Finley Wildlife Refuge
May 16, 1997
It felt good to be exploring the Refuge on a warm, sunny day.
Our leisurely tour started at the Muddy Creek Trail.
The riparian natural forest along the creek is a most unusual ecosystem.
Next a stop on the Applegate Trail, the big red barn, Refuge HQ and a walk along Cabell Marsh.
Lunch was along the Woodpecker Loop Trail, followed by a short hike to the old quarry and the
Beaver Pond off Bruce Road.
At the Junction City DQ the eight of us — Gordon Lawrence, Natalie Morgan, Lucille Peterson,
Sylvia Stead, Karen Walton, Michael Wherley, Herbert Whitman and Dot Leland (leader)
— shared what we liked best about the day:
“The birds and the bees (we saw a huge swarm of bees), wild flowers, ant hills,
golden chain tree and a feeling of peace and quiet being in the woods with such pleasant company.”