We appreciate all kinds of insects - from the spiders, butterflies and moth specimens in our collection, to the ones we will only see through beautiful photos in their natural environment. Thanks for sharing our appreciation for these amazing creatures.
Simon Pearson, 7, gets up close and personal with a tempura-battered scorpion, minus stinger, that he and other volunteers are about to samp...
Burke Blog: Spider Myth: "Why are there more spiders in late summer?"
Rod Crawford, with the Burke Museum, helps squash common spider myths in this Mother Nature Network article.
These insects were collected by Trevor Kincaid, one of our founding Young Naturalists, from the 1920s through the 1940s. Kincaid used Cairo cigarette boxes, a piece of glass, cotton, and tape to create these one-of-a-kind cases.
These insects were collected by Trevor Kincaid, one of our founding Young Naturalists, from the 1920s through the 1940s. Kincaid used Cairo cigarette boxes, a piece of glass, cotton, and tape to create these one-of-a-kind cases. The collection was recently discovered in the basement of the UW's Hitchcock Hall and given to the Burke Museum.
When you work at a place like this museum, you might just hear one of your colleagues on the radio on the way to work. Our very own Dr. Scott Miller was on NPR talking about his participation in the first ever insect census. Our colleagues from Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute also participated in this project, which was 10 years in the making and involved over 100 scientists. Image Courtesy of Scott Bauer
Gorgeous! Variance in coloration on insects wings.
This adorable praying mantis nymph that visited us on Sunday made it into the @SeattleTimes! Cc: @BugChicks
Piezodorus Litoratus 2 by Davide Rodilosso
Adult female Garden Tiger Moth