The Red-tail Blog

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...

Regarding Barry’s Bash

Regarding Barry’s Bash

An overwhelming crowd packed Elm Street Brewing Wednesday, April 18, to show gratitude for Barry’s leadership, dedication, and tireless efforts to protect natural areas in...

Spring Awakening of Trees – Budburst!

Spring Awakening of Trees – Budburst!

Wildlife survives winter by migrating, hibernating, or toughing it out. Trees, however, go dormant, a process triggered in the fall by decreasing daylight. Leaves drop, branches harden off, and the flow of water and sugars...

Spring Concert in the Woods

Spring Concert in the Woods

They survive the winter by pumping a sugar-like antifreeze substance into their cells. Over 70% of their body will freeze solid during the frigid months. They thaw out when temperatures start to rise above 40 degrees and can be calling for a mate within 24 hours. Chorus frogs burrow deep beneath...