The Red-tail Blog

Leap into the World of Frogs

In this leap year, let us leap into the captivating world of frogs, creatures whose existence is intricately tied to the cycles of nature and whose presence is a testament to the wonders of biodiversity…

Love is in the Air: Animal Courtships

Whether it’s the elaborate dances of birds, the tender interactions of mammals, the ancient rituals of reptiles, or the aquatic symphonies of amphibians, each species has evolved unique strategies to navigate the complex dance of love…

Exploring the Diversity of Wetlands

Wetlands are biodiversity hotspots, but they are not all the same. The richness and diversity of different wetland ecosystems and underscores the importance of protecting these invaluable natural resources…

No Leaves, No Problem: Identifying Trees in Winter

Winter is the perfect time to learn a new skill when you do not need a green canopy: identifying trees. Since most deciduous trees drop their leaves in the winter, what clues can we use?…

Backyard Birding: Who’s at my birdfeeder?

While many birds migrate south to warmer climates in the winter, there are also plenty that stick around. These lively, colorful, and social birds are the ones we see at our feeders…

Wild Facts About Wild Turkeys

When it comes to nature’s wondrous variety, turkeys strut their stuff in many ways. Beyond their stardom during the holidays, these birds boast myriad natural curiosities that might surprise you…

3 Stunning Autumn Hikes for November

Though many leaves have fallen, it is not too late to go on a delightful autumn walk and be showered with golden leaves as they waltz on the wind with their inextricable dance partner, gravity…

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