Over the coming months, millions of seeds, stakes, plants and bulbs will be installed at Metro parks and natural areas throughout the region. These native flowers, shrubs, forbs, grasses, plants and trees play a critical role in restoring forests, prairies, wetlands and other habitats that once dominated the landscape.
Transforming a landscape is no easy task. Go behind the scenes in preparation for planting season in the fall issue of Our Big Backyard, Metro's quarterly parks and nature magazine. Learn more about the years of planning, careful science and 11th-hour compromises that combine to make planting season a successful part of restoring parks and natural areas.
Find a copy of the magazine at a local public library branch, the Oregon Zoo, a Metro park, or at various community centers and senior centers. Or read individual stories online on Parks and Nature News or click the image on the right to see a PDF of the magazine.
In the fall issue, you can:
Subscribe to the print edition
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Read individual stories or view a PDF of the magazine on Parks and Nature News