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Corvids in Autumn

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017

Corvids in Autumn

This painting by Roger Tory Peterson depicts several corvid species. While you’re not likely to see Gray Jays (Perisoreus canadensis) in the Northeastern United States, Blue Jays (Cyanocitta cristata), American Crows (Corvus brachyrhynchos) and Common Ravens (Corvus corax) can all be found here. Peterson created this image for the 1951 book “Birds of Newfoundland”, by Harold S. Peters and Thomas D. Burleigh of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Peters and Burleigh were commissioned by the Newfoundland government to write the book to be used as a reference in schools, as well as for...

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Swedish Salamanders?

Posted by on Nov 7, 2017

Swedish Salamanders?

Ecklof’s Bakery and Deli is one of the last strictly “by scratch” bakeries in Western New York. While the bakery is now in the hands of a third generation of Ecklofs, many of the “Old World” recipes passed down by the founding grandfather when he came to the U.S. from Sweden in 1920 are still being used today! Ecklof’s will be creating salamander-shaped cookies for our Hellbender House Party on Saturday, November 18th. These special cookies will be sold for $2 each the day of the event, and all proceeds will benefit RTPI’s resident hellbenders....

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Eastern Hellbender Plush by Ellen Paquette

Posted by on Nov 3, 2017

Eastern Hellbender Plush by Ellen Paquette

This adorable plush Eastern Hellbender, created and generously donated by Ellen Paquette, is just one of several wonderful items that we’ll be raffling off during our Hellbender House Party Fundraising Event on November 18th! Get the details at...

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Holiday Open House – December 2nd

Posted by on Oct 30, 2017

Holiday Open House – December 2nd

RTPI cordially invites you to attend our annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 2, 2017, from 10:00AM – 4:00PM. Guests will enjoy free admission into our current exhibits, programming by our staff, light refreshments, and they will be entered into a drawing to win a gift bag filled with unique items from our museum store. There will also be silent auctions held for signed, limited-edition Roger Tory Peterson artist prints. This event is part of Swedish Christmas Market Day in Jamestown – Julmarknad, organized by the Scandinavian Studies Program at Jamestown Community College....

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Birds; Eloquent Expressions of Life

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017

Birds; Eloquent Expressions of Life

Roger Tory Peterson once said; “Birds are eloquent expressions of life and vitality, and watching them makes you a bit more alive….” Judging by his remarkable artistic renditions of a multitude of avian species, artist Neil Rizos would wholeheartedly agree with this statement. The Canada Goose shown here – created with mixed media – is one of many beautiful pieces in RTPI’s current exhibition, “Neil Rizos; the Art of Exploration”. Don’t miss your chance to view this outstanding show while it’s here this fall. For more about the artist and his work, visit...

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