Beavers at the Refuge, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci, co-founder, and beaver kits, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Male bufflehead in main pond, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Flying squirrels, photo by Al Francesconi
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Gray catbird eating dogwood berries, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Indian pipe, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Miller pond, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Otter, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge trail camera photo
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Red-spotted purple butterfly, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Rusty blackbird eating berries, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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White-tailed deer in main pond, 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. Each image opens up in a new tab/window.


Access road covered with snow (Nov 2009)

Access road covered with snow, vehicle tracks (Nov 2009)

Adam Breskin, Eagle Scout, and friends (undated)

Adam Zipkin, Refuge visitor (Sep 2016)

Aerial view of main pond and cabin (headquarters) by Cliff Compton (Nov 2015)

Aerial view of main pond and south by Cliff Compton (Nov 2015)

Aerial view of main pond and surround by Cliff Compton (Jan 2017)

Aerial view of main pond by Cliff Compton (Nov 2015)

Amanita mushroom (Jun 2017)

Amanita mushrooms on 1st day (Jul 2017)

Amanita mushrooms on 2nd day (Jul 2017)

Amber jelly fungus in swampy area (Feb 2018)

Amber jelly fungus on tree branch (Mar 2017)

American black ducks in flight and rainbow reflected on main pond (Oct 2017)

American black ducks in the fog on the main pond (Dec 2017)

American bullfrog in main pond (Apr 2017)

American bullfrog in Muddy Bog (Jul 2017)

American bullfrog in Muddy Bog (Jul 2017)

American bullfrog in pond in the rain (Jun 2017)

American bullfrog on driveway (Jun 2017)

American bullfrog on walkway (Jul 2016)

American robin in dogwood tree (Oct 2017)

American wintergreen east of main pond (Oct 2018

Augie Sexauer and Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci at Otter Dam (1988)

Augie Sexauer educating group of children about wildlife (Jun 2002)

Bald eagle calling mate from main pond (Oct 2017)

Bald eagle flying over main pond (Feb 2017)

Bald eagle flying with blue sky background (Oct 2017)

Bald eagle in tree (Jan 2017)

Bald eagle juvenile in flight (Nov 2017)

Bald eagle juvenile on stump in main pond (May 2017)

Bald eagle on split perch in main pond (Dec 2017)

Bald eagle on stump in main pond (Feb 2017)

Bald eagle, juvenile, ruffled by wind on branch in main pond (Mar 2018)

Bald eagles in a tree (Oct 2017)

Bald eagles, four, in tree (Dec 2016)

Bald-faced hornet on nest (1986)

Baltimore oriole in tree (May 2017)

Barberry east of main pond (Oct 2018)

Barberry east of main pond (Oct 2018)

Barberry east of main pond (Oct 2018)

Barred owl by Bernie Hehl (1990)

Barred owl in tree (2012)

Bat (faint silhouette upper left) and pink moon (Apr 2017)

Beaver (female) eating apple in water by John McElroy (Nov 2010)

Beaver (female) eating apple in water by John McElroy (Nov 2010)

Beaver (young) eating in water (Sep 1984)

Beaver and lily pad 'hat' in main pond (May 2017)

Beaver and Ramon Sewall (1974)

Beaver babies and Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci (undated)

Beaver baffler for peaceful co-habitation (undated)

Beaver baffler for peaceful co-habitation (undated)

Beaver being fed by Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci (undated)

Beaver breakthrough spot in main pond ice (Jan 2017)

Beaver called Chopper and Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci (undated)

Beaver called Chopper and Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci (undated)

Beaver called Chopper and Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci (undated)

Beaver called Chopper with Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci and Cavit Buyukmihci (undated)

Beaver chewing tree (undated)

Beaver child of mother we called Whiskers (1965)

Beaver cutting poplar (undated)

Beaver cutting tree by Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci (1966)

Beaver cutting tree by Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci (fall 1966)

Beaver dam and boardwalks main pond, taken for Home News New Brunswick, NJ (winter 1979)

Beaver dam and modification of boardwalk along main pond (Mar 2017)

Beaver dam and waterways (undated)

Beaver dam with new sticks inserted by the beavers (Sep 2016)

Beaver eating grape (undated)

Beaver eating in main pond (Apr 2017)

Beaver eating water lily in main pond (May 2017)

Beaver family dining in water (Sep 1984)

Beaver family dining in water (Sep 1984)

Beaver family dining in water (Sep 1984)

Beaver family dining in water (Sep 1984)

Beaver family dining in water (Sep 1984)

Beaver food raft (Feb 2017)

Beaver food raft covered with snow (Jan 2018)

Beaver food raft, photo by Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci (1966)

Beaver in main pond (Mar 2018)

Beaver in the lap of Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci (undated)

Beaver kit and Anne Dinshah (undated)

Beaver kits and Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci (Jul 1995)

Beaver lodge (Jan 2017)

Beaver lodge (main), food raft and kits' lodge (Feb 2017)

Beaver lodge and food raft (Jan 2017)

Beaver lodge covered in snow (Feb 2016)

Beaver lodge in main pond (Nov 2017)

Beaver lodge with snow (undated)

Beaver lodge with snow (undated)

Beaver lodge with snow, photo by Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci (1966)

