Oxbow, Inc.

 

Protecting and Preserving Wetlands

P.O. Box 4172, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Vanishing Wetlands

A Special Place for Wildlife
Birth of an Organization
In the summer of 1985, political and business leaders announced plans to create a major new port authority and build a 700-acre commercial barge shipping center on this floodplain.
The Oxbow is a broad floodplain where the Great Miami River empties into the Ohio. This area where three states - Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky - come together, is near Lawrenceburg, Indiana, seventeen miles downstream from Cincinnati.

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.

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Get Ready for

 

Birdathon 2017

 

May 12-13, 2017

 

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Click on the Image Below for a Local Map of the Oxbow

 

Please email comments and suggestions to Kani Meyer at kaniau@yahoo.com

 

 

Programs

 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Oxbow, Inc. Office

301 Walnut ST., Lawrenceburg, IN

 

Total Eclipse of the Sun, Coming Soon! Dr. Mark Fischer of North College Hill, Ohio, is a Professor of Physics at Mount St. Joseph University where he teaches physics, forensics, and astronomy. His research has involved the physics of fungal spore launch mechanisms. His free time is filled with family, music (two bands), and geocaching - which you may know from a previous Oxbow presentation. This time around, Dr. Fischer will tell us about the upcoming total eclipse of the sun, as well as introducing the physics of eclipses, and presenting us with information about historic eclipses and how they were viewed and interpreted.

 

 

 

 

 

Field Trips

 

Early Spring Waterfowl Migration

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2017

Time: 8:00 A.M.

Meet: In the upper Oxbow parking lot at the main entrance to the Oxbow

Leader: Jack Stenger, (513) 503-3389, jackstenger@gmail.com

 

Early spring waterfowl migration should be in full swing by this date and they will be the primary focus of this trip. However a diverse number of other early spring migrants and seasonal species are expected and will also be seen. It’s also a great time of year to find Bald Eagles and other raptors in the Oxbow. Our trip leader, Jack Stenger is a lifelong Oxbow Inc. advocate and is an expert birder and burgeoning naturalist. He has great bird finding abilities so expectations are high. Jack plans to move around to several spots in the Oxbow area depending on accessibility and water conditions as flooding is the norm in the Oxbow at this season.

 

So why not shake off your cabin fever and join Jack for what should be a productive morning of wildlife viewing in the Oxbow. Aside from seeing waterfowl and other birds, mud and cold weather is also guaranteed, so dress appropriately. This is a morning trip that should end before noon. Rest rooms are available nearby. Feel free to contact Jack if you have any questions regarding the trip.