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RTPI will host Lawn of the Dead! Landscape Design Workshop October 26th

Posted by on Oct 10, 2018

RTPI will host Lawn of the Dead! Landscape Design Workshop  October 26th

(RTPI) invites you to Lawn of the Dead! on Friday, October 26th, from 10:00am – 2:00pm.  It has been said that if you compared the average American lawn to a desert, the desert would win easily with much greater life and species diversity.  Keeping up a lawn is both a chore for you and harmful to all flora and fauna in the area.   This special landscape design workshop will help you learn how to make your yard a haven for native and migrating wildlife.  You will discover how your landscape choices as a homeowner can improve the health of our communities and provide essential pollinator...

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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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RTPI to Host Bird-Skinning Demonstration/Workshop 10/20/18

Posted by on Oct 2, 2018

RTPI to Host Bird-Skinning Demonstration/Workshop 10/20/18

The bird specimens so artfully depicted in Alberto Rey’s ‘The Extinct Bird Project’ exhibition, now on view at RTPI, are stunning studies of lifeless creatures that will never again be seen in the wild. Some of the birds represented in Rey’s paintings have been dead for over a century, but their preserved bodies are still available for researchers – and artists – to study in the country’s natural history museums, including the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History (RTPI). These so-called ‘study skins’ are not taxidermy mounts, prepared with their aesthetic value in mind, but...

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Snowy Owl Snooze

Posted by on Dec 19, 2017

Snowy Owl Snooze

We were lucky enough to have a Snowy Owl stop by Stratford Point today for a snooze! There have been several in the surrounding Stratford/Milford area for a few weeks, though they have stopped on the property only a couple of occasions during that time. On such a beautiful day many people were out and about walking and not realizing the owl was trying to take a nap on the brush pile directly along our trail. I tried to redirect folks as I could (without trying to flush it myself by shouting over or walking down that same trail). The photos here are cropped from 500mm, and even then I was...

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Snowy Owl Flight

Posted by on Dec 10, 2017

Snowy Owl Flight

I took a grand total of one photo of a Snowy Owl today, and here it is! Yes, literally one shot, but it was worth it to capture a bird on a very cool location – an abandoned hangar. I am so glad everyone has been enjoying all of the Snowy action and my photos here, but these are only the pretty parts of a busy year of conservation and education. If you want to make a difference with RTPI please show it by giving us and someone you care about a gift this holiday season! Scott Kruitbosch Conservation & Outreach...

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