What's HappeningApril 19, 2014
Make nature journals using found objects and recycled cardboard. Ages 10 and up. Call to reserve spot. Meet in visitor center at 10:00 am. Two hour program.Click here for more information.
About the Complex
The Long Island Complex Visitor Center is located at Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge.
Wertheim is managed as part of the Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
Learn more about the complex
About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
Learn more about the NWRS
Around the Refuge
Our popular interactive summer camp is back. This year we will offer six week-long sessions. Click on the link below for registration information. (Sessions #1, #2, #3 and #5 are FULL.)Summer Camp Registration Forms
- May 31, 2014
We are happy to invite you to be part of our third annual Tri Hamlet Community Day on Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 10:00 am till 4:00 pm. In conjunction with this FREE event, we will be hosting the Pine Barrens Discovery Day and International Migratory Bird Day. More details will follow soon.
The grounds of Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge are now open seven days a week from sunrise to sunset! The visitor center hours will remain 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday - Saturday.
The black tupelo, or black gum, is a tree of great importance in these woodlands. As one of the oldest species of tree in this area, capable of living well over 650 years, each tree can have a large and lengthy impact on its surroundings.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Apr 14, 2014