Olympic Natural History presents photographs and explanations about some of the species found on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington. Some pages feature organisms closely related to ones found on the Olympic Peninsula and some are from other locations.

Our selection is not intended to be comprehensive, but we hope the site can provide a start for those wishing to learn more about natural history of the Olympic Peninsula. ONH is heavy on insects and light on birds and mammals. We have not included marine organisms, though the coasts of the peninsula are one of the richest areas in the world for marine species.

Most of the photographs are by Stephen Hart, some by Karen Hart and Robbie Hart.

We’ve done our best to present accurate information, but identifying organisms, especially insects, from photographs can be difficult, so please take species identifications as tentative.

If you’d like to use any of these images (not-for-profit only), or have comments, questions or corrections, Email ONH.