The skies around Fort Riley are becoming more crowded as a greater number of ducks are dropping in at the military installation’s new wetlands. More than 150 acres of wetlands were added to Kansas’ total thanks to support from Wildlife Forever. The new wetlands will have a far-reaching impact at the sprawling Army installation. Six seasonal and semi-permanent wetlands were created. Among the waterfowl species that frequent the area are mallards, pintails, gadwall, and blue-winged teal. Other wetland visitors include elk, white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, reptiles, amphibians, and songbirds.