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Monday, September 16, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Scablands bloom a delicious sight for the eyes

Scout, Rich Landers' English setter romps through blooming buttercups near Fishtrap Lake in late March. (Rich Landers)
Scout, Rich Landers' English setter romps through blooming buttercups near Fishtrap Lake in late March. (Rich Landers)

PUBLIC LANDS -- I was exploring old, new and developing trails on the BLM's Fishtrap area on Saturday. The scablands are very wet and waterfowl are in every puddle.

I came over one basalt outcropping and found a garden of buttercups. Seemed as though the Wildflower Fairy tripped and dumped her basket of buttercup seeds right there.

Scout, my English setter came over and immediately started licking his chops.  I'm not kidding.




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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