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LET’S TALK ABOUT THOSES HOLES YOU SEE IN THE TREES ON PRESQUE ISLE

Posted: August 29, 2014 5:25 pm

Usually we think of the forests we see and visit as a natural habitat, or place to live for a wide range of animals, birds and plants. Whenever I am able to talk to visitors on the park and the subject of the park’s woods and forests, the topics turn to mammals, insects, and birds…. 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


QUIET TIME IN THE WOODS AND FORESTS OF PRESQUE ISLE

Posted: July 28, 2014 8:13 am

Walk down one of the trails of Presque Isle and stop for a minute under one of the large trees just off the main path.   Is it an oak?   Is it a maple?   If you were in the Great Smokey Mountains it could be a 150 foot Tulip Tree.   Elsewhere the trees might be a… View Article



A RAINY DAY ON PRESQUE ISLE

Posted: November 8, 2013 6:47 am

   It’s early on a Friday morning in late October.    On Presque Isle there is no wind at all;  complete stillness rules the day.  As shadows of morning creep across the park, a light rain begins what looks like will be a day-long assault.    The morning is cold, 42 degrees, and the sky bleak and a… View Article


AUTUMN LEAF WALK ON PRESQUE ISLE

Posted: November 1, 2013 8:17 am

         The day is a cold, 38 degrees with a light rain falling at 9:00 a.m. as I exit my car at the Sidewalk Trail.   As my wife had told me when she arrived home about 8:30 a.m. from her walk on the park, it was extra windy on the lake side… View Article


MORE WANDERING ON PRESQUE ISLE – – Plus new “Where am I”

Posted: May 6, 2013 5:10 pm

    As I said before, wandering is going to the park to explore, paying close attention to the surroundings, looking up into the sun whenever you see a shadow pass across your path, looking for bird nests, mice nests and other signs of creature activity.    Walking is fine, and I do pure walking and… View Article


WANDERING ON PRESQUE ISLE – – – “Where am I”

Posted: April 14, 2013 5:40 am

                I call it wandering.   Wandering is an art that is always practiced outdoors.   It is walking, yet not in the way most people think about walking.   When I wander, I have no plan, no exact destination and most times no defined objective to my journey.   When I leave for Presque Isle or… View Article




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