The Red-tail Blog

The Dutro-Ernst Prairie Project

The Dutro-Ernst Prairie Project

Things may begin to look a bit strange in the prairie part of the property in the coming years, but not to worry! It is all part of our plan. Due to its historical usage, this area will need to go through a series of preliminary burns, disking, and mows...

I Brake for Turtles

I Brake for Turtles

Indiana has 18 native species and subspecies of turtles. Most spend their time in the shallow waters along rivers and ponds. One stands out among them, the Eastern Box Turtle. It is terrestrial, one of the few that lives mainly on land. Found from southern Maine to Georgia, its numbers are in decline in the Midwest....

2017 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report

Since our inception in 1999, Red-tail has been working to preserve and protect places that people in east-central Indiana need and love. Started by a group of concerned community members, the Red-tail family has grown exponentially over the years. The number of permanently protected natural areas and farm-land has also grown.  

The Belted Kingfisher

The Belted Kingfisher

From northern Canada to the Caribbean and from coast to coast, belted kingfishers inhabit both fresh water and salt water habitats. Although there are over 100 species of kingfishers around the world, the belted kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) is the only species found in Indiana. Kingfishers perch on limbs or telephone wires overhanging rivers, streams and....

Finding your inner child outdoors

Finding your inner child outdoors

The place that sparks our sense of discovery, exploration, and curiosity can be found right outside your door. Sometimes we need a child, grandchild, niece, nephew, or neighbor to show us how to delight in the simple joys of outdoor play. Try laying in...

Executive Director Announced

Executive Director Announced

The Board of Directors of the Red-tail Land Conservancy announces the hiring of Julie Borgmann as its new executive director.   Borgmann succeeds outgoing RLC...