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

Kids Club Newsletter – Volume 3 Issue 1

Kids Club Newsletter – Volume 3 Issue 1

You may have noticed the sun rising sooner and setting later. There are more hours of daylight and the days are getting warmer. Snow has melted and the air smells fresh after it rains. It’s finally Spring!...

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....

Kids Club Newsletter – Volume 2 Issue 4

Kids Club Newsletter – Volume 2 Issue 4

Winter is the season of shorter days and longer nights. On these cold snowy days there is still a lot to explore outside. Dress warmly and head outside to your backyard or nearby woods...

The Life of Winter

The Life of Winter

As the colors of fall fade onto the ground and the trees become skeletons, the busyness of the forest seems to be only a memory of its summer bustle. The transition into the harshness of winter is, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful...

Kids Club Newsletter – Volume 2 Issue 3

Kids Club Newsletter – Volume 2 Issue 3

What is happening outside now that it’s Autumn? You may already be seeing leaves changing from summer green to bright Fall colors and falling to the ground. Why is this happening?...

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....

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....

Endangered cerulean warblers an amazing find in local forest

Endangered cerulean warblers an amazing find in local forest

Cerulean Warblers are endangered in Indiana, and a species of conservation concern range-wide. They have been declining at ~3% per year since 1960 across their range. In Indiana, Cerulean Warblers are typically on breeding sites by the first week of May and stay till the end of July.....

Wildlife Warrior
Nature Club

Learn More »

Indiana Master Naturalist Program

Learn More »