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Calling All Citizen Scientists: Help Protect Our Hemlock Trees!

Posted by on Jan 24, 2018

Calling All Citizen Scientists: Help Protect Our Hemlock Trees!

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) is an aphid-like insect, originating from Asia, which is devastating Hemlock trees throughout much of the Eastern United States. This deadly bug has been progressively moving closer to our area, and early detection of HWA is crucial to effectively managing its spread. This winter season we are once again conducting a series of field surveys in which the public is invited to join and work alongside conservationists from RTPI, the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy and Jamestown Community College to monitor for the presence of this invasive pest. Want to get...

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The Search for HWA Begins

Posted by on Jan 8, 2018

The Search for HWA Begins

Join us this Friday afternoon for our first hemlock woolly adelgid survey of the season! As a part of the Hemlock Conservation of the High Allegheny Plateau Project, led by the U.S. Forest Service and The Nature Conservancy, RTPI and JCC adopted South Valley State Forest to survey and contribute information to these agencies as well as the Department of Environmental Conservation. Join us as we survey two sites on the state forest lands. We will meet in the RTPI parking lot promptly at 12:30 to carpool and meet on-site around 1:00pm. For those meeting on-site, please meet near the bridge on...

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Marbled Godwits by Neil Rizos – A Sculpture with Prestige

Posted by on Dec 20, 2017

Marbled Godwits by Neil Rizos – A Sculpture with Prestige

This gorgeous sculpture  – entitled “Marbled Godwits” by Neil Rizos –  is the recent winner of both The Allied Artists of America Marilyn Newmark Award and the American Plains Artists Sculpture Award. Of his creation, Rizos wrote: “Marbled Godwits are large cinnamon-colored shorebirds that nest on the northern Great Plains in summer.  When they leave the prairies, they migrate to coastal regions from Virginia to Texas and from Oregon to Mexico. They feed in shallow water along the shoreline or on tidal mudflats, probing deeply with their long up-curved bills. This sculpture...

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Bring Nature Home for the Holidays!

Posted by on Dec 19, 2017

Bring Nature Home for the Holidays!

Visit RTPI to enjoy our warm and festive holiday décor and take 20% OFF the entire selection of unique nature-oriented gifts in our museum store including holiday ornaments and cards, bird feeders, bird-friendly coffee, local honey, an outstanding selection of book titles, and more! RTPI is open 10am-4pm today through Saturday for your last minute holiday shopping...

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“January Thaw – Adirondacks” by Neil Rizos

Posted by on Dec 18, 2017

Give the gift of original art this holiday season! The pieces included in RTPI’s current exhibition, “Neil Rizos: The Art of Exploration” are available for purchase, and would make wonderful gifts for art or nature enthusiasts! Shown here: “January Thaw – Adirondacks”; oil on canvas 9″ x 12″ $1150. Preview Rizos’ work and view prices here:...

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