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Portland's Backyard Habitat program encourages homeowners to create a backyard environment that attracts more birds to the city, but does it really make an ecological difference. We'll also head to the coast where its traditional for 2nd graders to learn hands-on about the sea. And we'll check in one last time with Oregon Field Guide's producer Vince Patton as he prepares for retirement.

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Animals | Land | Environment | Oregon Field Guide

Backyard Habitat

OPB | March 24, 2016 8:30 p.m.

Setting up backyard habitat sounds nice, but does it really make an ecological difference?

Oregon Field Guide

2nd Grade Day At The Bay

OPB | March 24, 2016 8:30 p.m.

2nd grade day at the bay is a tradition in Tillamook where hands-on learning meets the sea.

Oregon Field Guide

Oregon Field Guide Producer Vince Patton Retires

OPB | March 24, 2016 8:30 p.m.

Oregon Field Guide Producer Vince Patton prepares for retirement.

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Major Support Provided By: Dorothy D. Gage

Additional Support Provided By: the Coit Family Foundation, Fred and Clara Dolen Charitable Foundation, Kay Kitagawa and Andy Johnson-Laird, Christine and David Vernier, and the Greenfield/Hartline Habitat Conservation Fund of the Nature Conservancy.

Special thanks for support by: The Roundhouse Foundation, Jon and Nancy Decherd, Bonnie and Peter Reagan