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.
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Sep
8
Fri
Refuge Ramble — Fall Migrants: Birdwatching @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Sep 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Paw PrintInformal guided walk at the Helen C. Fenske Visitor Center. Informal guided walk—Fall Migrants … Birdwatching with Corinne Errico. Visitor Center.

Sep
10
Sun
Living in Bear Country — Second Sunday with Friends @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Sep 10 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Paw PrintJoin Visitor Services Manager Jon Rosenberg for a special program on black bears. Visitor Center.

Sep
14
Thu
Invasive Species Control Work Day @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Sep 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Help control invasive plant species. Volunteer work days on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays each month through September. Meet at Visitor Center.

Sep
15
Fri
Refuge Readers @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join us for a discussion of Tyrannosaurus Sue by Steve Fiffer. Copies are available for loan. Visitor Center.

Sep
16
Sat
18th Annual Fall Festival — Water @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Paw PrintJoin us for a Fall celebration. This year the theme is the Wonders of Water—after all, it’s a Swamp. A day of fun activities for all—with free hot dogs on the grill. Photo contest winners will be announced. Visitor Center.

Sep
24
Sun
Gardenkeepers Work Day @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us to work in the gardens. Volunteers Needed! Visitor Center.

Sep
28
Thu
Invasive Species Control Work Day @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Help control invasive plant species. Volunteer work days on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays each month through September. Meet at Visitor Center.

Sep
30
Sat
Fall Roadside Cleanup @ Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Help pick up litter along Refuge Roads. Meet at Refuge Headquarters, 241 Pleasant Plains Road.

Oct
8
Sun
Friends’ Swamp Sitters Host The Big Sit! @ Overlook on Pleasant Plains Road
Oct 8 all-day

Paw PrintLearn more about birds and bird identification during this annual citizen science event. Stop by during the day and join the count—for a little while… or longer! Event takes place at the Overlook on Pleasant Plains Road.

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.