Oxbow, Inc.

 

Protecting and Preserving Wetlands

Programs

To reach the Oxbow, Inc. office take Highway US 50 west from the #16 exit off I-275.  Pass the Hollywood Casino exit and turn left at the second stop light onto Walnut St. 301 Walnut is on the right side at the second stoplight at the corner of Walnut and Center Streets.  Free parking is available on Walnut St., Center St., and in the parking lot behind the building.  All meetings are at The Oxbow, Inc. Office, 301 Walnut St., Lawrenceburg unless otherwise noted.

 

There will not be a program in December

 

Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 7:30 PM

Lindsey Vansandt, DVM, PhD—Lions, Tigers and Brazil?

Lindsey works for the Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. She will talk about her recent travels to Brazil with other CREW members to conserve Latin American felids (animals in the cat family) and specifically to work with jaguars and tigrinas. CREW has partnered with Associação Mata Ciliar (AMC) for 16 years. AMC, founded in 1987, is a non-profit organization that promotes the conservation of over 300 plant and animal species and is dedicated to developing projects for conservation. AMC’s Centro Brasileiro para a Conservação Dos Felinos Neotropicalis (Brazilian Neo-Tropical Feline Conservation Center) is the largest feline conservation center in the country, which houses eight of the ten cats endemic to Latin America. Habitat loss and poaching have threatened most of these species with extinction in all or part of their natural ranges.

Field Trips

Unless otherwise indicated, all trips start at the upper Oxbow parking lot. To reach the upper Oxbow parking area, go south on US Hwy 50 from the I-275 #16 exit. In about 200 yards, turn left (east) at the edge of the Shell/Subway and go over the levee to where the road T’s with a fence directly in front of you. Turn right and go to the Oxbow entrance sign. Turn left into the Oxbow. The upper parking area is immediately on the right.

 

 

2017 Ohio River “Oxbow” Christmas Bird Count

Sponsored by the National Audubon Society

Supported by Oxbow Inc.

When: Saturday, December 16, 2017, 7:45 am.

Where: Meet at the Shawnee Lookout Park upper boat ramp parking lot.

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

There will not be a “regular” Oxbow field trip in December. Come out and get your monthly Oxbow fix by joining count compiler Jack Stenger on this annual holiday bird count (also known as the Oxbow Christmas Bird Count) which censuses winter bird populations in a 15-mile diameter circle, which includes the Oxbow area, Shawnee Lookout Park and most of Dearborn County Indiana. Everyone is invited to participate regardless of skill level. There is no participation fee. You can request the area you would like to census. You can participate all day, for just a couple of hours or just by staying home and counting the birds at your feeders if you live in the count area. Christmas Bird Counts are a lot of fun and always turn up some interesting finds. The data collected from this citizen/science effort goes into a historical database that is used in all sorts of bird related projects. If you have any questions feel free to contact Jack. If you plan on participating please contact Jack and let him know to expect you (for coverage and planning purposes).

_____________________________________________

Christmas Bird Counts:

You may also be interested in these other local National Audubon Society Christmas Bird Counts. If interested contact the count compilers for more information.

Cincinnati Christmas Bird Count

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Co-Compiler Jay Stenger, (513) 522-8147, jaystenger@cinci.rr.com

Co-Compiler Jack Stenger, (513) 503-3389, jackstenger@gmail.com

Western Hamilton County Christmas Bird Count

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Compiler Ned Keller, (513) 349-3369, nedkeller49@gmail.com

East Fork Christmas Bird Count

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

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

Hamilton-Fairfield Christmas Bird Count

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Compiler Mike Busam, (513) 755-0057, mbusam@gmail.com

For more information on Audubon Society Christmas Bird Counts visit the following website:

https://www.audubon.org/conservation/science/christmas-bird-count