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Your Outdoors Photos: June 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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  • This is a Chukar introduced from the Middle East for hunting they usually like arid rocky slopes but this one was in the shrubs on Steptoe Butte. Steptoe Butte June 21 2020.

    Photographer: Buck Domitrovich Cheney W.A.

  • Spokane Valley Sunrise. June 24, 2020

    Photographer: Bruce Cunningham

  • The Spokane River from the Monroe Street Bridge, taken Tuesday, June 16, 2020.

    Photographer: Dave Jackson

  • Latah Creek from the Marne Bridge. Latah stays fairly blue and clear until approximately 48 hours after heavy Palouse rains.

    Photographer: Dave Jackson

  • South of Spokane

    Photographer: Jane McDonald

  • This is a Red -naped Sapsucker it makes it's living by drilling holes in the bark of a tree as the photo shows as sap begins to flow crawling insects get in the sap and the bird flies in and gets the insect this female was taking ants to her nest.

    Photographer: Buck Domitrovich Cheney W.A.

  • About three years ago, a pair of Bullock’s orioles, showed up on the picnic table of Cherry Edwards, just off Seven Mile Road. Edwards says the orioles, which have returned each year, enjoy treats of banana and grape jelly.

    Photographer: Cherry Edwards

  • About three years ago this handsome fellow, a Bullock’s oriole, showed up on the picnic table of Cherry Edwards, just off Seven Mile Road, seeming to ask for attention as he pecked on the window. Edwards says the orioles, which have returned each year, enjoy treats of banana and grape jelly.

    Photographer: Cherry Edwards

  • Kayaking Horseshoe Lake north of Deer Park, stunning!

    Photographer: Carrie Dugovic

  • Kayaking horseshoe Lake north of Deer Park. Stunning! June 2020

    Photographer: Carrie Dugovic

  • This striking Cedar Waxwing is becoming a regular visitor to our back yard. Colbert, June 2020

    Photographer: Carrie Dugovic

  • Time to back paddle! We rounded a corner on the Little Spokane River and encountered this handsome young man. He continued to munch on the willows for another minute or two and retreated up the river bank so we could continue our paddle. So majestic! June 2020.

    Photographer: Carrie Dugovic

  • This one was a lucky catch. We were having our nightly happy hour on the deck when I saw the bird land in the river, so I grabbed my camera and caught the photo just as this Common Merganser was taking off on the Little Spokane River in Colbert, June 2020.

    Photographer: Carrie Dugovic

  • We were really surprised to see this odd snake across the Liberty Lake Loop Trail in the Liberty Lake Regional Park at the beginning of June. It almost looked like an albino of some kind and the eyes were really weird. I came to find out it is a "Rubber Boa". Yes, I did move it off the trail so it wouldn't be stepped on by all the hikers that were there that day.

    Photographer: Melaine Williams

  • Because of the stay at home orders and the wet weather,hiking opportunities have been limited. Here are some photos from a hike in the Drumheller Channels in 2016.

    Photographer: Bruce Cunningham

  • Because of the stay at home orders and the wet weather,hiking opportunities have been limited. Here are some photos from a hike in the Drumheller Channels in 2016.

    Photographer: Bruce Cunningham

  • Because of the stay at home orders and the wet weather,hiking opportunities have been limited. Here are some photos from a hike in the Drumheller Channels in 2016.

    Photographer: Bruce Cunningham

  • These days we are all wearing masks but this Common Yellowthroat has one on all the time the bandit of the marsh. Taken on Turnbull wildlife refuge. June 14 2020

    Photographer: Buck Domitrovich Cheney W.A.

  • Red Belted Bumblebee in Rhododendrons June 5, 2020 Four Lakes When the Rhododendrons bloom in June, I love the challenge of chasing the bumblebees around and hope for a decent shot.

    Photographer: Gary Miller

  • This little Raccoon climbed higher in the tree to wait until dark to make his getaway. Seen in Marshall at the beginning of June.

    Photographer: Melaine Williams

  • A young Raccoon looks down from his perch in a tree in Marshall at the beginning of June.

    Photographer: Melaine Williams

  • Japanese Water Irises around the pond in my backyard.

    Photographer: Chelsea Good

  • Peony in my backyard

    Photographer: Chelsea Good

  • Peony over the pond in my backyard.

    Photographer: Chelsea Good

  • These deer were leaping through the hay fields north of Spokane. The deer at the bottom will soon be delivering her baby. The fawns will be hidden away in the fields where caution is taken by farmers at harvest time.

    Photographer: Cindy Miller

  • This little Whitetail fawn is brand new it could hardly follow mom in the tall grass when my wife Sandy and I came upon them. Taken North of Spokane. June 11 2020.

    Photographer: Buck Domitrovich Cheney W.A.

  • Halloween bird? No! an American Redstart a very beautiful Warbler likes dense brush near a stream fans out it's tail to flush insects the female replaces the Orange with Yellow. North of Spokane June 11 2020.

    Photographer: Buck Domitrovich Cheney W.A.

  • Red Belted Bumblebee flying through the Rhododendrons June 5, 2020 Four Lakes Our Rhododendrons bloom in early June and always attract a large variety of bees and butterflies.

    Photographer: Gary Miller

  • Red Belted Bumblebee June 5, 2020 Four Lakes Early June, when the Rhododendrons are in bloom, attracts many bumblebees and other nectar feeders.

    Photographer: Gary Miller

  • A female calliope hummingbird enjoying a lilac tree in Nine Mile Falls, June 9, 2020.

    Photographer: Angela Roth

  • A female calliope hummingbird enjoying a lilac tree in Nine Mile Falls, June 9, 2020.

    Photographer: Angela Roth

  • A female calliope hummingbird enjoying a lilac tree in Nine Mile Falls, June 9, 2020.

    Photographer: Angela Roth

  • A female calliope hummingbird enjoying a lilac tree in Nine Mile Falls, June 9, 2020.

    Photographer: Angela Roth

  • A tiger swallowtail butterfly in a lilac tree in Nine Mile Falls, June 10, 2020.

    Photographer: Angela Roth

  • A tiger swallowtail butterfly in a lilac tree in Nine Mile Falls, June 10, 2020.

    Photographer: Angela Roth

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