Familiar acrobats of the air, Ring-billed Gulls nimbly pluck tossed tidbits from on high. Comfortable around humans, they frequent parking lots, garbage dumps, beaches, and fields, sometimes by the hundreds. These are the gulls you're most likely to see far away from coastal areas—in fact, most Ring-billed Gulls nest in the interior of the continent, near freshwater. A black band encircling the yellow bill helps distinguish adults from other gulls—but look closely, as some other species have black or red spots on the bill.
In 1926, the Perry monument was built to commemorate Oliver Hazard Perry on his victory over the British
in the battle on Lake Erie.
The monument is a 101 feet (30.8 m) obelisk
located at Crystal point on Presque Isle.
Perry used the peninsula’s Presque Isle Bay as a place to build six of nine of the ships in his fleet. This location protected the men by creating an obstacle for potential attackers who would have to travel around the peninsula to reach them.
A replica of Commander Perry's battle flag.
The small bay near the tip of the peninsula was named Misery Bay, Many hardships took place there after the battle,
But the minute we stopped looking; there they were.
Two young bucks having lunch.
Keep a Safe Distance — Elk are wild animals. Always observe from a safe distance, and at the minimum of 100 yards (the length of a football field). Risk of serious injury or death can occur if a safe distance is not observed. If you cause the animal to move, you are too close.
Do Not Block Traffic — When viewing elk from your vehicle, park completely off the roadway or view elk from designated Wildlife Viewing Areas.
Respect Private Property — Elk know no boundaries. Please respect private property when viewing elk.
Be Mindful of Rutting Season — Mid-September through October is elk mating season. During this time bull elk are very protective of their harems and can be extremely aggressive.
Do Not Feed Elk — Feeding elk in Pennsylvania is illegal.