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The Buzz

Posted by on Aug 12, 2017

The Buzz

The pollinators are certainly enjoying the blooming flower gardens at RTPI! Pay us a visit soon to see what the buzz is all about! You can enjoy a walk on our nature trails, admire the Birds in Art exhibition, and naturally experience original work by Roger Tory Peterson while you’re here!

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Win this bronze snowy owl sculpture and help conserve the birds in your own backyard!

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017

Win this bronze snowy owl sculpture and help conserve the birds in your own backyard!

“Elevated Perspective” is a 9-inch bronze rendering of a snowy owl by artist Dale Weiler. RTPI is currently selling raffle tickets for a drawing to be held the first week of September. This sculpture, one of a limited edition of 50, is valued at $1500, and may also be purchased at this price. All proceeds from the sales of “Elevated Perspective” will support RTPI’s Project Wild America Youth Ambassadors Program which engages young people in RTPI’s conservation initiatives in Jamestown’s urban ecosystem – the very place that inspired a young Roger Tory Peterson.

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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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Laurel Sphinx Moth Caterpillar

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017

Laurel Sphinx Moth Caterpillar

This Laurel Sphinx Moth (sphinx kalmiae) caterpillar – photographed by Twan Leenders in Jamestown, NY – definitely deserves to be in the limelight – it actually appears to emanate lime light! Roger Tory Peterson’s fascination with backyard nature began with the moths and birds that he discovered in what is now our own backyard! What amazing creatures await your...

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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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