Education and Outreach at Red-tail

At Red-tail we believe connecting people to nature is a critical element of our mission. By increasing awareness of our natural heritage we will grow future generations who will protect what they learn love. Our preserved natural areas offer excellent places for people to experience nature and learn about wild things.

Join us at one of our hikes or events, contact us to arrange a speaker or visit for your group, or download materials to plan your own nature adventure. Check back frequently to our website for updated offerings and materials.

Between every two pine trees is a door to a new world. —John Muir

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...

Celebrating 20 Years – Did you miss the party?

Celebrating 20 Years – Did you miss the party?

It is important to take time to celebrate accomplishments. The reflection is important to show gratitude for the many people, business, and foundations who made the work possible. If you couldn’t make the party last month ....

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?” ....

Fall Colors – feast for the eyes and wildlife

Fall Colors – feast for the eyes and wildlife

When you think of autumn colors, usually images of blazing yellow, orange, and red leaves come to mind. Its not just the trees that provide the colors of fall outside. While some leaves are starting to turn yellow early, look to the fields and ....

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....

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Indiana Master Naturalist Program

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