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

Posted by on Dec 11, 2017

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 forest.” A portion of all sales benefit RTPI’s Art,...

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Update on RTPI’s Winter Phone Cell Tour

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017

Update on RTPI’s Winter Phone Cell Tour

For some, snow is simply a burden. But for myself (and I’m sure there are others!), snow brings a positive change in attitude. Hearing Christmas music for a month straight doesn’t necessarily put me in a celebratory mood, but a blanket of snow illuminated by colorful lights and accompanied by a quiet stillness that seems to intensify as every flake descends really gets me into the holiday spirit. Along these lines, snow also gets me excited for outdoor recreation opportunities and for being able to enjoy the landscape with a completely different view. It also draws countless...

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Giving Tuesday 2017

Posted by on Nov 28, 2017

Giving Tuesday 2017

Giving Tuesday is Today! – Your Gift Will be Matched All donations made to the Giving Tuesday campaign will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $5,000, by our generous challenge match donors. When you donate to the Roger Tory Peterson Institute, you are helping to provide training and opportunities for high school and college students in the field of natural history study and research through our Conservation & Education Programs, funding stewardship of the Roger Tory Peterson Archives & Collections, and helping RTPI educate about the natural world in our own back yards and how...

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Meleagris gallopavo

Posted by on Nov 23, 2017

Meleagris gallopavo

With the arrival of the holiday season, many folks will enjoy celebratory feasts with family and friends. The centerpiece for many merry meals will undoubtedly be a turkey; indeed, Americans will consume nearly 50 million turkeys on Thanksgiving and about half as many on Christmas. Given that the average American consumes over 15 pounds of turkey each year, I thought it would be interesting to explore the natural history of this ubiquitous bird. The domestic turkey that you buy in the grocery store is the same species as the wild turkeys that you might see strutting through a local field or...

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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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