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Your Outdoor Photos: October 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.

NOTE: Before photos show up in the reader photo gallery, they must be approved by an editor. If yours does not show up immediately, fear not. The only likely delay is that an editor has not had a chance to approve new photo submissions yet. Thanks for participating!

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  • Took this out my bedroom window today . Looks like a Cooper's Hawk . Have seen him this summer and last winter ,also .

    Photographer: WILLIAM D PEASE

  • A moose walking in the snow around our house

    Photographer: Dirk Dhossche

  • A moose that was staying around the house was caught in the snow yesterday

    Photographer: Dirk Dhossche

  • Reflections of Autumn Early clear morning near Hauser Lake

    Photographer: Angela Marie

  • Between Waverly and Spangle this skeleton is taking the tractor for a spin. Seen mid October. Happy Halloween!

    Photographer: Melaine Williams

  • This handsome healthy moose was seen at Turnbull Wildlife Refuge. He hung around most of the day with his lady friend eating, napping, and enjoying the last days of warmth and sunlight. October 19, 2022

    Photographer: Cindy Miller

  • Backyard Mountain ash - robin feasting - 2705 E Mount Vernon Dr

    Photographer: Carol J Mcvicker

  • A belted kingfisher shows off his lunch at Cannon Hill Park. Taken 10/23/22

    Photographer: Rich Zywiak

  • Apple Orchard in the scablands, Othello, WA October 22nd, 2022

    Photographer: Nia Patton

  • Sagebrush glowing in the sun, October 22nd, 2022

    Photographer: Nia Patton

  • Framing the morning view in the distance, Othello, WA, October 23

    Photographer: Steve Patton

  • This young Great Horned Owl has been hanging around and acting unusually for an owl, being out all day, hopping down to get mice as soon as they come out of the live trap. In taking photos of him I noticed one eye looks like it has been injured. Taken at the end of October.

    Photographer: Melaine Williams

  • My husband and I took a hike on the Iller Creek Loop trail for our anniversary (October 10th) and stumbled upon a 50-foot section along both sides of the trail where the trees and leaves were bustling with ladybugs. We'd never seen so many ladybugs in our lives! It was a surreal experience to see these shifting masses of orange on most surfaces and upon closing our eyes noticed the congregation had a collective noise, like the crackling sound rice cereal makes once milk is added. My husband said there was a very recognizable smell too, but my olfactory sense was COVID impaired. I believe we happened upon a ladybug orgy!

    Photographer: Laurie Miller

  • We visited Cannon Hill Park on Wednesday Oct. 19th and found this Belted Kingfisher having lunch.

    Photographer: Tami Sanborn

  • While visiting Cannon Hill Park on Wednesday Oct. 19th we were entertained by this Belted Kingfisher.

    Photographer: Terry Sanborn

  • Years of experience duck hunter and not so many years of experience Labrador Retriever heading for duck blind late afternoon of first day of hunting season. October 15, Pend Oreille River

    Photographer: Nia Patton

  • This Great Blue Heron is a resident of the ponds in Sunnyside Park in Pullman WA. Many times when I visit the park, he is there. It is fun watching him fish for dinner.

    Photographer: Patricia Magaret

  • "Early arrival or year-round resident?" Coeur d'Alene Lake, middle October 2022.

    Photographer: Mark Hurtubise

  • This photo of the local blue heron enjoying a snack, was taken last week at Cannon Hill Park.

    Photographer: Linda Mell

  • Dragonfly taking in the sun at Suncrest Park on Long Lake 10/17/22.

    Photographer: Mark Hendrickson

  • Pileated Woodpecker along the shores of Long Lake near Suncrest Park 10/18/22.

    Photographer: Mark Hendrickson

  • Found this Northern Pygmy Owl north of Davenport W.A. Oct 9 2022. They are only 6.75 inches tall but none the less a very good hunter of small birds and rodents. Their call consists of a one note toot about every two seconds.

    Photographer: Buck Domitrovich Cheney W.A.

  • National Bison Range Moise Montana October 5, 2022 An easy day's drive from the Spokane area gets you to the National Bison Range.

    Photographer: Gary Miller

  • I took this photo of a Wood Duck on Monday the 10th at Cannon Hill Park.

    Photographer: Terry Sanborn

  • I took this photo of a Squirrel preparing for winter on October 10th at Cannon Hill Park

    Photographer: Tami Sanborn

  • Moon rising with Jupiter over Pend Oreille River, 10-8-22

    Photographer: Nia Patton

  • Large Mouth Bass cruising the shallows of Pend Oreille River, 10-5-22

    Photographer: Nia Patton

  • Hunter's moon setting in the western sky earlier this morning.

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • Harvest moon rising

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • Corgipoo puppies are enjoying nice sunny day outside.

    Photographer: Anna A Erickson

  • Corgipoo puppies are enjoying nice sunny day outside.

    Photographer: Anna A Erickson

  • This moose family spent more than an hour on the morning of Oct. 5th munching brush and lounging on the grass at Saint George's School along the Little Spokane River.

    Photographer: John Carter

  • Bull moose walking among trees on the Saint George's School campus on the morning of Oct. 5th.

    Photographer: John Carter

  • This bull moose spent more than an hour on the Saint George's School campus on the morning of Oct. 5th munching brush along the banks of the Little Spokane River.

    Photographer: John Carter

  • Closeup of Praying Mantis Devouring a Yellowjacket October 4, 2022 Four Lakes, WA The Yellowjackets have a nest in a rock retaining wall, and the Mantis was poised over the entrance to snatch prey.

    Photographer: Gary Miller

  • Praying Mantis Devouring a Yellowjacket October 4, 2022 Four Lakes, WA The Yellowjackets have a nest in a rock retaining wall, and the Mantis was poised over the entrance to snatch prey.

    Photographer: Gary Miller

  • A Morning Glory basks in the last rays of sun on a warm October evening in Cheney.

    Photographer: Melaine Williams

  • Praying Mantis who has been in the same location for a couple of days along a path on the southside of my house.

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • Mmmmm! Elderberries! A juvenile Northern Flicker on the shore of Hauser Lake photographed from my kayak.

    Photographer: Angela Marie

  • Dems da berries! A juvenile Cedar Waxwing feasts in the soft October light. Early morning in Hauser.

    Photographer: Angela Marie

  • Turkey vulture warming its wings in the early morning sun. Taken late September at North Gorge, Lake Roosevelt

    Photographer: Brigitte Doherty

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