Plants & Animals



Image of an adult bald eagle sitting on a branch with lichen and moss. Image of a tiny dark grey and tan salamander crawling across a fingertip Image of a hand holding a small bat, about the size of a thumb.
From bears to bats, falcons to fish, Douglas-fir to dogwood, the Pacific Northwest is home to many species of mammals, fish, birds, insects and flora.


Bats White Nose Syndrome

Bats with White Nose Syndrome

In March 2016, Washington’s first case of white-nose syndrome was confirmed in a Little Brown Bat (Myotis lucifugus) near North Bend, 30 miles east of Seattle.

Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest

Close-up photo of photo of a western bluebird perched on a branch.

A variety of photos taken of wildlife in the Pacific Northwest region.