Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
you and your family are looking for a great way to experience the
Pine Barrens, make the Woodford Cedar Run WIldlife Refuge a "must
see". Located in Medford NJ, this wonderful place is a haven
for injured animals of all types. Whenever possible, the animals
are rehabilitated and released, but some have become permanent residents
here at the refuge due to the nature of their injuries.
refuge is run entirely on donations - they receive no government
funding. Donations are welcomed and I encourage everyone to donate
more than the small admission fee.
scenery is gorgeous. A long dirt road fringed by pines leads to
the Refuge, and it's located along the shores of peaceful Cedar
the Snowy Owl lost his wing, apparently in a collision with a jet
at Maguire Air Force Base. You'll also see barn owls, screech owls,
and my favorite, great horned owls.
bald eagle was magnificent to see - he is another permanent resident
due to a broken wing. Other raptors include red-tailed hawks, Cooper's
Hawks, Perigrines, Ospreys and a beautiful turkey vulture!
as a pet, this grey fox could not be released into the wild, so
he too is now a permanent resident of WCRWR . He has a large enclosure
with lots of "toys". Other mammals include deer, beaver,
squirrels and more.
Visitor's Center has a nice display of snakes and turtles, and a
variety of taxidermied animals - there are lots of activities for
kids - of all ages! Even "Piney Senior" is having a great
70 to Route 541S (Medford). Go through town (and a beautiful town
it is). Make a right on Jackson Rd.
on Jackson Rd; it will become a dirt road; keep going until you
see the CEDAR RUN WILDLIFE REFUGE sign on the left.
all need to connect with Mother Earth at least once in a while.
Whether you live in the Pine Barrens, the coastal regions, or the
bustling cities of Philadelphia, Trenton, Newark, New York City,
or other nearby areas, a day in the beautiful Pine Barrens will
do wonders for your soul. The Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge is a great
starting point for anyone who wants to reconnect with nature. It's
a magical place....give it a try!
Visit their website at www.cedarrun.org,
or better yet, visit in person! Either way, help out this very
worthwhile organization with a donation,
or sign up for the "Adopt-A-Wild-One" program,
ranging from $25 for a Box Turtle, rabbit or songbird, to $150
for a Bald Eagle or Snow Owl. Various levels of memberships are
| The Pine Barrens
is becoming a popular tourist destination. It offers history, nature, boating,
camping, fishing, swimming, and most of all, peace and tranquility. It's
important to families who live here, whether for a few years or many generations,
that our peace and tranquility be preserved.A local lawyer or doctor won't
look any different than his neighbor who works the land. Thousand dollar
suits aren't what impress people of the Pines - taking care of nature and
fellow man is what matters. To that end, it is important for you to know
that as a visitor to our precious Pine Barrens, you should show respect
for the flora and fauna, for the historical buildings or their remains,
and show respect for the "locals". Walk and drive gently. Treat
our Pine Barrens as you would want a visitor to treat your own home town
- and your own family. Thank you.
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