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".
Sketching in Nature Saturday, August 26, from 10:00 – 12:00 or later– Rain or Shine; Oxbow N. W. Refuge, Bill Ashe Pavilion, 80 Hospital Road, Devens Come for the second in our series of Arts at the Oxbow, a fun, informative event. Pre-registration is appreciated: Rona: 978-779-2259; Ada: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, see Events and Programs.
Our yearly Nighthawk Watch will take place on Saturday, August 19 and 26, and September 2, from about 5:15 pm until sunset. Rain dates are the following Sundays. Meet near the end of Still River Depot Road in Harvard, MA, on the way to the entrance to the Oxbow N.W. Refuge. There will be a sign. You can park along the road. For more details, see Events and Programs. Contact Don MacFarlane at (978) 897-7567 for additional information.
Monarch Butterfly Walk Saturday, September 16, from 3:00 to 5:00 Rain date: Sunday 17. This popular event is finally back, thanks to the increased number of monarch butterflies this year. Park along Still River Depot Road close to the entrance to the parking lot. There will be a sign. Pre-registering at 978-779-2259 is appreciated.
Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Oxbow NWR - Sunday, October 1, 1:00 - 3:00. This event will be held at the Fish & Wildlife's Bill Ashe Facility in Devens and is free and open to all. Keep the date open for this. There will be a fascination program on "The Secret Life of the Black Bear", walks starting after 3:00, and displays, following the short annual business meeting. For more information, see Events and Programs.