Beaver lodges covered with snow (Jan 2018)

Beaver on log, via trail camera (Apr 2017)

Beaver swimming in main pond at sunset (Sep 2017)

Beaver swimming in main pond at sunset (Sep 2017)

Beaver swimming in main pond with Venus visible (Oct 2016)

Beaver swimming in main pond, via trail camera (Apr 2016)

Beaver swimming to lodge in main pond, via trail camera (Feb 2016)

Beaver swimming to lodge in main pond, via trail camera (Feb 2016)

Beaver swimming with reed in main pond (Jul 2017)

Beaver tail splash alert in main pond (Jul 2017)

Beaver we called Chopper (1975)

Beaver we called Chopper and Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci (1975)

Beaver we called Chopper and Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci and Cavit Buyukmihci (undated)

Beaver we called Chopper and Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci and Patty Jaymes (1974)

Beaver we called Chopper and Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci, photo by Bee Simpson (Oct 1974)

Beaver we called Chopper and Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci, photo by Joe Tobin (spring 1975)

Beaver we called Chopper and Jim Sexauer (1974)

Beaver we called Chopper and Joe Bump (Jul 1974)

Beaver we called Fuzzy and Cavit Buyukmihci (May 1964)

Beaver we called Nipper going for poplar tree, photo by Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci (Dec 1967 )

Beaver we called Whiskers (1965)

Beaver we called Whiskers, photo by Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci (1965)

Beaver, photo by Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci (1987)

Beaver-gnawed log along stream north of Joe's garage (Oct 2018)

Beaver-gnawed trees in the snow (Jan 2017)

Beavers (undated)

Beavers being fed by Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci (undated)

Beavers being fed by Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci (undated)

Beavers outside their lodge (undated)

Beavers outside their lodge (undated)

Beavers swimming, by trail camera (Mar 2018)

Beavers we called Goldie and Fluffy and Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci, photo by Al Francesconi (1965)

Beavers we called Goldie and Fluffy and raccoon at Otter Dam, photo by Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci (1965)

Belted kingfisher in flight (Nov 2017)

Belted kingfisher in tree (Sep 2017)

Belted kingfisher over main pond (Apr 2017)

Belted kingfisher with fish (Nov 2017)

Belted kingfisher with fish (Nov 2017)

Belted kingfisher with fish (Nov 2017)

Betsy Beaver ban traps model with Cavit Buyukmihci and Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci (1986)

Betsy Beaver ban traps model with Peter Millington (1986)

Betsy Beaver ban traps model with Peter Millington and Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci (1986)

Bird down (feathers) in tree cavity (Feb 2017)

Bird in flight near cabin (headquarters), via trail camera (Aug 2016)

Bird tracks in snow (Jan 2017)

Black duck (female) near beaver lodge (Mar 2016)

Black racer snake (Sep 2016)

Black rat snake (Apr 2016)

Black snake, photo by Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci (1966)

Black trumpet chanterelle fungus (Aug 2017)

Black trumpet chanterelle fungus (Aug 2017)

Black-and-white warbler (May 2017)

Black-and-white warbler upsidedown (May 2017)

Blue bird eggs in previous nest box (Apr 2010)

Blue jay, photo by Al Francesconi (1965)

Blue-gray gnatcatcher on cattail in main pond (May 2017)

Blue-gray gnatcatcher with young, photo by Ray Davis (Jun 1982)

Blue-gray gnatcatcher with young, photo by Ray Davis (Jun 1982)

Blueberry bush (Sep 2016)

Boardwalk along main pond, snow-covered (undated)

Boardwalk covered in snow (Nov 2009)

Boardwalks across end of main pond (Feb 2017)

Bog and moss (Nov 2015)

Boundary trail in the snow (Jan 2018)

Boundary trail, split view (May 2016)

Boy Scout Jake Bornyasz (right most) and his 'crew' of volunteers during trail project (Oct 2018)

Boy Scout Troop 65 (undated)

Boy Scout troop trail maintenance volunteers (Nov 2015)

Brown thrasher (Dec 2017)

Brown thrasher (Jul 2018)

Brown thrasher in the snow near cabin (headquarters) (Jan 2016)

Bufflehead male swimming in main pond (Dec 2017)

Bumblebee on buttonbush (Jul 2018)

Bumblebees and ant on buttonbush (Jul 2018)

Bur-reed, photo by Sage Russell (Jul 2008)

Buttercup oil beetle (Apr 2016)

Butterfly (Jun 2018)

Buttonbush, photo by Sage Russell (Mar 2013)

Cabin (headquarters) in the snow (Jan 1984)

Cabin (headquarters) in the snow (Jan 1984)

Canada geese and mallards in main pond, via trail camera (Mar 2017)

Canada geese flying over main pond (Aug 2016)

Canada geese in fog on main pond (Dec 2017)

Canada geese in fog on main pond (Dec 2017)

Canada geese in main pond (Dec 2016)

Canada geese in main pond (Dec 2016)

Canada geese in main pond (Jan 2017)

Canada geese in main pond (Jan 2018)

Canada geese in main pond (Jan 2018)

Canada geese in main pond (Jan 2018)

Canada geese in main pond (Jan 2018)

