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NATURE’S FLYING GARBAGE COLLECTORS

Posted: April 19, 2017 4:40 pm

  Many people who visit Presque Isle do not know that it is part of what is known as The Great American Flyway. And as such is in the middle of the annual migration of many birds and waterfowl.   Some of these birds are only seen rarely on the park and are only passing through… View Article


MY SPRING MEASURING STICK IS TOTALLY BARE AS OF TODAY

Posted: March 29, 2017 9:10 am

  What the heck am I talking about.   It was nearly 10 years ago I planted a native plant, Aronia, that grows on Presque Isle in my new side yard.  Since then, it has become the cornerstone showpiece planting of my yard.  It was planted on my then new side yard just as you enter… View Article


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


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