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flowering purple butterfly bush

Graduate student John Chau discovers the origin of the Butterfly-bush, a familiar flowering plant in the Seattle area.

At the Burke, we have a lot of big dreams—from discovering a T. rex to inspiring the next generation of paleontologists, weavers, conservationists and scientists.

Analyzing the limited samples of the oviraptorosaur to answer lingering questions about this species' growth and anatomy.

The Burke Museum is working with researchers from Coastal Raptors to aid in conservation efforts for Washington's coastal raptors. 

Read how the remarkable find of 5 species of critically endangered tree frogs will influence Mexico's conservation efforts for its rare frog species!.

Burke archaeologists are working to preserve ancestral artifacts owned by the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe in the North Cascades. 

UW Pacific Islander students used their experience as Burke researchers to decode Oceanic objects and traditions in Disney's Moana

Read about the Burke's research into what the future holds for spiders and other species in forest areas cleared for logging.

Read about Susumu Tomiya's use of photos of tiny teeth samples in his research to discover the prehistoric origins of modern-day carnivores.

Learn about the Burke’s expedition to Hell Creek and their remarkable discovery of a baby Triceratops frill.

Learn about Burke curator Sharlene Santana's research in Costa Rica about the unique dynamic between short-tailed fruit bats and New World pepper plants.

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