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I went here yesterday and walked to the end of the rails but not to the end of the trail and then turned around, and headed back, which on the way back, I did hear a chorus of frogs communicating with each other from different...More
Amazing boardwalk through Wildlife refuge. Lots of things to view, gorgeous moss, ferns, and trees. Not many creatures viewable on the day we visited, but I'm sure on our return trips we will see some great animals; many nesting spots viewed.
A great area for wildlife viewing and pictures. They have a very nice boardwalk and lots of pull outs and viewing areas around the refuge. One of our favorite places for wildlife photography in the area. Make sure to bring water and snacks.
Somehow we had always managed to find the edges of this refuge, but never the heart of it, before this visit.
We wanted a close-to-home place for walking outdoors, had new directions to the boardwalk, and off we went, in a heavy Oregon drizzle.
This is one of favorite spots to walk around at, that is close to home and very accessible most of the year. I know in the next couple years; they will be building a major visitor center for the Ankeny Refuge, to connect with all...More
Not far off the freeway. Quiet. Pretty. Lots of trails but some are closed during the migratory season to avoid disturbing the birds.wevtook a long hike on a boardwalk back to some ponds with tons of frogs in them the heron back there sure was...More
Ankeny is one of a group of refuges in the mid-Willamette Valley. All are easily accessible from populated areas and wonderful places to explore. Trails are closed from October 1 until March 30, but there are plenty of spots to see a variety of wildlife....More
What a great place to take a stroll. Surprisingly few people there on a gorgeous sunny Saturday. Some families out for a walk, some serious bird watchers and couples out for a peaceful walk.
Caution on the boardwalks, there are a couple of places that...More
The green of spring, and birds calling. Singing, warbling, hooting and chirping. A symphony of sound which reminds us life can be simpler. And there are cycles to things. And if we stop and pay attention there it is. Our breath. Our motion. Our attention...More