Skywatch Friday – A Family Walk at Oxley Nature Center


Last Friday the family decided to go for walk at Tulsa’s Mary K. Oxley Nature Center. One of the best kept secrets in Tulsa. Acres and acres of trails, woods, marsh, lakes, and meadows and hardly anybody ever visits it.


Well somebody had been visiting. We saw a few of these in the park but they didn’t look like they had been used.


I love the big and small ponds, lakes, and streams on the property.


It looked like some beavers had been hard at work.


A sign needs either replacing or fetched.


A nice surprise were some pelicans. They were cruising about. The geese seemed a little put off their visitors.


Heather taking in the view near the photo blind.


Yep, I’m a lucky guy is what I think.


Heather and our gentle giant of a son, Logan checking out some storm damage from last year.

And here is our route. About 3 miles and a good mix of woods, open land, and water. We saw nobody else during our three miles.

I’m linking with Skywatch Friday this week.

19 thoughts on “Skywatch Friday – A Family Walk at Oxley Nature Center

  1. Driller's Place

    There have been a myriad of trails built in NW Arkansas the past few years. You can actually bike from the town square in Fayetteville to the town square in Bentonville by way of a paved trail system. There are several hiking trails and “off-road” bike trails in Bella Vista. I’m going to have to take advantage of some of them very soon. I am so glad that you always take a camera with you.

  2. Eileen

    Hello, the nature center walk looks nice. I like the White Pelicans. You have a lovely family.

    Enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

  3. Alexa T

    What a wonderful family walk!! So lovely aspects captured, as well! Nature is amazing; the birds are stunning! Have a very nice day and weekend, too!

  4. Peter B

    I love areas like this where not too many people visit, and you never know what you might find! You are indeed a lucky man… good looking family!

  5. Alana

    Again, over 30 years since I’ve been to the Tulsa area. I’d love to see where you were walking in the springtime. I read your commenter writing about Fayetteville with great interest, as I lived there for a few months in 1982 and worked there for nearly 5 years. We returned for a visit in 2013 and things had changed so much. But we found some of those Fayetteville trails and walked them. I would love to go back one day.

  6. Cathy Kennedy

    Alan, looks like a nice spot for a winter walk. I always think of pelicans being near the ocean but in Oklahoma? It sounds like someone took a wrong turn. 🙂 Our son is taller than both of us. He stands 6’4″ that’s more than a foot taller than me and he’s six inches taller than his dad. I feel like a shrimp next to him. 🙂 Have a good day!

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