Canada geese in main pond (Jan 2018)

Canada geese in main pond (Mar 2017)

Canada geese in main pond and Nedim Buyukmihci (1986)

Canada geese in main pond at sunset (Apr 2016)

Canada geese in partially frozen and snow-covered main pond (Nov 2009)

Canada geese on frozen main pond (Feb 2018)

Canada geese swimming in Miller Pond (Jul 2018)

Canada goose and hooded merganser couple on main pond (Jan 2018)

Canada goose and hooded mergansers at sunset in main pond (Feb 2018)

Canada goose and mute swan in main pond (Jan 2017)

Canada goose family in main pond (May 2017)

Canada goose flying over main pond, photo by Richard Rosenberg (1985)

Canada goose in main pond (Jan 2017)

Canada goose in main pond (Jan 2018)

Canada goose in main pond, via trail camera (Mar 2017)

Canada goose standing on frozen, snow-covered main pond (Nov 2009)

Canada goose wading in water, photo by Richard Rosenberg (1985)

Carolina chickadee on way to landing on branch (Feb 2017)

Carolina wren (Dec 2016)

Caterpillar, unrecognized black-and-white species (Sep 2016)

Cattail in field northeast of Joe's garage (Oct 2018)

Cavit Buyukmihci (undated)

Cavit Buyukmihci and beaver (undated)

Cavit Buyukmihci on one of the boardwalks (1986)

Cedar waxwing and red-tailed hawk sitting near each other in tree (Dec 2016)

Chickadee nest with eggs (May 2016)

Chickadee on log, photo by Al Francesconi (1967)

Chickadee on log, photo by Al Francesconi (1967)

Chicken of the woods fungus (Aug 2017)

Cicada (Sep 2016)

Cinnabar cantharellus mushroom (Jul 2017)

Cinnabar chanterelle mushroom (Aug 2017)

Clouds reflected off the main pond, courtesy Cliff Compton (Nov 2015)

Common bog violet (Apr 2017)

Common water snake, photo by Al Francesconi (Aug 1964)

Common yellowthroat in shrub (May 2017)

Conocybe mushroom (Jun 2017)

Cooper's hawk (Jan 2016)

Cooper's hawk (Jan 2016)

Coral fungus (Oct 2016)

Cottontail rabbit babies (1966)

Cottontail rabbit baby (1966)

Cottontail rabbit near cabin (Jul 2018)

Cottontail rabbit, photo by Bob Repenning (1972)

Crayfish wandering away from watery home (Aug 2016)

Crepuscular sun rays and main pond (Oct 2016)

Crescent moon rising over reeds (Oct 2017)

Crown-tipped coral fungus (Aug 2017)

Crown-tipped coral fungus southwest of main pond (Oct 2018)

Dark-eyed junco (Dec 2016)

Dave Helfrich, deer protection patrol volunteer (Dec 2017)

Dave Sauder and Boy Scout Jake Bornyasz volunteer next to Refuge sign during trail project (Oct 2018)

Dead pine, by Jeff Hrusko (Feb 2018)

Deer 'rub' tree (Dec 2016)

Deer patrol volunteers Diane Barry Harrell and Bruce Barry (1975)

Dogwoods at Refuge in spring, by Mike McCormick (Apr 2017)

Downy woodpecker by swamp (Feb 2018)

Dragonfly (Jun 2018)

Dragonfly (Jun 2018)

Dragonfly on branch (Aug 2016)

Dragonfly on branch over main pond (Jul 2017)

Dragonfly on branch over main pond (Sep 2016)

Dragonfly on mullein plant (Jul 2017)

Ducks on main pond (Feb 2016)

Earth Day Annual Cleanup vegan barbecue (Apr 2017)

Earth Day Annual Cleanup vegan food for volunteers (Apr 2017)

Earth Day Annual Cleanup volunteer Eric Baratta (Apr 2017)

Earth Day Annual Cleanup volunteer Paula Dean (Apr 2017)

Earth Day Annual Cleanup volunteers (2011)

Earth Day Annual Cleanup volunteers (Apr 2016)

Earth Day Annual Cleanup volunteers (Apr 2016)

Earth Day Annual Cleanup volunteers Carolyn Githens and Tom Rommelmann (Apr 2017)

Earth star mushroom (Oct 2017)

Eastern box turtle (Jun 2018)

Eastern box turtle, photo by Chris Tlapa (Aug 2017)

Eastern mud turtle (Feb 2017)

Eastern mud turtle (Mar 2016)

Eastern mud turtle approaching headquarters entrance, by Dave Sauder (May 2018)

Eastern mud turtle approaching headquarters entrance, by Dave Sauder (May 2018)

Eastern mud turtle hole (Feb 2017)

Eastern painted turtle (Jul 2015)

Eastern painted turtle (Oct 2017)

Eastern painted turtle and (possibly) red-bellied turtle sharing log in main pond (Sep 2018)

Eastern painted turtle at Squirrel Haven (Jun 2017)

Eastern painted turtle laying eggs (May 2016)

Eastern painted turtle laying eggs (May 2016)

Eastern painted turtle on log, main pond (Sep 2018)

Eastern painted turtle on stump in main pond (Jul 2018)

