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Welcome to Friends of Forsythe

Supporting the mission of the
Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge

To enhance your trip through the Refuge, Friends of Forsythe NWR have produced a Wildlife Drive Audio Tour, which you can access by clicking the link in the sidebar or in the Visit menu above. The tour starts at the Leeds Eco Trail, so be sure to start listening as soon as you leave the parking lot and start driving past the Visitors’ Center on your left.

The Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge is open 7 days a week from sunrise to sunset. The Wildlife Drive, trails, and boardwalk are all open to visitors. These are located in the Galloway Township section of the Refuge. Other trails and viewing platforms are also located in other parts of the Refuge.

The Visitor Information Center is open for visitors. There are interactive displays are in the Gallery and a film introduction to the Refuge is available. For more information about the Visitor Information Center, click here.

The multimedia room is open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 10 am to 2 pm (closed on federal holidays).

Visitor Center
Photo credit: David Blood

The Nature Store, operated by the Friends of Forsythe, is located in the Visitor Information Center. It is open the same hours as the Center. There are many interesting items available for purchase. All profits from Nature Store sales directly benefit Refuge programs.

Some of our items are also available from our online store.

Announcing the 2021 Juried Photographic Competition!

Hooded Mergansers by Bob Boyd
First Place: Hooded Mergansers by Bob Boyd

Read our Newsletter

Click here or on the image to view or download the newsletter (requires Adobe Reader).

Refuge Readings with Rae was created as a way to connect with families with young children and those who are young at heart during these challenging, socially-distanced times. On the second Tuesday of each month, we will read a specially selected children’s book. Each book will be in keeping with monthly themes at the refuge, and will connect to nature and wildlife. We hope you enjoy this new, remote program and share it with others.

OspreyCam: There are several Osprey nests on the Refuge. A video camera monitors one nest. It is active 24 hours a day all year. This project is a partnership of the Friends of Forsythe and Conserve Wildlife NJ. Nest activity is viewable on a monitor in the Visitor Information Center Gallery. You can also view it on your computer — click here to watch our Ospreys raise their young.

Recent Bird Sightings from eBird:

Participate In the Forsythe Big Nature Year

Click here for Rules and Regulations.