by Brian Zylstra | February 5th, 2013
Diamond Pack pups captured by wildlife camera in Pend Oreille County, 2009. Photo courtesy of Washington Department of Natural Resources.
Better warn Little Red Riding Hood: For the next two months, the State Library is going to the wolves.
Actually, it’s hosting a free exhibit showcasing the unique history of wolves in Washington.
Called Wolves in Washington State, the exhibit introduces visitors to the unique history of wolves here in The Evergreen State, from their importance to Pacific Northwest Native American culture to the state’s new wolf management plan. The display examines wolf ecology and management issues as well as highlighting the critical role wolves play in promoting a healthy ecosystem.
The traveling exhibit, which is on loan from the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture in Seattle, is on display in the State Library’s reading room until April
14 12. It will feature a touchable wolf skull cast, touchable comparative species tracks, and a “Frequently Asked Questions” take-away brochure for visitors.
Wolves in Washington State is organized by the Burke Museum, University of Washington, in consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Sponsorship of the local presentation of Wolves in Washington State is provided by the State Library, which is a division of the Office of Secretary of State.
The State Library is located in the Point Plaza East, 6880 Capitol Blvd. SE in Tumwater. It’s open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is closed on state holidays and weekends.
For more info about the exhibit, contact the State Library’s Sean Lanksbury at email@example.com or (360) 704-5200.