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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


THE GREAT LAKES – – Part II – Lake Erie

Posted: April 12, 2017 3:13 pm

Lake Erie is somewhat like the month of March. It arrives quietly, like a lamb, but goes out roaring like a lion. The waters of the western lakes, Superior, Michigan, and Huron, meander down the St. Clair River, through little Lake St. Clair and then down the Detroit River into Lake Erie, all without hardly… View Article


THE GREAT LAKES – – PART I

Posted: April 5, 2017 6:43 am

  Seen from above by one of NASA’s mapping satellites, the Great Lakes can be viewed covering a huge area that runs from New York State to the far reaches of Minnesota. The Great Lakes, from its western most point near Duluth, Minnesota, to the eastern most point at Kingston, Ontario, is over 1,100 miles… 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


THE CUTE LITTLE RED FOX ON PRESQUE ISLE

Posted: March 22, 2017 8:13 am

  This cute little mammal that has been a resident of Presque Isle as long as I can remember. They were on the park back when I was just a child. So, long ago, I fell in love with these little guys.  At first it was their incredible good looks that caught my attention.  After… View Article


FIFTY PLUS WRITERS GROUP MEETINGS AT TREC

Posted: February 16, 2017 2:27 pm

  Do you like to write?            Never tried writing?    Or    Have you written a book already?   The 50 plus writer’s group is just nine months old and is the only writers group just for Senior writers.   If you are over 50 and have written or would like to try your hand at writing, come… 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


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


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


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