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October & The winter Month events at Oxley nature center 

October 2019 

5 October “Saturday Morning Birding” Ages:  All

Saturday, 8:00-9:45 a.m.

Free, Registration not required

 

Join us for birding at Oxley. All skill levels are welcome. Bring binoculars if you have them.

 

12 October “Junior Naturalists” Ages:  8-12 years

Saturday, 10:00-12:30 p.m.

Registration is required    Free for Members, Non-members $5 per session.

Meet at the Fawn Grove at Oxley.

 

Come join the Junior Naturalists at Oxley Nature Center for a morning of adventure and nature connection! Guided by the changing seasons and our own curiosity, we will hike, journal, tell stories, play games, craft, learn wilderness skills, and practice good park stewardship. Come to all our meetings or the one that fits

your schedule.

 

13 October “Full Hunter’s Moon Walk” Ages:  All

Sunday, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

$3 for members, $5 for non-members

 

The days are growing shorter and the sky is growing dark a little earlier each day. Join us to hunt for crepuscular creatures that step out into the night. The moon rises at 4:07 p.m.

 

14 October “Natural Babies: “Whooo’s There?” Ages:  1-5 + caregiver

Monday, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Registration is required     Free for Members, Non-members $5 per session.

 

Who is awake at night and who is awake during the day?  When do you sleep? We will discuss who is diurnal or nocturnal.  On our walk we will keep our eyes open to see if we can find nests or burrows where animals could be hiding.

 

19 October “Butterfly Walk” Ages:  All

Saturday, 10:30-noon

Free, Registration not required

 

Join us for the last butterfly walk of the year. All skill levels are welcome. Bring binoculars if you have them.

 

26 October “Botany Walk” Ages:  All

Saturday, 10:30-noon

Free, Registration not required

 

The season is changing, and days are becoming shorter. How does this affect plant life? Join us for the botany walk at Oxley to find out!

November 2019

2 November “Saturday Morning Birding” Ages:  All

Saturday, 8:00-9:45 a.m.

Free, Registration not required

 

Join us for birding at Oxley. All skill levels are welcome. Bring binoculars if you have them.

 

2 November “Members Cookout and Hayride” Ages:  All

Saturday, 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Oxley Members Only, Registration is required (Call 918-596-9054 by October 28 to register)

 

Fabulous company, glowing lanterns, live music, hotdogs, potluck dishes and s’mores around a bonfire, followed by a hayride:  all equal, a fantastic evening with friends! Won’t you join us?

 

9 November “Junior Naturalists” Ages:  8-12 years

Saturday, 10:00-12:30 p.m.

Registration is required    Free for Members, Non-members $5 per session.

Meet at the Fawn Grove at Oxley.

 

Come join the Junior Naturalists at Oxley Nature Center for a morning of adventure and nature connection! Guided by the changing seasons and our own curiosity, we will hike, journal, tell stories, play games, craft, learn wilderness skills, and practice good park stewardship. Come to all our meetings or the one that fits

your schedule.

 

12 November “Full Beaver Moon Walk” Ages:  All

Tuesday, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

$3 for members, $5 for non-members

 

According to folklore, this moon is named for the beavers that are becoming increasingly active as they prepare for winter. Will we see them swimming along Coal Creek, or hear them slapping their tails on the water?

 

18 November “Natural Babies! Preparing for Fall?” Ages:  1- 5 + caregiver

Monday, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Registration is required     Free for Members, Non-members $5 per session.

 

The trees are getting ready for winter.  We will talk about how plants prepare for the cold weather and shorter days.  During our walk we will collect some acorns to create a pendant.

 

23 November “Botany Walk” Ages:  All

Saturday, 10:30-noon

Free, Registration not required

 

Are some leaves still clinging to trees? Have all the seeds dispersed? Join us for our botany walk at Oxley to find out!

December 2019 

Oxley Nature Center and Redbud Valley Nature Preserve are closed:

Tuesday, December 24, and Wednesday, December 25 and Wednesday, December 31 

 

7 December “Saturday Morning Birding” Ages:  All

Saturday, 8:00-9:45 a.m.

Free, Registration not required

 

Join us for birding at Oxley. All skill levels are welcome. Bring binoculars if you have them.

 

9 December “Natural Babies: “Celebrating the Cold!” Ages:  1-5 + caregiver

Monday, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Registration is required     Free for Members, Non-members $5 per session.

 

The holidays are coming, a time of celebration. Let’s explore how we celebrate this season. How do we and the animals spend our time during the cold? We’ll take a walk and then create a snow globe to take home.

 

11 December “Full Cold Moon Walk” Ages:  All

Wednesday, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

$3 for members, $5 for non-members

 

Brrrrrr.  The days are short, leading to frosty cold nights. If it is still, the sounds will carry on the air, across the prairie and through the rattling dry leaves of the red oaks. What experiences will tonight’s adventure bring?

 

14 December “Junior Naturalists” Ages:  8-12 years

Saturday, 10:00-12:30 p.m.

Registration is required    Free for Members, Non-members $5 per session.

Meet at the Fawn Grove at Oxley.

 

Come join the Junior Naturalists at Oxley Nature Center for a morning of adventure and nature connection! Guided by the changing seasons and our own curiosity, we will hike, journal, tell stories, play games, craft, learn wilderness skills, and practice good park stewardship. Come to all our meetings or the one that fits

your schedule.

 

28 December “Botany Walk” Ages:  All

Saturday, 10:30-noon

Free, Registration not required

 

What happens to plant life during these colder winter days? Join us for the botany walk at Oxley to find out!

 

31 “Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration!” Ages:  All

Tuesday, 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Registration is required 48 hours in advance of program. Spaces are limited.

$5 for members, $8 for non-members

 

We will take an evening hike to welcome in the coming of a New Year! We will follow this by warming up in front of a bonfire or fireplace to share stores. Hot chocolate, apple cider and fixings for s’mores will be available. Come celebrate with us!