NATURE

Events

Winter Bird Walk

Join a naturalist for a slide presentation and hike around the ponds and gardens of the Wildlife Refuge to look for late fall migrants and early winter birds.

Christmas Bird Count

Take a walk around the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge as a citizen scientist and help track the birds of the region.

Christmas Bird Count

Take a walk around the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge as a citizen scientist and help track the birds of the region.

Invasive Plant Removal & Wreath Workshop

Remove invasive plants from the Wildlife Refuge trails, then learn how to make holiday wreaths with your collections at the Visitor Center. 

Winter Solstice Sunset Walk

Take a guided walk around the Wildlife Refuge in search of winter residents.

New Year's Day Beach Walk

Start the year off with a brisk walk along the shoreline, dunes and woods of Fort Tilden. You'll hike to the top of the Battery Harris East hawk watch platform and get great views of the ocean, bay and NY harbor. After the walk meet at…

New Year's Resolution Walk

Make time for nature and fitness in the New Year. Begin by taking a guided hike that winds its way around the trails at Fort Tilden,

Beach Clean-up: Great Kills Park

Learn about the sources of pollution and how collectively we can make the shores cleaner at Great Kills Park.

Superb Owl Sunday

Go out on an owl prowl at the Wildlife Refuge and celebrate natures real M.V.P.s, owls!

Pollinator Plant Party

Prepare new plants for the Wildlife Refuge's pollinator garden. You'll use seeds collected from last fall to grow new pollinator plants for the summer.