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SECRETS OF THE BIRDS – - Part 2

Posted: June 12, 2014 5:43 am

The American Birding Association’s Code of Ethics starts with what I consider is the very heart of the way all humans should regard their interaction with nature. It begins: “Everyone who enjoys birds and birding must always respect wildlife, its environment, and the rights of others. In any conflict of interest between birds and birders,… View Article


GRAVEYARD POND MORNING WALK FOR SENIORS

Posted: June 5, 2014 9:15 pm

  I am writing this on Monday, June 2, and I am again on my patio taking in the wonderful weather this morning and working on the Friends of TREC’s new senior program. Tomorrow on Tuesday, June 3, at 930 a.m., I will lead the first of 24 senior walks on Presque Isle as part… View Article



SEEING NATURE

Posted: May 31, 2014 6:18 am

Early one morning recently, even before the sunlight could be seen, I came awake to a melee of birdsong coming in through an open window next to our bed and “Crackers”, our calico cat, leaping onto the bed and using my chest as a springboard to launched herself up onto the highboy dresser next to… View Article


GETTING STARTED WALKING ON PRESQUE ISLE

Posted: May 27, 2014 6:30 pm

There was once upon a time when everyone walked.  They walked to school, work and even grandma’s house.   However, today most people drive everywhere, so walking seems to have lost some of its importance in everyday life.   Notwithstanding, with today’s increased interest in the heath benefits of exercise, walking is becoming more widespread as a… View Article


LAGOONS BY PONTOON BOAT PLUS A BICYCLE BUILT FOR 14

Posted: May 25, 2014 6:29 am

Pedal   It is that time of year when one of the most popular and interesting part of Presque Isle, the lagoons, opens to those who have no kayak, rowboat or canoe.   Starting over Memorial Day weekend the Lagoon Pontoon Boat starts running for the summer and early fall season. The lagoons are an internal… View Article


THE WORLD COMES ALIVE AS SPRING HAS FINALLY SPRUNG

Posted: May 20, 2014 6:42 pm

May seems to be spinning by so, so swiftly.   Now, I know this always appears so each year, but this May really has been shorter as a trace of March made its way into the early part of it.  A small piece of March frost and a bit of February’s snow actually found its way… View Article


SECRETS OF THE BIRDS–Part 1

Posted: May 12, 2014 8:15 pm

The most important item you will take from this particular blog is that birds are cool and amazing.   The second, which I realize many already know, is that bird watchers are just a bit crazy.   However, they are crazy in a good way.  Well, maybe a few in a weird way, but remember, at the end of… View Article



THRILLED BY A SUNRISE AND PRESQUE ISLE’S SIGNS OF SPRING

Posted: April 12, 2014 9:44 am

The last few mornings on Presque Isle have made me feel assured that spring indeed bursting out all over.   There is still ice on the lake and the park has even moved the beach walk back due to the ice.  But many other factors are factored into my idea that spring is about to arrive.  … View Article


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