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....

Winter Hobbies

Winter Hobbies

No matter what your age, the key to a healthy brain and body is staying active, curious and creative. Whether you learn new skills or find new ways to use existing skills you will keep your brain sharp. Step outdoors and let your inner child wonder. What type of animal made that track? What tree has that....

I Brake for Turtles

I Brake for Turtles

Indiana has 18 native species and subspecies of turtles. Most spend their time in the shallow waters along rivers and ponds. One stands out among them, the Eastern Box Turtle. It is terrestrial, one of the few that lives mainly on land. Found from southern Maine to Georgia, its numbers are in decline in the Midwest....

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....