Unexpected Wildlife Refuge is a protected natural habitat comprising 767 acres of pristine pine lands, forest, fields, bogs, streams and lakes. It provides a refuge to animals and plants indigenous to southern New Jersey; a place where wildlife can live freely and naturally without fear of being harmed at the hands of human beings. We began as the home of Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci and Cavit Buyukmihci, who dedicated their land to habitat preservation so that native wildlife and habitat could thrive. We are a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) entity, federal ID 23-7025010.
Beaver Tales from Unexpected Wildlife Refuge, February 2019
Here is our latest newsletter to keep you informed about just a few of the activities and issues concerning Unexpected Wildlife Refuge.
As people continue to pollute and destroy the environment, threatening the very survival of themselves as well as all the others living on this planet, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge's role in protecting habitat becomes increasingly important. Although we currently only comprise 767 acres -- minuscule in the scheme of things -- every acre that is protected means more opportunities for wildlife -- animals and plants -- to survive and thrive. In addition to 'common' species, our Refuge provides a safe home to those officially listed as endangered or threatened in New Jersey, including the bald eagle, timber rattlesnake and gray tree frog (all endangered) and the American kestrel and red-headed woodpecker (all threatened).
Importantly, by our presence and through our educational outreach, we sensitize the public about the plight of wildlife and the environment. Your continued financial support is crucial for us to continue. If you have not done so this year, please send us a donation -- any amount will be gratefully received!