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RTPI to host: Snakes, Spiders, and Bats! Oh, My!

Posted by on Oct 2, 2018

RTPI to host: Snakes, Spiders, and Bats! Oh, My!

The Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History invites you to join us for “Snakes, Spiders, and Bats! Oh, my!” on Friday, October 26th from 5:30-8:00 pm.  The Buffalo Zoo’s education department will be on site from 5:30-6:30pm with their “Zoo Mobile” to introduce guests to an array snakes, bats and spiders, and from 6:30 to 8:00 three knowledgeable and passionate local biologists (Twan Leenders, Becky Nystrom, and Jonathan Townsend) will explore the causes and consequences of the common misconceptions surrounding these creatures that so many consider creepy. This seasonally appropriate...

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Roger Tory Peterson Institute; inspired by the world’s best-known bird-watcher.

Posted by on Mar 15, 2018

Roger Tory Peterson Institute; inspired by the world’s best-known bird-watcher.

Check out this article on the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History from the Buffalo News – It includes a wonderful gallery of photos! Thanks to Mark Mulville for putting this together!

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Merlin Meal

Posted by on Nov 29, 2017

Merlin Meal

I barely missed my first Snowy Owl of the season earlier today, but my consolation prize was this Merlin finishing up a meal. I am not positive on the identification of the prey, but I did observe the raptor eating the entire leg and foot. Snowy Owls seem to be spreading out all over the region with new sightings coming every day! Have you spotted any yet? I am looking forward to seeing and sharing images of one soon… Scott Kruitbosch Conservation & Outreach...

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Endless Green

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017

Endless Green

As the days get colder and we enter the season of giving thanks, I know I am thankful that we get to keep some green all winter long… Scott Kruitbosch Conservation & Outreach...

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Autumn Trail

Posted by on Nov 12, 2017

Autumn Trail

What is the first thing you hear in your mind when walking into the woods? The rustling of the leaves? Insects calling? Your feet on the ground? Birds singing? Whatever the answer may be even thinking about this for a moment was no doubt relaxing… Scott Kruitbosch Conservation & Outreach...

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American Tree Sparrow

Posted by on Nov 11, 2017

American Tree Sparrow

Here’s a look at a little bit of lingering green, thanks to some holly trees, with a lovely American Tree Sparrow (Spizelloides arborea). This cute bird is one of many on the move to the south right now. We are far enough into the season that these winter residents, along with species like the White-throated Sparrow and Dark-eyed Junco, are beginning to fill up our yards. Be careful not to confuse their rufous caps with the similar Chipping Sparrow. Scott Kruitbosch Conservation & Outreach...

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