Eastern painted turtle sunning in main pond (Apr 2016)

Eastern painted turtles (undated)

Eastern painted turtles on log in main pond (Jul 2018)

Eastern towhee (Aug 2016)

Eastern towhee (Nov 2017)

Eastern towhee in the snow (Dec 2017)

Eastern worm snake (Mar 2016)

Ebony jewelwing damselfly (Jun 2017)

Educational sign about the northern mockingbird east of Joe's garage (Oct 2018)

Emetic russula mushroom north of Miller house (Oct 2018)

English ivy along wetland walkway (Sep 2017)

Ethan Winter, Brooks Mongiello, Matthew Leister and Randi Fair, deer protection patrol volunteers (Dec 2017)

Fern shoots, by Dave Sauder (Apr 2018)

Field and woods in snow (Nov 2009)

Fish bone from eagle pellet (Jan 2017)

Fish scale from eagle pellet (Jan 2017)

Flame skimmer (possibly) dragonfly (Jul 2017)

Flame skimmer (possibly) dragonfly (Jul 2017)

Flying squirrel gliding towards tree, photo by Al Francesconi (1966)

Flying squirrel just prior to landing on tree, photo by Al Francesconi (1966)

Flying squirrels, photo by Al Francesconi (1966)

Fog over main pond (Nov 2015)

Foliose lichen (Mar 2017)

Footprints in the snow on boardwalk (Jan 2016)

Footprints in the snow on boardwalk (Jan 2016)

Fowler's toad amongst rocks (May 2016)

Fowler's toad at Squirrel Haven (Aug 2017)

Fowler's toad at station 5 (Aug 2018)

Fowler's toad baby (Jun 2017)

Fowler's toad near cabin, by Dave Sauder (May 2018)

Fox sparrow (Feb 2018)

Fox sparrow (Feb 2018)

Frog amongst moss (Feb 2016)

Fungi at base of tree near cabin, photo by Dave Sauder (May 2018)

Fungi at base of tree near cabin, photo by Dave Sauder (May 2018)

Fungi on dead tree, photo by Dave Sauder (Aug 2018)

Fungi, by Dave Sauder (May 2018)

Fungus of the Phellinus genus (Feb 2018)

Fungus on tree, by Dave Sauder (Apr 2018)

Fungus with appendiculate margin (Aug 2017)

Funguses on log (Dec 2015)

Funnel web spider web (Sep 2016)

Funnel web spider web (Sep 2016)

Funnel web spider web (Sep 2016)

Golden chanterelle fungus found on the ground (Aug 2017)

Goldenrod at sunset (Dec 2017)

Goose we called Martha, on eggs (Jul 1966)

Grackles and red-winged blackbirds (Dec 2017)

Grackles, red-winged blackbirds and starlings in flight (Dec 2017)

Grasshopper on reed in main pond (Sep 2017)

Grasshopper on wool grass (Sep 2017)

Gray catbird near main pond (Sep 2018)

Gray catbird picking berries in dogwood tree (Oct 2017)

Gray squirrel 'caught' by trail camera (Oct 2017)

Gray squirrel gathering nesting materials, via trail camera (Apr 2017)

Gray squirrel gathering nesting materials, via trail camera (Apr 2017)

Gray squirrel gathering nesting materials, via trail camera (Apr 2017)

Gray squirrel gathering nesting materials, via trail camera (Apr 2017)

Gray squirrel on old wood duck nest box via trail camera (May 2017)

Gray tree frog, photo by Al Francesconi (1971)

Gray tree frog, photo by Ed Abbot (1990)

Great blue heron at edge of main pond near headquarters (Apr 2016)

Great blue heron flying off main pond (May 2017)

Great blue heron hunting in main pond (Apr 2017)

Great blue heron on boardwalk, via trail camera (May 2016)

Great blue heron on main pond at night, via trail camera (Dec 2016)

Great blue heron on stump in main pond (Jul 2017)

Great blue heron sunning with wings spread out on stump in main pond (Jul 2017)

Great blue heron with reflection in main pond (Jun 2017)

Great blue heron, reflection in water after landing on beaver lodge, via trail camera (Feb 2016)

Great blue heron, reflection in water after landing on beaver lodge, via trail camera (Feb 2016)

Great blue heron, reflection in water while landing on beaver lodge, via trail camera (Feb 2016)

Great blue herons in tree (Mar 2017)

Great crested flycatcher, photo by Ray Davis (1989)

Great egret amongst lilies in main pond (Jul 2017)

Great egret amongst lilies in main pond (Jul 2017)

Great egret flying over main pond (Jul 2016)

Great egret in flight (Sep 2017)

Great egret in main pond, photo by Jason Howell (Nov 2016)

Great egret in main pond, photo by Mike Hickey (Nov 2016)

Great egret on branches in main pond (Sep 2017)

Great egret on branches in main pond, preening (Sep 2017)

Great egret on branches in main pond, ruffled after preening (Sep 2017)

Great egret on main pond (Jun 2018)

Great egret on stump in main pond (Jul 2016)

Great egret on stump in main pond (Jul 2016)

Great egret preening on stump in main pond with belted kingfisher in background (Oct 2017)

Great egret preening on stump in main pond with belted kingfisher in background (Oct 2017)

