Presque Isle: More than just beaches

A heron fishes in a pond near the Rotary Pavilion at Presque Isle State Park. It is most likely a juvenile great blue heron.

A recent visit to Presque Isle State Park proves the park has much more to offer than just sand and waves. With abundant lagoons and ponds, the park is full of wonderful wildlife habitats. A bald eagle made a brief appearance. There were Canada geese everywhere and a heron was spotted.



A bald eagle makes a quick pass at Presque Isle State Park.



Mallards rest at a lagoon at Presque Isle State Park.



Canada geese bath in Lake Erie.



Wildflowers bloom beside Lake Erie.



Aquatic flowers bloom at a pond by the Rotary Pavilion at Presque Isle State Park.

Back home


A swallowtail butterfly feeds on a flower in a Pinegrove Township garden.



The blue sky is reflected in a Pinegrove Township pond.


Crazy Critters


Buford heads out for a swim.


(Anna Applegate is a newsroom staffer at The Derrick and The News-Herald. She manages the Good Times. She can be emailed at