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BALLONS A DEFINITE NO! NO!

Posted: December 16, 2014 7:56 am

 TODAY I WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME GUEST BLOGGER Michele Rundquist Franz, President of The Presque Isle Audubon Society.  Her article talks about a serious problem which commonly harms birds on Presque Isle State Park – – BALLOONS             THE PRESIDENT’S PERCH – -Presque Isle Audubon One benefit of writing the… View Article


WINTER WALKING

Posted: December 12, 2014 5:42 am

  One piece of advice during Erie’s winters is, BE LIKE THESE BIRDS and don’t hibernate like a bear.  To many of us who use Presque Isle, the very thought of being shut in the house for the next four months seems positively fearsome. Walking in the winter is really wonderful especially at Presque Isle,… View Article


WINTER IS ON ITS WAY TO PRESQUE ISLE!

Posted: December 7, 2014 10:14 am

  Where did fall go?  With a real frost in the air on most recent nights, we all realize that winter is on the way to our area here in Northwest Pennsylvania.  The recent mad-dog winds make us all grapple with the reality that this is no longer just a concept or date on the… View Article


KEEPING THE DIGITAL CAMERA BOOGEYMAN AT BAY!

Posted: November 29, 2014 11:15 am

So you have that new digital camera or even old digital camera that you love and are ready to put it to use over the holidays, or maybe just out on Presque Isle. Now what? With this short blog, I am going to warn you about the Boogeyman stalking you and your camera. There are… View Article


EARLY MORNING – – The day’s most alluring and tantalizing time

Posted: November 26, 2014 6:11 am

  What is it that makes the early morning sunrise hour so tantalizing and the outdoor world so alluring to most nature lovers? To my friend Brian Berchtold, it’s the time birds and animals of Presque Isle welcome the day and seem to pose for him as he kayaks the slumbering waters of the lagoons… View Article


ALL ABOUT SAND DUNES AND SANDY BEACHES

Posted: November 3, 2014 9:09 am

  “Sand is a substance that is beautiful, mysterious and infinitely variable; each grain on the beach is the result of processes that go back into the shadowy beginning of life, or of earth itself.” Rachel Carson In many ways, the Great Lakes are very much like large fresh water oceans, but for two important… 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


SAD days are coming! – – Can Walking on Presque Isle Help?

Posted: October 23, 2014 7:37 pm

  It is fall and winter is on its way.   When you leave for work, its dark outside.   Soon when you leave for home – – it’s dark outside.   These short days and lack of natural sunlight cause many people to become SAD.    What is SAD?   Seasonal Affective Disorder.   It can and does make many… View Article


MAKE WINTER YOUR TOP BIRDING SEASON

Posted: October 15, 2014 6:16 am

  One of the most common misconceptions about backyard birding is that hardly any birds hang around when winter comes to visit us here in northwestern Pennsylvania.   However, experienced birders know that the coldest months can be the hottest for backyard action.   The key, of course, is that you need to know which birds… View Article


NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY – – Tips You Might Like for Seascapes

Posted: October 11, 2014 5:38 am

    When photographing outdoors, whether at Presque Isle or just out in the country in the fall, you generally take the world as you see it, and you have little control over the elements.   Unlike a painter, what you see is what you get.  You cannot control the weather.   The terrain is what it… View Article


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