Beavers at the Refuge, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Amber jelly fungus, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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American bullfrog, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Juvenile bald eagle, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Swamp azalea, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Striped skunk babies, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge trail camera photo
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Snow-covered beaver lodge, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Slime mold on plants, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Ring-necked snake, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Red-bellied turtles, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Pincushion moss, 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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Below are links to many of the photos involving Unexpected Wildlife Refuge.* Unless otherwise indicated, all depict the wildlife and habitat comprising the Refuge. You can right click on an image to view it in its own tab; use the Back button to return to this page.



Photographs that show wild animals being fed or handled by people or in artificial housing are included for historical purposes. In the long-term interests of the animals, Refuge policy no longer permits handling, supplemental feeding or the provision of artificial housing or habitat alteration.