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Roger Tory Peterson Institute

Art that Matters
to the Planet

The Lodge at RTPI

World-class art
An architectural gem
A nature sanctuary

"The more you look, the more you will see."

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The Peterson Collection

Discoveries in the Peterson Collection

Over the course of his storied career, Roger Tory Peterson traveled the world in search of birds and other fauna and flora to paint, photograph, film and document. RTPI has been entrusted with the vast majority of his life’s work.

Trained as an artist and impassioned by birds, Roger Tory Peterson was the father of the modern field guide.

As a living embodiment of the Peterson guide, RTPI uses art as the lens through which to inform, inspire, and illuminate about the natural world.