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Roger Tory Peterson collecting insects

Posted on Aug 19, 2014

For #TransformationTuesday here’s a young Roger Tory Peterson with an insect net. Butterflies and moths were high on the list of his early nature studies as Roger would collect caterpillars and find moths at streetlights in Jamestown, especially near Lake View Cemetery. He even got a special permit from the police chief to stay out past the citywide curfew! You’ll be able to learn more about Dr. Peterson’s life in a new and interactive way soon…stay tuned.

RTP Insect Net