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Snakes, Frogs and Turtles

May 26, 2018 Bullfrog (PROMO)

It's time to learn about our reptile and amphibian friends. Join us for a guided hike along the Bay Trail where we will learn to identify these interesting creatures.

Snakes, Frogs and Turtles Dates

Summer Events


Check out upcoming summer programs. Fishing clinics, single-day and week-long nature camps and family programs await you! Registration for summer programs begins Sunday, April 15th.

Summer Event Details

Partners for Fish and Wildlife Project

Partners for Fish and Wildlife (Sandy Project)

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program is assisting with a Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resiliency Project. This project will provide shoreline stabilization through living shorelines, reforestation of natural areas and restoration of wetland hydrology in several sites in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake. Restoration at Back Bay NWR will include shoreline stabilization at the Visitor Contact Station and Horn Point kayak/canoe launch.

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eBird Trail Tracker

Seasonal Closure (PROMO)

We have added a new feature to our website! Check out the eBird Trail Tracker to see what sightings have been seen recently at the refuge!

eBird Trail Tracker
For Educators

Summer Educator Workshops

Educator Workshops

Educator workshops are open for registration! Workshops are worth six points through City of Virginia Beach Public Schools. This summer's workshop include dates for 4th grade and middle schools teachers.

Workshop Details

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.

Learn more about the NWRS