The Friends of Great Swamp NWR host a series of interesting, fun, and educational programs every month. Download the complete Calendar of Events for the current listings.
Paw Printindicates programs suitable for children
 
Oct
8
Sun
Fall Birding Identification … Migrants, Winter Residents, and Ducks — Second Sunday with Friends @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Oct 8 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Paw PrintVolunteer Corinne Errico will take us through the basics of bird identification followed by an optional walk to join The Big Sit and practice our skills. For all ages. Bring your binoculars or borrow ours. Visitor Center.

Oct
12
Thu
Special Photographer Walk @ Bluebird Parking Lot on Pleasant Plains Road
Oct 12 @ 5:30 pm

Paw PrintGet out to the impoundments and set up your cameras
early. Reservations required; call 973-425-9510 to sign up.

A special opportunity as part of National Wildlife Refuge Week Sunset Walks.

Nov
12
Sun
Great Thicket—Our Newest National Wildlife Refuge — Second Sunday with Friends @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Nov 12 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Paw PrintJoin Refuge Biologist Dorothy Wells to learn more about this refuge in New York, created to protect the New England cottontail and other species that use thicket habitat. Visitor Center.

Nov
25
Sat
Annual Turkey Walk @ Bluebird Parking Lot on Pleasant Plains Road
Nov 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Turkey WalkPaw PrintBack 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.