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BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS – - Q & A

Posted: February 18, 2014 7:26 am

  When I left the house on Saturday to go to the Tom Ridge Environmental Center for my regular meeting of Pennwriters, it was a beautiful day, clear, sunny and yet like February in Erie, still more than a bit cold at just 14 degrees.   At least someone had turned off the snow machine for… View Article




WALKING IS A POWERFUL MEDICINE

Posted: February 1, 2014 7:15 am

Living here in the Erie area we are very lucky because we have ready access to many wonderful places to walk and say hello to nature at the same time.   Among these places are: Presque Isle State Park Asbury Woods Scott Park Erie Bluffs State Park Frontier Park Walking path along the Bayfront Highway  … View Article


FINDING THEIR WAY HOME

Posted: January 26, 2014 9:15 am

Have you ever wondered how Lake Erie’s Steelhead Trout refind their home stream they were released in many years ago when they return to spawn? It is one of the wonders of the natural world. You also have the Monarch Butterfly migration, and how about the tiny honey bee who can fly miles away, yet… View Article


SNOWY ADVENTURES AT TREC ON SUNDAY NIGHT

Posted: January 22, 2014 7:32 am

Dinner’s over and I am settling down to watch the 49ers and Seahawks game, when my telephone rings. Susan Smith, my favorite bird lady, called to ask what I was doing. I tell her and she says “No you’re not.” You are going to grab your camera, get in the car and get your butt… View Article


STUNNING MONDAY WINTER MORNING ON PRESQUE ISLE

Posted: January 15, 2014 6:11 am

`        At 6:30 a.m. I looked out our front window and saw a brief glimmer of red light begins to paint a light glow in the eastern sky. Quickly as I could brew a hot cup of my “Fog Chaser” coffee and grab my camera, I was out the door and heading… View Article


WINTER WISHES US ALL A HAPPY NEW YEAR

Posted: January 10, 2014 6:32 am

I could feel a definite change in the weather as we drove back on Thursday after spending Christmas in Pittsburgh.    On our way home, we drove through patches of heavy snow that were alternating with bright and sunny periods.   The wind was blowing heavily all the way home.   Arriving back home there was a little… View Article


COLD WEATHER WALKING – -”Don’t Hibernate in the Winter”

Posted: January 2, 2014 8:51 am

  Don’t let a little bit of cold  and snowy weather keep you from walking on Presque Isle.   The park is beautiful in the winter!   The following are some tips to make these walks better, warmer, safer and more fun.   We all know that walking is the simplest way to stay active, because… View Article



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