Now that the snow has melted, Craters of the Moon National Monument has announced a series of outdoor summery events for June.

Kicking things off on Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. will be a ranger-guided wildflower walk. This 2-mile tour will highlight the wide variety of floral habitats that have emerged amid the park’s volcanic rocks.

From 1-3 p.m. on both Friday, June 14, and Saturday, June 15, instructors Douglass Owen and Jerry Dodds will host a nature photography seminar. The classroom portion will be held Friday, followed by a field session Saturday, which happens to be Nature Photography Day.

Also on June 15, from 9:30-10:30 p.m., Craters of the Moon’s artist in residence, David Hunter, will hold a presentation about capturing intimate landscapes with just the camera on a cell phone. It will take place in the Lava Flow Campground amphitheater.

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