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"Trip Log ... July 1, 2007"
The River "S" Unit of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge has a 4.2-mile auto tour route and 1.5-mile seasonal hiking trail. The Carty Unit has miles of trails including a 2-mile "Oaks to Wetlands" trail. A pair of binoculars is a must and a camera makes it even more fun !!!

This trip includes ... American Coot ... American Kestrel ... Bewick's Wren ... Great Blue Heron ... Orange-crowned Warbler ... Nutria (family) ... Canada Thistle (with bee) ... Common St. Johns-wort ... Blackberry ... Hardhack ... Hawthorn ...

 
American Coot ... MORE American Coot images

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American Coot. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 1, 2007.
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American Coot, older chick (left image) and younger chick (right image). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 1, 2007.
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American Coot chick. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 1, 2007.


American Kestrel ... MORE American Kestrel images

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American Kestrel. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 1, 2007.


Bewick's Wren ... MORE Bewick's Wren images

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Bewick's Wren. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, Carty Unit. Image taken, July 1, 2007.
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Bewick's Wren. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, Carty Unit. Image taken, July 1, 2007.


Great Blue Heron ... MORE Great Blue Heron images

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Great Blue Heron. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 1, 2007.
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Great Blue Heron. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 1, 2007.


... in tree ... MORE Great Blue Heron images

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Great Blue Heron in tree. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, Carty Unit. Image taken, July 1, 2007.


Orange-crowned Warbler ... MORE Orange-crowned Warbler images

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Orange-crowned Warbler. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, Carty Unit. Image taken, July 1, 2007.


Nutria ... family ... MORE Nutria images

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Nutria den with two youngsters. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington. River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 1, 2007.
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Nutria den with three youngsters. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington. River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 1, 2007.
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Nutria, youngster with adult. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington. River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 1, 2007.
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Nutria, youngster with adult. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington. River "S" Unit. Image taken, July 1, 2007.


Blackberry ... MORE Blackberry images

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Blackberry, flower (left), and formation of fruit (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, Carty Unit. Image taken, July 1, 2007.
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Blackberry, bud, flower, and formation of fruit. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, Carty Unit. Image taken, July 1, 2007.


Canada Thistle ... MORE Thistle images

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Bee and Canada Thistle flower. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, Carty Unit. Image taken, July 1, 2007.


Common St. John's-wort ... MORE St. Johns-wort images

According to C.P. Lyons in Wildflowers of Washington (2nd edition, 1999, Lone Pine Field Guide), the name "St. John's-wort" refers to St. John the Baptist's Day - June 24 - when the plant was first said to bloom. Various spellings of the plant are seen, from St. John's-wort, St. John's Wort, to St. Johnswort.

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St. John's-wort. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, Carty Unit. Image taken, July 1, 2007.


Hardhack ... MORE Hardhack images

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Hardhack. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, Carty Unit. Image taken, July 1, 2007.
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Hardhack. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, Carty Unit. Image taken, July 1, 2007.


Hawthorn ... MORE Hawthorn images

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Hawthorn tree, fruit. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, Carty Unit. Image taken, July 1, 2007.


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