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Green Darner Dragonfly specimen

Did you know that the Washington state insect is the Green Darner Dragonfly?

The traditional jukung in the Burke's offsite storage.

The Burke Museum has a traditional jukung in its Culture collections, but until recently its origins were a mystery.

A local 10-year-old discovered a fossilized mammoth tooth while walking along the beach on Whidbey Island.

Female specimen of Zodarion rubidum from Gold Bar

Burke volunteers discover two spider families new to Washington state.

Northwestern Gartersnake

Northwestern gartersnakes are the smallest gartersnake species in Washington.

Common Gartersnake

Common Gartersnake coloration varies based on locality.

Terrestrial Gartersnake

Terrestrial gartersnakes are found in southwestern Canada and western United States.

Paleontologists prepare the plaster field jacket on a T. rex skull

Burke Museum paleontologists discovered a T. rex in Montana, including a very complete skull.

Rockfishes

Researchers are uncovering new insights about the early stages of life for several Puget Sound fishes.

The tower crane that will lift all building materials for the New Burke was recently installed!

Nearly 18,000 cubic yards of soil, asphalt and other material have been moved at the New Burke site.

Shovelnose canoes once again journey the Columbia River

A groundbreaking project to reestablish traditional dugout canoe culture among their five Inland Northwest member tribes.

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