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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Sep
22

Mushroom Mystery Solved

Posted by Timm

Turtle eating mushroom

Mushroom Mystery Solved: We kept seeing half-eaten mushrooms throughout the forest and were wondering, what kind of animal would risk eating a wild mushroom?

Aug
18

Sister and Nephew Visit Little Wolf

Posted by Timm

Timm, Lisa, Nick and Cat, with Buddy in front

My sister Lisa, nephew Nick, and his girlfriend “Cat” visited us at Little Wolf for the weekend.  It’s always so much fun when they visit!

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Jun
04

Who’s That Froggie on the Window?

Posted by Timm

Frog on our kitchen window

An unidentified frog is hanging out on our kitchen window.

Jun
01

Canadian Geese Visiting our Pond

Posted by Timm

9 Canadian Geese

Nine Canadian Geese stopped at our pond for a few days rest on their annual migration north.

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Oct
07

Stung!

Posted by Theresa

I was cutting some brush yesterday and ran over a yellow jacket nest buried in the ground. I got stung pretty bad, maybe 20 times, but it’s hard to say. Yellow Jackets are a type of wasp that have a tendency to sting repeatedly.  My body did not like all that venom: bad hives all over my skin, crazy itching feeling, puffy lips and face, swollen hands and feet, agitated feeling. I called Poison Control and the lady there was really helpful. She even called me back the next day to check on me. She told me exactly what to expect and what to do. I was miserable for about 24 hours, but now I’m fine. The body is amazing in how it can fight off something like that.

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Sep
18

Deer Enjoying a Snack

Posted by Timm

Deer grazing in our front yard

Here are some deer enjoying a snack just outside our home.  Click on the image for a larger version.

Jul
17

Only One Bird Survived

Posted by Timm

Last surviving phoebe in its nest

There’s a nest of phoebes on the light above our barn door.  There were four chicks in the nest.  Theresa found one chick dead on the ground.  Later she found another chick alive on the ground.  When she returned it to the nest, Theresa discovered another one of the chicks in the nest was dead, so she removed it.  Later, Theresa found the chick that fell had also died.  This left remaining just one chick, who in the photo above appears quite healthy.  This chick flew away the following day to join the world.

Phoebes are insect-eating birds in the flycatcher family.  They are easy to recognize from their mud nests on human structures and the way they bob their tails while perched.

Jul
01

Snakes Are A Part of Country Life

Posted by Theresa

Some people are afraid of snakes, but If you live in the country, you quickly become desensitized to them.  Seeing a snake is a regular occurrence.  They are as much a part of country life as the smell of dew at sunrise and honeysuckle in the evening, and the peaceful sound of water rushing over the dam and the splash of the frogs in the pond.  Snakes, in fact, make the beauty complete as they are as much a part of the landscape as any of the other, more “accepted” creatures.

A black racer near the apple orchard.

 

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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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