Upcoming nature events in Portland

Regular nature outings: Morning Bird Song Walks with the Audubon Society of Portland, Puddle Stompers and Owl Prowls at Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, Nature Days in the Park and Nature Mobile from Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District’s Natural Resources, Honeybee Hikes at Leach Botanical Garden, Story and Strolls and Guided Nature Walks at Tryon Creek State Park, Ladybug Nature Walks with Portland Parks & Recreation, Tadpole Tales with Columbia Slough Watershed Council, Bird Walks and Owl Prowls through Backyard Bird Shop, Library events with The Bug Chicks, and Second Saturdays at the Water Resources Education Center in Vancouver, WA.

If you know of or organizing a nature event suitable for children or families, please let me know! (email to darwinsbulldog AT gmail DOT com).

April 23 | Nature of the Northwest: Spring Wildflower Workshop | Portland Parks & Recreation

April 24 | BES Watershed Open House | City of Portland Environmental Services

April 24 | Book signings for Oregon tree books followed by a tree walk at Hoyt Arboretum | World Forestry Center

April 24 | Book talk: Becky Ohlsen presents Walking Portland | Annie Bloom’s Books

April 24 | Book talk: On Mount Hood with Jon Bell | Powell’s

April 25 | An Evening with the Experts: Dr. Tom Smith, Polar Bears International | Oregon Zoo/World Forestry Center

April 25 | Twilight Walk | Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

April 27 | Spring Bird Walk on Cooper Mountain | THPRD Natural Resources

April 27 | Spring Native Plant Sale | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

April 27 | Nature of the Northwest: Fieldtrip to Camassia Natural Area | Portland Parks & Recreation

April 27 | Author event: Trees of Greater Portland | Audubon Society of Portland

April 27 | Classroom Discovery Days | Tryon Creek State Park

April 27 | Watershed Wide Event (a day of restoration work parties) | Tryon Creek Watershed Council

April 27 | Name That Tree! Get to Know the Trees in Your Neighborhood | Holgate Library

April 28 | Nature Days in the Park: Jordan Woods Natural Area | THPRD Natural Resources

April 28 | Mt. Tabor Walk with Laura O. Foster, author of Portland Hill Walks | Powell’s

April 28 | Looking for lazulis and lilies at Cooper Mountain | Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District

April 28 | Tracking Club, 9am-noon, $5 per vehicle day use fee | Oxbow Regional Park

April 28 | Hike: Holding on to Habitat | Forest Park Conservancy

April 30 | Fourth Annual Garden Home Sustainability Fair | Washington County Cooperative Library Services

April 30 | Dawn Redwood Dedication Ceremony | Hoyt Arboretum

May 2 | Book talk: Becky Ohlsen presents Walking Portland | Powell’s on Hawthorne

May 4 | Family Nature Explorers – Clear Creek Canyon | Metro

May 4 | The Marquam Mosaic: Writing with Nature | Marquam Mosaic Project

May 4 | Kids Fishing Festival | Columbia Springs

May 7 | Fernhill Wetlands–a Showcase of Sustainability | Forest Grove Library

May 8 | Third Annual Regional Trails Fair | The Intertwine

May 8 | Nature Night: Fighting Fish and Wrangling Windmills | Audubon Society of Portland

May 9 | Bird Walk at Tualatin Heritage Center | The Wetlands Conservancy

May 10 | National Public Garden Day | Leach Botanical Garden

May 11 | Festival of the Birds | Portland Parks and Recreation

May 11 | E.O. Wilson lecture: Letters to a Young Scientist | Powell’s at the Bagdad Theater (canceled)

May 11 | Wetlands wildlife exploration – kayak tour | Metro

May 12 | Nature Days in the Park: Kaiser Woods Park and Natural Area | THPRD Natural Resources

May 12 | Behind the Seasonal Curtain – What’s Really Happening in the Forest of Tryon Creek State Natural Area and Tryon Life Farm this Season | Friends of Tryon Creek

May 12 | Mother’s Day birds and blooms – Oxbow Regional Park | Metro

May 15 | Discovering Wildlife Lecture Series: Black Bear | Oregon Wildlife

May 16 | New Hikes in NW Oregon & SW Washington: A Slideshow Presentation by William L. Sullivan | Hoyt Arboretum

May 18 | Tualatin River Bird Festival | Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

May 18 | Children’s Nature Fair | Audubon Society of Portland at Leach Botanical Garden

May 18 | Bird Festival Canoe Trip | Tualatin Riverkeepers

May 19 | Book talk: Honoring Our Rivers: A Student Anthology Reading | Powell’s City of Books

May 22 | Book talk: Brian Switek on My Beloved Brontosaurus | Powell’s City of Books

May 22 | Classroom Discovery Days | Friends of Tryon Creek

May 22 | Evening Canoe the Slough | Columbia Slough Watershed Council

May 25 | The Buzz About Bees of the PNW | Leach Botanical Garden

May 25 | Animal tracking workshop – Oxbow Regional Park | Metro

May 30 | Slough Tour: Vanport Flood | Columbia Slough Watershed Council

May 30-June 9 | Great Blue Heron Week | Audubon Society of Portland

June 1 | Family Field Trip Day | Columbia Springs

June 8 | Wetlands wildlife exploration – canoe and kayak tour | Metro

June 8 | Wetlands wildlife exploration – canoe bimaran tour | Metro

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