What's HappeningMarch 08, 2014
You may not think twice about temporary ponds that form from melt water each spring but they are important to a fascinating number of wildlife species. Join the South Fork Nature Center's Nature Educator Melanie as she helps uncover the mystery of these temporary habitats. Live salamanders will be on display!! (11:00 am till 12:00 pm)
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.
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Around the Refuge
- 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.
We are now accepting applications for Resident RV Volunteers.Click here for more information
Mosquitoes and flies can be prevalent during the spring and summer - be sure to bring bug spray! Poison ivy and ticks are found throughout the refuge. Stay on the trails to limit your exposure.Plan Your Visit
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: Mar 01, 2014