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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


ALGAE BLOOM IN LAKE ERIE – – What will happen in the future

Posted: October 7, 2014 7:06 pm

    The problem of excess nutrients in Lake Erie and the resulting algae blooms have troubled both the public and the scientific community for many, many years.   Public concern, fed by events such as this summer’s Toledo water problems, has forced government to begin to finally respond with forcefulness after letting the problem quietly… View Article


Gerald M. Mc Williams to receive John C. Oliver Environmental Award at Sunset Celbration on October 10 at Presque Isle Lighthouse

Posted: September 28, 2014 6:16 am

On October 10 at the Presque Isle Lighthouse the Friends of the Tom Ridge Environmental Center at their annual Sunset Celebration will award the 2014 John C. Oliver Environmental Award to naturalist Gerald M. McWilliams. Gerry is the author of six books and contributor to many others. All the books are on topics such as… View Article


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


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