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Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge on Noyack and Little Peconic bays, is a breathtaking 187-acre peninsula home to a variety of wildlife and habitats on the South Fork. 

Its sandy and rocky beaches line the peninsula, while wooded bluffs overlook the waters. The preserve also consists of  forest, fields, ponds and a lagoon. White-tailed deer, eastern chipmunks, painted turtles, green frogs and osprey are a common sight at the peaceful refuge.

We visited the area a year ago this week to capture its beauty from both the land and sky.

The refuge remains open to the public for hikes though events have been canceled for the time being.