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Tuesday, September 17, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019, 4:15 p.m.

Reader photo: Quail spotting

Mary Jo Stauner took this photo of a female California quail on July 24 on Spokane’s South Hill.

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019, 4:49 p.m.

Reader photo: Humdinger!

A hummingbird visits Angela Roth’s backyard in Nine Mile Falls earlier this summer.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019, 5:25 p.m.

Reader photo: A summer meal, almost

Spokane is a city built in the trees, and over time all manner of birds and animals take up residence in our trees and bushes.

Reader photo: Fiery ride

Jane Patten took this photo of Linea Jantz riding on Mount Spokane’s Trail 140. Colorful fireweed lines the trail.

Reader photo: Mountains in sight

Bruce Cunningham took this photo of Gunsight Mountain in the foreground, with Hunt Mountain to the right and Hunt Lake below, in North Idaho’s Selkirk Mountains earlier this month.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 5:21 p.m.

Reader photo: The velveteen buck

Jim Patten took this photo of a mule deer buck in velvet while hiking near Palisades Park. Web extra: Submit your own outdoors-related photographs for a chance to be published …

UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 4:06 p.m.

Reader photo: A family affair

Family of otters takes up residence near Cheney.

Reader photo: A sweet snack

A hummingbird snacks on bee balm last Thursday in Four Lakes. Bee balm is native to North America and is found mostly in wooded areas. Its colorful flowers are attractive …

UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 5:09 p.m.

Reader photo: Staying close to home

A moose calf stands next to its mother on the Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge June 25, 2019. The photographer, Buck Domitrovich, used a telephoto lens so as not to disturb …

Reader photo: Coyote shedding

Photographer David Sams took this photo of a coyote Monday morning at Riverside State Park. The coyote is still in the process of shedding its winter coat, Sams said.

Reader photo: Baby loon, doo doo doo doo

Two adult loons care for two chicks early in June. Baby loons only ride on their parents back for the first week or two after hatching, said photographer Joanie Christian. …

UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 6:22 p.m.

Reader photo: Rainbow cloud

Spokane climber Nick Sweeney took this photo of a circumhorizontal arc (rainbow cloud), an optical phenomenon created by the formation of ice halos, hovering over an unknown peak near the …

UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 4:31 p.m.

Reader photo: Full of plumage

While vacationing in Cape May, New Jersey, Buck Domitrovich saw this great egret. Egrets are rare in Spokane, although seven briefly made the Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge their home this …

Reader photo: Herons resting on pilings

Two herons rest on pilings near Usk, Washington, earlier this month. Web extra: Submit your own outdoors-related photographs for a chance to be published in our weekly print edition and …

UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 5:50 p.m.

Reader photo: Home sweet squirrel

Lisa Miller took this photo of a squirrel living in a birdhouse in Loon Lake, Washington, several years ago in May.

Reader photo: Into the wild

A merlin carries a parakeet in its talons on Monday

Reader photo: Spring babies

William Siler took this photo of newly hatched Canada Geese at Mirror Pond in Manito Park on May 6, 2019. Web extra: Submit your own outdoors-related photographs for a chance …

UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 5:10 p.m.

Reader photo: Searching for sugar

Hummingbirds are back in the Inland Northwest! Pictured here is a male calliope feeding on a salvia plant on Cortney Litwin’s deck in Spokane, Friday. Web extra: Submit your own …

UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 4:44 p.m.

Reader photo: Bluebirds in the dead of spring

Jerry Rolwes took this photo of a bluebird feeding at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge

Reader photo: Roots from a long-fallen tree

Gary Miller took this photo of the roots of a long-fallen tree April 4 near Fishtrap Lake, Washington.

Reader photo: Putting on a show

Two male turkeys put on a show for a rather disinterested hen on Sunday. Cindy Miller took this photo along the Spokane River near Mead.

UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019, 3:50 p.m.

Reader photo: Just passing through

Buck Domitrovich took this photo of an American white pelican near Soap Lake, Washington, on Friday.

UPDATED: Thu., March 28, 2019, 2:29 p.m.

Reader photo: Paddling into spring

With spring runoff starting to fill the Spokane River, kayakers take to the waterways. Melanie Williams took this photo of a group of kayakers west of Barker Road at the …

Reader photo: Chew on this

A porcupine rests near the top of a pine tree at the Turnbull Wildlife Refuge on Monday.

UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 4:13 p.m.

Reader photo: Tiny bird, big appetite

Buck Domitrovich took this photo of a tiny pygmy nuthatch, 4

UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 6:40 p.m.

Reader photo: Marching through winter

Rich Landers took this photo of a whitetail doe near Mount Spokane recently.

Reader photo: All puffed up with no where to go

Buck Domitrovich took this photo earlier this month of a California quail sitting on a old wooden fence, puffed up from the cold and waiting to jump down to feed.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 4:10 p.m.

Reader photo: Birdseed bandit

Carlene Hardt caught this moose in the act of snacking on some birdseed. Hardt wrote, “The snow has made it much harder for the wild animals to find food on …

Reader photo: South Hill shredding

Two opportunistic shredders took full advantage of this week’s snow storm.

Reader photo: Mooching moose

Carlene Hardt took this photo of a moose. She writes, “We live on the West Plains and this hungry moose hopped our fence today – freaking out our chickens – …