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".
Bird Walks! Saturday, May 7, and Saturday, May 21, starting at 7:00 am; Join experienced birders Dick and Peggy Knowlton on their annual, sought-after birding walks at the OxbowRefuge. Gather at the parking lot at the end of Still River Depot Road in Harvard. Bring binoculars, and, if possible, a field guide. Appropriate for birders of all levels.
Hidden Treasures 2016 – Sunday, May15 - 1:00 to 3:00 The Friends of the Oxbow NWR will participate in the “region-wide celebration of the natural, cultural and historical "treasures" located within the Freedom's Way National Heritage Area” through activities, displays and information at the Refuge’s new pavilion on 80 Hospital Road in Devens. Hidden Treasures 2016 is organized by Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area. All the events are free of charge. For more information, contact Rona Balco from the Friends of the Oxbow at 978-779-5081.
Come celebrate the Official Opening and Naming of the new Pavilion of the Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge at 80 Hospital Road in Devens on Friday, May 27. After some short presentations starting at 11:00, you will have the chance to explore what this part of the refuge has to offer, look at the newly installed display boards, travel on some of the trails, go down to the canoe/kayak dock, meet new people and enjoy some refreshments.Go to Events and Programs and Educational Programs for more information!