Endangered Species DayMay 25, 2013
Wood turtle hatchlings from Great Swamp spent the winter in Massachusetts to get a “head start” on life are now coming home. Come join us to welcome the hatchlings home with Colin Osborn and Dr. Kurt Buhlmann.
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
While out on the refuge, waterproof footgear or old sneakers are recommended during most seasons in the Wilderness Area. Mosquitoes, ticks, and deer flies may be numerous from May to September throughout the refuge, so insect repellent and protective clothing are advisable. Ticks can transmit Lyme disease, which has been found in the area.Plan Your Visit
There are a wide variety of visitor activities available at Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge including wildlife viewing, photography, environmental education and hunting.Learn more about activities on the refuge.
Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is located only 26 miles west of New York City’s Times Square. It is a 12-square-mile natural oasis in an area that is mostly suburban, making the refuge an outstanding area for migrating waterfowl to stop, rest and feed on their migration.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Main photo - Jim Mulvey
Last Updated: May 20, 2013