Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History
Jamestown, Chautauqua Co.
Be sure to visit the museum and gallery to see artwork with nature as its theme, especially the work of naturalist and artist Roger Tory Peterson. Then take a walk on the interpretive nature trail winding through a variety of habitats, including a butterfly-hummingbird garden.
Wildlife to watch
- Snapping turtles, variety of frogs, salamanders and snakes
- Green heron, sandhill crane
- Great-horned owl, broad-winged hawk, red-shouldered hawk, Cooper's hawk, sharp-shinned hawk
- American woodcock, turkey, ruffed grouse
- Phoebe, tree swallow, bluebird, pileated woodpecker, redpoll, purple finch, common yellowthroat, indigo bunting, and scarlet tanager.
- Chipmunk, red and gray squirrels, eastern fox squirrel, red and gray foxes, white-tailed deer
Where to watch
- Woods, fields
- Wetland, pond
Interpretive nature trail
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Address: 311 Curtis St., Jamestown, NY 14701
Website: The Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History (This link leaves the DEC website)
See also: Naturalist and Legend -- Roger Tory Peterson in the August 2008 Conservationist
Photo Credits: Sue Shafer, Craig Thompson, Jim Clayton