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


WHISPERS OF THE HEART

Posted: October 22, 2016 7:25 am

  Have you ever tasted a thunderstorm coming in from the lake?  Has the haunting call of a coyote at sunset ever made a shiver steal down your spine?  How about watching a soaring Bald Eagle fly across a Presque Isle sunset? These simple examples in nature are three instances of occurrences that can take… 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


PRESQUE ISLE TIDBITS AND HISTORY

Posted: October 8, 2016 8:18 am

Here is a short compilation of historical tidbits about Presque Isle and Presque Isle Bay.  I have compiled this list over a number of years. And it now is 45 items long and growing quickly.  I thought readers might find some of them interesting. In 1754, the French, from the fort on the mainland, built… 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


FRIENDS OF TOM RIDGE ENVIRONMENTAL CENETR

Posted: September 21, 2016 10:09 am

            Again this year, as in the past five, the Friends of Tom Ridge Environmental Center will be hosting a Holiday Movie Series on the “Big Green Screen” during December.  Showings this year will be on, December 2nd & 3rd, 9th & 10th, 16th & 17th, the 23, and a season ending December 30…. View Article



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