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Roger Tory Peterson

Roger Tory Peterson was the pre-eminent American naturalist who illustrated and chronicled the natural world to the public in the 20th century. Over a long career that began with nature study in the seventh grade in Jamestown, New York, he observed, recorded and published for lay audiences the incredible beauty and diversity of plants and animals from North America and around the world.

The Institute

In 1984, the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History was founded in Peterson’s hometown of Jamestown, New York, as an educational institution charged with preserving Peterson’s lifetime body of work and making it available to the world for educational purposes. RTPI holds a Permanent Charter from the New York State Education Department and is a 501(c)(3) institution located at 311 Curtis St.

Blog

Our blog features constant updates on a variety of subjects relating to education, conservation, exhibits, special events, and much more. You can expect to read about art, birds and birding, weather, dragonflies and damselflies, reptiles and amphibians, literature and media, fascinating stories, plants and trees, butterflies and moths, climate change, agriculture, and of course, Roger Tory Peterson.

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Merlin Meal

I barely missed my first Snowy Owl of the season earlier today, but my consolation prize...

Endless Green

As the days get colder and we enter the season of giving thanks, I know I am thankful...

Autumn Trail

What is the first thing you hear in your mind when walking into the woods? The rustling...

American Tree Sparrow

Here’s a look at a little bit of lingering green, thanks to some holly trees, with...

Finishing up the Foliage

What outdoor adventures will you be pursuing this weekend? The air may be chilly, but...

Tiny Maple

This tiny maple seemed like a perfect expression of all the cycles of life…

Finally, Foliage!

Don’t mind me, just feeling that fall foliage!

Monarchs Moving

Anecdotal Monarch reports continue to be encouraging across North America! From what I...

Black Swallowtail Butterfly

Here’s a Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes) shot from this summer to add a...

Spooky Sounds

Are you following us on Facebook? If not be sure to check out our page and have a listen...

Finally Fall Foliage

It feels like it took the fall foliage a while, but now we have plenty to soak in and...

October Merlin

October is a terrific month to spot some falcons flying by in migration, and like with...

Halloween Sunset

Can a sunset look like autumn or Halloween? I think so because I think this one does!...

Swimming Sparrow

Sparrow diversity will be increasing by the day as we move through October and the...