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Opening Eyes, Minds, and Hearts to Earth’s Biodiversity

Posted by on Mar 10, 2017

Opening Eyes, Minds, and Hearts to Earth’s Biodiversity

Roger Tory Peterson traveled the world to explore, discover, and document its flora and fauna. He applied his artistic talents to describe and illustrate plants and animals in far-away regions to make their existence known to a broad audience, while his biological observations and knowledge supported conservation efforts and helped elicit positive environmental change. Like Peterson, RTPI Director Twan Leenders likewise uses his artistic skills to increase awareness and appreciation for the organisms that he studies, both locally and abroad. Leenders is currently in Costa Rica conducting...

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Treasures of the Tropics

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017

Treasures of the Tropics

In less than two weeks an RTPI crew will be headed to Costa Rica again, this time with students from the Forman School. Students will participate in a variety of research projects, including migratory bird banding and monitoring endangered and recovering amphibian populations, such as this Rufous-eyed Brook Tree Frog (Duellmanohyla rufioculis). Stay tuned for more information...

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2016 Annual Report

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017

2016 Annual Report

Roger Tory Peterson lived his life by the motto “Learn it, Love it, Protect it”, and it’s a great way to characterize our work at RTPI! We endeavor to share with you the wonder and excitement of appreciating and exploring the natural world every day and everywhere. Please read our 2016 Annual Report to learn about the many ways that we’ve been continuing Roger Tory Peterson’s work! You can access the full report at http://rtpi.org/support-rtpi/2016-annual-report/ We hope you enjoy learning about our many...

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Green-breasted Mangos

Posted by on Jan 26, 2017

Green-breasted Mangos

Since everyone loves these tails here is another shot of both male and female Green-breasted Mango (Anthracothorax prevostii) hummingbirds all lined up by RTPI Affiliate Sean Graesser. He will definitely be doing more of this photography during his next tropical research...

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Blue-throated Sapphire

Posted by on Jan 24, 2017

Blue-throated Sapphire

RTPI Affiliate Sean Graesser remarks that gold seems to be a rare plumage in hummingbirds. This truly is a unique and special glimpse at the tail feathers of a Blue-throated Sapphire, previously known as the Blue-throated...

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