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Your Outdoor Photos: June 2021

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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  • I wanted you too see how many Pelicans are at the Marshall Wetlands. There were even a few swimming around that don' show in this. Seen the end of June.

    Photographer: Melaine Williams

  • The numbers have increased! There are 25-30 Pelicans in the Marshall Wetlands now. Seen the end of June.

    Photographer: Melaine Williams

  • Red winged Black Bird at Turnbull June 14

    Photographer: Michael Forster

  • Great Blue Heron ob the dock at Hauser lake ..early June

    Photographer: Michael Forster

  • American Robin cooling off after taking a dip in the birdbath

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • Mourning Dove

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • California Quail chick perched on top of golden privet shrub

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • Male Goldfinch

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • Robin chick hiding in flower pot, June 24, 2021 Photo by Jeannette Liljegren, Spokane Valley

    Photographer: Del Liljegren

  • American Robin perched on rooftop

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • Hawk Creek is a hidden oasis off of the Columbia River north of Davenport seen at the end of June.

    Photographer: Melaine Williams

  • Male California side profile

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • Mourning Dove on the rooftop

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • A Swallowtail Butterfly takes a drink from an orange Lilly in south Spokane in late June

    Photographer: Melaine Williams

  • Juvenile American Robin

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • Starling

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • Juvenile Magpie

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • They're baaack! The pelicans have made their re-appearance for the year at the Marshall wetlands on the 2nd day of summer.

    Photographer: Melaine Williams

  • A beautiful day and a beautiful view from the summit of Mt. Kit Carson. My friend and I rode our bikes up, but it’s also a lovely hike. June 16, 2021

    Photographer: Lisa Giegel

  • Young Bighorn Sheep seen in the landscape of the Gingko Petrified Forest State Park in Vantage, Washington mid June

    Photographer: Melaine Williams

  • Male California Quail

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • A young Bighorn sheep stands ready to take flight if I try to get any closer in the Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park outside of Vantage in mid June.

    Photographer: Melaine Williams

  • Magpie

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • Cow moose playing peekaboo with me behind some wild rose bush at Turnbull Wildlife Refuge Preserve June 2nd.. she would not move!

    Photographer: Michael Forster

  • Male Goldfinch sitting in the rain outside my window.

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • Red-shafted Northern Flicker

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • Male California Quail.

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • California Male Quail surrounded by green.

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • Resident Red-Tailed hawk.

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • 8pt. velvet Buck early morning Hauser lake June 11th gorgeous colors!

    Photographer: Michael forster

  • House Finch in the clump river birch.

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • House Finch takes flight.

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • House Finch in the clump river birch.

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • House Finch in the clump river birch.

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • Sparrow in the backyard.

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • Sparrow in the backyard 3.

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • Sparrow in the backyard 2.

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • Sparrow in the backyard.

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • This week my wife, Rowena, and I were sitting at dusk on a cement bench on the Mukogawa U.S Campus (Spokane) when a raccoon came lumbering across the campus lawn and slowly climbed a 30 X 30 ft. cherry tree. High atop the tree, it began picking then eating the early cherry harvest.

    Photographer: Mark Hurtubise

  • Clouds over the Palouse. Near Mt.Hope,Wa. June 2021

    Photographer: Bruce Cunningham

  • Seeing the elegant American Avocet was an unusual and exciting sighting at Hauser Lake this week. The treasures of the outdoors can be like a big surprise party. I eagerly watched the trio for hours and haven't seen them since. Soak up the moments!

    Photographer: Angela Marie

  • Seeing the elegant American Avocet was an unusual and exciting sighting at Hauser Lake this week. The treasures of the outdoors can be like a big surprise party.

    Photographer: Angela Marie

  • Mountain biking on the Iller Creek trails and stopping to take in the grand view of the Palouse. June 8, 2021

    Photographer: Lisa Giegel

  • A water feature can help bring birds into your yard this is a small water fall in our Cheney back yard with two Cedar waxwings that stopped by for a drink. June 8 2021

    Photographer: Buck Domitrovich Cheney W.A.

