The Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge is located a few miles southwest of Portland, Oregon. It’s one of only a handful of urban wildlife refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System.
Since 1992 the Federal government and volunteers have been working to turn the Refuge back to a more natural state within the floodplain of the Tualatin River Basin.
On a hot August day we hiked the Refuge’s 3 1/2-mile perimeter trail.
Due to high waters the trail had been extended past several ponds to the south. It made for a more enjoyable hike.
And, there were plenty of Canada geese, great blue herons, ducks, pileated woodpeckers and butterflies.
Always a nice place to visit.