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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


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


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


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



COLD WEATHER WALKING – -“Don’t Hibernate in the Winter”

Posted: January 2, 2014 8:51 am

  Don’t let a little bit of cold  and snowy weather keep you from walking on Presque Isle.   The park is beautiful in the winter!   The following are some tips to make these walks better, warmer, safer and more fun.   We all know that walking is the simplest way to stay active, because… View Article


A RAINY DAY ON PRESQUE ISLE

Posted: November 8, 2013 6:47 am

   It’s early on a Friday morning in late October.    On Presque Isle there is no wind at all;  complete stillness rules the day.  As shadows of morning creep across the park, a light rain begins what looks like will be a day-long assault.    The morning is cold, 42 degrees, and the sky bleak and a… View Article



SUNDAY OF LABOR DAY WEEKEND ON PRESQUE ISLE

Posted: September 7, 2013 8:11 pm

The day was perfectly unremarkable.  It was Sunday, September 1 and the day is greeting my trip to Presque Isle with a dull, cloudy sky with little or no visible sun.  Well, this has been that kind of summer in the eastern United States. The scene seemed almost monochromatic without even a hint of color.  … View Article


COULD PRESQUE ISLE BECOME YOUR MODERN DAY WALDEN POND?

Posted: August 29, 2013 3:53 pm

It’s a big and troubled world, full of unimaginable problems so overwhelming that many people, including myself, sometimes have trouble coping with.   Early each morning, I start my day reading the New York Times, the Erie Times and pull up the BBC website.   It truly is a troubled world. It is at times like that… View Article


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