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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


TIRED OF Pokémon – – TRY ANIMAL TRACKING

Posted: September 29, 2016 4:47 pm

The current Pokémon fad is driving many people to tears.  Just TRY to go out to the Perry Monument area of Presque Isle and see if you are able to actually walk out to the monument without being trampled by “Pokémon” enthusiasts.  Yes, I realize the new trend is harmless and will fade out after… View Article



MY TWO NEW BOOKS ARE OUT!!

Posted: June 16, 2016 1:17 pm

            After two years of research, hard work, and writing, writing and editing my two new books have been released by the publishers.  History Press will officially release “Pennsylvania LIGHTHOUSES on LAKE ERIE” ON Monday, June 20, and Arcadia Publishing will release “Images of Modern America – Presque Isle State Park” on the same day. … View Article


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