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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


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 JOY AND ART OF NOTHINGNESS

Posted: December 22, 2016 1:57 pm

    Why is it we all seem to not be able to  just do nothing anymore? What about just napping in the afternoon?  What’s the last book you read without the TV blaring in the background?  How many of you have taken the time to merely take an hour’s walk on the Presque Isle… 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


PRESQUE ISLE HISTORY AND TID-BITS #3

Posted: December 9, 2016 9:07 am

  The Presque Isle Light Station tower was originally left brick until 1899 when the tower was white washed at the request of Sea Captains out on Lake Erie. This was done to make it visible during daylight hours.  It was found that the brick color blended into the onshore trees surrounding the lighthouse. Lake… View Article



PRESQUE ISLE LIGHT STATION – – – UP-DATE 2016

Posted: November 16, 2016 10:59 am

The Presque Isle Light Station had over  30,000 visitors tour the lighthouse over the season from the end of May to September 30.   In addition, many stopped before and after hours just to view the lighthouse and take photographs.  It was a great season during a fantastic Erie summer.   Seems a bit strange to say… View Article



READING NATURES SIGNS

Posted: October 31, 2016 8:15 am

One of the most frequent questions I get asked about nature on Presque Isle is: “Where are all the animals, birds and other wildlife that stories in the nature TV always keeps showing on the parks that they visit.?”  Well like all things TV, you see perhaps an hour or so about the many, many… 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


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