It’s always interesting to visit one of the National Wildlife Refuges. One that I had not explored before was the Ankeny NWR south of Salem near the Santiam River.
On a sunny afternoon I stopped for a break and took the 1.9 mile loop on the Rail Trail. What fun! The wetlands and fields were chock a block with Canada geese, cinnamon teal, mallards, great blue herons and red-winged blackbirds.