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THE DELIGHTS OF AN EARLY BUT COOL FALL WALK ON PRESQUE ISLE

Posted: November 4, 2016 5:32 pm

    The day before yesterday it was 79 degrees out, and today the TV says its 42 degrees. I really do think that they might be a little optimistic with that temperature.  They feel tomorrow we will see the first 30’s of the fall.  Well, to many of us who have been in northwestern… View Article


READING NATURES SIGNS

Posted: October 31, 2016 8:15 am

One of the most frequent questions I get asked about nature on Presque Isle is: “Where are all the animals, birds and other wildlife that stories in the nature TV always keeps showing on the parks that they visit.?”  Well like all things TV, you see perhaps an hour or so about the many, many… View Article


CAMOUFLAGE IS THE NAME OF THE GAME

Posted: October 26, 2016 9:36 am

  How to eat and/or not be eaten has always been a problem in the natural world.  The animal, bird and insect worlds have developed some very unusual ways to hide or camouflage their appearance.   They can simply disappear right before your eyes.  For the most part, they use color, markings, and the ability to… View Article


AWAKEN YOUR SENSES OF NATURE AND ADVENTURE

Posted: October 13, 2016 6:49 am

We have all heard of Rachel Carson. She is the author of the best-seller, Silent Spring, in 1962.  She went on to write many more books on nature. These included those that show how you and I can and should attempt to enjoy, learn about and protect the natural world that is all around us. … View Article


TIRED OF Pokémon – – TRY ANIMAL TRACKING

Posted: September 29, 2016 4:47 pm

The current Pokémon fad is driving many people to tears.  Just TRY to go out to the Perry Monument area of Presque Isle and see if you are able to actually walk out to the monument without being trampled by “Pokémon” enthusiasts.  Yes, I realize the new trend is harmless and will fade out after… View Article


NORDIC WALKING POLES OR WALKING STICKS – -ARE THEY FOR YOU?

Posted: March 26, 2016 9:57 am

Why you might want to consider a walking or hiking stick or what are called Nordic walking poles for your walks on Presque Isle. Do you want to enjoy a better overall workout without feeling you are exerting any more work or energy?  Then you might think about trying to use walking sticks or Nordic… View Article


IT MUST BE SPRING???

Posted: March 10, 2016 9:35 am

It’s Tuesday, March 8, and spring is not scheduled to arrive until the 20th.  This morning with camera in hand and coffee in my mug I ventured out to Presque Isle at 7:15 a.m.  I had a jacket handy, but for the most part, I really didn’t need it.   It was 65 degrees out unless… View Article


A NATURAL HIGH

Posted: March 6, 2016 9:12 am

I recently read a quote from Craig Chalquist, PhD of the east-west Psychology Department at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.   He said, “To be truly healthy, we need nature. We evolved in a natural world. Technology keeps us indoors for so long we forget we’re part of it.” Well, here in… View Article


TAKE A PRESQUE ISLE HIKE!

Posted: February 23, 2016 7:50 am

  Many people do not let the winter weather get in their way of hiking, walking or just plain enjoying a bit of time on Presque Isle State Park. Still others just plain love winter.  They find reasons to ice fish, go snowshoeing or cross country skiing on the park in addition to just walking… View Article


THE MANY OLD-FASHIONED DELIGHTS OF A PRESQUE ISLE WINTER

Posted: January 22, 2016 6:48 am

Today is midday, midweek, mid-January, and midwinter and sure enough a light flurry snow is falling.  This IS Erie, right?  Under this winter wonderland spell, Presque Isle takes on a hushed Currier and Ives look and quality. As I drive onto the park, I notice quite a few courageous walkers on the multi-purpose trail. They… View Article


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