NATURE

Events

Winter Hike: Breezy Point

Join naturalist Gordon Lam and botanist Zihao Wang for a hike to the tip of the Rockaway Peninsula. 

Jr. Ranger Owl Prowl

Join a Park Ranger on an owl adventure at the Wildlife Refuge. You will learn about owls and their habitat through a hike and an owl pellet investigation.

Groundhog Day Hike

Join an exciting walk around the West Pond Trail to learn about the behaviors of groundhogs and other native mammals.

Full Snow Moon Walk

Take a nighttime hike around West Pond with a National Park Ranger.

Jr. Ranger Owl Prowl

Join a Park Ranger on an owl adventure at the Wildlife Refuge. You will learn about owls and their habitat through a hike and an owl pellet investigation.

Jr. Ranger: Winter Woodpecker Walk

Join a ranger on a walk on the trails of the Wildlife Refuge to seek out some of winter’s noisier but beloved inhabitants, woodpeckers!

Leave No Trace Workshop

Brush up on ways to reduce your impact while enjoying the outdoors at the Wildlife Refuge.

Late Winter Bird Walk

Join naturalist Don Riepe for an indoor presentation followed by a hike around the Wildlife Refuge to look for wintering birds.

Winter Beach Walk

Explore the intertidal zone at Fort Tilden and “walk the sea floor” with American Littoral Society naturalist Gordon Lam and NYC botanist Zihao Wang to observe the usually-hidden biological treasures from beyond the tides.

Mark Leap Day!

Join a Ranger for a walk around the West Pond as we search for oddities and unusual occurrences found in nature.