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".
Sunday, January 18, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm - Our first Snowshoeing event! And if there isn't enough snow, then come and enjoy walking over the trails. From the most recent forecast we might conclude that there will be at least a little cover, which will be great for seeing tracks. Call Rona at 978-779-2259 to let her know you're interested in coming. Wear warm and waterproof footwear.
Tuesday, January 20, starting at 9:30 am -
Susan Fly and Donna Mackie, will lead a walk on the Oxbow N. W. Refuge. Gather at 9:30 am in the parking lot at the end of Still River Depot Road in Harvard for a two-hour leisurely walk while looking for birds, otters and other creature signs along the way. Susan and Donna are experienced trackers. Please, dress warmly and wear sturdy boots with good traction for the possibly slippery trails. Bringing a drink and a snack is recommended.
Phone Rona at 978-779-2259 before setting out.
Last minute change:
Our Annual First Day of the Year Walk - Thursday, January 1, at 1:00 pm, not 12:00.
Come and join us for our popular, leisurely walk on the trails in the Oxbow's southern section. We'll start from the refuge's parking lot at the end of Still River Depot Road in Harvard. Wear comfortable hiking boots. Bring snowshoes or skis if the conditions merit those. Program Sponsored by the Friends of the Oxbow N.W.R. and the Lancaster Community Center.