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A LOOK AT NATURE ON PRESQUE ISLE – – -#1

Posted: May 6, 2017 8:33 am

  This is a first blog on various known and unknown NATURAL subjects that are found on Presque Isle State Park.  If have any other items that you think might be of interest to other readers send me your thoughts in the comment section of the blog.   Raccoons – – They are found all… View Article


MY SPRING MEASURING STICK IS TOTALLY BARE AS OF TODAY

Posted: March 29, 2017 9:10 am

  What the heck am I talking about.   It was nearly 10 years ago I planted a native plant, Aronia, that grows on Presque Isle in my new side yard.  Since then, it has become the cornerstone showpiece planting of my yard.  It was planted on my then new side yard just as you enter… View Article


A LOOK AT NATURE ON PRESQUE ISLE # 1

Posted: January 24, 2017 8:10 am

  Raccoons  – – They are found all over Presque Isle and are the most urbanized wild critters in our neighborhoods.  You don’t see much of them because they usually only come out of their hidden homes at night.   They are wonderful scavengers looking for food anywhere from garbage cans, to creek and pond banks…. View Article


PRESQUE ISLE “TIDBITS AND HISTORY.” # 2

Posted: December 18, 2016 7:51 pm

Here is a continuation of my Presque Isle “Tidbits and History.”  I am amazed at how much in the way of comments, calls and some new information I received from the first article.  Here’s a thanks to Curt B. for tidbit number 1 in this issue.   There were seven steam powered passenger vessels serving… View Article



YOUR OWN GREEN PHARMACY – -(or how to enjoy your weeds)

Posted: July 2, 2016 6:58 pm

  Part I   This blog begins a series on the benefits from the common plants we see on an almost daily basis even in the woods and fields of Presque Isle.  I will try to cover about a dozen or more plants, trees, flowers, berries and roots in this series. They can be wild,… View Article


MY TWO NEW BOOKS ARE OUT!!

Posted: June 16, 2016 1:17 pm

            After two years of research, hard work, and writing, writing and editing my two new books have been released by the publishers.  History Press will officially release “Pennsylvania LIGHTHOUSES on LAKE ERIE” ON Monday, June 20, and Arcadia Publishing will release “Images of Modern America – Presque Isle State Park” on the same day. … 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


” JUST LOOK AT ALL THOSE FALLEN TREES LITTERING THESE BEAUTIFUL WOODS!”

Posted: December 11, 2015 8:05 am

            That’s what a few people in a group of senior citizens said as I guided them on a Presque Isle trail walk last spring.  Three people thought it was shocking that no one from the park’s maintenance staff was not out in the woods along the trails to remove the stumps and fallen trees… View Article


THE SEEDS OF AUTUMN

Posted: October 30, 2014 10:28 am

On Presque Isle as anywhere in the natural world, when autumn and winter approach, the dying and dead old-field weeds and plants are broken by wind and bent down by rain. The ground soon becomes littered with weeds, stalks, leaves and mostly unseen, the carcasses of many, many insects. This ground, whether in open fields… View Article


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