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Open Gardens Project – Featuring Peter’s Habitat

by Megan Van de Mark

Categories: Open Gardens Project

Site Information: Peter’s habitat in the Beaumont Wilshire neighborhood of Northeast Portland has part sun to shade conditions and dry soil conditions

Open Gardens Project – Featuring Susanna’s Habitat

by Megan Van de Mark

Categories: Open Gardens Project

Site Information: Susanna’s habitat is located in Lake Oswego on a slope and is mostly shady.

Open Gardens Project – Featuring Helen’s Habitat

by Megan Van de Mark

Categories: Open Gardens Project

Site Information: Helen’s habitat in Vancouver has part sun to shade and moist soil conditions. Located in a condominium, Helen has transformed the 2×20 foot raised bed (her plantable area) next to her condo’s patio into a backyard habitat, highlighting how small spaces can still support habitat!

Open Gardens Project – Featuring the Blue Lake Park Discovery Garden Habitat

by Megan Van de Mark

Categories: Open Gardens Project

Site Information: The Blue Lake Park Discovery Garden is a Backyard Habitat community site demonstration garden located in Fairview. The site conditions range from sun to shade and dry to moist.

Open Gardens Project – Featuring GT’s Habitat

by Megan Van de Mark

Categories: Open Gardens Project

Site Information: GT’s habitat in West Portland Park has part sun and shady conditions

Open Gardens Project – Featuring Bob and Sue’s Habitat

by Megan Van de Mark

Categories: Open Gardens Project

Site Information: Located in Ash Creek Woods in SW Portland, Sue and Bob’s habitat has part sun to shade conditions, with soil conditions ranging from dry to wet, and the presence of a slope.

Open Gardens Project – Featuring Karl’s Habitat

by Megan Van de Mark

Categories: Open Gardens Project

Site Information: Karl’s habitat in SW Portland, in the Bridlemile neighborhood, has conditions that include full sun, part sun, and shade light conditions; dry, moist, and wet soil conditions; as well as a slope and riparian area.

Open Gardens Project – Featuring Karli’s Habitat

by Megan Van de Mark

Categories: Open Gardens Project

Karli’s habitat in Milwaukie has site conditions that include full sun, part sun, shade, dry, moist, wet, and the presence of a slope.

Open Gardens Project – Featuring Ginnie’s Habitat

by Megan Van de Mark

Categories: Open Gardens Project

Site Information: Ginnie’s habitat in Vancouver ranges from having full sun to part sun, with dry as well as wet conditions. Both a slope and bioswale are present.

Open Gardens Project – Featuring Melissa’s Habitat

by Megan Van de Mark

Categories: Open Gardens Project

Site Information: Melissa’s site in St. Johns has full sun, part shade, and dry to moist soil conditions

Open Gardens Project – Featuring Vonda’s Habitat

by Megan Van de Mark

Categories: Open Gardens Project

Site information: Vonda’s habitat is located in Tigard, in the Cook Park area

Open Gardens Project – Featuring Cindy’s Habitat

by Megan Van de Mark

Categories: Open Gardens Project

Site Information: Located in West Linn, Cindy’s habitat has a pond that drains into the Willamette River.

Upcoming events: Spring 2021

by Megan Van de Mark

Categories: Events

If you’re looking to deepen your knowledge on an assortment of backyard habitat-related topics, check out these upcoming events and learning opportunities offered by partners and local community groups.

Open Gardens Project – Featuring Ric’s Habitat

by Megan Van de Mark

Categories: Open Gardens Project

Site Information: Located in the Concordia neighborhood of NE Portland, Ric’s site conditions range from full sun to shade, dry to moist.

Open Gardens Project – Featuring Caroline’s Habitat

by Megan Van de Mark

Categories: Open Gardens Project

Site Information: Located in the St. John’s neighborhood of North Portland, Caroline’s site conditions are part sun.

Open Gardens Project – Featuring Diane’s Habitat

by Megan Van de Mark

Categories: Open Gardens Project

Site Information: Located in Washington County, Diane’s site conditions range from full sun to shade, dry to moist, and include the presence of a slope.

Make your outdoor space welcoming for birds and beneficial insects

by Megan Van de Mark

Categories: In the Garden, Living With Wildlife

Here are tips from our Wildlife Care Center and Backyard Habitat Certification Program (a collaboration with Columbia Land Trust) on steps you can take to make your outdoor space more welcoming and safe for birds and beneficial insects.

We launched a Backyard Habitat blog!

by Megan Van de Mark

Categories: Program Updates

After more than 10 years, the Backyard Habitat team decided it was time to launch a blog, and we wanted to let you know about it! If you’re wondering, “Why now?” or “Why a blog?”, those are both good questions. In short, we want to provide even more resources and relevant opportunities to support people…

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