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Posts Tagged "Roger Tory Peterson"

Project Wild America Youth Ambassadors: Another Successful Year

Posted by on Sep 27, 2017

Project Wild America Youth Ambassadors: Another Successful Year

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Roger Tory Peterson Takes Center Stage at RTPI

Posted by on Sep 15, 2017

Roger Tory Peterson Takes Center Stage at RTPI

Roger Tory Peterson and his enduring legacy are now front and center at RTPI!  This remarkable sculpture of Peterson was created by the talented artist, Margret Joy Flinsch Buba (1904-1998). Visit us soon to view the diverse selection of items that are now on display from our special collections including many pieces of Peterson’s original...

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Monarch chrysalis

Posted by on Sep 11, 2017

Monarch chrysalis

To whom does this stunning, sea-green chrysalis belong? Why, to the lovely “Danaus plexippus” of course! Before the monarch caterpillar inside initiated it’s metamorphic transformation, it would have fattened up on milkweed leaves in preparation for the process. Once it emerges, the adult butterfly has a long journey to Mexico ahead. Quite a remarkable life cycle; It’s no wonder that a young Roger Tory Peterson was fascinated with our local Lepidopterans!

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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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