Welcome to Quogue Wildlife Refuge

No dogs allowed.

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 bald eagle, owls, falcons, 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. Come by and visit!

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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...

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Upcoming Events

9:00 am Guided History Tour & 1 Mile Nat...
Guided History Tour & 1 Mile Nat...
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Guided History Tour & 1 Mile Nature Hike (Social Distance Program)
Join a Refuge Guide to learn about the history of Quogue Wildlife Refuge. Explore the loop trail around Old Ice Pond on a socially distant hike to learn about the interesting ecosystems and wildlife. Pre-registration[...]
3:00 pm PLANTS! Invasives, Natives, and ...
PLANTS! Invasives, Natives, and ...
Jun 8 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
PLANTS! Invasives, Natives, and Identification (Virtual Program)
Join LIISMA (Long Island Invasive Species Management Area) to learn to identify plants and trees for your own personal knowledge, and to help monitor Long Island’s native and invasive flora. During this Zoom program, you[...]
1:00 pm QWR Nature News
QWR Nature News
Jun 9 @ 1:00 pm
QWR Nature News
We thought that during this time of social distancing, we’d bring the programs to you. Over the next few weeks, on Tuesdays and Thursdays at one o’clock we will be live on facebook with our[...]
9:00 am Earth Yoga Outside (Social Dista...
Earth Yoga Outside (Social Dista...
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am
Earth Yoga Outside (Social Distance Program)
Wednesdays in June, July, & August at 9:00 AM Join yoga instructor Amy Hess for a 1 hour class. Yoga class will be held in a large outdoor space on woodchips, near the pond, weather[...]
3:00 pm Attracting Ruby-throated Humming...
Attracting Ruby-throated Humming...
Jun 10 @ 3:00 pm
Attracting Ruby-throated Hummingbirds (Virtual)
Learn all about our local hummingbird species, the Ruby Throated Hummingbird, and how to attract them to your yard. A power point presentation will cover a variety of topics about this amazing feathered species. This[...]