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REJUVENATING OUR CATHEDRALS OF NATURAL WILDERNESS

Posted: August 22, 2014 12:13 pm

  When I first became interested in Presque Isle for anything other than the beaches and fishing, I expected that I could learn about nature out on the park. After many years of visiting and exploring the park, I now realize I never did learn about nature, but, in fact, I learned from nature. Nature… View Article


PROTECTING AND ENJOYING OUR NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

Posted: August 15, 2014 6:24 am

  I just finished reading a book written 164 years ago called “Rural Hours” by Susan Fenimore Cooper. She was the first American woman to publish a book of nature writing. The book is written in the form of a year-long journal and is organized to describe her simple life in her village, Cooperstown, N.Y…. View Article


COULD I HAVE FOUND ONE OF JOE ROOTS OLD SHACKS?

Posted: August 7, 2014 4:02 pm

  As many of you know, I lead weekly Presque Isle Senior Walks each week for the Friends of Tom Ridge Environmental Center.   This week we will walk “Fox Trail” on July 10 at 9:30 a.m and on July 17 we will make our way down and back the Multi-purpose Trail.   If you would like… View Article


SUMMER IN THE WOODS AND FIELDS OF PRESQUE ISLE

Posted: August 1, 2014 7:23 am

Green is the color of summer.   Yes, the blue of the water and the sky also run a close second, however the many shades of green dominate during the summer.   The early blooming wildflowers have already withered, and by the time summer officially arrives in June, the leaves of the canopy overhead, the grasses and… View Article


August Senior Walks on Presque Isle

Posted: July 24, 2014 3:24 pm

August’s Senior walks on Presque Isle sponsored by   The Friends of Tom Ridge Envitonmental Center.               All walks are about one 1/4 hours long and we meet at 9:30 a.m. in the designated parking lot on Presque Isle.   It is now summer so dress accordingly.   We suggest light, but long pants and walking shoes… View Article



BITS AND PIECES ABOUT THE PRESQUE ISLE LIGHTHOUSE

Posted: July 12, 2014 7:30 pm

  The Presque Isle Lighthouse is a piece of Erie’s history that fascinates and mesmerizes many history buffs in our area. It stands as a real and visible window into history when times were slower and work much harder than today. Stories and legends about this old lighthouse seem to be never-ending and new “old… View Article


WALKING ALONG FOX TRAIL

Posted: July 7, 2014 5:00 pm

One of my favorite trails to walk on at Presque Isle is Fox Trail, so on Thursday, July 10, at 9:30 a.m., I am leading a Senior Walk for the Friends of TREC along its path. I thought it might be a good idea to check the walk course out to see if the recent… View Article


JULY SENIOR WALKS ON PRESQUE ISLE

Posted: June 28, 2014 8:06 am

The Friends of Tom Ridge Environmental Center sponsor and hold weekly walks designed for seniors. These walks are about one and half hours in duration and we meet at 9:30 a.m. at various designated parking lots on Presque Isle. The walks have been well attended and enjoyed by all. It is now summer so dress… View Article


OH HOW I LOVE JUNE ON PRESQUE ISLE

Posted: June 19, 2014 4:43 pm

  First, beyond anything else there is COLOR – – I Know, I know, you thought I was going to say warmth. That is just too obvious. As we are in June, there is new and vibrate color jumping up everywhere: the marshes and lagoons have now added a sheen of light and dark greens… View Article


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