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Photo: Andrew Waits
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Burke Museum Herbarium

Images and information about bloom time, habitat, and distribution range for the plants and fungi species that grow wild in Washington state.

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Burke Museum Mammalogy

Washington is home to 141 species of mammals. Learn all about their habits and habitats, what they eat, where they live, and more.

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Burke Museum Arachnology

Spider expert Rod Crawford tackles the most common myths he hears in an attempt to set the record straight about spiders.

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Burke Museum Herpetology

Explore the diversity of the fascinating amphibians and reptiles found in Washington state.

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Burke Museum Mammalogy

An interactive tree diagram showing the pathways of relatedness and historical evolution of today’s 29 different mammal orders.

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Burke Museum Herbarium

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

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The Burke Museum's collection consists of more than 16 million biological, geological and cultural objects from Washington state and around the world; over 10 million are accessible through our online databases.