The Red-tail Blog

Give Turtles a Lift

Give Turtles a Lift

Getting hit by cars is a common cause of death for turtles. These reptiles have been around for two billion years. They coexisted with dinosaurs longer than they have had to deal with vehicles. Instinctively, turtles have no concept of the speeding metal boxes on wheels that we have built our lives around...

Bee’s-eye View of Dandelions

Bee’s-eye View of Dandelions

Dandelions are easily one of the most helpful plants to many pollinators. In early spring, the flowers can go from seed to bloom in days. Fortunately for over 100 species of insects, including the humble bumblebee, that timeline aligns with the end of overwintering and hibernation. ...

Return of the Barn Swallows

Return of the Barn Swallows

May is one of my favorite months of the year. Every walk outside is an adventure with something new to discover. One returning visitor excites me more than any other I see- barn swallows...