The Friends of Great Swamp NWR host a series of interesting, fun, and educational programs every month. Download the complete
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Located in Morris County, this large wetland marsh is home to a diverse population of wildlife and birds. Join photographer Dave Blinder and Land Manager Len Fariello on a photo tour. Visitor Center.
Learn all about bluebirds with volunteer Leo Hollein. Indoor presentation followed by a peek inside an active bluebird nest box. Visitor Center.
Learn about the lore and culture of the native Americans who historically inhabited this area. Refreshments. Visitor Center.
Join the young people who have been working at the Refuge this summer and learn about their adventures. Visitor Center.
Join us as volunteer Dave Katz amazes us with all things hummingbird. Visitor Center.
Join Visitor Services Manager Jon Rosenberg for a special program on black bears. Visitor Center.
Volunteer 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.
Join Gigi Graham, Watershed Ambassador, with a special program on the Passaic River, its history, and the critters living in the river. Optional walk to the Passaic River. Visitor Center.
Join volunteer Leo Hollein for a fascinating look at wood ducks and the many other wildlife species which make use of Refuge wood duck boxes. Optional walk to check out a wood duck box. Will we find a roosting screech owl? Visitor Center.
The movie is Saving the Great Swamp, the award winning documentary film. Join us for popcorn, hot chocolate and the inspirational movie.
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