Migration Staffing — Wildlife Observation Center. Sunday, August 24 - Sunday, November 2. Volunteers needed!
Youth Deer Hunt. Saturday, November 1. Refuge closed, except Wilderness Area.
Refuge Ramble. Sunday, November 2, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Informal interpretive walk. Visitor Center.
Annual Refuge Deer Hunt. Wednesday, November 5 through Saturday, November 8. Entire Refuge closed.
Second Sunday with Friends: It’s Turkey Time! Sunday, November 9, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Did you know? Turkeys roost in trees — they are very fast fliers — and 40 years ago, there were no turkeys in N.J. Meet Bob Eriksen, who was instrumental in restoring the Wild Turkey to New Jersey, beginning in the late 1970s. Hear about this fascinating success story and learn more about the life of this unusual bird, so common now that we just take it for granted. Visitor Center.
Refuge Readers. Friday, November 21, 2-3:30 p.m. Discussion of John James Audubon: The Making of an American by Richard Rhodes. Copies are available for loan at the Visitor Center. New members always welcome. Visitor Center.
Annual Turkey Walk. Saturday, November 29, 1-2:30 p.m. Back by popular demand. Join us as we walk off that Thanksgiving turkey on an informal walk into the Management Area, normally closed to the public. Easy walk along service roads. Meet at Bluebird Parking Lot, 197 Pleasant Plains Road, Harding Township, NJ.
Nature on Film — Note new time. Thursday, December 4, 1-2:30 p.m. Film to be announced. Visitor Center.
indicates programs suitable for children
Download the Event Calendar:
Oct 2014- Mar 2015 (pdf, Adobe Reader required).
As of Sunday, November 9, The Friends of Great Swamp NWR Nature Shop, operated by the Friends on behalf of Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, will re-open and resume normal hours.
It’s Turkey Time at Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Join us Sunday, November 9, when Robert Ericksen, from the National Wild Turkey Federation, comes to talk turkey! Learn more about this fascinating bird, how it became a New Jersey success story, and amazing facts you didn’t know. For all ages. Sunday, November 9, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at the Helen C. Fenske Visitor Center, 32 Pleasant Plains Road, Harding Township.
On Saturday, November 29, join us for the Annual Turkey Walk — a chance to walk off that Thanksgiving turkey dinner. It’s a leisurely walk along service roads, a good birding opportunity, and we might even see a turkey! This is an informal guided walk into the Management Area, normally closed to the public. Saturday, November 29, 1 – 2:30 p.m. Meet at the Bluebird Parking Lot, 197 Pleasant Plains Road, Harding Township.
Some Turkey Trivia
Fall is a great time to enjoy Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Join us on one of our programs — or just visit for a quiet walk outdoors.
ANNUAL DEER HUNT
Saturday, November 1,
for Youth Deer Hunt
Wednesday, November 5,
through Saturday, November 8,
for regular hunt
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.