Beavers at the Refuge, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Cottontail rabbit, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Pearl crescent butterfly, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Fowler's toad, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Spindle-shape yellow coral fungus, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Main pond, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Bald eagle calling mate, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Katydid, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Indian pipe, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Northern water snake, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Beavers, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo

Unexpected Wildlife Refuge is a protected natural habitat comprising 767 acres of pristine pine lands, forest, fields and bogs. 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.
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We include this literature here as a tribute to Hope and her unceasing efforts to protect all animals and to educate the public to do the same. When reading these, please bear in mind that these were written many years ago. The message of compassion and kindness, however, is timeless.

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