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Posts Tagged "Roger Tory Peterson"

Treasure Hunt Tuesday; A Revolutionary Naturalist’s First Tools

Posted by on Feb 7, 2017

Treasure Hunt Tuesday; A Revolutionary Naturalist’s First Tools

Roger Tory Peterson’s obsession with birds prompted a lifelong interest in photography – what better way to capture fleeting encounters with his feathered fascinations? The following photograph depicts a 4×5″ Auto-Graflex camera of the type that Roger Tory Peterson utilized to photograph birds in his early career. Below that is a photo of a young Peterson in the field with his photographic tools. Over the course of his lifetime, Peterson amassed a collection of some one-million photographs; most of these reside in the RTPI archives as 35mm transparencies. ~ Learn it, Love it,...

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Roger at Hawk Mountain

Posted by on Jan 14, 2017

Roger at Hawk Mountain

We hope that you keep cozy and warm this weekend, much like Roger Tory Peterson appears to be doing in this photo from our archives! It was taken during a visit to Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Pennsylvania ~...

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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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Giving Tuesday 2016

Posted by on Nov 29, 2016

Giving Tuesday 2016

Giving Tuesday is a day when each of us can express our appreciation for the causes that matter to us. With your contribution to RTPI, we can continue to carry on Roger Tory Peterson’s legacy through Art, Education and Conservation. Your support makes all the difference. Help us fulfill our mission by making a contribution today!...

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Nature Store Gifts

Posted by on Nov 20, 2016

Nature Store Gifts

It may be hard to believe but Thanksgiving is this week! As we enter the holiday season don’t forget about RTPI’s Nature Store which features an array of books and other products that are unique to this area. Visitors to our store will find the newest and most popular Peterson Field Guide titles, signed, limited-edition Peterson prints, Peterson notecards, bird-friendly coffee, faire trade jewelry, children’s books, and more. Recently added items include Droll Yankees bird feeders, Wild Republic plush animals and a wider variety of folding field guide titles. Purchases from the Nature...

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