Beavers at the Refuge, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Tufted titmous, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Canada geese, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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River otter den, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Shelft fungus, photo by Dave Sauder
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Eastern painted turtles, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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St Andrew's cross, photo by Sage Russell
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White-tailed deer, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Pearl crescent butterfly, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Bumblebee on buttonbush, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge photo
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Eastern gray squirrel, 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.