The Red-tail Blog

“Who Cooks for You?” and other owl sayings

Spotting an owl glide through the treetops is a thrilling experience, its silhouette a shadow against the twilight sky. Owls start breeding in late January and early February. That makes late winter the “hooting season.”…

A winter walk

If you find your love for a great hike waning as the leaves fall, remember that sometimes all it takes to stoke the fire of enthusiasm is a keen sense of observation and curiosity…

The Twelve Days of Christmas: Remix!

There’s no other carol that features birds like, “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” But if you are going to gift someone 28 birds, why not have them be our North American natives? *note: do not gift wild animals!*

Hiking safety during hunting season

It is not just hikers who enjoy this time of year. Autumn is a treasured season for other forms of outdoor activities, namely, hunting. Because both hikers and hunters share the same spaces over these next few weeks, here are a few simple steps you can take for a safe hiking season…

Winter is coming, and wildlife know it

As weather cools, we wrap up in cozy sweaters and eat toasty foods. Wildlife have their own ways to prepare. But their preparation is key to survival, not just comfort…

Falling Leaves are a Ballet that Brings Nutrients to the Forest

A balletic waltz repeated each year, ultimately accumulating acres of fallen foliage. Though many people find this ancient dance to be little more than another yard chore to add to the list, the natural function of fallen leaves is critical to the health of a forest.  A balance that can be too easily disrupted…

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