The Red-tail Blog

Find a place to practice nature mindfulness

Find a place to practice nature mindfulness

I took a walk last weekend around sunset after a day of mowing and yard work. I wanted to enjoy my favorite time of day, the time I call the “golden hour." It is about an hour before sunset when the trees, water, and animals are bathed in a warm golden glow of the setting sun.

Skill Sets

Skill Sets

Most folks develop a unique set of skills as they venture through life.  By the time they’re fifty years of age, a most people have...

A Summer Internship

A Summer Internship

by: Clay McKenney Figuratively speaking I lived and grew up in the outdoors, in the woods and the fields of East Central Indiana. From toddler...

Teen Works

Teen Works

The workday begins on the job site as a group of local high school students in light blue t-shirts put on their work gloves and...

Being in, on or near water is good for you

Being in, on or near water is good for you

I enjoy vacationing at the beach as well as in the mountains, but I need to live near water. It doesn’t have anything to do with an apocalyptic view of a drought-stricken world or rising ocean levels destroying property values. It has everything to do with the way being on, in or in view of water makes me feel.

Butterflies or blacktop: Which would you choose?

Butterflies or blacktop: Which would you choose?

There is a great deal of discussion about the importance of diversity in cities, but have you ever thought about the importance of biodiversity in urban areas? Imagine a manicured park with a carpet of thick green turf and only one type of tree, maybe a maple.