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Awesome Amphibian Affair

Posted by on Nov 17, 2017

Awesome Amphibian Affair

This is Tweeg – one of our RTPI’s resident Eastern Hellbenders showing off his wrinkly awesomeness! Don’t miss your chance to meet him during our Hellbender House Party tomorrow (11/18) from 10am-1pm. This fundraiser event will have something fun for everyone! Details can be found on the Facebook event page or here:...

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Herpetologist meets Salamander and Snake

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017

Herpetologist meets Salamander and Snake

RTPI’s resident herpetologist befriends Millie the Massasauga Rattlesnake and Sam the Eastern Hellbender. Stop in to meet these crafty critters during our ‘Hellbender House Party’ fundraising event on Saturday! Details can be found here:...

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RTPI Fundraising Raffle

Posted by on Nov 14, 2017

RTPI Fundraising Raffle

We’re getting excited as our ‘Hellbender House Party’ fundraising event draws near! We have lots of mini raffle items that will be up for grabs, including the RTPI swag pictured here! 😉 Stop in anytime this week to purchase tickets for your chance to win some of these great items! Winners will be drawn at 1pm on Saturday. Details about the event can be found here:...

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Saw-whet Owl Banding

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017

Saw-whet Owl Banding

Last night RTPI’s Elyse Henshaw joined US Forest Service researchers in their attempts to capture and band migrating Northern Saw-whet owls. Throughout the evening the researchers captured four birds in their mist nets, and subsequently collected data on each individual including physical measurements, age, sex and overall health. Each owl was then outfitted with a uniquely numbered leg band and then released back into the night. If and when these birds are captured again, the data collected contribute to better a better understanding of the movements and ecology of these charismatic little...

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Swedish Salamanders?

Posted by on Nov 7, 2017

Swedish Salamanders?

Ecklof’s Bakery and Deli is one of the last strictly “by scratch” bakeries in Western New York. While the bakery is now in the hands of a third generation of Ecklofs, many of the “Old World” recipes passed down by the founding grandfather when he came to the U.S. from Sweden in 1920 are still being used today! Ecklof’s will be creating salamander-shaped cookies for our Hellbender House Party on Saturday, November 18th. These special cookies will be sold for $2 each the day of the event, and all proceeds will benefit RTPI’s resident hellbenders....

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