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".
Thursday, October 13, 2016; beginning at 6:30pm: Annual Board Meeting of the Friends of the Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge. The Annual Meeting is open to the public. On the agenda is an overview of the past year given by the president of this Friends group, Rona Balco, voting by members of the Friends Oxbow NWR on the slate of board members up for reelection or new to the position and on the list of officers. We are currently looking for more nature enthusiasts interested in the work of a Friends group of a Wildlife Refuge to help preserve these national treasures. There are many opportunities for people with diverse skills. The Annual Meeting will be held in Lancaster at the Lancaster Community Center on 717 Main Street, and will be followed by the regular monthly meeting. Come and join us. Tell us about wishes, joys and concerns for the Oxbow Refuge.
Thursday November 3rd, 6:00-8:00pm
We are very lucky in having Tim Puopolo, who currently works for Fish &Wildlife, present his unique and popular program about owls.
“Discover the secret world of owls! Owls are active in establishing their winter territory in the fall, so this is a great time to go on the prowl. Come and learn about the life strategy of these stealth predators and their role in the ecosystem and society. After the indoor part of the program, we'll go on a moonlit hike and attempt to lure the owls to us. The event will end with stories around the campfire. Dress for the weather! This presentation will take place at Oxbow's new Visitor Facility located at 80 Hospital Rd. in Devens, MA. Space is limited so RSVP to Tim (email@example.com). All ages welcome.”"Events and Programs" and "Educational Programs" might provide more information!