Protecting and Preserving Wetlands
Early settlers on this continent found the forests and grasslands interspersed with swamps, ponds, and marshes. But now 55% of America's wetlands have been drained and we still lose more than 400,000 acres of wetlands every year.
Please come out this spring and help us do a
Spring Cleaning in the Oxbow
Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to noon
We will supply gloves, trash bags and water.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 @ 7:30pm
301 Walnut St., Lawrenceburg
The Oxbow, Inc. Office
Have you ever wondered what the great Ohio Wilderness really looked like before European settlement in the 18th century? Fortunately some of the first naturalists, explorers, Indian captives and missionaries from that time left vivid descriptions in journals. They described the vast pristine beauty of the land and rivers, the immense trees, remarkable wildlife and native people. Mary Louise Holt has created a series of paintings based on the colorful descriptions from those original journals. Travel back through time with the artist as she takes you into this wilderness with compelling stories and images from her paintings.
Spring Waterfowl Migration
Sunday, March 2, 2014, 8:00 am.
Meet: Meet in the upper Oxbow parking lot at the main entrance just beyond the cement plant
Leader: Joe Bens, (513) 353-4229, email@example.com
March in the Oxbow means ducks as spring waterfowl migration reaches its peak during this month. The Oxbow has historically been a magnet for migrating birds, but especially so for waterfowl. So it goes without saying that the primary focus of any March field trip in the Oxbow has to be ducks (and geese). As one of Oxbow’s long standing motto’s state, “The Duck Stops Here”. So shake off your cabin fever and join our trip leader Joe Bens on this morning trip. Joe is an expert birder and original Oxbow member and he doesn’t miss much in the field. We expect many species of ducks and geese, but many other early spring migrants should also be found and Bald Eagles reach peak numbers during March. March also brings rain and potential flooding to the Oxbows bottoms so some areas can become inaccessible during this month. Joe will adjust his plans of access accordingly on the day of the trip. So catch “spring fever” and expect to see a variety of birds and other wildlife. Dress accordingly for late winter and expect some mud on your shoes. Feel free to contact Joe if you have any questions regarding this trip.
For information on Birdathon 2014 click here.
Click on the Image Below for a Local Map of the Oxbow
Please email comments and suggestions to Kani Meyer at firstname.lastname@example.org