The Friends of Prime Hook is a volunteer organization whose primary purpose is to assist the Refuge staff in many areas, such as public awareness, education and maintenance.
Some specific activities we undertake include:
- Operating the Friends Store
- Leading birding field trips
- Maintaining trails, bird houses and bird feeders
- Promoting the Refuge at public events
- Conducting an annual nature photo contest
- Maintaining the gardens around the Refuge
The Friends of Prime Hook is a 501c3 organization. For information about becoming a member, see Contact Us.
Snow Geese at Fowler Beach
Osprey breed at many locations within Prime Hook
Screech Owls are relatively common on Prime Hook, but difficult to view this well.
November 21, 2016 - Photo Contest Results
The Show winning photo and the photographer, Ed Norman:
(click image to enlarge)
And below: Westin Williams, winner of the Junior Student category:
For a full update click 2016 Photo Contest.
About Prime Hook NWR
Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge is one over over 500 National Wildlife Refuges in the continental US. Activities, such as lecture programs, bird walks, educational activities, etc. are published on the Refuge web site.
Prime Hook comprises over 10,000 acres of salt marsh, freshwater marsh, ponds and impoundments, wooded swamps and uplands. There are approximately 5 miles of trails on Prime Hook. Over 300 species of birds have been observed on Prime Hook. Winter waterfowl numbers are often among the highest along the east coast. Mammals observed include White-tailed Deer, River Otter, Beaver, and Red Fox. There are also many native plants at Prime Hook, some rare, and many very colorful. And lets us not forget the insects, from ticks and chiigars, to magnificent Monarch Butterflies.