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A NATURAL HIGH

Posted: March 6, 2016 9:12 am

I recently read a quote from Craig Chalquist, PhD of the east-west Psychology Department at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.   He said, “To be truly healthy, we need nature. We evolved in a natural world. Technology keeps us indoors for so long we forget we’re part of it.” Well, here in… View Article


ICE DUNES AT PRESQUE ISLE BEAUTIFUL, WONDERFUL AND MISSING

Posted: February 12, 2016 8:47 am

  “Don’t climb the ice dunes”, warn the signs and rangers on Presque Isle. Of course, that’s when there are ice dunes. Last Thursday I had a meeting at Lakeshore Country club where I could look out over Lake Erie and see eight foot waves rolling in off the ice free lake. These waves can… View Article


AWESOME SHIPWRECK EXHIBIT AT TREC

Posted: February 8, 2016 10:50 am

It opened to big crowds on February 1 and had a full house of visitors on SATURDAY FEBRUARY 6th. It’s a wonderful exhibit on the second floor exhibit hall at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center. Visitors were quick to realize that Lake Erie’s richest history lies 60 feet under the waters near our Presque Isle… View Article



THE MANY OLD-FASHIONED DELIGHTS OF A PRESQUE ISLE WINTER

Posted: January 22, 2016 6:48 am

Today is midday, midweek, mid-January, and midwinter and sure enough a light flurry snow is falling.  This IS Erie, right?  Under this winter wonderland spell, Presque Isle takes on a hushed Currier and Ives look and quality. As I drive onto the park, I notice quite a few courageous walkers on the multi-purpose trail. They… View Article


SPECIAL JANUARY PROGRAMS AT TREC AND JOY SENIOR CENTER

Posted: January 3, 2016 1:24 pm

January is a time for resolutions and making changes in our lives. In this blog I list a few select programs offered by the Friends of Tom Ridge Environmental Center, Pennsylvania DCNR and a few programs offered at the Joy Senior Center. January Program hosted by Friends of Tom Ridge Environmental Center KNOW THE 10… View Article


MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAVE A WONDERFUL AND SAFE NEW YEAR

Posted: December 23, 2015 6:21 am

I hope all of you have a wonderful holiday season. I have plans in the works for 2016 to have four or five guest bloggers and to get back to the normal twice a week schedule. I am sorry that the blog took second place recently in my life and thought I would let everyone… View Article


PLENTY OF ACTIVITY AT PRESQUE ISLE LIGHT STATION

Posted: December 4, 2015 2:50 pm

              If you have not had time to take a ride out to Presque Isle, this might be a good time to check out what is happening at the “Presque Isle Light Station.”    First of all, from 5 to 9 p.m., the lighthouse will be displaying its Christmas… View Article


NEED YOUR HELP WITH NEW HISTORY OF PRESQUE ISLE BOOK – – due out in fall

Posted: April 26, 2015 6:51 pm

  As many of you know my latest book on Presque Isle called “Natural Impressions of Presque Isle” is out and selling quite well.    It is a 100 page, 127 image coffee hard-cover table book featuring color photos of the park, its animals, birds and insects plus an array of sunsets and sunrises.  These photos… View Article


OCTOBER 30 Graveyard Pond Friends of TREC senior walk — Canceled

Posted: October 22, 2014 7:01 pm

October 30, 2014 –Friends of TREC Senior Walk – – Canceled   This short blog is to announce that the October 30 senior walk on Graveyard Pond Trail has been canceled and will be rescheduled for another date.    I usually lead these walks, however over the last few weeks have had pneumonia and been unable… View Article


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