Join Ann Geise, Kathy McDonald, Teri Gilligan and others for a walk in the Oxbow to look for a variety of butterflies in various stages of their life cycle. Besides adult butterflies nectaring on flowers, we will also identify host plants and hope to find eggs and caterpillars.
Late summer sees several species of butterflies, normally found to the south of us, move into the area. Southern Dogface, Little Yellow, Dainty Sulphur, Checkered Skipper and several more unusual species are all possible. If it’s a hot, dry summer there tend to be more southern migrants.
Meet in the main Oxbow parking lot. Walking is on dirt roads, some rock and gravel, so sturdy footwear is advised. There are no restroom facilities in the Oxbow. There is little shade on the paths, so water and a hat or umbrella is advised. Binoculars are useful but not required to get a good look at the beautiful butterflies that make Oxbow their home.
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”.