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Upcoming Jim Berry RTPI program: “History of the Field Guide”

Posted on Oct 24, 2014

Jim Berry will present a program on the “History of the Field Guide” at the next meeting of the Roger Tory Peterson Institute Ornithological Club. The meeting will be held at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute, 311 Curtis Street in Jamestown, New York on Wednesday, October 29, at 7:00 p.m.

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What more fitting tribute could there be than for this program to be presented in the “house that Roger built?” Jamestown native Dr. Roger Tory Peterson was widely recognized as the most prestigious and influential naturalist and conservationist of the twentieth century. Dr. Peterson essentially invented the modern field guide when the book he illustrated and wrote was published in 1934.

Also fitting, this recounting of the history of the field guide will be by Jim Berry. Mr. Berry is coming home, although he still resides in Jamestown, as he is the immediate past president of the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History.

This program is free and open to the public.