Our World – Hiking Oxley Nature Center

Sunday afternooon, after Heather and I headed for Oxley Nature Center in north Tulsa for a little hiking. We were wanting something kind of flat with little rocks.


We’ve had a lot of rain in Tulsa this year and Oxley is kind of low, it is very low in fact. They have lots of swampy areas like above.


Oxley has a lot of color, green. Lots and lots of green with not much other colors. We found this bloom. I am having trouble IDing it. The number one ID on iNaturalist is “Multiflora rose” which is an invasive species. What do you think?


We found these butterflies as well. We think we are two of them and that they are Silvery Checkerspots. Sorry for the butterfly porn.


I like this shot, it doesn’t make me look so fat.


And here is Heather in on of Oxley’s tree tunnels. We ended up tramping a little over three and a half miles. I think we went over almost all the trails that were not muddy. We had a good time.

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11 thoughts on “Our World – Hiking Oxley Nature Center

  1. Stevenson Que

    Alan thank you for taking us all with you and Heather on your hike! I love the photos of nature and the photo of yourselves that you shared with us! Have fun and stay healthy!

  2. Sallie

    It looks quite a bit like where I walked with our daughter last week (well, if “with” is defined as at least six feet apart ). i hope that pretty little flower isn’t invasive…I hate when I find that out about something pretty! (It happens a lot in Florida).

  3. Eileen

    Hello, great capture of the butterflies, looks like a wonderful nature park for walking.
    Nice trail and boardwalk. Take care! Enjoy your day, have a happy new week ahead.

  4. Amy Franks

    Like you I’ve been trying to get out for more walks, some in amongst nature and some through town, it makes you feel good to get out doesn’t it

  5. Driller's Place

    Love the tree tunnel. I think it would be a great spot for a portrait shoot. Most of our local trails are a little less natural. With a few exceptions, you have to visit one of the state parks to get a truly rustic natural trail hike. That’s okay, because these old knees don’t like rustic as much as they once did.

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