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Saw-whet Owl Banding

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017

Saw-whet Owl Banding

Last night RTPI’s Elyse Henshaw joined US Forest Service researchers in their attempts to capture and band migrating Northern Saw-whet owls. Throughout the evening the researchers captured four birds in their mist nets, and subsequently collected data on each individual including physical measurements, age, sex and overall health. Each owl was then outfitted with a uniquely numbered leg band and then released back into the night. If and when these birds are captured again, the data collected contribute to better a better understanding of the movements and ecology of these charismatic little...

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Swedish Salamanders?

Posted by on Nov 7, 2017

Swedish Salamanders?

Ecklof’s Bakery and Deli is one of the last strictly “by scratch” bakeries in Western New York. While the bakery is now in the hands of a third generation of Ecklofs, many of the “Old World” recipes passed down by the founding grandfather when he came to the U.S. from Sweden in 1920 are still being used today! Ecklof’s will be creating salamander-shaped cookies for our Hellbender House Party on Saturday, November 18th. These special cookies will be sold for $2 each the day of the event, and all proceeds will benefit RTPI’s resident hellbenders....

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Eastern Hellbender Plush by Ellen Paquette

Posted by on Nov 3, 2017

Eastern Hellbender Plush by Ellen Paquette

This adorable plush Eastern Hellbender, created and generously donated by Ellen Paquette, is just one of several wonderful items that we’ll be raffling off during our Hellbender House Party Fundraising Event on November 18th! Get the details at...

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Hellbender House Party 11/18

Posted by on Nov 1, 2017

Hellbender House Party 11/18

RTPI will be hosting a special one-day fundraiser to benefit our resident hellbenders, Oneka and Tweeg. In May of 2017, Oneka and Tweeg came to us from the Buffalo Zoo to RTPI to serve as animal ambassadors and help us educate people of all ages about their incredible species. The Buffalo Zoo generously donated the hellbenders’ set-up in order to ensure a smooth transition to RTPI. However, we would like to provide them with a new and improved set-up to give them more room to grow in the coming years and to provide more opportunities for public interaction. Activities include: • An...

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Holiday Open House – December 2nd

Posted by on Oct 30, 2017

Holiday Open House – December 2nd

RTPI cordially invites you to attend our annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 2, 2017, from 10:00AM – 4:00PM. Guests will enjoy free admission into our current exhibits, programming by our staff, light refreshments, and they will be entered into a drawing to win a gift bag filled with unique items from our museum store. There will also be silent auctions held for signed, limited-edition Roger Tory Peterson artist prints. This event is part of Swedish Christmas Market Day in Jamestown – Julmarknad, organized by the Scandinavian Studies Program at Jamestown Community College....

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