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Reddy Red-tail Explorers

Are you ready for Reddy? As an Explorer, you can use the our play ideas, nature learning tools, coloring pages and more to discover the woods and your backyard.

Wildlife Warriors

Wildlife Warriors is a year-long nature club for kids. Monthly topics include, climate change, native wildlife, survival in the outdoors, nature photography, water resources, and forest ecology. We talk about environmental issues with hands-on conservation work in the community.

Indiana Master Naturalists

Master Naturalist is a state-level certification for adult learners that will deepen your knowledge of and connection with nature. Hands-on field work with natural resource specialists will familiarize you with nature in a new way!

Red-tail Nature Journal

Reddy Red-tail’s DIY Summer Camp

Reddy Red-tail’s DIY Summer Camp

Summer has arrived and you know what that means... it's time for camp! With many families opting to stay close to home this year, Reddy Red-tail wants to help you host a DIY summer camp. Here are 6 camp activities that you can do this summer (or anytime!)

Celebrate National Pollinator Week!

Celebrate National Pollinator Week!

June 22 - 28 is National Pollinator Week! Learn more about how pollinators directly impact your every day life and steps you can take to care for our fundamentally necessary pollinator friends.

Give Turtles a Lift

Give Turtles a Lift

Getting hit by cars is a common cause of death for turtles. These reptiles have been around for two billion years. They coexisted with dinosaurs longer than they have had to deal with vehicles. Instinctively, turtles have no concept of the speeding metal boxes on wheels that we have built our lives around...

Bee’s-eye View of Dandelions

Bee’s-eye View of Dandelions

Dandelions are easily one of the most helpful plants to many pollinators. In early spring, the flowers can go from seed to bloom in days. Fortunately for over 100 species of insects, including the humble bumblebee, that timeline aligns with the end of overwintering and hibernation. ...

A Young Climber’s Bird’s-eye View

A Young Climber’s Bird’s-eye View

Meet Helen, a high-spirited and imaginative 11-year old who loves being outdoors. As a Wildlife Warrior, energetic younger sister, and climber of anything with handholds, Helen thrives in the freedom of open spaces...

Protect Soil from Erosion to Protect Life

Protect Soil from Erosion to Protect Life

Topsoil is the upper layer of soil that supports plant life. Plants, especially grass and other ground cover, form an extensive mat of underground roots that hold soil in place. ....

Return of the Barn Swallows

Return of the Barn Swallows

May is one of my favorite months of the year. Every walk outside is an adventure with something new to discover. One returning visitor excites me more than any other I see- barn swallows...