Great egret walking in main pond (Sep 2018)

Great egret with leaves showing fall colors in background (Oct 2017)

Great egrets flying over main pond (Sep 2017)

Great horned owl juvenile, photo by Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci (1967)

Great horned owl on ground, photo by Al Francesconi (1967)

Green frog hiding under lily pad in main pond (Sep 2017)

Green frog on dike of main pond, photo by Dave Sauder (May 2018)

Green-winged teal male in main pond, 1 (Mar 2018)

Green-winged teal male in main pond, 2 (Mar 2018)

Hog-nosed snake juvenile, beginning threatening pose (Aug 2018)

Hog-nosed snake juvenile, playing dead when threatening did not work (Aug 2018)

Hognose snake and toad, photo by Al Francesconi (Aug 1964)

Hognose snake baby, photo by Al Francesconi (Aug 1964)

Hognose snake, photo by Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci (1984)

Holes created by gray squirrel in pine needles (Jan 2018)

Honey mushrooms (Oct 2017)

Hooded merganser couple in main pond (Feb 2018)

Hooded merganser couple in main pond (Nov 2017)

Hooded merganser couple in main pond (Nov 2017)

Hooded merganser couples on main pond (Jan 2018)

Hooded merganser female diving (1) (Jan 2018)

Hooded merganser female diving (2) (Jan 2018)

Hooded merganser female diving (3) (Jan 2018)

Hooded merganser male in main pond (Nov 2017)

Hooded merganser male in main pond (Nov 2017)

Hooded mergansers in main pond (Jan 2018)

Hooded mergansers in main pond (Mar 2017)

Hooded mergansers in main pond (Mar 2017)

Hooded mergansers in main pond (Mar 2017)

Hooded mergansers taking flight from main pond, 1 (Jan 2018)

Hooded mergansers taking flight from main pond, 2 (Jan 2018)

Hooded mergansers taking flight from main pond, 3 (Jan 2018)

Hooded mergansers taking flight from main pond, 4 (Jan 2018)

Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci and Angi Metler at Station 6 (undated)

Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci at her desk for Philly Inquirer interview (Sep 1971)

Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci doing what she loved best, observing nature (1965)

Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci on boardwalk (1976)

Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci on the boardwalks for Philly Inquirer interview (1971)

Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci on trail to Squirrel Haven, photo by Dave Stauffer (1976)

Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci outside cabin (headquarters) (undated)

Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci with beaver kit (undated)

Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci with the beaver-crossing sign (fall 2000)

Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci working at her desk at headquarters (1971)

Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci working at her desk at headquarters (1994)

Horowitz Judy and Rosenblatt Howard, volunteers (Dec 2016)

Horowitz Judy and Rosenblatt Howard, volunteers (Dec 2016)

Hummingbird feeding from dropmore scarlet honeysuckle (Jun 2018)

Indian pipe anther (Jun 2016)

Indian pipe anther (Jun 2016)

Indian pipe group near headquarters (Jun 2017)

Indian pipe group near headquarters (Jun 2017)

Indian pipe plant (Aug 2017)

Indian pipe plant, photo by Cliff Compton (Oct 2016)

Indian pipe plants (Aug 2017)

Indian pipe plants (Jun 2017)

James Pullaro and young visitor on old boardwalk (May 2017)

Jared Novak, volunteer building benches (2011)

Jason Howell working on off-road vehicle barrier (Oct 2016)

Jason Howell, Bob Cunningham and Mike Kaliss, volunteers (Jul 2017)

Jason Howell, Mike Hickey and Paula Yudkowitz putting up trail signs (Nov 2016)

Jelly fungus on tree (Oct 2017)

Katydid eating leaf (Jul 2017)

Katydid eating leaf (Jul 2017)

Katydid eating leaf, seen from below (Jul 2017)

Kestrel, young on branch, photo by Al Francesconi (1966)

Kingbird babies in nest (1966)

Laetiporus cincinnatus fungus (Sep 2016)

Lesser scaups on main pond (Mar 2017)

Lichen, possibly brown-eyed rim (Feb 2018)

Lion's mane fungus on tree (Oct 2016)

Little brown bat flying (Mar 2017)

Main pond (Oct 2017)

Main pond and beaver lodges, by Jeff Hrusko (Feb 2018)

Main pond and first frost for 2017 (Dec 2017)

Main pond and islands in the fog (Feb 2018)

Main pond and trees with snow and ice (Mar 2018)

Main pond at dusk (Mar 2017)

Main pond at sunset with clouds (Sep 2017)

Main pond frozen (Jan 2018)

Main pond frozen (Jan 2018)

Main pond frozen and 'surrounded' by trees, moon and stars (Jan 2018)

Main pond frozen and snow-covered near sunset with lens flare (Jan 2018)

Main pond frozen and snow-covered with paw prints (Jan 2018)

Main pond frozen and snow-covered with paw prints and lens flare (Jan 2018)

Main pond frozen with snow cover at sunset (Jan 2018)

Main pond frozen with snow, pawprints and lens flare (Jan 2018)

Main pond frozen with snow, pawprints and lens flare (Jan 2018)

Main pond in 1971, by Nancy Jonap (1971)

Main pond in fall (Oct 2018)

