The Red-tail Blog

How will you celebrate spring?

How will you celebrate spring?

Spring has officially begun according to the calendar and the google doodle. The teasingly warm temperatures in February and chilly winds in March may have you feeling a bit schizophrenic about the season. But the spring equinox means...

Love of Nature Playlist

Love of Nature Playlist

Isn’t it amazing how a song can transport you to a memory of a different place and time? This time of year, the feeling of walking outside with the sun on my face and birdsong in my ear is a very distant memory.....

Nature Resolutions Can Be Easier to Keep

Nature Resolutions Can Be Easier to Keep

What did you resolve to change in 2017? Perhaps like most people you promised to be more healthy, learn a new skill, save more money, or spend more time with family and friends. Are those resolutions you bravely made at the beginning...

Announcing: Valena Woods

Red-tail Land Conservancy is pleased to announce the purchase of 46 acres along White River just west of Yorktown, Indiana, to be named Valena Woods. This riparian woodlands is the fourteenth nature preserve owned by Red-tail. Also, we have recorded nineteen conservation easements, for a total of...

Mussel on the Mississinewa River

What may look like two minnows swimming, are actually membranes of a fresh water mussel that is mimicking minnows to lure predator fish (small mouth bass, rock bass) close in. When they are close enough to the mussel, she senses their presence and sprays her larvae at the fish. Some of the larvae...

Autumn resolution: Get daily doses of nature

Autumn resolution: Get daily doses of nature

It’s autumn and change is in the air. The big changes are easy to notice. The sun is setting a little earlier each evening, leaving me less time after dinner to be outdoors. The lawn needs mowing more frequently, weeds are spreading everywhere and...

Calling all volunteers!

Calling all volunteers!

Preserving and restoring the 2,600 acres we have permanently protected is no small task. We would like to thank our volunteer champions in September. The staff at the Ball State University Foundation...