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Ornithological Club

The Roger Tory Peterson Institute Ornithological Club has regular monthly meetings from September through November and January through May. Check this page later this summer for updates on dates, times and speakers who will be visiting RTPI in the 2018 season.

May 30th 7:00pm-9:00pm: An Introduction to Chautauqua Lake’s Invasive Aquatic Plants
Upon their introduction, invasive species can dramatically alter an ecosystem and trigger significant losses of native flora and fauna. In aquatic systems, invasive species can spread especially rapidly by developing thick, impenetrable mats making it impossible for boats, swimmers and birds to pass through. Join Roger Tory Peterson Institute’s Twan Leenders and Elyse Henshaw for a special program concerning the invasive aquatic plants currently affecting Chautauqua Lake and the surrounding region, their impacts on waterfowl and other important waterbirds, and what we can do to prevent the spread of these alien species. This event, hosted by the RTPI Ornithological Club, will be held at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute located at 311 Curtis Street, Jamestown, NY.