This off-trail collection can be viewed, from below, at the Lower Otter Viewing Window by looking southwest. It is located above the Badger Habitat and consists mostly of Douglas Fir, Common Juniper, White Spruce and Water Birch. It also serves as a partial canopy to "The Dell" nature trail and can be viewed from the backside in that location as well.



Pseudotsuga menziesii is an evergreen conifer species in the pine family, Pinaceae. It is native to western North America and is known as Douglas fir, Douglas-fir, Oregon pine, and Columbian pine. There are tree varieties: coast Douglas-fir, Rocky Mountain Douglas-fir and Mexican Douglas fir. Wikipedia


Scientific name: Pseudotsuga menziesii
Class: Pinopsida
Family: Pinaceae
Rank: Species
Order: Pinales
Did you know: Menziesii, the coast Douglas-fir, grows in the coastal regions from west-central British Columbia southward to central California.


These specimens are accessioned

(A # 0097-043).

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Juniperus communis, the common juniper, is a species of conifer in the genus Juniperus, in the family Cupressaceae. Wikipedia


Scientific name: Juniperus communis
Conservation status: Least Concern (Population increasing) Encyclopedia of Life
Higher classification: Juniper
Rank: Species
Did you know: Common juniper, also known as (Juniperus communis), is an evergreen conifer which is native Britain, Europe and large parts of the northern hemisphere.

These specimens were realized in Fall 2019 and are non-accessioned. More information will be coming soon.


Picea glauca, the white spruce, is a species of spruce native to the northern temperate and boreal forests in North America. Picea glauca was originally native from central Alaska all through the east, across southern/central Canada to the Avalon Peninsula in Newfoundland. Wikipedia


Scientific name: Picea glauca
Higher classification: Spruce
Division: Pinophyta
Family: Pinaceae
Conservation status: Least Concern (Population stable) Encyclopedia of Life
Did you know: In Alaska, white spruce is typically 40 to 70 feet (12-21 m) tall (435)


These specimens were realized in Spring 2018 and are non-accessioned. More information will be coming soon.


Betula occidentalis, the water birch or red birch, is a species of birch native to western North America, in Canada from Yukon east to western Ontario and southwards, and in the United States from Montana to Colorado and westward. Wikipedia


Scientific name: Betula occidentalis
Rank: Species
Higher classification: Birch

Did you know: The name 'water birch' does indeed imply that this species is more often than not found in immediate access to water or very moist locations.


These specimens were realized in Summer 2019 and are non-accessioned. More information will be coming soon.