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Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History

Jamestown, Chautauqua Co.

cardinal, brook, yellow warbler

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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

Where to watch

  • Woods, fields
  • Wetland, pond

Recreational Opportunities

Interpretive nature trail


27 acres


See Google Maps for step by step directions to Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History. (This link will open a page outside of the DEC website. Hold Shift down while clicking on the link to open it in a new window.)

Contact Information:

Address: 311 Curtis St., Jamestown, NY 14701
Telephone: 800-758-6841
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