Saturday, October 19, 2013

Wolf Fact for Saturday

Hope you learned more about the Wolf this week...
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While howling, wolves change pitch to achieve harmonic as well as discordant effects.
Wolves do not howl at the moon.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Wolf Fact for Friday

Here is another fact and it's a full moon!

The wolf has excellent peripheral vision and superior night vision. The outer perimeter of the wolf's retina is highly sensitive to movement. However, a wolf's eyes lack a foveal pit that allows for sharp focusing at long distances.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Colors of Autumn

I always walk in the cemetery near work. It's a beautiful place next to a river and there is always a sense of calm. The birds love it there too - I've seen Bald Eagles, Killdeer, Seagulls, Crows, Ravens, Red-tailed Hawks, and many others.

Today I actually remembered my camera and the light was perfect to capture the Autumn colors. The leaves were glowing and the sky was a crisp blue...perfect!


A very crunchy path...lots of fun!

Can you see the mushroom?

Glowing path...

Distant relative?

Wolf Fact for Thursday

Interesting fact:

 The wolf has extremely powerful jaws that can generate 1,500 psi of pressure, twice that of a German Shepherd.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Wolf Fact for Wednesday

Here's another fact...

A wolf's hearing is at least 16 times sharper than a human's. Wolves can hear a sound as far as six miles away in the forest and ten miles away in open country.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Wolf Fact for Tuesday

Here's another interesting fact:

Wolves are highly intelligent animals. Studies indicate that the domestic dog's brain is 15% to 30% smaller than the wolf's.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Wolf Fact for Monday

Here is the first Wolf fact for National Wolf Awareness week!
Wolves once had the widest range of any mammal, inhabiting arctic tundra, plains, prairies, deserts, mountains and forests. They were found throughout Europe, Asia, Japan and all of North America except southwest California.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Being a Wolf - Part 6

This week October 13-19, is National Wolf Awareness Week. An important week that organization's provide even more information regarding the necessity of the Wolf.

It's also that time of year when the natural world prepares for Winter. I know I am looking forward to the temperatures being below 50F. I'm loving the cool nights!

Wolves definitely prefer the cooler days of late Fall and the snow in the Winter. This time of year a Wolf pack will travel to get more food, including small rodents. The more they can eat now - the better chance of survival. They need as much as possible to grow their Winter coat and increase their body fat. This is more true of Wolves that live in harsher climates. A pack can also travel easier now before the snow so the success rate is higher for catching a meal.
A pack also has to prepare for reproducing which will only be done if they can find sufficient food supply. Wolves will not have offspring if they are unable to feed the pack and food is scare - which is another way the Wolves display their intelligence.
Even Wolves that are rescued and somewhat domesticated, have the instinct to prepare for Winter. They are more active and want to eat more.

This week I will be posting a new fact about the Wolf every day...
Have a great week!!

Wolf Fact: In the world there are three wolf species: The Gray wolf, Red wolf and Ethiopian wolf. There are also several subspecies that are named based upon the region where they happen to be found. While there are plenty of similarities about these types of wolves there are also enough differences to separate them.