Burke collections from Washington state.
As the Washington State Museum of Natural History and Culture, the Burke cares for collections from across Washington state (and around the world), covering many different types of landscapes and spanning well over 100 years of collecting efforts. Chances are, we have collections from the areas where you live or explore, and our collections continue to grow each year! Explore the distribution of Burke specimens, artifacts, and objects from Washington state on the maps below.
Each dot on this map represents the original collection location of one or more digitized specimens, objects, or artifacts from Washington state housed within the Burke collections. Click on the map to view a larger image of the map, or go to the Burke collections search page to find individual items. The collection summary below reflects all digitized specimens, artifacts, and objects, both from within and outside Washington state.
Collections: 957,992 digitized
Media (e.g., images): 156,309
Type specimens: 7,051
Oldest item: 1701 (year collected)
Newest item: 2017 (year collected)
These maps show the distribution of digitized specimens and artifacts from Washington state for individual Burke collections. To protect sensitive locations of fossils and artifacts, some of the collection maps represent distributions using a density grid. Variations in geographic coverage among the collections reflect their different histories and the research interests of the many individuals—from within and outside the Burke—who have contributed specimens, objects, or artifacts. The summaries below each map reflect all digitized Burke collections, both from within and outside Washington state. Select a map to view a larger, interactive version, or download a static image of the map.