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Treasure Hunt Tuesday; A Revolutionary Naturalist’s First Tools

Posted by on Feb 7, 2017

Treasure Hunt Tuesday; A Revolutionary Naturalist’s First Tools

Roger Tory Peterson’s obsession with birds prompted a lifelong interest in photography – what better way to capture fleeting encounters with his feathered fascinations? The following photograph depicts a 4×5″ Auto-Graflex camera of the type that Roger Tory Peterson utilized to photograph birds in his early career. Below that is a photo of a young Peterson in the field with his photographic tools. Over the course of his lifetime, Peterson amassed a collection of some one-million photographs; most of these reside in the RTPI archives as 35mm transparencies. ~ Learn it, Love it,...

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Focus on Nature in 2017

Posted by on Jan 13, 2017

Focus on Nature in 2017

Focus on Nature XIV, an exhibition organized by the New York State Museum, will be on view from December 3, 2016 – April 9, 2017.  Like Roger Tory Peterson, the artists featured in this show demonstrate the role illustration plays in natural science research and education, to stimulate curiosity about the world, and bring clearly into focus images of nature that people might not otherwise be aware of or able to visualize. Since its inception in 1990, the New York State Museum’s Focus on Nature exhibit series has reflected the standards, materials, and skills of contemporary natural...

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RTPI Winter Hours

Posted by on Jan 5, 2017

RTPI Winter Hours

RTPI Winter Hours The Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History starts its winter hours next week when we will be open to the public: Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10:00am-4:00pm Sundays from 1:00-5:00pm RTPI is still available to be used for special requests, and we offer space for meetings and events. You can find all of the various room usage rates and our policies in this PDF file or below:   Please also see our Museum Guidelines & Visitor Policies on this page. Thank you, and we hope to see you...

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RTPI 2016 Highlights

Posted by on Dec 30, 2016

RTPI 2016 Highlights

The Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History wishes you a very Happy New Year! Here are some of our most popular blog posts and memorable highlights of 2016 at RTPI… This Snowy Owl blog entry from last January claimed the #1 spot in 2016, and considering our logo, we feel this is very appropriate! Check out those eyes: http://rtpi.org/snowy-owl-eyes/   One of the more touching days of our year was a celebration of Noble Proctor’s life at a BioBlitz Challenge at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison, Connecticut on May 14. Noble Proctor was one of Roger Tory Peterson’s...

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RTPI Winter Wonderland

Posted by on Dec 16, 2016

RTPI Winter Wonderland

It’s a winter wonderland at RTPI today – come visit us for some wonderful last minute Christmas shopping and marvel at some of the world’s best nature illustrations in our Focus on Nature...

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