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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Oxbow Fall Clean-Up

 

November 1 , 9am-noon

 

We need volunteers for clearing invasives and picking up summer trash!

 

Pizza at NOON!

 

contact Kani Meyer: kaniau@yahoo.com

 Programs

 Field Trips

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 @ 7:30pm

301 Walnut St., Lawrenceburg

The Oxbow, Inc. Office

 

"Stuff seen while hunting Ohio's hognose snakes." Al Winstel and his brother have gone a on a couple (unsuccessful for hognoses) hunts this year at Kelley's Island and Oak Openings, but saw a lot of other stuff, including patent leather beetles which are insects with a most complex acoustic language. Al does have some hognose pics from past years and different areas so this all promises to be a great naturalist program.

 

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 8:00 a.m.

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

Leader: Darlena Graham, (859) 653-7223, darlena@fuse.net

 

October is a beautiful time of the year and fall color should be near peak by mid-month. October is also a great month from a birding perspective, as fall migration will be in full swing. Various species or families of birds migrate at different times during the protracted fall migration. Depending on the species, this could occur anytime from August through mid December. October is interesting because so many of these various movements overlap or converge during this month. Waterfowl migration is just getting started while shorebird migration is beginning to wind down. Some summering and migrant songbirds (such as warblers) are still lingering and at the same time many of our winter residents are returning in force. Raptors (hawks & eagles) are on the move throughout the month.

 

The various habitats of the Oxbow and the lower Great Miami River valley are a great place to see this diversity. Our trip leader Darlena is another skilled and expert birder and knows the birds and the area as well as anyone. So come out and join her as she leads us on what should be a crisp autumn morning walk through the Oxbow looking for this “mixed bag” of migrants and residents. This trip should end a bit before noon. Feel free to contact Darlena if you have any questions.

 


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WHAT DO YOU THINK?

 

The OKI Regional Council of Governments is updating a policy plan to improve quality of life and service to the public in southwest Ohio, northern Kentucky, and southeast Indiana, and they want to hear from you. Issues in the plan affect everyday life in the region, such as congestion on roadways, the attractiveness of communities for business and job creation, housing for all ages, income levels and family types and adequate water and sewer facilities. The draft plan and questions to invite feedback are available on-line. To find out more and share your opinions, visit www.howdowegrow.org


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

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