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Welcome! This site is provided by the Friends of Oxley Nature Center to share information about the Center, which is  operated by the City of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The Oxley Interpretive Building is open Mon-Sat 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. & Sun 12 noon - 4:30 p.m.

Gate and parking lot is open daily 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. except most City holidays.

Hiking trails are accessible during Mohawk Park hours, 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

There is a $2 fee per car entering Mohawk Park on weekends Apr-Oct unless you are a member of Oxley Nature Center or the Zoo.

Redbud Valley Nature Preserve: Closed every Mon & Tue; Open Wed-Sun 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Hiking after these hours is not allowed. Redbud Interpretive building is open Wed-Sun 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Oxley & Redbud are closed most City holidays.


Support The Friends of Oxley while shopping!

 If you shop at Amazon please click on the links here and the Friends of Oxley will receive a portion of your purchase. This applies to any product offered through Amazon!

Visit the Oxley Nature Center  Facebook page to see the latest news, photos and event info
 


Tulsa Parks Official Oxley Page

 

   

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July/August 2014 Newsletter

Volunteer Training Begins in Sept
 

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Volunteer Roundup

 

Have you considered volunteering a few hours of your time to a great cause? Do you enjoy nature? Join us August 14 for our Volunteer Roundup, at 10:00 a.m.-12 noon or 7:00-9:00 p.m. to learn more! We will have current volunteer staff available to answer questions, and you can take a short hike of the trails with a current volunteer naturalist guide. There are a variety of opportunities available. Please RSVP 918-669-6644."

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New Trail Maps

Published December 2013

 

Click Here for newly updated trail maps for Oxley, including the North Woods and trail descriptions.

 

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Donna Horton Retires After 30 Years

 

Join us Saturday, January 18, at Oxley Nature Center from 1:00-3:00 p.m. to celebrate Donna and the service she has given to so many over the past years. We'll be serving light refreshments and telling stories. Please bring your favorite story about Donna! This is a come and go event, and everyone is welcome.

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New Closures for Oxley Nature Center

 

Due to staff reduction and the City of Tulsa hiring freeze, we will be making some changes in out schedule in the new year.

Beginning in January, 2014 the Oxley Nature Center Interpretive Center will be closed on Sundays and Monday. It will also be necessary to cut some of our programs, We do not look forward to doing this!

We apologize for any inconvenience. Please bear with us during this time of hardship. We appreciate your support!

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Variegated Fritillary by Jim Thayer

Butterflies of Mohawk Park

Click here for information on the Butterflies of Mohawk Park, including a checklist compiled by Jim Thayer, and the latest butterfly count results. 

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New for the Nature Center’s Nature Store

Magic T-shirts!! Magic T-Shirts® are black and white indoors and burst into color in the sun. They return to black and white without the sun.

Click here to for more info on these new products!

New Book Titles and Audio Book/CD’s to Explore

 

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Attention Teachers!

Click here for information on school programs.

Oxley Nature Center just a few tour dates left for this spring, so call now to reserve a spot. Here is your chance to book an award-winning tour for your class. You may choose among several topics. The Riddle of the Woods is written for upper elementary students, and presents the lesson of energy flow from sun to producers to consumers to decomposers in the form of a mystery to be solved. A Pathfinder tour offers younger students the chance to earn a badge as they hone their observation skills. A General Discovery tour can be designed for any age, and may incorporate any natural history topic you wish to introduce or emphasize.

Call soon for available tour dates: 918-669-6644. You may talk with a staff naturalist between 10:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., or leave a voice mail message outside regular office hours. School tours are now $2 for each participant, and the Pathfinder badges cost $.70 cents each plus tax, about $.75 apiece. There is a possibility of financial assistance for bus expenses from a generous private donor; please ask your school’s parent-teacher organization first.

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Damselflies & Dragonflies of Oxley
Bill Carrell has compiled a checklist of the all damselflies and dragonflies observed at Oxley Nature Center.

And now, with the cooperation of the web site OdonataCentral, photos of all the species have been added to the checklist, along with links to species accounts.

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First known record of a Striped Saddlebags, Tramea calverti, in Oklahoma spotted at Oxley!
Click here for details.

Checklist of Damselflies & Dragonflies of Oxley Nature Center, compiled by Bill Carrell

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Damselflies & Dragonflies of Oxley
Bill Carrell has compiled a checklist of the all damselflies and dragonflies observed at Oxley Nature Center. The checklist is hosted at the TNC web site, and can be viewed by clicking here.

Newsletter Now Available in PDF Format
The Oxley Newsletter is now available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) Format.
Click here for the current and past issues.
If you would like to receive the newsletter via email instead of a hardcopy in the mail, please send you name and email address to John Kennington

The History of Redbud Valley
Amy Morris, going through the archives of  has assembled a wonderful history o the foundation of Redbud Valley. The article can be found here.

Have You Found an Injured or Orphaned Bird>
Click here for information from about what to do

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On-Line Membership Form Now Available!

If you would like to join the Friends of Oxley, or renew your membership, you can now do it on-line using your credit or debit card.

Click here for our new online membership application

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Volunteering

Volunteers are a vital part of our Nature Center. Our volunteer page describes the  many way you can contribute. If you know you're ready to help, you can go right to the volunteer application. Thank You!

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What Is An Easy Way To Support The Friends of Oxley?

By shopping at Amazon! If you enter Amazon through the links on our site, then The Friends of Oxley will receive a portion of your purchase. You still receive the normal excellent Amazon prices, and this applies to any product offered through Amazon, not just bird and nature books! So consider doing all your Amazon shopping through here to support Oxley Nature Center. Our original On-Line Nature Store is still available, and has a better selection of some items (such as bird feeders). 
And you can always come out to Oxley and shop the old-fashioned way!

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Deer Track  by Donna Horton



Information on School Fieldtrips

Contact Information

Telephone

918-669-6644

FAX

918-669-6653

Postal address

PO Box 150209, Tulsa, OK 74115

Electronic mail

General Information: Oxley@cityoftulsa.org

Webmaster: John Kennington

 

 

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