You can take a tour of the Tualatin Hills Nature Park on Saturday from 12-4 (this is the Newt Day I previously mentioned). This family-friendly event provides activities designed to inspire exploration of nature during a season when it’s tempting to stay inside. $1 per person or 2 cans of food for the Oregon Food Bank.
You can also take a tour of Mount Talbert Nature Park in Clackamas this Saturday from 10 – 1 with a park naturalist. Borrow binoculars for bird watching and learn about some of the mushrooms poking up along the trails. Suitable for children 10 and up. Registration required. $5 for adults.
Or you can take your 10+ year-olds to Cooper Mountain Nature Park in Beaverton on Sunday from 1-4, where you will learn the basics of animal tracking with a park naturalist and tracker, then practice your new skills on a special tour of the park. You can also make plaster casts of animal tracks to take home. Registration required. $8.
Audubon Society of Portland is hiring both an Urban Wildlife Specialist and a Wildlife Care Center Operations Manager. Full job description and application instructions available on their website.
Audubon Society of Portland: Nature Night: eBird – Where Birding Meets Science (Nov. 9th)
Portland Family Adventures has a poll for deciding whether or not to host family meetups…
The Portlander: Nature Writes the Rule Book on Backyard Bird Care
Book to get: A Natural Sense of Wonder: Connecting Kids with Nature through the Seasons by Rick van Noy
Friends of Tryon Creek: Raising the Bar for Environmental Literacy
THPRD Out and About: The coolest tree in Beaverton