Roger Tory Peterson Institute

For anyone with even a passing interest in bird watching (the feathered kind, that is), one is likely to have used a copy of A Field Guide to Birds of North America- by Roger Tory Peterson.  His succinct descriptions and clear illustrations truly revolutionized  bird identification and made this pleasant and benign sport accessible to multitudes of would-be ornithologists — myself included.

We visited the Institute which houses many of his original drawings & sketches as well as many artworks of nature and ecology.  The displays were fascinating  and the building was fabulous.  While they did not want visitors taking pictures inside, I grabbed one of the main library area.  Gorgeous natural wood throughout.



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