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THE CUTE LITTLE RED FOX ON PRESQUE ISLE

Posted: March 22, 2017 8:13 am

  This cute little mammal that has been a resident of Presque Isle as long as I can remember. They were on the park back when I was just a child. So, long ago, I fell in love with these little guys.  At first it was their incredible good looks that caught my attention.  After… View Article


SILENT BIRDS OF THE NIGHT – – -OWLS

Posted: February 2, 2017 7:38 pm

    On nearly silent wings, owls easily fly at night whether it be in the open or through deep woods.  In fact, they are seldom active during the day.  Their exceptionally large eyes which face forward allow them to have binocular vision.  This unique feature allows them to see well at night and to… View Article


A LOOK AT NATURE ON PRESQUE ISLE # 1

Posted: January 24, 2017 8:10 am

  Raccoons  – – They are found all over Presque Isle and are the most urbanized wild critters in our neighborhoods.  You don’t see much of them because they usually only come out of their hidden homes at night.   They are wonderful scavengers looking for food anywhere from garbage cans, to creek and pond banks…. View Article


The Cute Little Rodent with an Attitude

Posted: January 8, 2017 2:55 pm

    I am, of course, talking about the little devil that scampers about your yard, raids your garage and even digs holes in your flower beds.  This cute little trouble-maker is called a Chipmunk.  Yes, they are a rodent that just happens to be related to squirrels. Please, don’t hold that against the squirrels…. View Article


WINTER WORLD

Posted: December 30, 2016 2:04 pm

      Winter tends to stir either delight or distress in most people.  Some have been waiting for December 21 and the “Winter Solstice” to arrive with great anticipation.  This, of course, is the official day when we have the longest darkness here in the northern hemisphere and when we also greet the arrival… View Article


PRESQUE ISLE “TIDBITS AND HISTORY.” # 2

Posted: December 18, 2016 7:51 pm

Here is a continuation of my Presque Isle “Tidbits and History.”  I am amazed at how much in the way of comments, calls and some new information I received from the first article.  Here’s a thanks to Curt B. for tidbit number 1 in this issue.   There were seven steam powered passenger vessels serving… 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


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