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


PROTECTING AND ENJOYING OUR NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

Posted: August 15, 2014 6:24 am

  I just finished reading a book written 164 years ago called “Rural Hours” by Susan Fenimore Cooper. She was the first American woman to publish a book of nature writing. The book is written in the form of a year-long journal and is organized to describe her simple life in her village, Cooperstown, N.Y…. View Article


GOLDENROD – – Pretty Flower or Evil Invader

Posted: August 12, 2014 10:47 am

  I was leading a senior walk on Presque Isle last week and noticed a few goldenrod plants pushing their bright yellow blossoms out into the morning light.  I guess with the cooler weather and it now being August, I should have expected that a few of this both loved and hated plant would begin… View Article


COULD I HAVE FOUND ONE OF JOE ROOTS OLD SHACKS?

Posted: August 7, 2014 4:02 pm

  As many of you know, I lead weekly Presque Isle Senior Walks each week for the Friends of Tom Ridge Environmental Center.   This week we will walk “Fox Trail” on July 10 at 9:30 a.m and on July 17 we will make our way down and back the Multi-purpose Trail.   If you would like… View Article


SUMMER IN THE WOODS AND FIELDS OF PRESQUE ISLE

Posted: August 1, 2014 7:23 am

Green is the color of summer.   Yes, the blue of the water and the sky also run a close second, however the many shades of green dominate during the summer.   The early blooming wildflowers have already withered, and by the time summer officially arrives in June, the leaves of the canopy overhead, the grasses and… View Article


QUIET TIME IN THE WOODS AND FORESTS OF PRESQUE ISLE

Posted: July 28, 2014 8:13 am

Walk down one of the trails of Presque Isle and stop for a minute under one of the large trees just off the main path.   Is it an oak?   Is it a maple?   If you were in the Great Smokey Mountains it could be a 150 foot Tulip Tree.   Elsewhere the trees might be a… View Article


August Senior Walks on Presque Isle

Posted: July 24, 2014 3:24 pm

August’s Senior walks on Presque Isle sponsored by   The Friends of Tom Ridge Envitonmental Center.               All walks are about one 1/4 hours long and we meet at 9:30 a.m. in the designated parking lot on Presque Isle.   It is now summer so dress accordingly.   We suggest light, but long pants and walking shoes… View Article


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