Nature Walk

  • July 18, 2021
  • 8:00 AM
  • 17160-17278 Reardon Dr, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Organization: Oxbow, Inc.

Nature Walk—Sunday, July 18, 2021, 8:00 am

Co-Leaders: Denis Conover, (513) 641-3651, conovedg@hotmail.com and Jack Stenger,

(513) 503-3389, jackstenger@gmail.com

This field trip will focus on plants found in the Oxbow, especially prairie plants, which will be in bloom now. Join our trip leaders, Dr. Denis Conover and Jack Stenger, for a summer morning walk in the Oxbow. Denis, an Oxbow, Inc. advocate and board member, a UC professor, and a skilled botanist and naturalist, has conducted vascular plant surveys in the Oxbow since 1997 identifying over 400 species in the Oxbow proper. Jack is also an Oxbow Inc. advocate and board member and is a skilled and expert birder and all-around naturalist.

Denis and Jack plan to look at the diversity of plants found in the Oxbow and help us identify the plants we see, explain their ecology, and answer our questions. Denis and Jack will also give attention to the birds and other wildlife we certainly will see during our walk. The abundant breeding birds of the Oxbow should still be obvious and vocal on this date. Be prepared for a lot of walking, however, the pace will be slow and over flat terrain with many stops to view plants and birds. Denis and Jack are planning two legs for this field trip. Leg One will be spent exploring the areas around Oxbow and Osprey Lakes for a few hours. Leg one of the trip ends here, so feel free to head home at this point.

Leg two of the trip is optional, and all are welcome to continue. Be warned that it will be a long hike and Denis and Jack plan to walk all the way down to the confluence of the Great Miami and Ohio Rivers.  

Wear long pants and boots for walking in tall grass and possibly mud. July will likely be hot, so water, a hat, sunscreen, and insect repellent may make your trip more comfortable. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Denis or Jack.

Unless otherwise indicated, ALL TRIPS start at the upper Oxbow parking lot. To reach the upper Oxbow parking area, go south on US Hwy 50 from the I-275 #16 exit. In about 200 yards, turn left (east) at the edge of the Circle K (between the Circle K and Waffle House) and go over the levee to where the road T’s with a fence directly in front of you. Turn right and go to the Oxbow entrance sign. Turn left into the Oxbow. The upper parking area is immediately on the right.  You can also use Google Maps and search for "Oxbow Nature Conservancy".

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