Beavers at the Refuge, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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White-tailed deer, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Oyster mushrooms, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Ruffed grouse drumming, photo by Ed Abbott
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White-breasted nuthatch, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Kerria, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Red-spotted purple butterfly, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Swamp loosestrife, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Rough green snake, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Ring-necked ducks, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Great egret, photo by Leor Veleanu

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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Plants at Unexpected Wildlife Refuge Classified as Endangered or Threatened

This is a list of the plant species at the Refuge that are classified as endangered or threatened by various authorities. We used the document "List of Endangered Plant Species and Plant Species of Concern" (https://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/natural/heritage/njplantlist.pdf) as the source of information.