Saturday, July 18, 2020

Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge

Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge

Woke up at 5:30 this morning to head to Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge is located just south of Salem, Oregon. Although this isn't as well maintain as Fernhill or Jack Bottom wetlands, it is great place for bird lovers to catch glimpses of a variety of songbirds, waterfowl, and birds of prey. There are also beaver, coyote, turtles, frogs, deer and variety of other wildlife that roam this refuge of fields, marshes, and ponds. In addition, there are several native and non-native wildflowers and shrubs throughout the wetlands.
There are several little trails and boardwalks to meander along and catch glimpses of wildlife, birds and wildflowers. There are a couple of blinds and overlooks to view wildlife and birds as well. The Eagle Marsh Kiosk and trail was my favorite out of all of the trails. As it was teeming with waterfowl and we even caught a glimpse of a beaver. Altogether we hiked approximately 3.9 miles along the dike trails and the Pintail/Egret Marsh Boardwalk.
Some of these new photos will be available soon as prints, cards and/or stock. Prints and cards will be available at my DA and Zazzle store and stock will be available at my website.

Pintail Marsh Area

Ankeny Wildlife Refuge

Pintail Marsh/Mohoff Pond
Pintail Marsh/Mohoff Pond
Yellow Parentucellia
Wild Teasel
Slender Tarweed
Broadleaf Arrowhead
Cedar Waxwing
Wild Carrot

Eagle Marsh Area

Eagle Marsh - Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge

Eagle Marsh
Canadian Geese
Canadian Geese

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Have a blessed week!

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