Main pond in morning fog (Dec 2017)

Main pond in snow (Jan 1984)

Main pond in snow (Jan 1984)

Main pond in summer, by Dave Sauder (Jun 2018)

Main pond in summer, by Dave Sauder (Jun 2018)

Main pond in the snow (Nov 2008)

Main pond in the snow (Nov 2009)

Main pond through reeds, by Jeff Hrusko (Feb 2018)

Main pond viewed from cabin (Jul 2007)

Main pond with lily pads and lens flare (Jul 2018)

Main pond with reeds, taken for Home News New Brunswick, NJ (winter 1979)

Main pond, photo by Cliff Compton (May 2016)

Main pond, photo by Kendall Berry (Jan 2017)

Main pond, view from beaver dam (Sep 2017)

Main trail flooded, by Dave Sauder (May 2018)

Main trail flooded, by Dave Sauder (May 2018)

Main trail flooded, by Dave Sauder (May 2018)

Mallard duck couple on main pond, via trail camera (Mar 2016)

Mallard ducks and canada geese on main pond (Mar 2017)

Map board at the Refuge (Feb 2006)

Map board at the Refuge (Jul 2007)

Map board repainted by YMCA Camp Ockanickon volunteers (Jul 2017)

Mary Ann Gurka volunteer working on off-road vehicle barrier (Apr 2016)

Mary Ann Gurka, deer patrol volunteer (Dec 2016)

Mary Ann Gurka, volunteer, on patrol to protect deer (Dec 2017)

Miller Pond (Jun 2010)

Miller Pond, by Dave Sauder (May 2018)

Monarch butterfly on ground (Jul 2015)

Moon over pines (Apr 2017)

Morning fog over main pond (Nov 2016)

Mountain laurel along trail (Mar 2017)

Mountain laurel off trail (Jun 2017)

Muddy Bog frozen and snow-covered, by Mike McCormick (Dec 2017)

Muddy Bog showing autumn colors (Sep 2017)

Muddy Bog, photo by Cliff Compton (Oct 2016)

Mullein plant near cabin (Oct 2018)

Muskrat lodge in Miller Pond, by Dave Sauder (May 2018)

Muskrat lodge in Miller Pond, by Dave Sauder (May 2018)

Muskrat on log, via trail camera (Nov 2016)

Muskrat tracks in the snow, photo by Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci (winter 1966)

Mute swan on main pond (Feb 2016)

New York aster north of Joe's garage (Oct 2018)

Northern cardinal (Dec 2016)

Northern cardinal nest (Dec 2016)

Northern cricket frog (Apr 2017)

Northern cricket frog calling on a lily pad (May 2017)

Northern cricket frog on reeds over boardwalk (Apr 2017)

Northern cricket frog on trail (Apr 2017)

Northern cricket frog singing on lily pad, photo by Cliff Compton (Jul 2016)

Northern gray tree frog on branch (2012)

Northern leopard frog (Apr 2017)

Northern leopard frog (Jul 2017)

Northern leopard frog (Jul 2017)

Northern red-bellied turtle (Aug 2016)

Northern red-bellied turtle (Aug 2016)

Northern red-bellied turtle (Oct 2016)

Northern red-bellied turtle (Oct 2016)

Northern red-bellied turtles basking in main pond (Apr 2017)

Northern red-bellied turtles on log (Nov 2016)

Northern water snake baby (Oct 2017)

Northern water snake on driveway near main pond (Jun 2017)

Northern water snake on plant (Jun 2016)

Northern water snake on plant (Jun 2016)

Northern water snake under water (Oct 2017)

Oak leaves shadowed by the moon (Jul 2017)

Off-road vehicle barricade (Jul 2017)

Off-road vehicle barricade (Jul 2017)

Off-road vehicle barricade (Jul 2017)

Off-road vehicle barricade (Jul 2017)

Off-road vehicle barricade (Jul 2017)

Off-road vehicle barrier volunteers Lee Yeash, John Silverio, Erin Pierson, Albert Horner (Oct 2016)

Old man of the woods fungus (Aug 2017)

Old man of the woods fungus (Aug 2017)

Old man of the woods mushroom (Aug 2017)

Opossum baby climbing through cabin porch window (Oct 2017)

Opossum in tree, photo by Cavit Buyukmihci (1971)

Orange moth (Jun 2017)

Orb-weaver spider (Sep 2016)

Orb-weaver spider web in the rain (Aug 2017)

Orb-weaver spider web in the rain (Aug 2017)

Oriole nest (Apr 2016)

Oriole nest near headquarters (Mar 2017)

Osprey flying from tree (Apr 2017)

Osprey in flight (Mar 2017)

Osprey in flight with fish (Apr 2017)

Osprey on tree branch (Mar 2017)

Otter at edge of pool, via trail camera (Apr 2017)

Oyster mushrooms (Oct 2017)

Paw prints on snow-covered log, by Mike McCormick (Dec 2017)

Pearl crescent butterfly (Jul 2018)

Pearl crescent butterfly (Jul 2018)

Persimmon hanging from tree (Oct 2017)

Persimmons (Sep 2016)

Phoebe on vehicle antenna (Oct 2017)

Phoebe with young in the shed (Jun 1966)

