Our leader for this Oxbow walk will be long time Oxbow Inc. advocate Denis Conover. Denis is an Oxbow Inc. board member, a UC professor, and skilled botanist and naturalist. It should be no surprise then that this field trip will focus on the diverse plants found in the Oxbow area. Denis is a well rounded naturalist with many interests in nature and will not neglect noting the birds and other wildlife we are sure to see during the walk.
Denis certainly knows the plants in the Oxbow area as he has conducted vascular plant surveys in the Oxbow since 1997 and to date has identified over 400 species in the Oxbow proper. Breeding bird activity will be at peak on this date also. So why not come out and join Denis for what should be a pleasant summer morning walk in the Oxbow.
While the walking will mostly be slow and over flat terrain, Denis says that participants should be prepared for a lot of walking and suggests wearing long pants and boots for walking in tall grass and possibly mud (it is the Oxbow after all). June can be hot, so you might also consider bringing sunscreen and water to insure a comfortable trip. If you have any questions feel free to contact Denis.
To reach the Oxbow, take I-275 to the Lawrenceburg, Indiana exit. Turn left onto U.S. 50 at the end of the exit ramp, and proceed about a hundred yards. Turn left onto an unmarked road just past the Shell station. Turn right at the “T” intersection, then left to the meeting spot at the next “T”.