off Jimmy Pond

In the past we wondered if we would still hike a lot if we moved to Little Wolf.  When we used to visit, there wasn’t much to do here other than hike, so we hiked pretty much every day we were here.  But now that we live here, there are always bills to pay, work to do, TV and Internet to fill our time.

  

   

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May
05

Big Spider in the House

Posted by Timm

Spider

We had yet another unwanted guest in our mobile home the other night.  This spider, with its 3” leg span, was walking across the floor in our mud room.  I covered it with a Tupperware dish and put it outside.

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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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