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Ospreys at the Bowl and Pitcher

On a rainy trail above the Spokane River.

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Autumn Along the Pend Oreille River

Fall has come to the valley once ravaged by Glacial Lake Missoula.

Feryn Ranch Again

Feryn Ranch offers eagles and waterfowl in a rustic setting.

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Feryn Ranch on Peone Prairie is one of our favorite locations for an outing. The following are some recent pics from the former homestead turned refuge.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 

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Peone Prairie Jewel

Feryn Ranch Conservatory offers a haven for waterfowl.

Update: I recently visited Feryn Ranch again. I added a couple late summer pictures for perspective.

Summer.

The Feryn Ranch Conservation Area northeast of Spokane offers a glimpse of what the prairie was like before the area was settled by homesteaders in the 1800’s.

C’mon Dad, let’s go.

Remnants.

Nestled between plowed fields and encroaching housing developments, Feryn Ranch C.A. is a 164 acre preserve that offers a home to over 60 species of birds. It also serves as a safe stopover on migratory routes for over 100 species. Anyone interested in birdwatching, or just a pleasant hike with a panoramic backdrop, should take a morning or afternoon to explore this wetland sanctuary. Dogs are permitted as long as they are kept on a leash. Avalon, my newfy mix, accompanied me recently on a morning jaunt through the area. It was raining on and off, which contributed to our solitary yet memorable experience.

Winter reeds.

Haven.

Companion.

Trick of the light.

Background.

Island.