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Have a Drink

Posted by on Dec 19, 2016

Have a Drink

It is getting tough to find a drink out there in the frozen tundra. If you have any heated bird baths or ponds near your home you may end up with far more than songbirds stopping by! Consider setting something up in your yard to see what wildlife you may assist during these difficult...

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Snowy Owl Season

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016

Snowy Owl Season

Welcome back to Snowy Owl season! I took these photographs of a very calm and sleepy Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) today at Silver Sands State Park in Milford, Connecticut. One had been reported about a week ago in the area, though it was not seen again until the last couple of days. I was able to go over and briefly enjoy this bird sitting on a rock jetty along Long Island Sound with a few other birders. It was in the perfect place to be seen and not disturbed, and unknowing folks taking a walk or jogging were mostly on the nearby boardwalk and far enough away from the owl so that it did not...

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Nature Will Soon Be at Your Fingertips!

Posted by on Dec 6, 2016

Nature Will Soon Be at Your Fingertips!

For me, it’s exciting to see those little snow clouds pop up on your weather app as well as the banner associated with lake effect snow warnings, like what we have right now for Chautauqua County. After a long year under the influence of a strong El Nino, it will be a welcomed relief to see its effects diminish while the influence of a forecasted La Nina is expected to move in. The area’s local businesses, organizations and outdoor enthusiasts could certainly benefit from some augmented snowfall this upcoming winter season. If you stop and think about it, its rather amazing that...

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RTPI at the Mayville Snowmobile Show

Posted by on Dec 3, 2016

RTPI at the Mayville Snowmobile Show

This year marks the fourth iteration of RTPI’s “Nature at Your Fingertips” cell phone tour! Once again we are working closely with the snowmobile clubs of Chautauqua County to make this project happen, and our friends at Orbitist have added several new features to the platform making it even easier to navigate through the county’s many unique stories and landmarks. Come see these new features and a demonstration of how it all works this weekend at the Mayville Snowmobile Show hosted by the Chautauqua Suites Meeting and Expo Center and 3 Seas Recreation at Chautauqua Suites. Stop by the...

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Come Visit Us at the Snow Show!

Posted by on Nov 24, 2016

Come Visit Us at the Snow Show!

With last weekend’s storm marking the region’s first winter blast, many are ready to head south while the rest of us are getting prepared for the hopes of a snowy season. Personally I’m hoping for a VERY snowy winter so that outdoor recreationalists will get the chance to take part in the fourth iteration of the “Nature at Your Fingertips” cell phone tour! Once again RTPI is working closely with the snowmobile clubs of Chautauqua County to make this project happen, and our friends at Orbitist have added several new features to the platform making it even easier to...

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