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APR 23, – A Spring Warbler Refresher, Dave Russell,


APR 23, – A Spring Warbler Refresher, Dave Russell, Department of Biology, Miami University

Dave RussellJoin Dr. David Russell for an evening of entertainment as he regales us about neo-tropical migrants with pointers and clues on how to best identify the wood warblers, harbingers of spring, that pass through our region every spring. This program will take place at the Chilsolm Historic Famstesd, MetroParks Butler County, 2070 Woodsdale Rd, Trenton, OH, Tuesday, April 23 at 7-9pm. 

Sunday, April 28, 2019- Hunter/Huffmeier Property


This will be another delightful visit to the rural Indiana property of our hosts, Kathy Hunter and Ron Huffmeier. The land, located just to the west of Brookville Lake, features stunning old-growth forest along with open grassy areas and lovely streams. We are sure to find a nice variety of birds while walking through this attractive setting. Pack a lunch, and we will dine on the deck of Kathy and Ron’s home overlooking the woods. We’ll leave at 8:00 a.m. from west end of the Wal Mart parking lot (on US 27, north of Oxford) and return to Oxford after lunch.

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Oxford Takes Action: Climate Summit


The League of Women Voters of Oxford  is sponsoring a public meeting on April 10, 7:30 PM, for community members to learn about and to get involved with local initiatives dealing with the crisis of climate change. Location: the Presbyterian Seminary Building, Corner of Church and Poplar Streets. Audubon Miami Valley will be participating in the in the event.



Audubon Miami Valley will host a habitat restoration project for Earth Day on Saturday, April 27, 9am-noon, pizza lunch. We will remove invasive plants in the Big Woods Nature Preserve. Gloves and tools will be provided. Bring your own water bottle. Wear long pants and sturdy shoes!

Directions:  Take Brown Road (College Ave.) out of Oxford to Hueston Woods State Park.  Go straight ahead at intersection with the Main Loop Road and follow signs to Sugar House parking area. Email:


April 8, 2019 Presenter: Nancy Ferguson Robinson, Giant Panda Conservation and the Global Goals for Sustainability”


Nancy Ferguson Robinson will join us to discuss Giant Panda conservation and her role as an envoy to the United Nations Development Programme. Giant Panda conservation has faced long odds due to many factors including panda biology, habitat loss, and captive care practices which were less than optimal. In January 2017, Nancy traveled to China to learn about the challenges of Giant Panda conservation, spend time with Giant Pandas and scientists and the caregivers working to save the species, and understand the role of Giant Pandas as ambassadors of hope for the Global Goals.  Join us for a conversation about the Global Goals and the relationship between human needs, global partnerships, and species survival.

Nancy Ferguson Robinson is currently the Director of Counseling Services for Miami University’s Middletown Regional Campus and is a Visiting Faculty member in Social Work.  From 1993-2004 Nancy’s work focused upon good health, gender equality and violence prevention as director of a regional rape crisis center, which also provided web-based consultation and information for people from 92 nations.   Her background includes consultation for the Peace Corps and Ministry of Health in Dominica, West Indies.   Nancy also worked as a naturalist educator/program Leader at the Cincinnati Zoo for six years, teaching adult and child visitors about wildlife conservation, biodiversity and animal adaptations.

AMV will meet on the second Monday of February, March, April and May (2019) in the 2nd floor conference room of the Lebanon Citizens National Bank (LCNB) building, 30 West Park Place, Oxford, OH. These meetings are free and open to the public, and begin at 7:30 pm. Accessible by stairs or elevator.



MARCH 30, 2019, 10 AM – 5 PM


Event opens 10:00am- 5:00pm
Live birds from Hueston Woods State Park 11:00am
Bird activities ongoing
Awards ceremony Grades K-4, 12:45-1:15pm
Chris Rowland: Puppet show 1:30pm
Awards ceremony grades 5-12, 2:45-3:15pm

Saturday, March 23, 2019- Spring Valley Wildlife Area


Spring Valley Wildlife Area is situated in the gently rolling agricultural region of southwest Ohio just east of the Little Miami River. This 842-acre preserve contains a wonderful variety of habitats. Its bird list features more than 230 species. Of special note is one of the largest and most easily accessed marshes in the area. Other notable habitats include mature hardwoods, brushy hedgerows, croplands, and overgrown fields. The wetlands comprise about 150 acres and are encircled by an easily traversable trail. A boardwalk allows excellent access to the marsh without disturbing the delicate ecosystem. Expert naturalist Sam Fitton will lead this trip, which will leave at 7:30 a.m. from the TJ Maxx parking lot (on Locust Street across from McDonald’s) and return to Oxford in the afternoon. Pack a lunch if desired and bring binoculars if possible.

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