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Our blog features constant updates on a variety of subjects relating to education, conservation, exhibits, special events, and much more. You can expect to read about art, birds and birding, weather, dragonflies and damselflies, reptiles and amphibians, literature and media, fascinating stories, plants and trees, butterflies and moths, climate change, agriculture, and of course, Roger Tory Peterson.

20% OFF Unique, Nature-Oriented Gifts at RTPI

Posted by on Dec 22, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on 20% OFF Unique, Nature-Oriented Gifts at RTPI

20% OFF Unique, Nature-Oriented Gifts at RTPI

Bring Nature Home for the Holidays! Come in to RTPI to enjoy our warm and festive holiday décor and take 20% OFF the entire selection of unique nature-oriented gifts in our museum store including holiday ornaments and cards, bird feeders, bird-friendly coffee, local honey, an outstanding selection of book titles, and more! RTPI is open 10am-4pm today through Saturday for your last minute shopping needs! You’re sure to find something special for everyone on your...

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Marbled Godwits by Neil Rizos – A Sculpture with Prestige

Posted by on Dec 20, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Marbled Godwits by Neil Rizos – A Sculpture with Prestige

Marbled Godwits by Neil Rizos – A Sculpture with Prestige

This gorgeous sculpture  – entitled “Marbled Godwits” by Neil Rizos –  is the recent winner of both The Allied Artists of America Marilyn Newmark Award and the American Plains Artists Sculpture Award. Of his creation, Rizos wrote: “Marbled Godwits are large cinnamon-colored shorebirds that nest on the northern Great Plains in summer.  When they leave the prairies, they migrate to coastal regions from Virginia to Texas and from Oregon to Mexico. They feed in shallow water along the shoreline or on tidal mudflats, probing...

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Snowy Owl Snooze

Posted by on Dec 19, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Snowy Owl Snooze

Snowy Owl Snooze

We were lucky enough to have a Snowy Owl stop by Stratford Point today for a snooze! There have been several in the surrounding Stratford/Milford area for a few weeks, though they have stopped on the property only a couple of occasions during that time. On such a beautiful day many people were out and about walking and not realizing the owl was trying to take a nap on the brush pile directly along our trail. I tried to redirect folks as I could (without trying to flush it myself by shouting over or walking down that same trail). The photos...

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Bring Nature Home for the Holidays!

Posted by on Dec 19, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Bring Nature Home for the Holidays!

Bring Nature Home for the Holidays!

Visit RTPI to enjoy our warm and festive holiday décor and take 20% OFF the entire selection of unique nature-oriented gifts in our museum store including holiday ornaments and cards, bird feeders, bird-friendly coffee, local honey, an outstanding selection of book titles, and more! RTPI is open 10am-4pm today through Saturday for your last minute holiday shopping...

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“January Thaw – Adirondacks” by Neil Rizos

Posted by on Dec 18, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on “January Thaw – Adirondacks” by Neil Rizos

Give the gift of original art this holiday season! The pieces included in RTPI’s current exhibition, “Neil Rizos: The Art of Exploration” are available for purchase, and would make wonderful gifts for art or nature enthusiasts! Shown here: “January Thaw – Adirondacks”; oil on canvas 9″ x 12″ $1150. Preview Rizos’ work and view prices here:...

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Celebrate the Holidays on the Wild Side!

Posted by on Dec 15, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Celebrate the Holidays on the Wild Side!

Celebrate the Holidays on the Wild Side!

Come on down to RTPI to enjoy our warm and festive holiday décor as you browse the selection of unique nature-oriented gifts in our museum store including holiday ornaments and cards, birdfeeders, bird-friendly coffee, local honey, an outstanding selection of book titles, and more! RTPI is open 10am-4pm Tuesday through Saturday, and 1-5pm on Sundays. We will be closed 12/24-12/26 and 12/31-01/02 to celebrate the holidays with our...

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Chickadee and Milkweed

Posted by on Dec 14, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Chickadee and Milkweed

Chickadee and Milkweed

The pieces included in RTPI’s current exhibition, “Neil Rizos:The Art of Exploration” – including this drypoint print of a Black-capped Chickadee – are available for purchase, and would make wonderful gifts for bird, art, or nature enthusiasts! Of this piece, Rizos wrote: “I’ve stayed away from this bird as a subject because it is so cute that almost any image would be appealing no matter the quality or lack of quality of the design. But then I saw this bird on a dried milkweed and the similarity of shapes, sizes and...

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Baby, it’s Warm Inside!

Posted by on Dec 13, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Baby, it’s Warm Inside!

Baby, it’s Warm Inside!

Come on down to RTPI to enjoy our warm and festive holiday décor as you browse the selection of unique nature-oriented gifts in our museum store and peruse our current exhibition, “Neil Rizos: the Art of Exploration”. RTPI is open 10am-4pm Tuesday through Saturday, and 1-5pm on Sundays. We will close 12/24-12/26 and 12/31-01/02 to enjoy the holidays with our...

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Give the Gift of Art this Holiday Season; “Neil Rizos: the Art of Exploration”

Posted by on Dec 11, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Give the Gift of Art this Holiday Season; “Neil Rizos: the Art of Exploration”

Give the Gift of Art this Holiday Season; “Neil Rizos: the Art of Exploration”

Of this particular piece, Rizos wrote: “This is a portrait of a specific tree in the Adirondack Mountains – one I’ve painted many times. Labels and concepts certainly have their place (as in this essay) but once the mind suspends the practice of attaching labels and concepts, the world is experienced in a very different manner. The first concept to dissolve is that of Beginning and Ending, at which point all is recognized as a constantly transforming whole with no distinct boundaries – more easily seen in the ocean, perhaps, than the...

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Snowy Owl Flight

Posted by on Dec 10, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Snowy Owl Flight

Snowy Owl Flight

I took a grand total of one photo of a Snowy Owl today, and here it is! Yes, literally one shot, but it was worth it to capture a bird on a very cool location – an abandoned hangar. I am so glad everyone has been enjoying all of the Snowy action and my photos here, but these are only the pretty parts of a busy year of conservation and education. If you want to make a difference with RTPI please show it by giving us and someone you care about a gift this holiday season! Scott Kruitbosch Conservation & Outreach...

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