Friends of Wertheim

National Wildlife Refuge



The Friends of Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge (FOW) is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to the enduring protection, management and appreciation of Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge and its environs. 


Wine & Cheese Benefit

At Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge
Saturday, October 14, 2017 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Music by the Shipmates
Art and Nature

This year the Friends of Wertheim are proud to welcome Women Artists from the South shore of Long Island. We are delighted to be displaying their interpretation of nature through art.

Silent Auction
Please help the Friends of Wertheim!
d The Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge is a fabulous asset for preserving the natural beauty of Long island’s south shore region.  Your contribution will help assure that FOW can continue its tradition of providing educational and environmentally sensitive programming at the refuge.     d

You are cordially invited to attend our celebration. $30.00pp advance tickets $40.00pp at the door. To reserve tickets, please use Paypal or send check payable to:

Friends of Wertheim
340 Smith Road,  Shirley 11967
Reservations are held at the door.
                                                             Thank you for your support.
                                                               Claire Goad, President


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Pine Barrens Discovery Day

Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 10 a.m. — 4 p.m.  

Come learn about one of Long Island’s most important natural areas by experiencing it first hand! Participate in Funshops, Nature Walks, Kids Discovery Center games and activities, and exhibits for the entire family. A full schedule of the day’s events can be found at


Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge

340 Smith Road  Shirley, NY 11967  (631) 286-0485

Programs and Events May to August 2017

Wednesday, August 2 (3:00 – 4:00PM) Bats! Bats! Bats!

Learn about the bat research currently underway this summer at our Long Island National Wildlife Refuges. The program will include details on the two major world groups of bats, including types of bats found in New York. We will also talk about white nose bat syndrome and how we can prevent its spread.

Saturday, August 5 (10:00-11:30am) Making Tracks

Learn the basics of identifying the tracks left by our refuge wildlife. Using your new found knowledge, you will help tell us “What’s the Tracking Story?” Create your own tracks to bring home. For families with children aged seven and up.

Unless otherwise stated, all programs will take place at Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge and are FREE OF CHARGE. The refuge headquarters is located at 340 Smith Road, Shirley, NY 11967. Call (631) 286-0485 for additional information.


Looking forward to seeing you soon. Have Fun!

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