Turkey Walk. Saturday, November 30, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Back by popular demand. Join us as we walk off that Thanksgiving turkey. Easy walk along service roads. Meet at Bluebird Parking Lot, Pleasant Plains Road.
Nature on Film—Lunch & a Movie. Thursday, December 5, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Play Again: What are the Consequences of a childhood removed from nature? Bring a “green bag” lunch. Drinks & cookies provided. Visitor Center.
Holiday Shopping — Double Discount Weekend at the Friends Nature Shop. Saturday, December 7, & Sunday, December 8, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 10% off all purchases — 20% for members. Proceeds are used to fund Refuge projects. Visitor Center.
Friends Member Meeting & Pot Luck Dinner. Saturday, December 7, 5—8 p.m. Business meeting and elections. Program: 50-50-15 with Deputy Refuge Manager Steve Henry. Next year — 2014 — is the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, the 50th Anniversary of the Dedication of Great Swamp NWR, and the Friends are 15! Join us to celebrate and kick off a special Anniversary Year to Remember! Bring a favorite dish to share. Visitor Center.
Second Sunday with Friends: An afternoon at the movies. Sunday, December 8, 1:30-3:00 p.m. A Fierce Green Fire: The battle for a living planet (101 minutes) Hot cocoa and popcorn. Double Discount Weekend continues… Visitor Center.
Nature on Film—Lunch & a Movie. Thursday, January 2, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Bring a “green bag” lunch. Drinks & cookies provided. Visitor Center.
Refuge Ramble. Sunday, January 5, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Informal guided walk. Visitor Center.
indicates programs suitable for children
Oct 2013 - Mar 2014 (pdf, Adobe Reader required).
Friends Nature Shop
Double Discount Days
Do your holiday shopping at the Friends Nature Shop and take advantage of Double Discount Days — 10% off all purchases — 20% if you are a member!
The Shop is stocked with unique nature themed items including pottery, jewelry, other hand crafted items and art work. We have a great selection of field guides as well as a diversity of natural history books, games, puzzles, and toys — for adults and kids.
Spread the word about Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge with our logo items — t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, pins, key chains, car magnets, and patches.
For the person who has everything… how about a Federal Duck Stamp — a great way to directly support the acquisition of wetlands for refuges across the country. Or why not give a special holiday gift membership to the Friends of Great Swamp NWR — the only organization totally dedicated to supporting the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge.
All proceeds from Nature Shop sales are used to fund projects and programs at Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge — so your gift goes twice as far.
Come visit the Friends Nature Shop at the Helen C. Fenske Visitor Center, 32 Pleasant Plains Road, Harding Township. Plenty of
free parking, no lines, refreshments all day. Hours are Thursday and Friday, noon – 4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Click on the Great Swamp NWR link in the top right corner below to go to the eBird website. There you can look at the data in more detail.