Do you know how long the Quogue Wildlife Refuge has been around? Seventy-nine years. That's definitely enough time for it to change and grow. On a recent visit, we discovered many new things. There is now a butterfly garden with butterfly theme benches to sit on while admiring nature. There is also an active bee area with wooden beehives. There are miles of nature trails that you can walk through to enjoy the fall foliage. You might just find yourself walking across wooden bridges that cross beautiful ponds.
The Quogue Wildlife Refuge is home to many animals such as a red fox, bobcat, tortoise, bald eagle and many other varieties of birds. There is also a nature center where you can meet a cute sugar glider, snakes and turtles. We enjoyed spending time visiting the Ice Barn, where we learned how the winter ice on the ponds was cut and sold to be used in ice boxes long ago.
Whenever you're near Quogue, remember to stop by and visit the Quogue Wildlife Refuge. Look them up online at quoguewildliferefuge.org, or call 631-653-4771. It is at 3 Old Country Rd., Quogue.