oin our field trip leader Gary Stegner for a beautiful autumnal morning visit to the Oxbow. October may be the best time of year to be outdoors in terms of pleasant weather and natural beauty. Cool to mild temperatures are the norm and fall color is at peak and there seems to be a crispness in the air.

Birds are abundant at this season, as many different species are still migrating throughout the month. By the trip date waterfowl migration will be well underway, as well as many other species. Shorebirds, various water birds, raptors and a diversity of songbirds are all expected. The various habitats of the Oxbow and the lower Great Miami River valley are a great place to see the diversity of these migration patterns.

Gary Stegner, long time Oxbow member, experienced naturalist and skilled birder, plans to lead us to several spots in and around the Oxbow, looking for the “mixed bag” that fall migration can bring. This morning field trip will likely end around noon. Binoculars are necessary to see birds. Restrooms are available nearby. Contact Gary with any questions.

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 Circle K gas station. Turn right at the “T” intersection, then left to the meeting spot at the next “T”.

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