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.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 @ 7:30pm
301 Walnut St., Lawrenceburg
The Oxbow, Inc. Office
The widely accepted legacy assigned to the passenger pigeon is one grounded in loss and remorse. While the loss of what was perhaps once the most abundant avian species on the planet is profound and the regret of this loss is reasonable, it has limited utility today. It also has the danger of framing the perception of individuals so that no other possibility for this species lasting legacy can be envisioned. Join Dan Marsh (Director of Education and Volunteer Programs at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden) as he shares a more positive legacy. One in which this extinction event is considered as a turning point in our history that led to broad and systemic wildlife and resource conservation action 100 years ago. A legacy that continues to fuel conservation action today.
Early Fall Migrant Shorebirds & Waders
Friday Evening, August 21, 2015, *6:30 PM
Meet in the upper Oxbow parking lot at the main entrance to the Oxbow.
Co-Leader: Jack Stenger, (513) 503-3389, firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Leader: Jay Stenger, (513) 522-8147, email@example.com
*Note that this is an evening field trip.
A few years ago, in an attempt to beat the heat of the August “dog days”, we began scheduling our August field trips in the evening. For several reasons this trip has become quite popular so we will continue the tradition. The focus of this trip will be birds, specifically early fall migrants through the Oxbow. That’s right, I did say fall. While the calendar and temperature tells us it is still late summer, the southbound fall migration of shorebirds, long-legged waders (herons & egrets) and several other species begins quite early and will be well under way by this date. So come out and join our trip leaders, father and son team Jay and Jack Stenger, for what should be a pleasant summer evening in the Oxbow. These two guys are skilled and veteran birders who know the area inside and out.
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