What's HappeningAugust 30, 2014
Taking a walk in the woods can be more interesting if you know what you're looking at. Join us for a guided birding walk where fun activities such as a "treasure hunt" will help us learn to identify birds, as well as their behavior and habitat. Recommended for all ages. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED! Call 631-286-0485. Starts at 9:00 am and end by 11:00 am.Click here for more program 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.
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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.
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Around the Refuge
- September 06, 2014
Join us Saturday, August 9 at 1:00 pm. Sweetbriar Nature Center will present an interactive program highlighting what makes these birds so special. Meet at visitor center.
The closing date of the Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge lottery deer hunt application period closed on Friday, August 15. Please apply again next year!
Since 1934, Federal Duck Stamp sales have raised more than $850 million to acquire and protect more than 6 million acres of wetlands habitat on hundreds of national wildlife refuges spread across all 50 states and U.S. territories. A current Federal Duck Stamp is also good for free admission to any refuge that charges an entry fee. Stamps can be purchased at the Wertheim Refuge visitor center located at 340 Smith Road, Shirley, NY 11967.Click here for new release.
There are many ways to get involved at Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge. We rely on volunteers and interns to help us fulfill our mission and goals.Get Involved
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: Aug 19, 2014