Pignut hickory southeast of main pond (Oct 2018)

Pine Barrens tree frog superimposed over moon, photo by Bob Birdsall (1989)

Pine cone with snow, by Mike McCormick (Dec 2017)

Pine snakes hatching, photo by Al Francesconi (1965)

Pine trees, via infrared trail camera (Jan 2017)

Polistes wasps with their nest in a Refuge literature display case, photo by Dave Sauder (Oct 2018)

Polistes wasps with their nest in a Refuge literature display case, photo by Dave Sauder (Oct 2018)

Potter wasp nest (Nov 2016)

Puffball fungus on log (Feb 2018)

Pumpkinseed fish nest (Jun 2016)

Purple coral mushroom (Aug 2017)

Purple turkey tail fungus (Feb 2017)

Rabbit footprints in the snow (Jan 2018)

Rabbit tracks in snow (Jan 2017)

Rabbit tracks in snow (undated)

Raccoon at Otter Dam (1966)

Raccoon at Otter Dam (1966)

Raccoon at Otter Dam (1966)

Raccoon at Otter Dam (1966)

Raccoon babies, via trail camera (Aug 2016)

Raccoon swimming, via trail camera (May 2017)

Raccoon, via trail camera (Oct 2016)

Raccoons at Otter Dam (1966)

Raindrop on end of branch, creating mirror (Feb 2018)

Rat snake, shedding imminent (Sep 2016)

Red fox den (Mar 2017)

Red fox, photo by trail camera (Oct 2017)

Red fox, via trail camera (Feb 2017)

Red fox, via trail camera (Feb 2017)

Red fox, via trail camera (Jan 2016)

Red leaves of autumn (Sep 2016)

Red squirrel, photo by Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci (1967)

Red velvet ant (Jul 2018)

Red-bellied woodpecker with acorn (Oct 2017)

Red-spotted purple butterfly (Sep 2016)

Red-spotted purple butterfly; note damaged wing (Sep 2018)

Red-tailed hawk (May 2017)

Red-winged blackbird (Apr 2017)

Red-winged blackbird (Aug 2016)

Reeds, by Mike McCormick (Dec 2017)

Refuge habitat (Dec 2015)

Refuge sign created by Jeffrey Lawrenson (circa 2002)

Reindeer lichen in woods near main pond (Oct 2018)

Reindeer lichen in woods near main pond (Oct 2018)

Reindeer lichen in woods near main pond (Oct 2018)

Reindeer lichen in woods near main pond (Oct 2018)

Reindeer lichen with snow (Jan 2018)

Reishi fungus (young) (Aug 2017)

Ring-necked duck male on main pond (Mar 2018)

Ring-necked duck male on main pond (Mar 2018)

Ring-necked ducks on main pond (Jan 2017)

Ring-necked ducks, male and female, in main pond (Mar 2018)

Ring-necked snake, injured (Jul 2018)

Rowan University student volunteers (2012)

Ruby-throated hummingbird (female) after cattail in main pond (May 2017)

Ruffed grouse drumming (1966)

Ruffed grouse drumming, 1st sequence, photo by Ed Abbott (Mar 1990)

Ruffed grouse drumming, 2nd sequence, photo by Ed Abbott (Mar 1990)

Ruffed grouse drumming, 3rd sequence, photo by Ed Abbott (Mar 1990)

Rusty blackbird eating berries (Oct 2017)

Screech owl on post, photo by Al Francesconi (1965)

Screech owl, photo by Al Francesconi (1963)

Shelf fungus on beaver lodge covered with snow (Jan 2018)

Silver berry in woods south of main pond (Oct 2018)

Silver berry in woods south of main pond (Oct 2018)

Slender aster at main pond (Oct 2016)

Slime mold and unidentified fungus (Jul 2017)

Slime mold on plants (Oct 2017)

Snail on leaf (Jun 2017)

Snapping turtle, photo by Lorraine Marozzi (1994)

Song sparrow amongst boardwalk planks (Mar 2017)

Southern twayblade orchid, photo by James Pullaro (May 2017)

Spicebush swallowtail butterfly (May 2017)

Spicebush swallowtail butterfly caterpillar (Oct 2016)

Spicebush swallowtail butterfly caterpillar (Oct 2016)

Spicebush swallowtail butterfly larva (1966)

Spider and her lovely web along the border of the main pond (Sep 2018)

Spider climbing a thin strand of her web near the main pond (Sep 2018)

Spider spinning web along shore of main pond (Sep 2018)

Spindle-shaped yellow coral fungus, photo by Dave Sauder (Aug 2018)

Spring azure butterfly (Mar 2017)

Spring peeper frog on fallen branch (Apr 2017)

Spruce tree east of Joe's garage (Oct 2018)

Spruce tree east of Joe's garage (Oct 2018)

St Andrew's cross, photo by Sage Russell (Sep 2012)

Steeplebush, photo by Sage Russell (Jul 2006)

Striped skunk babies, via trail camera (Jul 2017)

Striped skunk baby (Apr 2017)

Striped skunk baby along trail (Aug 2017)

Stumps of trees cut down by beavers next to stream north of Joe's garage (Oct 2018)

Sulfur shelf fungus and photographer Cliff Compton (Oct 2016)

