YOUR OWN GREEN PHARMACY – -(or how to enjoy your weeds)

Posted: July 2, 2016 6:58 pm

  Part I   This blog begins a series on the benefits from the common plants we see on an almost daily basis even in the woods and fields of Presque Isle.  I will try to cover about a dozen or more plants, trees, flowers, berries and roots in this series. They can be wild,… View Article


SOME CALL IT “FISHERMAN’S PARADISE”

Posted: June 28, 2016 8:02 am

  Most of my life I loved to grab a pole, a dozen night crawlers and find a place to fish.  At first it was as simple as walking three blocks and fishing the old Mill Creek when it was actually a fairly wide and active stream. That would have been in the late 1940’s…. 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


NATURE IS A WORLD OF CAMOUFLAGE – – PART ONE

Posted: June 3, 2016 6:14 am

             How to eat and not be eaten is an unrelenting problem in the natural world.   To survive insects, animals, replies and birds must constantly pursue smaller prey (their food) while depending on ingenious tactics and devices for defense against their larger enemies. In this constant struggle, nature gives each… View Article


PRESQUE ISLE LIGHTHOUSE OPENS FOR SUMMER SEASON

Posted: May 24, 2016 10:38 am

  PRESQUE ISLE LIGHTHOUSE OPENS FRIDAY, JUNE 27   The summer 2016 season for the Presque Isle Lighthouse opens Friday June 27.  This season the Lighthouse has new hours and days that it will be open.  the lighthouse will open to visitors five days a week.  In addition, the daily hours have been expanded.   For… View Article


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


NORDIC WALKING POLES OR WALKING STICKS – -ARE THEY FOR YOU?

Posted: March 26, 2016 9:57 am

Why you might want to consider a walking or hiking stick or what are called Nordic walking poles for your walks on Presque Isle. Do you want to enjoy a better overall workout without feeling you are exerting any more work or energy?  Then you might think about trying to use walking sticks or Nordic… View Article


BENEFITS OF PRESQUE ISLE STATE PARK

Posted: March 19, 2016 9:16 am

  With its numerous lakefront, bayfront, beach and water-based recreational amenities plus its many other educational and recreational opportunities, our park has long been recognized as one of Pennsylvania State Parks’ crown jewels. Presque Isle attracts over 4.2 million visitors annually. They come from the local region, the rest of the United States and abroad…. View Article


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