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RTPI’s President Delivers Keynote Address at International Herpetological Symposium

Posted by on Jun 19, 2018

RTPI’s President Delivers Keynote Address at International Herpetological Symposium

Twan Leenders, president of the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History (RTPI) and a conservation biologist with 25 years of experience working with endangered amphibians and reptiles will be the opening speaker of the 41st annual International Herpetological Symposium (IHS), which is held from June 20-23 at the Houston Zoo in Houston, Texas.  “Some level of environmental awareness is everybody’s responsibility; this symposium will be a great gathering of the minds and we are all committed to finding ways to communicate our collective knowledge to other scientists, naturalists, and...

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RTPI to Host Peterson Field Guide Party on June 6th

Posted by on May 29, 2018

RTPI to Host Peterson Field Guide Party on June 6th

RTPI will host a ‘Peterson Field Guide Party’ on Wednesday, June 6th from 5:00 – 7:00pm. Peterson field guides have been best sellers since the first edition of A Field Guide to the Birds was created by Roger Tory Peterson in 1934. RTPI’s current exhibit, “Roger Tory Peterson: The Life, The Work, The Legacy,” features stories about Peterson’s life and work, as well as original paintings, artifacts, memorabilia and personal effects from the Peterson Collection. This educational exhibition teaches visitors about Peterson’s dedication and contributions to art, conservation, and preservation of...

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RTPI’s ‘Art After 5’ Series Begins June 14th

Posted by on May 18, 2018

RTPI’s ‘Art After 5’ Series Begins June 14th

RTPI’s ‘Art After 5’ Series Begins June 14th RTPI invites you to celebrate the warm weather with a series of ‘Art After 5’ adult gatherings from 5- 7 pm on four different evenings throughout the summer: June 14th, July 10th, August 2nd and September 6th. Guests to these events will enjoy live music on our patio, appetizers, wine, and tour of our new exhibition, “Roger Tory Peterson; The Life, The Work, The Legacy”, all for a $10 donation. “We first offered ‘Art After 5’ to the community approximately 10 years ago, and there was such a positive response to those events that we wanted to bring...

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What Are These Weeds?

Posted by on May 10, 2018

What Are These Weeds?

Many aquatic plants exist within Chautauqua Lake; its nutrient-rich sediments provide a fertile growing bed for vegetation. Some of these plants are native to our area and provide critical ecological and environmental benefits, while others were introduced from distant locales and have been wreaking havoc on the ecological function, recreational and economic value of Chautauqua Lake. This summer, the Roger Tory Peterson Institute (RTPI), in partnership with the Chautauqua Lake & Watershed Management Alliance, the County of Chautauqua, and Evergreen Outfitters in Mayville, will be...

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An introduction to Chautauqua Lake’s Aquatic Invasive Plants

Posted by on May 7, 2018

An introduction to Chautauqua Lake’s Aquatic Invasive Plants

Many aquatic plants exist within Chautauqua Lake; its nutrient-rich sediments provide a fertile growing bed for vegetation. Some of these plants are native to our area and provide critical ecological and environmental benefits, while others were introduced from distant locales and have been wreaking havoc on the ecological function, recreational and economic value of Chautauqua Lake. Surprisingly, some of the most prevalent invasives have been with us for decades already, while a steady stream of nearby or newly arriving species poses additional challenges to the future health of the lake....

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