This event is SOLD OUT – please do not call with requests to be added to the guest list at this time. Federal refuge guidelines limit the number of people who access the “closed-off” portion of the refuge. We cannot accommodate anymore hikers. Please sign up for a future hike!
Are your kids ready for a fun and educational outdoor activity? Gather up your family and head outside for an adventure through the snowy forest. Together, we will set off in hot pursuit of the region’s most-wanted wintertime wildlife on this nature detective discovery hike at Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Learn how to identify animals from their tracks, scats and other leave-behind clues. Spy on secret hideouts used by birds, wintering insects, and other woodland creatures. Unmask the dining preferences of deer, raccoons, and even coyotes by putting the magnifying glass to some scat. All this detective work is easier than you think, plus its fun being outdoors in the winter! We will also talk about their winter-time activities and how the Refuge critters survive the coldest months of the year in anticipation of the spring thaw. Fun for all ages but especially for children ages 5 to 10. Be sure to dress for the weather. Waterproof boots are strongly encouraged. Bring a snack and water if you like. Registration is required.