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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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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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Endless Green

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017

Endless Green

As the days get colder and we enter the season of giving thanks, I know I am thankful that we get to keep some green all winter long… Scott Kruitbosch Conservation & Outreach...

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