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Washington State

Washington's first dinosaur fossil gives insight into what the west coast was like 80 million years ago.

Burke Museum paleontologists have discovered the first dinosaur fossil from Washington state along the shores of Sucia Island State Park in the San Juan Islands.

Lou-ann Neel holds a model totem carved by her grandfather in the culture collections

The Burke is dedicated to collaborating with diverse Native populations, sharing collections and learning together. 

A chance encounter on a windy day leads to the discovery of a new spider habitat. 

The water-logged tusk was encased in plaster

Seattle is abuzz after construction workers find an unexpected guest from the ice age.

washington state map showing localities of plant specimens in WTU database

A map of Washington state showing all vascular plant specimen localities in the Herbarium WTU collections database.

yellow-orange flowers

Explore the complete checklist of the vascular plants of Washington state.

Map view of San Juan Islands

A tool for mapping the distributions of vascular plant species in the San Juan Islands.

Comparative photo of Seattle’s changing landscape

Seattle is one of the most dramatically re-engineered cities in the United States.

In the early 1990s, a group of elementary school students in Washington noticed an important piece of their state's history was missing.

Logan was fitted with a radio collar so the team can track his movement and learn more about his range

Wolverines are one of the rarest and most elusive mammals in North America. Hunted near extinction they’re finally starting to return.

Mountain view from the San Juan Islands.

The people who come on these tours of San Juan Island are curious about one thing: stories of people and place. 

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