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JANUARY’S CURIOUS WEATHER

Posted: January 17, 2017 7:59 am

  Living in Erie I am extremely familiar with the almost alien changes that come about in our weather patterns.  The old saying in Erie is that if you don’t like the weather, just stick around three or four hours, it is sure to change. Well, that certainly true of this year’s January weather so… View Article


The Cute Little Rodent with an Attitude

Posted: January 8, 2017 2:55 pm

    I am, of course, talking about the little devil that scampers about your yard, raids your garage and even digs holes in your flower beds.  This cute little trouble-maker is called a Chipmunk.  Yes, they are a rodent that just happens to be related to squirrels. Please, don’t hold that against the squirrels…. View Article


WINTER WORLD

Posted: December 30, 2016 2:04 pm

      Winter tends to stir either delight or distress in most people.  Some have been waiting for December 21 and the “Winter Solstice” to arrive with great anticipation.  This, of course, is the official day when we have the longest darkness here in the northern hemisphere and when we also greet the arrival… View Article


THE JOY AND ART OF NOTHINGNESS

Posted: December 22, 2016 1:57 pm

    Why is it we all seem to not be able to  just do nothing anymore? What about just napping in the afternoon?  What’s the last book you read without the TV blaring in the background?  How many of you have taken the time to merely take an hour’s walk on the Presque Isle… View Article


THE DELIGHTS OF AN EARLY BUT COOL FALL WALK ON PRESQUE ISLE

Posted: November 4, 2016 5:32 pm

    The day before yesterday it was 79 degrees out, and today the TV says its 42 degrees. I really do think that they might be a little optimistic with that temperature.  They feel tomorrow we will see the first 30’s of the fall.  Well, to many of us who have been in northwestern… View Article


READING NATURES SIGNS

Posted: October 31, 2016 8:15 am

One of the most frequent questions I get asked about nature on Presque Isle is: “Where are all the animals, birds and other wildlife that stories in the nature TV always keeps showing on the parks that they visit.?”  Well like all things TV, you see perhaps an hour or so about the many, many… View Article


WHISPERS OF THE HEART

Posted: October 22, 2016 7:25 am

  Have you ever tasted a thunderstorm coming in from the lake?  Has the haunting call of a coyote at sunset ever made a shiver steal down your spine?  How about watching a soaring Bald Eagle fly across a Presque Isle sunset? These simple examples in nature are three instances of occurrences that can take… View Article


AWAKEN YOUR SENSES OF NATURE AND ADVENTURE

Posted: October 13, 2016 6:49 am

We have all heard of Rachel Carson. She is the author of the best-seller, Silent Spring, in 1962.  She went on to write many more books on nature. These included those that show how you and I can and should attempt to enjoy, learn about and protect the natural world that is all around us. … View Article


PRESQUE ISLE TIDBITS AND HISTORY

Posted: October 8, 2016 8:18 am

Here is a short compilation of historical tidbits about Presque Isle and Presque Isle Bay.  I have compiled this list over a number of years. And it now is 45 items long and growing quickly.  I thought readers might find some of them interesting. In 1754, the French, from the fort on the mainland, built… View Article


TIRED OF Pokémon – – TRY ANIMAL TRACKING

Posted: September 29, 2016 4:47 pm

The current Pokémon fad is driving many people to tears.  Just TRY to go out to the Perry Monument area of Presque Isle and see if you are able to actually walk out to the monument without being trampled by “Pokémon” enthusiasts.  Yes, I realize the new trend is harmless and will fade out after… View Article


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