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September 13 - The Unloved, Unusual and Unknown: Reptiles, Amphibians and Invertebrates

Garter SnakeSeptember 13, 2014

Take a walk on the wild side with Jungle Bob as he brings the wonders of nature to life with a live animal show of some of the world's unloved, unusual and unknown creatures. Encounter snakes, lizards, turtles, crocodilians, frogs, toads, salamanders, tarantulas and more! Interact with these amazing creatures as we examine habitats, location, diets, defense mechanisms and more! Recommended for families. Meet in visitor center at 11:00 am.

About the Complex

Long Island National Wildlife Refuge 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

National Wildlife Refuge System


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

  • 2014 Duck Stamps are Now on Sale

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    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.

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    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.

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Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Sep 10, 2014
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