This is a deciduous shrub in a forested area behind our house. I'm having trouble figuring out what it is. Any ideas? Thanks!!
Appears to be a species of Symphoricarpos. Don't know which ones occur in your area.
Since you are in Washington and interested in the native plants you should check out the link below as it can prove invaluable in your searches.
Here is a link that might be useful: Burke Museum Herbarium