Upcoming nature events in Portland

Don’t forget to vote YES! on Measure 26-152, the Restore Our Natural Areas levy before May 21st!

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.

*Several museums in Portland offer free or reduced admission once a month:
– $2 admission at OMSI the first Sunday of every month
– $3 admission at the World Forestry Center the first Wednesday of every month
– $4 admission at the Oregon Zoo the second Tuesday of every month
– FREE admission at the Portland Art Museum the fourth Friday of every month, 5-8pm
– FREE admission at the Portland Children’s Museum the first Friday of every month, 4-8pm
– FREE admission at the Oregon Historical Society & Museum every day for Multnomah County residents

*My friend Laura posts a monthly listing of kid and family-friendly events of natural, scientific, and cultural interest. May’s list is here.

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

May 10 | National Public Garden Day | Leach Botanical Garden

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

May 11 | A screening of the documentary Play Again | Clinton Street Theater

May 11 | Wetlands wildlife exploration – kayak tour | Metro

May 11 | Native Plant Identification Workshop | SOLVE

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

May 12 | Sunday Parkways in SE Portland (includes an event at the new Foster Floodplain Natural Area | City of Portland

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 12 | Portland Salmon Celebration | City of Portland Rivers Office

May 12 | An Invitation to Comment on Plans for Dirksen Nature Park | City of Tigard

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

May 15 | Author Eric Lindstrom presents Up Fanno Creek | Washington County Museum

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 18 | Hiking in Rood Bridge Park (Hillsboro) | Tualatin Riverkeepers

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

May 20 | Lecture: Celebrating Resilience: Sustaining Salmon in a Changing World |  Oregon Wetlands Conservancy

May 21 | River Discovery: Willamette Narrows evening paddle | Willamette Riverkeeper

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

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 25 | Classroom Discovery Day | Friends of Tryon Creek

May 25 | Book talk & walk: Laura Foster presents Portland Hill Walks | Audubon Society of Portland

May 26-August 18 | Exhibit – Ansel Adams: Distance and Detail | World Forestry Center

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

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

June-August | Drop-in Family Fun | Blue Lake Natural Discovery Garden

June 1 | Family Field Trip Day | Columbia Springs

June 1 | Spring bird walk on Cooper Mountain | Metro/THPRD Natural Resources

June 1 | Sharrows to Sparrows, Bicycling the Intertwine | The Intertwine

June 2 | Book talk: Rebecca Lerner presents Dandelion Hunter | Hoyt Arboretum

June 5 | World Environment Day RoZone Rally | Rose Festival

June 6 | The Marquam Mosaic: Nurse Logs | Marquam Mosaic Project

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

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

June 11  Book talk: Grant McOmie presents Grant’s Getaways: 101 Oregon Adventures |  Audubon Society of Portland

June 14 | Kalmiopsis Discovery Day | Leach Botanical Garden

June 22 | Wetlands bird walk | Metro

June 22 | Wetlands painted turtle walk | Metro

June 23 | Family Nature Explorers – Oxbow Regional Park | Metro

June 25 | The Marquam Mosaic: Wildflowers in Clay | Marquam Mosaic Project

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