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Your Outdoor Photos: January 2022

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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Photos in This Album

  • An early Valentine from Mother Nature. This caught my eye at the Iller Creek Conservation Area on February 8, 2022.

    Photographer: Lisa Giegel

  • This is a Great Gray owl the largest owl in North America they are 27 inches tall with a wingspan of 52 inches yet they weight only about 2.4 pounds my wife Sandy and I found this one on the west planes a rare find for this area. Found Feb 4 2022.

    Photographer: Buck Domitrovich Cheney W.A.

  • A Mallard Duck hen shakes water from her bill as she forages for good eats near the beach at Q'emiln Park in Post Falls at the beginning of February.

    Photographer: Melaine Williams

  • Canadian Geese standing on the ice near Q'emiln Park in Post Falls at the beginning of February

    Photographer: Melaine Williams

  • A rare sight indeed for Spokane county a Great Gray owl flies on the west planes West of Spokane taken Feb 4 2022

    Photographer: Buck Domitrovich Cheney W.A.

  • The Waikiki Springs trail is a must hike for lovers of natural areas. Seen the beginning of February 2022

    Photographer: Melaine Williams

  • Waikiki Springs off of Mill Road in the Fairwood area is a must explore for anyone that enjoys hiking. Seen the beginning of February 2022.

    Photographer: Melaine Williams

  • One of my favorite winter birds they can come in huge flocks one of their favorite foods is mountain Ash berries, they are called waxwings because of the red and yellow tips on their wings that appear like a wax dripping. Taken February 2 2022 Cheney W.A.

    Photographer: Buck Domitrovich Cheney W.A.

  • Very tame Canada Honker at Plante's Ferry Park

    Photographer: Michael forster

  • Red Tailed Hawk

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • Red Shafted Northern Flicker woodpecker

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • Found this little Beauty of a Merlin on the West planes on Saturday the 29th of January they are one of our smaller falcons of the open country small but mighty.

    Photographer: Buck Domitrovich Cheney W.A.

  • This is a Merlin one of our smaller falcons of our open land West of Spokane small but mighty I found this one on the West planes.

    Photographer: Buck Domitrovich Cheney W.A.

  • Interbreeding is fascinating colors in the duck world! Taken Spokane Valley...Spokane river

    Photographer: Michael forster

  • Spokane River Mallard

    Photographer: Michael forster

  • An inquisitive Mallard Duck Spokane river

    Photographer: Michael forster

  • Finch on my vines Jan 27th

    Photographer: Michael forster

  • American Robin

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • American Robin

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • American Goldfinch (state bird of Washington)

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • Canada Honkers in the scarce sun light at Hauser Lake

    Photographer: Michael forster

  • Great Horned Owl perched in Vanderwolf pine last night.

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • Magpie munching on crabapples in a nearby tree.

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • It’s been a foggy month—January 2022. We were pleasantly surprised to see the sun above the fog on the Arrowleaf Trail at Antoine Peak Conservation Area. Part of the Iller Creek Conservation Area peaks out in the background above the fog layer.

    Photographer: Lisa Giegel

  • A January sunset from the Dishman Hills Natural Area.

    Photographer: Lisa Giegel

  • What I like about this photo (besides the hint of color in the morning sky) is that I’m standing in the Mica Peak Conservation Area looking out at the Saltese Uplands Conservation Area. Behind Saltese is the Antoine Peak Conservation Area with Mt. Spokane State Park in the background. How lucky we are to live in such a place! January 17, 2022

    Photographer: Lisa Giegel

  • Emu in snow on a farm in Spokane Valley

    Photographer: Anna Erickson

  • Emu in snow on a farm in Spokane Valley

    Photographer: Anna Erickson

  • This Short-eared owl has it's back to me yet looking right at me they can do this because they have 14 vertebrae in their neck we have 7 they cannot move their eyes around as we can so beaning able to turn their head makes up for it.They are called Short ears because they have very short feather tuffs on top of their head seldom seen. Taken January 22 2022 very foggy.

    Photographer: Buck Domitrovich Cheney W.A.

