Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex Headquarters at Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge
340 Smith RoadShirley, NY 11967(631) 286-0485
The grounds are open sunrise until sunset, year round. The visitor center is open Monday - Saturday from 8:00 am till 4:00 pm.
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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.