MEDICINAL HERBS PROGRAMS AT TREC

Posted: August 8, 2016 11:01 am

  If you have been following my blogs on using herbs, plants and what most of us call weeds for medical purposes, a new series of programs being offered at Tom Ridge Environmental Center will definitely peak your interest.  They start August 18th and consist of nine different programs and continue through December 6th.   Each… View Article


PRESQUE ISLE LIGHTHOUSE – – PART III

Posted: July 30, 2016 6:11 pm

      One of the most important jobs of a light keeper was to know all about and adjust the Ball Ventilator.   In the evening the keeper would climb to the lectern room and check the wind direction and speed.   Then he would adjust the vents to allow just enough draft into the lantern… View Article


PRESQUE ISLE LIGHTHOUSE –PART II

Posted: July 25, 2016 5:43 am

  The original site of the lighthouse was 450 feet from the water, but this distance was constantly changing because storms on the lake and the erosion caused by them.  Due to this continuing problem, a small jetty was eventually put in place to help secure the area so that the lighthouse would not be… View Article


PRESQUE ISLE LIGHTHOUSE

Posted: July 18, 2016 7:57 am

  When proposed, it sounded quite simple.   Build a better located new lighthouse on Presque Isle to make it safer to sail Lake Erie and to make entry into the Erie harbor easier for mariners.   Congress had approved a budget; plans were drawn.  A specific location on Presque Isle was chosen and bid information sent… View Article



YOUR OWN GREEN PHARMACY – -(or how to enjoy your weeds)

Posted: July 2, 2016 6:58 pm

  Part I   This blog begins a series on the benefits from the common plants we see on an almost daily basis even in the woods and fields of Presque Isle.  I will try to cover about a dozen or more plants, trees, flowers, berries and roots in this series. They can be wild,… View Article


SOME CALL IT “FISHERMAN’S PARADISE”

Posted: June 28, 2016 8:02 am

  Most of my life I loved to grab a pole, a dozen night crawlers and find a place to fish.  At first it was as simple as walking three blocks and fishing the old Mill Creek when it was actually a fairly wide and active stream. That would have been in the late 1940’s…. View Article


MY TWO NEW BOOKS ARE OUT!!

Posted: June 16, 2016 1:17 pm

            After two years of research, hard work, and writing, writing and editing my two new books have been released by the publishers.  History Press will officially release “Pennsylvania LIGHTHOUSES on LAKE ERIE” ON Monday, June 20, and Arcadia Publishing will release “Images of Modern America – Presque Isle State Park” on the same day. … View Article


NATURE IS A WORLD OF CAMOUFLAGE – – PART ONE

Posted: June 3, 2016 6:14 am

             How to eat and not be eaten is an unrelenting problem in the natural world.   To survive insects, animals, replies and birds must constantly pursue smaller prey (their food) while depending on ingenious tactics and devices for defense against their larger enemies. In this constant struggle, nature gives each… View Article


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