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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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Spider in an Ant Costume

Posted by on Oct 23, 2017

Spider in an Ant Costume

Here’s a nifty, local natural history discovery by RTPI President, Twan Leenders: “I’m used to seeing this kind of trickery in the tropics, but not inside my house. Coolest find of the day: Ant-Mimic Jumping Spider (Myrmarachne...

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Baby Snapping Turtle

Posted by on Oct 16, 2017

Baby Snapping Turtle

It’s ‘Meet Your Neighbours’ Monday! Here we have a baby Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina) – photographed by RTPI president Twan Leenders in Jamestown, NY. Most folks are at least somewhat familiar with these short-tempered freshwater turtles, but have you ever seen one so...

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October Orbweavers

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017

October Orbweavers

It’s ‘Meet Your Neighbours Monday’! With the arrival of autumn, you are likely to notice a distinctive suite of spiders around your home. The species shown here is the Marbled Orb Weaver (Araneus marmoreus). The appearance of spiders like this one during the month of October has earned their group the nickname “Halloween spider”. Orb Weavers come in several different colors and patterns, so you might say that they wear a variety of costumes! Marbled orbweaver (Araneus marmoreus) photographed by Twan Leenders....

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Monarch chrysalis

Posted by on Sep 11, 2017

Monarch chrysalis

To whom does this stunning, sea-green chrysalis belong? Why, to the lovely “Danaus plexippus” of course! Before the monarch caterpillar inside initiated it’s metamorphic transformation, it would have fattened up on milkweed leaves in preparation for the process. Once it emerges, the adult butterfly has a long journey to Mexico ahead. Quite a remarkable life cycle; It’s no wonder that a young Roger Tory Peterson was fascinated with our local Lepidopterans!

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