Summer wildlife frolicking in the refuge


While waterfowl is few and far between this time of the year at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, an abundance of other critters still provide wildlife viewing opportunities. Visitors to the River S unit of the refuge need to keep an eye out for smaller animals crossing the road. Garter snakes, Western painted turtles and other species are known to cross the road in warm temperatures. Birders can visit to see what species of avians have been recently spotted at the River S unit of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.