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POLLINATOR FRIENDLY PLANTS

Posted: April 29, 2016 5:06 am

              I really do love this amazing time of transition we call spring.  Unlike people living in the deep south of our country, we here in the Northeast do get four seasons in our year.  The timing of the season varies each and every year, and to me that is good. Just walk outside… View Article



THE BIRDS OF PRESQUE ISLE AND THE UNEXPECTED THINGS THEY DO

Posted: April 5, 2016 3:51 pm

Our world is full of birds. Some of them live and stay in our Northwestern Pennsylvania area and on Presque Isle all the time.  Others like the robins and warblers come and go. They move somewhere warmer and avoid the cold winter climate. The nature of birds is different than that of humans. Male birds,… 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


THE LURE OF LIGHTHOUSES – – Where history and legend meet

Posted: January 18, 2016 1:01 pm

  Wherever there are large bodies of water, there very likely are lighthouses.  They come in all shapes and sizes. Lighthouses, by their very nature, seem to attract tales of shipwrecks and tales of ghost ships, plus the storybook life’s of their keepers. They are many times lonely sentries on treacherous shores. For example, take… View Article


WALKING AND WANDERING ON PRESQUE ISLE

Posted: November 24, 2015 6:52 am

As Presque Isle slips between fall and its annual opening of the winter season, an austere beauty sets in on the park. This is a beautiful time for just wandering.  As many past visitors to “A Place for All Season” know, I define “wandering” as just walking here and there on Presque Isle with NO… View Article


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