Nature on Film—Lunch & a Movie. Thursday, March 6, 12:30-1:30 p.m. SoLa: Louisiana Water Stories. Bring a “green bag” lunch. We’ll provide beverages & dessert. Visitor Center.
Second Sunday with Friends: Refuges of New Jersey Sunday, March 9, 1:30-3 p.m. Learn about the five (yes five!) national wildlife refuges in our small state. Then enjoy cake as we celebrate the anniversary of the National Wildlife Refuge System. Visitor Center.
Nature on Film — Winter Rerun. Saturday, March 15, 1:30-2:30 p.m. The City Dark. Visitor Center.
Wilderness 50th Event — Navigation Basics. Sunday, March 16, noon—3 p.m. Learn how to use a compass and then join us for a guided walk in the Wilderness Area to test your skills. For all ages. Meet at the Visitor Center.
Refuge Readers. Friday, March 21, 2-3:30 p.m. Discussion of A Fish Caught in Time by Samantha Weinberg. New members always welcome. Visitor Center.
Refuge Work Day. Saturday, March 22, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Join us for Spring Cleanup at the Wildlife Observation Center. Bring lunch and stay for the volunteer orientation.
Greeters and Guides Volunteer Exchange. Saturday, March 22 & Sunday, March 23, 1:30—2:30 p.m. Orientation for Wildlife Observation Center Volunteers. A great refresher for experienced volunteers. Perfect for First Timers! Wildlife Observation Center.
Spring Woodcock Walks. Two Nights! Sunday, March 23 & Sunday, April 6, 6:30 p.m.—dusk Watch the elaborate mating displays of the American woodcock. Half-hour indoor program followed by guided walk. Dress warmly. Leader: Pete Axelrod. Visitor Center.
indicates programs suitable for children
Download the Event Calendar:
Jan - Jun 2014 (pdf, Adobe Reader required).
Happy 111th Anniversary to Us!
On Sunday, March 9, the Friends and Refuge are celebrating the 111th anniversary of the National Wildlife Refuge System. Join us at 1:30 p.m. at the Helen C. Fenske Visitor Center for anniversary cake and “blue goose” cookies. The slide show program will present a virtual tour of the five national wildlife refuges located in New Jersey, each with its own unique habitat, wildlife, and recreational opportunities.
It all started on March 14, 1903, when President Teddy Roosevelt established the very first national wildlife refuge at Pelican Island, Florida, to protect migratory birds. Over the past century, the Refuge system has grown. There are now 561 national wildlife refuges covering more than 150 million acres of land and water — all set aside for wildlife.
Join us on March 9 and learn more about the National Wildlife Refuge System — America’s national treasure.
Sunday, March 9, 1:30 – 3 p.m.
Helen C. Fenske Visitor Center
32 Pleasant Plains Road, Harding Township, NJ
Click on the Great Swamp NWR link in the top right corner below to go to the eBird website. There you can look at the data in more detail.