Sulfur shelf fungus near Miller house (Oct 2018)

Sulfur shelf fungus near Miller house (Oct 2018)

Sulfur shelf fungus near Miller house (Oct 2018)

Swallows flying over main pond and Canada goose (Mar 2017)

Swallows over main pond (Apr 2018)

Swallows over main pond (Apr 2018)

Swamp along the red trail (Jun 2017)

Swamp and forest (Oct 2016)

Swamp loosestrife (Aug 2017)

Swamp loosestrife in Muddy Bog (Sep 2017)

Swampy forest (Feb 2016)

Swampy forest (Feb 2016)

Sweetbay magnolia in woods east of Joe's garage (Oct 2018)

Tall beaksedge at main pond (Sep 2017)

Tall beaksedge, photo by Sage Russell (Aug 2009)

Timber rattlesnake, photo by Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci (1984)

Toad baby by Dave Sauder (Jul 2018)

Toad seeking shelter from storm in shed near headquarters (Jun 2016)

Trail and boardwalk flooded (Dec 2015)

Trail barrier to off-road vehicles, at Rome Avenue (Oct 2016)

Trail covered in snow (Jan 2016)

Trail showing creative maintenance to accommodate nature (Dec 2016)

Trail sign and trail to Squirrel Haven in the snow (Nov 2009)

Trail sign in the snow (Nov 2009)

Tree downed by beavers (Jan 2018)

Tree ear fungus with raindrop (Feb 2018)

Tree swallow in flight (Apr 2016)

Trees gnawed downed by beavers (Jan 2018)

Tufted titmouse (Dec 2017)

Tufted titmouse (Mar 2018)

Tufted titmouse in tree (Jan 2018)

Tufted titmouse, photo by Al Francesconi (1967)

Turbulent phosphila moth caterpillar (Sep 2016)

Turkey tail fungus on log (Nov 2015)

Turkey vulture on approach for landing on branch (Sep 2016)

Turkey vultures in tree near cabin, by Dave Sauder (May 2018)

Turtle egg remains after hatching near Miller Pond (Jul 2017)

Turtles, eastern painted or red-bellied, sharing stump in main pond (Oct 2017)

Vernal pond in Pinelands near the Refuge (Aug 2017)

Violet cort mushroom (Aug 2017)

Violet cort mushroom (Aug 2017)

Violet cort mushroom button (Aug 2017)

Violet spotted cort mushroom (Nov 2016)

Vireo nest (Sep 2017)

Walking stick on Refuge sign (Sep 2017)

Walkway in light fog (Feb 2018)

Water lilies in main pond (Jun 2016)

Water lily in main pond (Apr 2017)

Wetland near Unexpected Road (Jul 2017)

White campion and waxing moon (Aug 2017)

White cedar seedling (Apr 2017)

White coral slime mold (Jul 2017)

White-breasted nuthatch (Mar 2018)

White-tailed deer browsing in main pond (Jun 2018)

White-tailed deer eating lily in main pond (Jun 2017)

White-tailed deer in main pond (Apr 2017)

White-tailed deer in main pond (Jun 2017

White-tailed deer in main pond (Jun 2017

White-tailed deer in main pond (Jun 2017

White-tailed deer in main pond (Jun 2017

White-tailed deer in main pond (Jun 2017

White-tailed deer in main pond (Jun 2017)

White-tailed deer mother with fawn along main pond (Aug 2016)

White-tailed deer on island in main pond (Jun 2018)

White-tailed deer, via trail camera (Jun 2016)

White-tailed deer, via trail camera (Mar 2017)

White-throated sparrow (Dec 2017)

White-throated sparrow in shrub (Nov 2017)

Wild sarsaparilla, photo by Sage Russell, 1 (circa 2012)

Wild sarsaparilla, photo by Sage Russell, 2 (circa 2012)

Wild turkey female, via trail camera (Feb 2017)

Wild turkey in the rain, via trail camera (Dec 2016)

Wild turkey in tree (Nov 2016)

Wild turkey, via trail camera (Jan 2016)

Wild turkeys, via trail camera (Mar 2017)

Wild turkeys, via trail camera (Mar 2017)

Wintergreen plant flowering (Jun 2017)

Wood duck (undated)

Wood duck at swamp, via trail camera (May 2017)

Wood duck babies in main pond (Jun 2017)

Wood duck babies, via trail camera (May 2017)

Wood duck in pond, photo by Ed Abbott (Mar 1990)

Wood duck in pond, photo by Ed Abbott (Mar 1990)

Wood duck with great blue heron reflection in main pond, via trail camera (Feb 2016)

Wood duck, photo by Bernie Hall (Apr 1990)

Wood ducks, via trail camera (Jan 2016)

Wood ducks, via trail camera (Jan 2016)

Wood ducks, via trail camera (Jan 2016)

Wood thrush, via trail camera (Jul 2017)

Woolly bear caterpillar (Sep 2016)

Wren's nest in apron in shed near headquarters (Sep 2017)

Yellow-rumped warbler female (Mar 2018)

YMCA Camp Ockanickon volunteers (Jul 2017)

YMCA Camp Ockanickon volunteers refurbishing map board (Jul 2017)