  • Turning the DC-3 around so that it is facing into the wind and is closer to the hanger. In preparation for ground school training. Exactly two years ago today this plane along with 26 other DC-3s where in Normandy France for the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Taken at Feltz's Field 6 June 2021.

    Photographer: Tom Bauer

  • Me turning over a DC-3 engine before start up. The crankcase to radial engines is in the center and oil can run down and fill a cylinder. Bad things happen if a piston tries to compress oil. This engine is 1350 Hp and 18 cylinders in two banks of 9. The propeller is connected to the engine through a 6:9 gear reducer, so I am working against the gear train trying to compress all those cylinders. Two complete prop revolutions are needed to compress all cylinders. This is equivalent to pulling through 6 blades. I barely managed two. Taken at Feltz's Field, Historic Flight Foundation.

    Photographer: Tom Bauer

  • A ride alng the trail at the West Branch Little Spokane Wildlife Area at the beginning of June

    Photographer: Melaine Williams

  • This is a Yellow breasted Chat they are pretty plane looking from the back but when they turn around and show their front side they are woo La La . Taken June 4 2021 in Douglas canyon.

    Photographer: Buck Domitrovich Cheney W.A.

  • A Robin stands on a sun dappled path along the Spokane River in North Spokane at the beginning of June.

    Photographer: Melaine Williams

  • These little bees have been feeding of our Lewis's Mock Orange for the last several days. They are only about 1/2 and inch long. Taken in the Garland District on 3 June 2021.

    Photographer: Tom Bauer

  • It was a beautiful morning to view the Palouse from the Rocks of Sharon. Iller Creek Conservation Area, June 2, 2021

    Photographer: Lisa Giegel

  • Big Rock at the Rocks of Sharon in the Iller Creek Conservation Area on June 2, 2021.

    Photographer: Lisa Giegel

  • Common Goldeneye duckling trio relaxing and providing me with the treat of their company from my kayak. Mom is close by and very protective while seemingly trusting this admirer each morning. In five months they too will have the famous eyes of gold.

    Photographer: Angela Marie

  • Herron Rookery June 1, 2021 Spokane County After wading through marshes and crawling through brush, found a decent but discrete vantage point to photograph a blue heron rookery.

    Photographer: Gary Miller

  • Some little bees pollinating our Lewis's Mock Orange in the Garland District in Spokane. I culled about 200 photos for this one. Thank goodness for digital cameras. Taken 31 May 2021.

    Photographer: Tom Bauer

  • Sun Halo as seen from the South Hill Sunday afternoon.

    Photographer: Vito DiMaio

  • Male California Quail in the backyard maple tree.

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • Male California Quail.

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • Male California Quail in the backyard maple tree.

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • Spokane Fire Department landing the boat after a couple of runs down and up the river. Taken 29 May 2021 on the Spokane River just above the Bowl and Picture.

    Photographer: Tom Bauer

  • Spokane Fire Department practicing rescue on the Spokane River just above the Bowl and Picture. taken May 29, 2021.

    Photographer: Tom Bauer

  • This photo was taken at the Post Falls City Park by the Spokane River run off water falls. Two geese just enjoying the weather and the river

    Photographer: Thea Carter

  • Spotting :) baby animals is one of the best parts of this season. Another great reason to get outside. These two newbies were still wet from coming into the world earlier in the day and were still trying to figure out how to use their legs. Adorable.

    Photographer: Angela Marie

  • This wildflower, Mule’s Ear, was spotted in the Dishman Hills Natural Area. May 2021

    Photographer: Lisa Giegel

  • Lupine near the Spokane River. May 21, 2021

    Photographer: Lisa Giegel

  • A Sandhill crane seeking out it's morning breakfast in a open meadow after a night of late spring snow. Taken 5 21 21 Southwest Montana.

    Photographer: Buck Domitrovich Cheney W.A.

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