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Welcome to Quogue Wildlife Refuge

The Quogue Wildlife Refuge is a 300 acre non-profit nature preserve that was founded in 1934 and is home to diverse wildlife. Open 365 days a year from sunrise to sunset, you can enjoy walking seven miles of trails to explore diverse habitats including forests and ponds, as well as the ecologically rare Dwarf Pines in the Pine Barrens.

The Outdoor Wildlife Complex houses permanently injured wildlife that require human care to survive including a bobcat, owls, falcons, a bald eagle, foxes and other native New York animals.

The Charles Banks Belt Nature Center offers spectacular views of Old Ice Pond as well as a variety of wildlife exhibits, live animals, a nature library, and gift shop.

Dogs and Bicycles are not permitted on the trails. Admission is free. Come by and visit!

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FROM THE QWR BLOG

Creature Feature: Osprey

Creature Feature: Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) The Osprey or “Fish Hawk” favors coastal regions like salt marshes and estuaries but is also present … [Read More...]

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The goals of our educational programs at the Refuge are to teach children about the outside world and to help them to appreciate nature. To schedule a program please contact us. more...

Our resident wild animals are permanently injured and require human care to survive. These animals have become educational ambassadors, teaching people how can they can help protect wildlife. more...

Upcoming Events

Jun
29
Wed
5:30 pm Earth Yoga with Amy Hess
Earth Yoga with Amy Hess
Jun 29 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Earth Yoga with Amy Hess
Connect with the Earth and connect with yourself — mind, body and spirit — during a one-hour yoga class in the Main Room of the Nature Center.  This is a Gentle Yoga Program for all[...]
Jul
1
Fri
2:00 pm Paddle the Pond
Paddle the Pond
Jul 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Paddle the Pond
Explore Old Ice Pond via Kayak or Canoe during a self-guided paddle on Old Ice Pond, a 100+ year old pond that was originally created for Ice Harvesting for the Quogue Ice Company. Observe the[...]
Jul
5
Tue
3:00 pm Live Owls!
Live Owls!
Jul 5 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Live Owls! @ Quogue Wildlife Refuge | East Quogue | New York | United States
During this program, you will get to meet a variety of native raptors including a Barn Owl, two Eastern Screech Owls (red phase and grey phase), and a Great Horned Owl. Learn the amazing adaptations[...]
Jul
6
Wed
5:30 pm Earth Yoga with Amy Hess
Earth Yoga with Amy Hess
Jul 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Earth Yoga with Amy Hess
Connect with the Earth and connect with yourself — mind, body and spirit — during a one-hour yoga class in the Main Room of the Nature Center.  This is a Gentle Yoga Program for all[...]
Jul
7
Thu
4:30 pm Silk Dying with Botanicals
Silk Dying with Botanicals
Jul 7 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Silk Dying with Botanicals @ Quogue Wildlife Refuge | East Quogue | New York | United States
Join Jill Borenstein, local floral artist and natural dyer to create a one of a kind hand dyed silk scarf using all natural materials such as botanicals and plant matter. In this class you will[...]