Beavers at the Refuge, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Scarlet tanager, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Eastern painted turtle on eastern mud turtle, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Canada geese in flight, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Winter firefly on mountain laurel, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Eastern pondhawk dragonfly, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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White-tailed deer, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Belted kingfisher in flight, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Beaver lodge, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Earthworm and large rove beetle, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Common garter snake, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo

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.
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Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci

Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci Unexpected Wildlife Refuge, Fall 2000
HSB, Fall 2000

Nermin Buyukmihci

Sarah Summerville