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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


WALKING ALONG FOX TRAIL

Posted: July 7, 2014 5:00 pm

One of my favorite trails to walk on at Presque Isle is Fox Trail, so on Thursday, July 10, at 9:30 a.m., I am leading a Senior Walk for the Friends of TREC along its path. I thought it might be a good idea to check the walk course out to see if the recent… View Article


JULY SENIOR WALKS ON PRESQUE ISLE

Posted: June 28, 2014 8:06 am

The Friends of Tom Ridge Environmental Center sponsor and hold weekly walks designed for seniors. These walks are about one and half hours in duration and we meet at 9:30 a.m. at various designated parking lots on Presque Isle. The walks have been well attended and enjoyed by all. It is now summer so dress… View Article


OH HOW I LOVE JUNE ON PRESQUE ISLE

Posted: June 19, 2014 4:43 pm

  First, beyond anything else there is COLOR – – I Know, I know, you thought I was going to say warmth. That is just too obvious. As we are in June, there is new and vibrate color jumping up everywhere: the marshes and lagoons have now added a sheen of light and dark greens… View Article


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


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