Oxbow Meadows' Presents
Nature Festival at ReptileFest
April 22, 2023 |10 am to 2pm
ReptileFest is growing! This year, join Oxbow in celebrating all things nature. With new hands-on activities, live animal shows, environmental presentations, vendors and more for the whole family, you will not want to miss this annual festival.
Spend the day and bring
your own picnic lunch!
Schedule of Events
Exclusive Birding the Restricted Wetlands of Oxbow Meadows | 8:30am Oxbow Exclusive Event
Gates Open for General Admission | 10am
Vendors | 10am to 2pm
Polywog Playtime | 10am, 11am, 12pm, & 1pm
Exploration Stations | 10am to 2pm
- Critter Chat with Oxbow Meadows | 10am
- Birds of Prey with EarthQuest | 10:30am
- Buzz About Honeybees with Chattahoochee Valley Beekeepers Association | 11:30am
- Birds of Prey with EarthQuest | 12:00pm
- Mindful Forest Walk | 1:00pm
- Critter Chat with Oxbow Meadows | 1:30pm
Oxbow Exclusive Events
Birding the Restricted Wetlands of Oxbow Meadows
presented by the Columbus Georgia Audubon Society
8:30am to 10:00am
Join the Columbus Audubon Society as they guide you through the restricted access of Oxbow’s wetlands. While this area is currently restricted, parts of this land will soon be open the public as the new Walt F. Chambers and Frank Chambers Birding Trail. This is your chance to be one of the first to access this site. Open to beginner, intermediate, and advanced birders. Binocular Rental Included.
Difficulty Level: Easy, Total 2 miles walking
Limited to 12 participants
Special Thanks to our Partner Vendors
Meet EarthQuest and the one and only Steve Hoddy at birds of prey shows throughout the day! You wont want to miss this experience.
Columbus Georgia Chapter of the Audubon Society
Visit Columbus GA Audubon for our morning Restricted Wetland Birding experience. Tickets are limited. See above for more information.Learn More About Audubon
GA Herp Association & Rescue
National Infantry Museum
Columbus Water Works
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
FDR State Park
Chattahoochee Valley Beekeepers Association
Ft Benning Environmental
Georgia Game Warden
Fish and Wildlife Service
Interested in becoming a vendor for ReptileFest 2023? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more!