WISHING YOU THE BEST OF THE SEASON!

Posted: December 22, 2014 4:09 pm

 HAPPY MOMENTS…HAPPY MEMORIES…HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL OF YOU!   May your joy reach new heights and may the peace of this wonderful season fall softly upon you and yours.   Looking back as I sit at my computer writing this, I am wondering where the past year has gone?   Where have the last 8,760 hours… View Article


INVADERS OF THE GREAT LAKES – – Part I

Posted: December 20, 2014 6:55 am

From time to time, things come along that threaten the natural environment, recreational activities and the health and welfare of native plants, birds, fish and animals.   In the last 10 years or so, the problem of invasive aquatic species has grown more than fivefold and is quickly becoming a major concern.   To me, the most… View Article


BALLONS A DEFINITE NO! NO!

Posted: December 16, 2014 7:56 am

 TODAY I WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME GUEST BLOGGER Michele Rundquist Franz, President of The Presque Isle Audubon Society.  Her article talks about a serious problem which commonly harms birds on Presque Isle State Park – – BALLOONS             THE PRESIDENT’S PERCH – -Presque Isle Audubon One benefit of writing the… View Article


WINTER WALKING

Posted: December 12, 2014 5:42 am

  One piece of advice during Erie’s winters is, BE LIKE THESE BIRDS and don’t hibernate like a bear.  To many of us who use Presque Isle, the very thought of being shut in the house for the next four months seems positively fearsome. Walking in the winter is really wonderful especially at Presque Isle,… View Article


WINTER IS ON ITS WAY TO PRESQUE ISLE!

Posted: December 7, 2014 10:14 am

  Where did fall go?  With a real frost in the air on most recent nights, we all realize that winter is on the way to our area here in Northwest Pennsylvania.  The recent mad-dog winds make us all grapple with the reality that this is no longer just a concept or date on the… View Article


KEEPING THE DIGITAL CAMERA BOOGEYMAN AT BAY!

Posted: November 29, 2014 11:15 am

So you have that new digital camera or even old digital camera that you love and are ready to put it to use over the holidays, or maybe just out on Presque Isle. Now what? With this short blog, I am going to warn you about the Boogeyman stalking you and your camera. There are… View Article


EARLY MORNING – – The day’s most alluring and tantalizing time

Posted: November 26, 2014 6:11 am

  What is it that makes the early morning sunrise hour so tantalizing and the outdoor world so alluring to most nature lovers? To my friend Brian Berchtold, it’s the time birds and animals of Presque Isle welcome the day and seem to pose for him as he kayaks the slumbering waters of the lagoons… View Article


LIFE IN A LA-Z-BOY BRINGS NATURE T0 THE RESCUE!

Posted: November 15, 2014 5:10 pm

  As some of you readers of “A Place for All Seasons” know, I have had a tough 45 days or so with a serious run of pneumonia. Just a few days ago, for the first time, I ventured out of the house and my Lazy-Boy chair and went somewhere other than Urgent-Care, the doctor… View Article


ALL ABOUT SAND DUNES AND SANDY BEACHES

Posted: November 3, 2014 9:09 am

  “Sand is a substance that is beautiful, mysterious and infinitely variable; each grain on the beach is the result of processes that go back into the shadowy beginning of life, or of earth itself.” Rachel Carson In many ways, the Great Lakes are very much like large fresh water oceans, but for two important… View Article


THE SEEDS OF AUTUMN

Posted: October 30, 2014 10:28 am

On Presque Isle as anywhere in the natural world, when autumn and winter approach, the dying and dead old-field weeds and plants are broken by wind and bent down by rain. The ground soon becomes littered with weeds, stalks, leaves and mostly unseen, the carcasses of many, many insects. This ground, whether in open fields… View Article


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