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'It's a great opportunity to teach people the nature right here in their own back yard.'

38th Annual Wildflower Festival at Mt. Pisgah Arboretum. (SBG, AF)

EUGENE, Ore. - One of the most popular parks in Lane County, the Mount Pisgah Arboretum, has opened up a third exhibit for its state-wide visitors.

Part of their plan is to create eight exhibits showing each distinct habitat. The new Oak Woodlands Exhibit took about two years to finalize, and August Jackson with the Arboretum says he hopes these exhibits will educate people about the Park's surrounding areas.

"We realize that a lot of the people that come out to visit don't necessarily know they are walking through one of the most endangered habitats in North America," said Jackson. "We figure it's a great opportunity to teach people the nature right here in their own back yard."

Jackson says the Mount Pisgah Arboretum sees about 400,000 visitors per year. With the warmer weather approaching, they expect to see even more this year.

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