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Celebrate ‘Salamander Saturday’ on May 5th!

Posted by on Apr 10, 2018

Celebrate ‘Salamander Saturday’ on May 5th!

Seven-hundred unique species; ranging in size from 1 inch to 6 feet long; residing on 5 out of the world’s 7 continents; filling important niches while rarely being seen… These are salamanders! RTPI will host a special “Salamander Saturday” event on May 5th from 10am-2pm. This celebration of all things slimy, inspired by the annual international Salamander Saturday event initiated by the Foundation for the Conservation of Salamanders, is aimed at raising awareness of our local and regional salamanders, their habitats, and their importance to the ecosystems in which they reside....

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Advocating for Amphibian Awareness

Posted by on Feb 9, 2018

Advocating for Amphibian Awareness

RTPI’s Conservation Technician, Elyse Henshaw, paid a visit to Houghton College http://www.houghton.edu/ this week to deliver a presentation on the Eastern Hellbender, North America’s largest salamander species. Hellbenders are declining at an alarming rate due in large part to deteriorating habitat quality, but RTPI is working with partners to raise awareness of the plight of these iconic amphibians, and to take measures to conserve remaining populations. Houghton students and faculty also had the opportunity to meet RTPI’s resident hellbenders, Oneka and Tweeg, who came to RTPI from the...

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RTPI Fundraising Raffle

Posted by on Nov 14, 2017

RTPI Fundraising Raffle

We’re getting excited as our ‘Hellbender House Party’ fundraising event draws near! We have lots of mini raffle items that will be up for grabs, including the RTPI swag pictured here! 😉 Stop in anytime this week to purchase tickets for your chance to win some of these great items! Winners will be drawn at 1pm on Saturday. Details about the event can be found here:...

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Spider in an Ant Costume

Posted by on Oct 23, 2017

Spider in an Ant Costume

Here’s a nifty, local natural history discovery by RTPI President, Twan Leenders: “I’m used to seeing this kind of trickery in the tropics, but not inside my house. Coolest find of the day: Ant-Mimic Jumping Spider (Myrmarachne...

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Baby Snapping Turtle

Posted by on Oct 16, 2017

Baby Snapping Turtle

It’s ‘Meet Your Neighbours’ Monday! Here we have a baby Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina) – photographed by RTPI president Twan Leenders in Jamestown, NY. Most folks are at least somewhat familiar with these short-tempered freshwater turtles, but have you ever seen one so...

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