  • My Grey Squirrel back munching sun flower seeds in my feeder. Taken Saturday Jan 22

    Photographer: Michael forster

  • Pink sky earlier this morning.

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • German Shorthaired Pointers Daisy and Duke locked up on a pheasant near Rock Lake.

    Photographer: Rick Harris

  • Wolf full moon peeking through the crabapple tree as it rises in the eastern sky.

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • Dark Eyed Junco in the snow.

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • Spokesman Review Telegraphic Trapshoot 2022. Competition week two (1/16/22) – Quincy Gun Club

    Photographer: Chaz Webberley

  • Fog rolling in on top of Brownes Mountain.

    Photographer: MARY JO A STAUNER

  • Grey squirrel caught red handed in the act.................enjoy Mr. squirrel!

    Photographer: Michael forster

  • I found this Sharp-shinned Hawk stalking my neighbor's feeder. it was taken on Wed. 1/12/2022 in Spokane Valley, Washington

    Photographer: Terry Sanborn

  • Coopers Hawk with his dinner.......

    Photographer: Michael forster

  • Juncos making a meal of it on black oil sunflower seeds

    Photographer: Michael forster

  • Coopers Hawk after his dinner at my feeders!! He looks contented and happy!

    Photographer: Michael forster

  • Enough is enough as the smaller racked Mule deer gives ground to it's bigger challenger . Taken Riverside state park January 11 2022

    Photographer: Buck Domitrovich Cheney W.A.

  • When the snow began to fly as two Mule Deer bucks try to show one another just who is boss. Taken Riverside state park January 11 2022

    Photographer: Buck Domitrovich Cheney W.A.

  • Two Mule Deer clash at Riverside state park they put on quite a show for awhile although there were some does in the area they were not fighting over them just two young bucks letting off steam. Taken January 11 2022.

    Photographer: Buck Domitrovich Cheney W.A.

  • Close up of squirrel in crabapple tree.

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • Close up of squirrel in crabapple tree.

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • Dark Eyed Junco perched on top of fence post.

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • Squirrel resting in crabapple tree.

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • Found this Gray-crowned-Rosy finch near Davenport W.A. they are one of our winter finches they can be in large flocks this one was in a flock well over 100. Taken January 9 2022

    Photographer: Buck Domitrovich Cheney W.A.

  • Flicker enjoying my fresh suet in feeder

    Photographer: Michael forster

  • Flicker enjoying some fresh suet from my feeder January 6th 2021

    Photographer: Michael forster

  • Starling at my backyard wire. Have been in USA since the 1870's and have bred almost every where!

    Photographer: Michael forster

  • A very pretty Cassin's Finch stops for a moment to give me the eye on a very snowy morning in Cheney W.A..they differ from a house finch in that they are not as striped and have a very deep red crest . Taken 1 6 2022 Cheney Wa.

    Photographer: Buck Domitrovich Cheney W.A.

  • What a gorgeous day at Turnbull Wildlife Refuge for a hike through the woods. Jan. 2022

    Photographer: Cindy Miller

  • The Palouse as seen from the Rocks of Sharon at Iller Creek Conservation Area on the spectacular sunny afternoon of New Year’s Eve 2021.

    Photographer: Lisa Giegel

  • Mother Nature rewards me for getting out during the bitter cold weather this December. This was taken on the Iller Creek Conservation Area trails.

    Photographer: Lisa Giegel

  • Visitor from the far North our winter finches are starting to arrive this little guy is a Common Redpoll some years we get them in good numbers some years not so much they can withstand a lot of cold. Taken January 2 2022 east of Davenport W.A.

    Photographer: Buck Domitrovich Cheney W.A.

  • A wild bunny having a New Years day snack at the open hay barn door at our house.

    Photographer: Melaine Williams

  • January 31 2021 19 degrees On my daily walk along the Spokane River near T J Meenach Bridge, I have tried to capture a photo of this Great Blue Heron for two months. He has always taken flight before before I could get a shot. Today he was trying to stay warm and stood in the water waiting.

    Photographer: Kirk Whitmore

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