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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Fall Clean-Up in the Oxbow

 

Please join us for our fall cleaning in the Oxbow.  We will pick up trash and/or attack invasives.

 

October 29, 2016

9am-noon

 

Pizza afterwards!!!!!

 

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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, August 9, 7:30pm

Oxbow, Inc. Office

301 Walnut ST., Lawrenceburg, IN

 

Dr Wayne Wauligman will report on "The Breeding Birds of the Oxbow Area and Southwestern Ohio." Wayne has photos and information on the changes occurring with breeding birds, especially with range expansion or shifts.

 

Field Trips

 

General Nature Diversity

Sunday, July 24, 2016, 8:00 a.m.

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

Leader: Joe Bens, (513) 353-4229, joebens@live.com

 

The theme of this trip will be a general nature walk. Join skilled naturalist Joe Bens for what will prove to be a very interesting summer morning visit into the Oxbow. Joe, an expert birder, also has a great knowledge of plants, butterflies and other wildlife and is the perfect guide for a general nature trip.

 

Many breeding birds will still be around on this date but they can become less conspicuous in the late summer. July also marks the beginning of shorebird migration in the Oxbow area and by this date, while not at peak, some can be expected. Heron and egret numbers will begin building up around this time and it is a good time of the year to find one of the rarer species such as Little Blue Heron or Snowy Egret. Joe has a great interest in butterflies and many of those should be seen and identified. Joe will also point out some of the interesting flora found in the Oxbow. Joe expects to visit a couple of spots in the Oxbow proper and then move up to Lost Bridge to see what we can find along the Great Miami River and nearby ponds.

 

Temperatures can soar at this time of year and by 11:00 AM we can expect it will be quite hot. Because of this the trip will probably end around this time. Since this is the middle of summer, Joe suggests bringing sunscreen, insect repellant and water to make your visit more comfortable. Feel free to contact Joe if you have any questions.