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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Sunset Walks during National Wildlife Refuge Week 5:30 pm
Sunset Walks during National Wildlife Refuge Week @ Bluebird Parking Lot on Pleasant Plains Road
Oct 8 @ 5:30 pm – Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm
Sunset Walks during National Wildlife Refuge Week @ Bluebird Parking Lot on Pleasant Plains Road | Long Hill | New Jersey | United States
Join us to watch the many species of migrating ducks that descend into the Refuge pools to spend the night. It’s awesome! Easy walk on service roads. Meet at Bluebird Parking Lot, 197 Pleasant Plains Road, Harding Township NJ.
Friends’ Swamp Sitters Host The Big Sit!
Friends’ Swamp Sitters Host The Big Sit! @ Overlook on Pleasant Plains Road
Oct 8 all-day
Friends’ Swamp Sitters Host The Big Sit! @ Overlook on Pleasant Plains Road | Long Hill | New Jersey | United States
Learn 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 1:30 pm
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
Fall Birding Identification … Migrants, Winter Residents, and Ducks — Second Sunday with Friends @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge | New Jersey | United States
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.
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Special Photographer Walk 5:30 pm
Special Photographer Walk @ Bluebird Parking Lot on Pleasant Plains Road
Oct 12 @ 5:30 pm
Special Photographer Walk @ Bluebird Parking Lot on Pleasant Plains Road | Long Hill | New Jersey | United States
Get 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.
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Garden Work Day 9:00 am
Garden Work Day @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Join the GardenKeepers for fall cleanup in the gardens. No experience necessary. Visitor Center.
Refuge Ramble — The Bockovens 2:00 pm
Refuge Ramble — The Bockovens @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Refuge Ramble — The Bockovens @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge | New Jersey | United States
The Bockoven Family farmed this land for over 200 years. Learn about the family with an indoor slide show followed by an interpretive walk on the Bockoven Trail. Visitor Center.
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Refuge Readers 2:00 pm
Refuge Readers @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Join us for a discussion of The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman. Copies are available for loan. Visitor Center.
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