The Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge is an integral part of a nationwide network of 553 refuges maintaining approximately 100 million acres of land and water dedicated to the protection of the nation's wildlife resources. These over 1500 acres of river, wetland and forest are home to a wide variety of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and many other animals plus plants, including several threatened or endangered species. The refuge is an important stopover point for migratory birds. Continued on "About Oxbow Nat'l Refuge".
February 2016 Programs:
Our planned Tracking program scheduled for Sunday, February 14, has been canceled due to the very cold and blustery weather expected for the day. Instead, there will be a snowshoeing event on Sunday, February 28, from 10:00 - 12:00, weather permitting. Donna Mackie, out tracker, will try to join us and share her knowledge on the signs of animal life we will see. Gather at the parking lot of the new Pavilion on Hospital Road in Devens. (From Rt 2, go north on Jackson Road , turn left on Givry Road. Givry Road curves to the left and becomes Hospital Road. The Oxbow Refuge Pavilion is a little further on the left and before the Nashua River. If the weather seems unfavorable, call Rona at 978-779-2259 to find out if the event is taking place or not.
On Friday, March 4, the first of our two programs on Vernal Pools will take place, starting at 7:00 pm. This indoor program will include a puppet show. Location to be announced. The second program will be a field trip to a vernal pool. The date at this point is unknown, since that depends on the weather.Go to Events and Programs and Educational Programs for more information!