Education and Outreach at Red-tail

At Red-tail we believe connecting people to nature is a critical element of our mission. By increasing awareness of our natural heritage we will grow future generations who will protect what they learn love. Our preserved natural areas offer excellent places for people to experience nature and learn about wild things.

Join us at one of our hikes or events, contact us to arrange a speaker or visit for your group, or download materials to plan your own nature adventure. Check back frequently to our website for updated offerings and materials.

Between every two pine trees is a door to a new world. —John Muir

Gifts for the Nature Lover

Gifts for the Nature Lover

Outdoorsy people love gear. Fleece outerwear, wool socks, hats, gloves, backpacks, (in multiple sizes for biking, day and overnight trips) and headlamps are essential for anyone heading outdoors. Bottles to keep beverages cold or hot, first aid kits (with moleskin for blisters), a camp stove, and rain gear can be...

Walnut trees deliver scents, sounds, textures of nature

Walnut trees deliver scents, sounds, textures of nature

When I go outdoors it is not only the views I see, but also the scents, sounds, tastes, and textures that connect me to nature. The walnut tree delivers on every level. In dry autumns like this year, their leaves turn yellow and drop, exposing their fruit. This year the walnut trees are...

Fall Wildflowers Lend Brilliant Color to Fields

Fall Wildflowers Lend Brilliant Color to Fields

Garden centers in fall have plenty of asters. A native plant, asters  grow in several shades of blue, purple or white with yellow centers in the wild. They attract scores of butterflies. Wild bergamot, a member of the mint family produces a...

Why are wasps suddenly crashing your picnic?

Why are wasps suddenly crashing your picnic?

They can be annoying, their stings are painful, and it’s downright scary if you are allergic.
Why do they seem to harass us so much in August and September?  To figure this out we need to learn a little more about...

Meet the dragonfly, one of the oldest flying insects

Meet the dragonfly, one of the oldest flying insects

There are so many more interesting things to know about dragonflies. They are one of the oldest flying insects, having roamed the skies for more than 300 million years, including the time of the dinosaurs. Fossils show they were...

Meet Julie!

Julie Borgmann

Julie Borgmann

Education and Development Director
Julie Borgmann is the Education and Development Director for Red-tail Land Conservancy. Her passion is connecting people to nature for conservation and wellbeing.

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