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NATURE’S FLYING GARBAGE COLLECTORS

Posted: April 19, 2017 4:40 pm

  Many people who visit Presque Isle do not know that it is part of what is known as The Great American Flyway. And as such is in the middle of the annual migration of many birds and waterfowl.   Some of these birds are only seen rarely on the park and are only passing through… View Article


SILENT BIRDS OF THE NIGHT – – -OWLS

Posted: February 2, 2017 7:38 pm

    On nearly silent wings, owls easily fly at night whether it be in the open or through deep woods.  In fact, they are seldom active during the day.  Their exceptionally large eyes which face forward allow them to have binocular vision.  This unique feature allows them to see well at night and to… 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 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


CAMOUFLAGE IS THE NAME OF THE GAME

Posted: October 26, 2016 9:36 am

  How to eat and/or not be eaten has always been a problem in the natural world.  The animal, bird and insect worlds have developed some very unusual ways to hide or camouflage their appearance.   They can simply disappear right before your eyes.  For the most part, they use color, markings, and the ability to… View Article


POLLINATOR FRIENDLY PLANTS

Posted: April 29, 2016 5:06 am

              I really do love this amazing time of transition we call spring.  Unlike people living in the deep south of our country, we here in the Northeast do get four seasons in our year.  The timing of the season varies each and every year, and to me that is good. Just walk outside… View Article



THE BIRDS OF PRESQUE ISLE AND THE UNEXPECTED THINGS THEY DO

Posted: April 5, 2016 3:51 pm

Our world is full of birds. Some of them live and stay in our Northwestern Pennsylvania area and on Presque Isle all the time.  Others like the robins and warblers come and go. They move somewhere warmer and avoid the cold winter climate. The nature of birds is different than that of humans. Male birds,… View Article


LIFE IN A LA-Z-BOY BRINGS NATURE T0 THE RESCUE!

Posted: November 15, 2014 5:10 pm

  As some of you readers of “A Place for All Seasons” know, I have had a tough 45 days or so with a serious run of pneumonia. Just a few days ago, for the first time, I ventured out of the house and my Lazy-Boy chair and went somewhere other than Urgent-Care, the doctor… View Article


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


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