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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 Mr. Bizzy Bee’s Habitat

by JP Marchetti-Mendez

Categories: Open Gardens Project

Site Information: This habitat has part sun, shade, dry, and moist areas.

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 Oliver’s Habitat

by JP Marchetti-Mendez

Categories: Open Gardens Project

Site Information: SW Portland habitat, with full sun, part sun, shade, dry, moist, wet, slope, and miscellaneous mystery fills/matrices in lieu of soil.

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.

Open Gardens Project – Featuring Susan’s Habitat

by JP Marchetti-Mendez

Categories: Open Gardens Project

Site Information: This habitat in unincorporated Washington County has full sun, part sun, shade, dry, moist, and sloped areas.

Open Gardens Project – Featuring Antonya’s Habitat

by JP Marchetti-Mendez

Categories: Open Gardens Project

Site Information: Located in the Roseway (NE Portland) neighborhood, with full sun, part sun, shade, and dry areas.

2021 Certifications and Upgrades

by JP Marchetti-Mendez

Categories: Certifications

At Backyard Habitats, we not only provide incentives and knowledge to program participants working toward creating wildlife habitats, but we also enjoy recognizing and celebrating all those who met the thresholds of Silver, Gold, and Platinum certifications. On our Facebook page, we often share posts of our participants getting certified. Those posts share details about…

2020 Certifications and Upgrades

by JP Marchetti-Mendez

Categories: Certifications

At Backyard Habitats, we not only provide incentives and knowledge to program participants working toward creating wildlife habitats, but we also enjoy recognizing and celebrating all those who met the thresholds of Silver, Gold, and Platinum certifications. On our Facebook page, we often share posts of our participants getting certified. Those posts share details about…

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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