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January/February events at Oxley nature center 

January 2020 

4 January “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.


10 January “Full Wolf Moon Walk” Ages:  All

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

$3 for members, $5 for non-members


Our full moon walks are something to howl about! Start your New Year right with a night hike through a winter

wonderland. We’ll stalk quietly as wolves to discover the magic of woods and wetlands.


11 January “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 January “Natural Babies! Mid-Winter Magic” Ages:  1- 5 + caregiver

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

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


January is cold and marks the middle of the winter season.  How do you keep warm?  How do you think the animals are keeping warm?  We will walk the trails and see if there any of the hibernating animals are awake and looking for food.


25 January “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!

Spring Lecture Series 2020 

Oxley Nature Center offers a rich resource for nature related studies. Several schools and higher institutions use this area for a variety of studies. Please click on link below and learn about all the upcoming lectures being presented throughout the year starting in January of 2020!

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Seeds and Meadows: Enhancing Pollinator Habitat in Oklahoma

Improving the world for pollinators is a conservation action that almost everyone can do from planting a single pot of zinnias to enhancing wildflower diversity of an overgrazed pasture. Over the past few years, Priscilla Crawford has been collecting native seeds, planting meadows, and watching pollinators thrive at several project sites across Oklahoma. As the coordinator of the Oklahoma Native Seed Library and Oklahoma Natural Areas Registry, she is a partner with the Tribal Alliance for Pollinators, helping to improve the native seed sources for pollinator habitat enhancement projects across the state. She will talk about how you can get involved in pollinator conservation too!

Dr. Priscilla Crawford is a conservation biologist with the Oklahoma Biological Survey at the University of Oklahoma. She oversees the Oklahoma Natural Areas Registry and the annual Oklahoma citizen science event, BioBlitz.


Free for Members, volunteers and students, $5 for non-members Please call 918-596-9054 to register

Click here to download schedule & details about the lectures

February 2020 

Oxley Nature Center will be hosting a Volunteer Rendezvous on Thursday, February 13, 2020.

Potential volunteers who love nature and the outdoors are invited to an informational round table and short trail walk from 10:00 a.m. until noon or 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Join us to learn about the many different volunteer opportunities we have to offer. We will have question and answer sessions, staff and volunteer veterans to visit with, and refreshments. Afterward we will go on a short trail hike.
Opportunities include becoming a volunteer naturalist (leading tours for school children, night walks, scout troops and more), serving as a visitor center host, land and trail maintenance, hosting a traveling exhibit and marketing. All necessary training is provided.

We operate two facilities: Mary K. Oxley Nature Center and Redbud Valley Nature Preserve, with over 1000 acres of land that serve as a wildlife sanctuary and botanical preserve with over 10 miles of trails.
Help us to "Inspire the Wonder"! Please call 918-596-9054 to register.