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Your Outdoors Photos: July 2020

The Inland Northwest is full of flora, fauna, waters, scenery and active people out to savor it all. Please visit this gallery regularly to share photos of your wild experiences, learning moments, hot discoveries, favorite trips. Help us build a visual tour of what's so great about the outdoors in this region through all four seasons. This photo gallery will be an inspiration to some people. To others it will be a reminder of why we love to live here -- and get outside as much as possible.

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  • Our dog alerted me to this little mink hiding in our lilacs. I discovered that when scared, minks emit a smell similar to a skunk. Thankfully, it didn't spray my dog and the odor didn't last very long. July 31, 2020. Little Spokane River, Colbert, WA.

    Photographer: Carrie Dugovic

  • Three young buck deer were enjoying the cool back yards at the Cheney Care campus. A young Siberian Husky dog and one of the deer were chasing each other up and down the fence. Both were having a good time and no one was afraid or getting hurt.

    Photographer: Melaine Williams

  • A young buck deer enjoying the cool grass at the Cheney Care campus at the end of July. Cool grass, delicious flowers and tasty shrubs were on the menu. What else could a young buck need?

    Photographer: Melaine Williams

  • This is a three-toed woodpecker. They only have three toes instead of four like most birds. They can be rare and hard to find. This one flew very close to me and that was a real treat. Taken in southwest Montana, July 15, 2020.

    Photographer: Buck Domitrovich Cheney W.A.

  • On a recent trip to Montana this northern harrier was having a evening meal on this huge log and was busy with its prey. Lucky for me, as they can be very hard to get close to. Taken in southwest Montana, July 12, 2020.

    Photographer: Buck Domitrovich Cheney W.A.

  • A family affair on a birding trip to Montana. My wife and I found this family of red-necked grebes feeding breakfast to their young. Mama had two chicks on her back, papa would dive and bring a morsel of some kind for the chicks. Sometimes he would feed them and at other times he would give it to the female and she would twist her head around and feed the little ones. Watching nature unfold is a sure treat. Taken in southwest Montana, July 15, 2020

    Photographer: Buck Domitrovich Cheney W.A.

  • Life goes on. Theirs is a simpler world, I hope. Taken in my back yard on July 20, North Spokane, near Mead High School.

    Photographer: Cal McKee

  • The comet Neowise on the night of July 19, 2020. Image made south and west of Deer Park, looking north.

    Photographer: Fran Hailey

  • Neowise Comet seen west of Spokane, July 15, 2020.

    Photographer: Sharon Lindsay

  • Nursing moose with calf at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, July 12, 2020.

    Photographer: Rich Zywiak

  • Nursing moose with calf spotted at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, July 12, 2020.

    Photographer: Rich Zywiak

  • Comet NEOWISE in the early morning hours seen above the pavilion and clocktower in Riverfront Park. July 12, 2020.

    Photographer: Tiffany Hansen

  • I woke up extra early this morning in hopes of finding Comet NEOWISE and it did not disappoint! It was easy to spot with my eye even above all the city lights from Cliff Drive. Some noctilucent clouds were out as well, which made the night sky all the more awesome. Taken from Cliff Drive in Spokane on the morning of July 12, 2020.

    Photographer: Tiffany Hansen

  • I woke up extra early this morning in hopes of finding Comet NEOWISE and it did not disappoint! It was easy to spot with my eye even above all the city lights from Cliff Drive. Some noctilucent clouds were out as well, which made the night sky all the more awesome. Taken from Cliff Drive in Spokane on the morning of July 12, 2020.

    Photographer: Tiffany Hansen

  • Tiger Musky caught and released at Newman Lake. Charley Treloar was all smiles with this 39” catch! July 8, 2020.

    Photographer: Tom Treloar

  • A large flock of pelicans circling to land. Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, July 9, 2020.

    Photographer: Gary Miller

  • I kept hearing what sounded like a cat, and eventually traced the sound to this grey catbird! This it the first time I ever put the sound with the name of the bird. Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, July 9, 2020.

    Photographer: Gary Miller

  • I went out to the Sprague Lake State Park boat launch and refuge. While there, I started photo shooting these barn swallows. They are almost impossible to photograph in flight. But when they alight they display such colorful plumage. June 28, 2020.

    Photographer: Jerry Rowles

  • I went out to the Sprague Lake State Park boat launch and refuge. While there, I started photo shooting these barn swallows. They are almost impossible to photograph in flight. But when they alight they display such colorful plumage. June 28, 2020.

    Photographer: Jerry Rowles

  • I went out to the Sprague Lake State Park boat launch and refuge. While there, I started photo shooting these barn swallows. They are almost impossible to photograph in flight. But when they alight they display such colorful plumage. This fellow had quite a mouthful. June 28, 2020.

    Photographer: Jerry Rowles

  • This sweet California Quail mama must be very busy with her thirteen babies! Colbert, WA July 8, 2020.

    Photographer: Carrie Dugovic

  • This fledgling Evening Grosbeak gets a snack from dad while mom is out looking for more both male and female feed their young. In our Cheney back yard . July 8 2020

    Photographer: Buck Domitrovich Cheney W.A.

  • Pelicans Feeding July 3, 2020 Turnbull We thoroughly enjoyed watching these white pelicans feeding and their various actions of swallowing. I'm curious what they're feeding on.

    Photographer: Gary Miller

  • Four White Pelicans July 3, 2020 Turnbull We watched these four feeding, and this particular shot caught them all in different parts of the feeding process. There were several more flying high overhead, and I kept hoping for them to come in for a landing; no such luck.

    Photographer: Gary Miller

  • White Pelicans July 3, 2020 Turnbull Two of the four white pelicans we watched that day. More were flying high overhead, and I kept hoping one would come in to land, but I waited in vain.

    Photographer: Gary Miller

  • Flicker Feeding Time In our backyard is a Northern Flicker family that excavated a nest that is about 16 inches deep in our dead tree. The two chicks really make a racket when they are hungry! The picture was taken on the Westplains on 7/5/20. This is for the July submission.

    Photographer: Carlene Hardt

  • A young Mule Deer enjoys a snack of summer flowers at Turnbull 1st week of July

    Photographer: Melaine Williams

  • We enjoyed watching this moose dine at Little Diamond Lake from the safety of our kayaks.

    Photographer: Jim & Rhonda Madison

  • We enjoyed watching this moose dine at Little Diamond Lake from the safety of our kayaks.

    Photographer: Jim & Rhonda Madison

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