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Posts Tagged "Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History"

Eastern Milk Snake

Posted by on Aug 28, 2017

Eastern Milk Snake

Here we have an Eastern Milk Snake (Lampropeltis triangulum). These snakes are harmless, beneficial constrictors that help control rodent populations in your backyard. In spite of their considerable size (reaching almost 3 ft) and beautiful coloration, they are rarely seen. When cornered, a milk snake may hiss, vibrate its tail tip (imitating a rattlesnake), and even strike at you. However, its bite is harmless. Give them some space and any snake will slither away – likely never to be seen again. The common name ‘Milk Snake’ comes from an old, mistaken belief that the snakes drink milk from...

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Neil Rizos: The Art of Exploration

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017

Neil Rizos: The Art of Exploration

The Roger Tory Peterson Institute (RTPI) is pleased to present Neil Rizos: The Art of Exploration, on display from September 15 –December 10, 2017. The opening reception for “Neil Rizos: The Art of Exploration” will be Friday, September 22 at 5:00pm. The public is invited to attend and meet the artist. The exhibit features over fifty works of art depicting birds, reflecting Neil Rizos’ life-long exploration of art and nature. Rizos works in a variety of media, including bronze sculptures, paintings, drawings, pastels, etchings, lithographs and woodcuts. For more than 25 years, Rizos has...

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Bronze Owl Sculpture Raffle

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017

Bronze Owl Sculpture Raffle

RTPI is currently selling raffle tickets for a chance to win this bronze snowy owl sculpture. All proceeds from this fundraiser 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. To purchase a ticket, stop in to RTPI or contact Amy Hudson at 716-665-2473 ext. 227 or...

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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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Volunteers Beautify RTPI

Posted by on Aug 11, 2017

Volunteers Beautify RTPI

In late July, a large group of volunteers from the Cummins Inc., Jamestown Engine Plant came to RTPI to make improvements to our building and grounds. This enthusiastic and hardworking group tended our flowerbeds, cleaned up our porch and patio, trimmed back the vegetation along our hiking trails, and weeded our walkways and parking areas. We’d like to express our gratitude for the efforts of this dedicated crew – they certainly left the place looking lovely just in time for our big summer events!

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