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Your Outdoor Photos: June 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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  • Eagle at Cape Disappointment, taken 5/14/21

    Photographer: Robert S Heacock

  • Momma robin and two of her chicks "fluttering" inside their nest on a hot July morning.

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • Picture taken in June in the Spokane Valley. Oh those bees love those blooms!

    Photographer: Wayne Wright

  • These pretty Yellow Headed Blackbirds always add a splash of color t the landscape. Seen near Cheney at the end of June.

    Photographer: Melaine Williams

  • Baby bird season brings an exciting new world to many. This Black-billed Magpie fledgling is getting its bearings of how to get around. It flutters and jumps not yet having its full tail feathers. Day by day the skills will improve and to be sure the parents are around while the chick communicates by emitting sound. Giving them space as long as their parents are near is important. Magpies remember faces and have very long memories. Early morning in Hauser.

    Photographer: Angela Marie

  • Sunset view from the Glenrose area last week.

    Photographer: Lisa Giegel

  • Sunset last week from the Glenrose area.

    Photographer: Lisa Giegel

  • A June sunset from the Glenrose area.

    Photographer: Lisa Giegel

  • I took this photo of a Red-winged Blackbird at Saltese Flats Wetland on June 12th

    Photographer: Terry Sanborn

  • Momma robin cooling herself off with her mouth open (fluttering) as she continues to incubate her 3 eggs.

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • This photo was taken on 6/19/22 from the "Lunch Counter" base camp on Mount Adams. Time: 1 AM Temp: 23 degrees Elevation: 9280 feet

    Photographer: John Wehrer

  • First purple clematis blossom of 2022

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • Early morning wake-up call from a nearby male California quail perched on a fence post.

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • Sometimes they just come out at the least expected time this little guy really surprised me when it came right out in front of me to get it's photo taken usually they remain hidden deep in the reeds. Taken June 16 2022 Turnbull wildlife refuge.

    Photographer: Buck Domitrovich

  • This is a White headed Woodpecker (male) feeding young sometimes very hard to find the female also feeds she does not have the Red cap like the male. Taken on the LPO wild life refuge June 17 2022

    Photographer: Buck Domitrovich Cheney W.A.

  • Momma robin incubating her single egg in the bristlecone tree.

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • Single robin's egg in mud packed nest.

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • Bitterroot begins to bloom at Dishman Hills Natural Resources Conservation Area on June 11.

    Photographer: Lisa Giegel

  • Lupine leaves dotted with raindrops at Dishman Hills Natural Resources Conservation Area on June 11.

    Photographer: Lisa Giegel

  • American robin sitting on her nest in the Bristlecone tree.

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • Great day at Felts Field Air Show.....From Whidbey Island Air base

    Photographer: Mike Forster

  • For 30 days I watched and took images of a Robin in my backyard from her making the nest till the last bird flew away. This is one of many images I have taken.

    Photographer: Theresa Baumgarten

  • This was shot in my backyard on August 10th of last year.

    Photographer: Theresa Baumgarten

  • The scenery between Spangle and Waverly is a perfect example of why its great to go out and explore the outdoors in off the beaten track areas. Seen the 1st week of June

    Photographer: Melaine Williams

  • I took this photo of a Downy Woodpecker In the Spokane Valley on June 3.

    Photographer: Tami Sanborn

  • This is a stunning Bullock's Oriole it differs from a Baltimore Oriole in that a Baltimore Oriole's head is black while a Bullock's head is mostly Orange they construct a Pendant basket type nest usually high up in a broad leaf tree. Taken June 6 2022 on the Turnbull wildlife refuge.

    Photographer: Buck Domitrovich Cheney Wa

  • Mallard pair

    Photographer: Nia Patton

  • Budding Maple and bee

    Photographer: Nia Patton

  • Yellowhead Blackbird in cattails

    Photographer: Nia Patton

  • Bumble bee and Rhododendron

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • Bumble bee and Rhododendron

    Photographer: MARY JO STAUNER

  • Think you are hearing some kind of pump maybe but then it could be one of these guys found in wetlands very hard to see at times mostly standing striate up in the reeds. Taken May 31 2022 Turnbull Wildlife refuge.

    Photographer: Buck Domitrovich Cheney W.A.

  • This White-faced Ibis provides a rare treat in the area. Though uncommon, they will come through a small swath of the INW to breed . A declining species due to draining of needed wetlands. Restoring places like Saltese Wetlands is invaluable to birds like this where there have been recent sightings. Early morning near Hauser.

    Photographer: Angela Marie

  • A Great Blue Heron at the Manito Duck Pond

    Photographer: Jane McDonald

  • Fern unfolding in the morning sun

    Photographer: Nia Patton

  • Flower full moon glow through clouds over Pend Oreille River

    Photographer: Nia Patton

  • Camas in bloom

    Photographer: Nia Patton

  • Bumble bee and Rhododendron

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • American robin fledgling enjoying the backyard before the rain.

    Photographer: MARY JO A STAUNER

  • While visiting in Seward Alaska this very pretty Townson's Warbler paid me a visit it was as bright in color as I have ever seen one. They come to the Spokane area also so look for them Taken May 24 2022 Seward Alaska.

    Photographer: Buck Domitrovich Cheney W.A.

  • This photo was taken in a yard on the South Hill on 5/24/22.

    Photographer: Kevin Hee

  • European starlings impatiently waiting for their next meal. Taken at Waikiki Springs Nature Preserve on May 23.

    Photographer: Rich Zywiak

  • They're back! An American White Pelican uses its pouch to catch fish by tipping it back, draining the water and swallowing the fish. Out of all the birds in the world, the Pelican's beak is the most spacious with the ability to hold three buckets of fish. Early morning near Hauser Lake.

    Photographer: Angela Marie

  • A highlight of spring migration is the wood-warblers like this Yellow Warbler in the Spokane area. Migration of these tiny birds happens at night, around Mother's Day. On the night of May 8, an estimated 145,000 birds crossed Spokane County. On the same night 6,543,100 birds crossed Columbia County in Wisconsin while I was visiting my mom. On a good day in May, one can see up to. 25 Warbler species in the Wisconsin area. Tiny and flighty fast high in the trees, we bird watchers call them "neck-breakers" as we struggle tirelessly and joyously to find them. Hauser area early in the morning.

    Photographer: Angela Marie

  • They're back! An American White Pelican uses its pouch to catch fish by tipping it back, draining the water and swallowing the fish. Out of all the birds in the world, the Pelican's beak is the most spacious with the ability to hold three buckets of fish. Early morning near Hauser Lake.

    Photographer: Angela Marie

  • Spring brings new life like this baby bunny seen near Marshall in mid May.

    Photographer: Melaine Williams

  • Found this very pretty warbler in a very pretty place while in Seward Alaska this Townson's warbler paid me a nice visit. We do have them come to the Spokane area in spring look for them. Taken on May 19 2022.

    Photographer: Buck Domitrovich Cheney W.A.

  • The Pelicans have returned to the Marshall Wetland, spring must really be here in the 3rd week of May.

    Photographer: Melaine Williams

  • These nestlings --- uncertain of their species --- were thrown to the ground when a Central Washington windstorm dislodged their nest and scared away their mother. Photo shot by Barbara Lowe after her daughter Kioni found them.

    Photographer: Gary Morton

  • Red tail hawk comes to live in our forest every spring. Deer Park area

    Photographer: Fran Hailey

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