The Red-tail Blog

Nature of The Season

Nature of The Season

Everyone has their own unique traditions, but there are always staples that tie every year together; family, friends, and food. But what else tells us it’s the holiday season? The nip in the air? My dad...

Red-tail Conservation Awards Presented

Red-tail Conservation Awards Presented

We gathered at Minnetrista, the original meeting place, last month to celebrate, reflect, and recognize the many people who made the work of Red-tail a reality. Red-tail’s founder and first executive director, Barry Banks, was the ....

INSIGHT: Interview with Julie Borgmann

Julie Borgmann, Executive Director of the Red-Tail Land Conservancy, discusses how land trusts can protect and preserve areas in Indiana and across the country. This interview was produced in collaboration with WIPB – Indiana Public Broadcasting at Ball State University.

Celebrating 20 Years

Celebrating 20 Years

What were you doing 20 years ago? Perhaps you were preparing for the digital demise as the calendar rolled into the new millennium? Maybe you were thinking, “I remember when Prince first sang 1999, how can it already be 1999?” ....

Reflections on ‘A Sand County Almanac’

Reflections on ‘A Sand County Almanac’

What has changed in the 60 years since A Sand County Almanac was published? The world’s population has grown from 2.5 billion to 7 billion. An accumulation of carbon dioxide is causing climate change, glaciers are melting, pollution is spreading....

Spring in Indiana 200 Years Ago

Spring in Indiana 200 Years Ago

The days are getting brighter and the ground is starting to thaw.  Do you see the signs? The forest is coming to life. Listen for the chirping frogs, pounding woodpeckers, and racing squirrels.   Sprigs of green are peeking through the thick mat of decaying leaves. First, the skunk cabbage in the swampy ....

Salamanders

Salamanders

Like lizards, they have a long tail and a narrow body but that is where the similarities end. Lizards are reptiles, with dry scaly skin. Salamanders have moist skin which some actually use to breathe. They are called amphibians because they live part of their lifecycle in the water and part on land....