Friends of Heinz Refuge (FOHR) is engaged in a wide diversity of projects, programs, and services which serve to raise awareness of and support for John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge in Philadelphia, as well as the National Wildlife Refuge System and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.
NEWS: GIVE US YOUR BEST SHOT!
Friends of Heinz Refuge invites photographers of all ages to participate in our 14th annual Nature Photo Contest. Mounted photos due by August 24; winners announced at the Cradle of Birding Festival on September 20th.
NEWS: COUNT COLORFUL BUTTERFLIES FOR CONSERVATION
Join Friends of Heinz Refuge volunteer Cliff Hence, in the annual North American Butterfly Association (NABA) Butterfly Count, on Saturday July 19, at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge. Meet at 9:00am at the Route 420 side of Refuge. More than two dozen species may be found, including swallowtails, skippers, fritillaries, whites, hairstreaks, monarchs and more. Bring water bottle, trail snack and binoculars. Be prepared for insects and a hot morning outside.
CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF HEINZ REFUGE: REFLECTION 36 OF 40
Dennis Brennan leads a bird walk across the “Big Boardwalk” in 2004. Free guided bird walks are held most Saturday and Sunday mornings by a dedicated group of bird walk leaders. Do you recognize anyone in this picture? Check out our current schedule of events and join us for a bird walk to celebrate 40 years of conservation!
Heinz Refuge celebrates its 40th anniversary with a collection of articles, stories, and images from the Refuge archives. We hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane featuring 40 years of collaborative efforts to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats. Read more reflections in our archive. If you have a memory or story to share, please email it to info(at)friendsofheinzrefuge.org. We'll be gathering as many as we can for a special retrospect.