MAKE WINTER YOUR TOP BIRDING SEASON

Posted: October 15, 2014 6:16 am

  One of the most common misconceptions about backyard birding is that hardly any birds hang around when winter comes to visit us here in northwestern Pennsylvania.   However, experienced birders know that the coldest months can be the hottest for backyard action.   The key, of course, is that you need to know which birds… View Article


NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY – – Tips You Might Like for Seascapes

Posted: October 11, 2014 5:38 am

    When photographing outdoors, whether at Presque Isle or just out in the country in the fall, you generally take the world as you see it, and you have little control over the elements.   Unlike a painter, what you see is what you get.  You cannot control the weather.   The terrain is what it… View Article


ALGAE BLOOM IN LAKE ERIE – – What will happen in the future

Posted: October 7, 2014 7:06 pm

    The problem of excess nutrients in Lake Erie and the resulting algae blooms have troubled both the public and the scientific community for many, many years.   Public concern, fed by events such as this summer’s Toledo water problems, has forced government to begin to finally respond with forcefulness after letting the problem quietly… View Article


Gerald M. Mc Williams to receive John C. Oliver Environmental Award at Sunset Celbration on October 10 at Presque Isle Lighthouse

Posted: September 28, 2014 6:16 am

On October 10 at the Presque Isle Lighthouse the Friends of the Tom Ridge Environmental Center at their annual Sunset Celebration will award the 2014 John C. Oliver Environmental Award to naturalist Gerald M. McWilliams. Gerry is the author of six books and contributor to many others. All the books are on topics such as… View Article


WET PAINT THIS WEEKEND AT PRESQUE ISLE LIGHTHOUSE

Posted: September 22, 2014 6:04 pm

Eleven Leocal artists will be the Presque Isle Lighthouse putting “Wet Paint” on canvas to benefit the new Presque Isle Lighthouse, non-profit organiztion. You can come out and watch the artists at work on Sept. 27th and 28th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Rain date is Oct. 4th and 5th at same time. There… View Article


October Senior Walks

Posted: September 19, 2014 9:52 am

              OCTOBER 2014    Presque Isle Senior Walks         Sponsored  by Friends of Tom  Ridge Environmental Center                      All these FREE walks begin at 9:30 a..m.   Walks: October 2    Bay and Old Lake Road Walk  1.5 Miles   … View Article


LET’S TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT LAKE ERIE – – Part # 1

Posted: September 14, 2014 5:44 pm

    Just talking to the many people I meet on Presque Isle, I can testify that not much is known about our lake.   There seems to be two themes  that dominate ideas about Lake Erie and the region around it.    Many people who have never seen any of the Great Lakes are amazed at… View Article


SENIOR ART EXHIBIT AT TREC SEPTEMBER 8 TO 18

Posted: September 4, 2014 8:16 am

  The Friends of Tom Ridge Environmental Center (TREC) is sponsoring its first annual Senior Art Exhibit to be held on the second floor baloney of TREC starting on Monday September 8 at 10 a.m. and ending on Thursday September 18 at 6 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public and will… View Article


LET’S TALK ABOUT THOSES HOLES YOU SEE IN THE TREES ON PRESQUE ISLE

Posted: August 29, 2014 5:25 pm

Usually we think of the forests we see and visit as a natural habitat, or place to live for a wide range of animals, birds and plants. Whenever I am able to talk to visitors on the park and the subject of the park’s woods and forests, the topics turn to mammals, insects, and birds…. View Article


REJUVENATING OUR CATHEDRALS OF NATURAL WILDERNESS

Posted: August 22, 2014 12:13 pm

  When I first became interested in Presque Isle for anything other than the beaches and fishing, I expected that I could learn about nature out on the park. After many years of visiting and exploring the park, I now realize I never did learn about nature, but, in fact, I learned from nature. Nature… View Article


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