web analytics

Posts by Melanie Smith

Ol’ Three Toes the Bull Frog

Posted by on Apr 28, 2017

Ol’ Three Toes the Bull Frog

This piece – carved from a rock known as Utah alabaster by artist Dale Weiler – is currently on view at RTPI. Weiler explains: “This was my very first stone carving, which I created in Maine in 1992 at my first (and only) stone sculpting class. I was smitten the moment my hand touched stone and I knew I was born to be a stone sculptor.” Come in and see all of the pieces by Dale and his late father Milton C. Weiler that comprise “The Weiler’s Evolution: a Father and Son’s Artistic Journey”...

Read More

The Wilderness Next Door

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017

The Wilderness Next Door

Think you need to take a week off and travel far to access’Wild America’? Think again. This panoramic photo was taken within the limits of the village of Fredonia just a few weeks ago! Amazing discoveries await just outside your door wherever you may be. Take some time to tune in to the wilderness next door to wherever you are! Check out RTPI’s Natural History Atlas to discover the gems that surround those of us fortunate enough to reside in Western New York. Natural History Atlas In the spirit of Roger Tory Peterson, we dare you to Learn It, Love It, and Protect...

Read More

RTPI in the Rainforest – Conservation, Education and Inspiration

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017

RTPI in the Rainforest – Conservation, Education and Inspiration

RTPI provides innovative programs that bring nature back into people’s lives. RTPI researchers work with school and college students to give them a chance to study natural history first-hand, and open their eyes and minds to the workings of the natural world. Whether in our own backyard, or in a remote corner of Costa Rica, RTPI works to increase understanding of the natural connections between species, habitats, and people that are critical to effective conservation. Learn more in this outstanding video created by Nicholas Gunner of...

Read More

Artist Dale Weiler Creates Bronze Owl Sculpture to Benefit RTPI

Posted by on Apr 6, 2017

Artist Dale Weiler Creates Bronze Owl Sculpture to Benefit RTPI

We are very excited to announce the release of a limited edition bronze sculpture created by Dale Weiler to support Roger Tory Peterson Institute’s conservation through education initiative; the Project Wild America Youth Ambassador’s Program! The bronze, “Elevated Perspective”, is a 9-inch rendering of a snowy owl, one of Peterson’s favorite species to paint and the icon for RTPI. It is also the first bronze Dale has created in the last ten years. Dale and his wife, Loti, are donating 100% of the profits to RTPI’s ‘Project Wild America’ initiative – a program which promotes...

Read More

Last Chance to see ‘Focus on Nature XIV’ at RTPI

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017

Last Chance to see ‘Focus on Nature XIV’ at RTPI

This painting, Green River Terrestrial Mural by Sean Murtha, is one of the award winning pieces in the Focus on Nature XIV exhibition. Focus on Nature (FON) is a biennial exhibition showcasing pieces that highlight scientific, natural and cultural history. It began in 1990 with the intent to demonstrate the connection between science and images, and to stimulate an interest in natural history art among practicing artists, aspiring artists and the public. RTPI has enjoyed the privilege of hosting Focus on Nature XIV over the past several months. The exhibition showcases more than 60 works in...

Read More