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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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Winter Raptor Survey Training January 11

Posted by on Jan 4, 2017

Winter Raptor Survey Training January 11

Winter Raptor Survey Training Wednesday January 11th, 2017 @ 6PM Grasslands are amongst the fastest declining habitats in the country, and the bird species dependent upon vast stretches of waist-deep grasses are disappearing at alarming rates. In effort to learn more about these imperiled species within New York State and to protect remaining populations, the Department of Environmental Conservation has been conducting winter raptor surveys—specifically monitoring Short Eared Owls (endangered) and Northern Harriers (threatened). The NYS DEC has also enlisted the help of other environmental...

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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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Juvenile Northern Harrier

Posted by on Dec 16, 2016

Juvenile Northern Harrier

I recently wrote about our winter raptors, and boy oh boy, did we ever get the winter in Chautauqua County! Short-eared Owls (Asio flammeus) and Northern Harriers (Circus cyaneus), like the juvenile recently photographed below, are able to hunt and survive in deep snow, but we may be pushing the limit for some birds in the region now. The snow cover and frigid temperatures are shaking up the local mix of birds of all sorts of species, from ducks to songbirds. A Short-eared Owl was spotted in the county earlier this week, and no doubt others may be easier to find now as they hunt the white...

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