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Project Wild America Youth Ambassadors Program 2017

Posted by on Aug 9, 2017

Project Wild America Youth Ambassadors Program 2017

Roger Tory Peterson – inspired by Jamestown’s wild side during his youth – went on to become a world renowned naturalist. For the third consecutive summer, RTPI employed a cohort of local high school and college students as “Project Wild America (PWA) Youth Ambassadors” to follow in Peterson’s footsteps by working alongside our conservation staff monitoring and raising public awareness about Jamestown’s unique and vital natural resources. Check out the highlights from this year’s PWA program on their website and Facebook page, and stay tuned for more detailed reporting of what...

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RTPI President on BirdCallsRadio Podcast

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017

RTPI President on BirdCallsRadio Podcast

Guided by Roger Tory Peterson’s example, RTPI President Twan Leenders actively studies natural history and strives to make nature accessible to everyone. A few weeks ago, Twan was interviewed for the BirdCallsRadio podcast. Listen to the show here:...

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Bejeweled Journeyer

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017

Bejeweled Journeyer

If you look closely, you will notice a metal band on the leg of this young Ruby-throated Hummingbird. It serves to identify unique individuals of these tiny birds and allows biologists to track their migration path. Ruby-throated Hummingbirds breed in the eastern USA during the summer, but they spend the winter in lower Central America. This bird was banded on an RTPI project in western Costa Rica and returned to the same site a year later, after it had made another successful trip to North America – a journey of at least 4,000 miles. Impressive for a bird that weighs not much more than a...

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Beautiful Wood Nymph

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017

Beautiful Wood Nymph

Roger Tory Peterson was fascinated by the moths he found in Jamestown as a young boy. In fact, he even approached the police department to ask for special permission to stay out past the city curfew to catch them! This bizarre and lovely moth was perched on the front door at RTPI yesterday morning. Using a Peterson Field Guide to Moths, it was identified as a Beautiful Wood Nymph (Eudryas grata). When was the last time you embarked on an exploration of the hidden lives of the moths that live in your own backyard? Summertime is the perfect time to follow in Peterson’s footsteps! Learn...

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RTPI on WGRZ

Posted by on Jul 20, 2017

RTPI on WGRZ

Earlier this week, WGRZ Buffalo’s Kevin O’Neill visited RTPI to create a segment for the Channel 2 News program “Daybreak”. Jane Johnson provided a wonderful background on Roger Tory Peterson and RTPI, as well as a tantalizing preview of our current exhibition, “Birds in Art 2016”. Check out the video, and be sure to visit us soon! http://www.wgrz.com/life/family/celebrating-the-roger-tory-peterson-institute-in-jamestown/457568370

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