Guided walks, tracking, vernal pool programs, turtle program, bird walks, frog surveys, monarch butterfly tagging, fotofun-a-thon, art programs, nighthawk watch, Christmas bird count, cross country skiing and snowshoeing.
For all programs and further information plus reservation, please contact Rona Balco per phone - 978-779-2259.
For information on birds, visit our "Tips and Links" and "Educational Programs".
If you are interested in volunteering, we need you! Contact Rona Balco at (978) 779-2259.
View the Calendar for a quick update of our current programs.For attending events and for information regarding directions and parking, contact Rona at 978-779-2259. We urge you to leave your telephone number with her or email Ada at email@example.com to enable us to reach you in case of cancellation of the program.
Friday, March 18 at 2:00 pm: What is a vernal pool and who lives there? And what is Big Night? Learn about life in vernal pools and the insects, salamanders and frogs, snakes, turtles and other animals that depend on these bodies of water through a puppet show created by artist Rona Balco. This program is geared to kids but all are welcome. Children need to be accompanied by a responsible adult. The program will take place at the Lancaster Community Center, 39 Harvard Road, (behind the library), Lancaster, MA. For more information, phone Rona at 978-779-2259. A field trip to a vernal pool will be scheduled at a future date, and will depend on the weather. These programs are presented by the Friends of the Oxbow NWR, co-sponsored by the Lancaster Community Center.
Saturday, April 2 and Saturday, April 9: about 6:45 pm. (Rain dates: Sunday 3 and 10). Join Friends of the Oxbow N.W.R. for a spring sunset while listening to and watching (hopefully) the courtship flight of the American woodcock. Males spiral high in the air and dive back to the grassy field to attract females. Location: Partway down Still River Depot Road in Harvard at the large NWR sign on the right. Some walking might be necessary if the woodcocks decide to court at another favorite site further down. Be prepared for possibly muddy trails. Bring binoculars.For more information, contact Don MacFarlane at 978-897-7567.