Beavers at the Refuge, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Amanita amerirubescens mushroom on 1st day, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Amanita amerirubescens mushroom on 2nd day, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Canada geese in main pond, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Raccoon, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge trail camera photo
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Turkey tail fungus, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Female wild turkey, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge trail camera photo
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Opossum, photo by Cavit Buyukmihci
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Northern red-bellied turtle, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Dark fishing spider, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Cottontail rabbit babies, 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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Beavers in the News Media

This is a list of some information that has appeared in the news media, arranged by descending date of publication. Much of it is supportive of beavers and their important role in the ecosystem as a keystone species. Listing a news item here does not mean that the Refuge necessarily endorses or agrees with anything mentioned. Be aware that many people view beavers as a resource or 'pest'.

  1. Keane, Kevin. 2019-02-23. "Beavers to become protected species in Scotland". BBC News (view if no longer online) accessed 2019-02-23
  2. Conde, Ximena. 2019-02-11. "Is there a beaver resurgence in Philadelphia?" WHYY (view if no longer online) accessed 2019-02-15
  3. Albertine, Chris. 2019-01-31. "Outdoor Radio: Wintertime With North American Beavers". Vermont Public Radio (view if no longer online) accessed 2019-02-02
  4. Gurda, John. 2019-01-03. "After 180 years, beavers return 'home' to Milwaukee River in heart of downtown". Journal Sentinal (view if no longer online) accessed 2019-02-02
  5. Mercola, Joseph. 2019-01-01. "Can Beavers Clean Our Water and Restore Wild Salmon Populations?" Mercola.com (view if no longer online) accessed 2019-02-02
  6. Anonymous. 2018-12-07. "Beavers sighted in Italy after almost 500 years". Il Globo (view if no longer online) accessed 2019-02-02
  7. Backhouse, Frances. 2018-11-28. "Rethinking the Beaver: Why beavers and humans have to learn to get along". CBC Radio (view if no longer online) accessed 2019-02-02
  8. Perkins, Sid. 2018-11-28. "Beavers are engineering a new Alaskan tundra". ScienceNews (view if no longer online; click linked image to enlarge) accessed 2019-02-02
  9. Dennehy, Kevin. 2018-11-08. "'Let the Rodent Do the Work': Reflections of a Beaver Believer". Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (view if no longer online) accessed 2019-02-02
  10. Moffitt, Dominic. 2018-11-07. "Beavers return to north Essex as part of flood management scheme". East Anglian Daily Times (view if no longer online) accessed 2019-02-02
  11. Anonymous. 2018-11-06. "Beavers to return to Essex for the first time in 400 years". GOV.UK (view if no longer online) accessed 2019-02-02
  12. Felling, Kyle. 2018-10-31. "Discover Nature: Beavers Prepare for Winter". KBIA (view if no longer online) accessed 2019-02-02
  13. Turrentine, Jeff. 2018-07-20. "Beavers Are the Working-Class Heroes of Their Ecosystems--America Should Appreciate Them More". Natural Resources Defense Council onEarth (view if no longer online) accessed 2019-02-02
  14. O'Connor, Joe. 2018-07-17. "'We have caught (them) in the act': Beavers are invading Alaska, the final frontier". National Post (view if no longer online) accessed 2019-02-02
  15. MacDonald. 2018-07-07. "The Busy, Beneficial Beaver". JSTOR Daily (view if no longer online; click linked image to enlarge) accessed 2019-02-02