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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



HOW BIRDS SURVIVE WINTERS – – HOW WE CAN HELP

Posted: December 13, 2013 5:46 pm

  Winter winds that whistle around your house and on Presque Isle and temperatures that make outdoor activities for us humans less than fun are on the way.  Many folks move south for the winter where boating, golf and fishing are possible in the milder weather.  May Erie birds also migrate south , too.   They… 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


NATURALIST BOOK CLUB OFF AND RUNNING

Posted: October 7, 2013 6:52 am

On Saturday the 28th we had our first meeting of the Naturalist Book Club and talked about Barbara Kingsolver’s best selling book,“Flight Behavior.” The novel is about Monarch Butterflies and how climate change affects their behavior. In the book, which is a dazzling page-turner, Kingsolver questions the future of our fragile planet. At our meeting… View Article


WATCHING WILDLIFE

Posted: September 30, 2013 2:23 pm

  Presque Isle is known for its natural beauty, sunsets and sunrises, recreational opportunities, plus birds and wildlife.  For as long as I can remember, it has always been a haven both for the casual and passionate birdwatcher who visits it to watch the many different species of birds and waterfowl that frequent the woods,… 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


CREATING BIRD-FRIENDLY LANDSCAPES – -AND – – ANSWER TO WHERE AM I AT

Posted: April 17, 2013 6:54 am

       Answer to the last blogs  “Where am I at on Presque Isle” I WAS AT – – -The beginning of the Northeast end of Pine Tree Trail about 200 yards from the old Fog Station Foundation.     This is a wonderful and easy trail to walk and explore.    Right now the grass is just thinking… View Article


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