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, Farm Fridays at Zenger Farm, 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).

Upcoming hikes with the Friends of the Columbia Gorge

Upcoming hikes with Oregon Wild

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

May 28 | History Night: Cataclycms on the Columbia: the Great Missoula Floods, presented by Scott Burns | Oregon Encyclopedia

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

May 30 | Book talk: Jon Bell presents On Mount Hood | Portland REI (Pearl)

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

May 31 | Book talk: CEO of Nature Conservancy presents Nature’s Fortune | Powell’s City of Books

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

June 1 | Let’s Go State Parks Day: free camping and day-use parking | Oregon State Parks

June 1 | Family Field Trip Day | Columbia Springs

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

June 1 | Celebrate National Trails Day at Beacon Rock State Park | Mazamas Climbing Club

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

June 1 | Build Your Own Worm Bin Workshop | Zenger Farm

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

June 5 | World Environment Day RoZone Rally | Rose Festival

June 5 | What’s come between us? A discussion about connecting with wild nature |  Nature Connection (Meetup group)

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

June 8  | Library StoryWalk (nature theme) | Spring Garden Park

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

June 8 | National Get Outdoors Day | Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

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 15 | Museum Field Trip: Bird Watching at the Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve | Washington County Museum

June 16 | Lents International Farmers Market Opening Day | Zenger Farm (learn about a new Food Scouts program)

June 18 | Book talk: Eric Lindstrom presents Up Fanno Creek | Tigard Public Library

June 20 | Steigerwald Kids Hike | Friends of the Columbia Gorge

June 20 | Book talk: Paul Gerald present 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland | Clackamas REI

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

June 25 | Family Campfire Adventure | Friends of Tryon Creek

June 25 | Summer Solstice Event | Friends of Tryon Creek

June 25 | Book talk: Grant McOmie presents Grant’s Getaways: 101 Oregon Adventures | Tigard Public Library

June 26 | Wednesday Twilight Hikes | Friends of Tryon Creek

June 28 | Park After Dark: Family Bat Outing | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

June 29 | Workshop on Deepening Your Connection with Wild Nature | Nature Connection (Meetup group)

July 5 | Park After Dark: Family Bat Outing | Cooper Mountain Nature Park

July 6 | Tracking 101 | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

July 14 | Bug Safari | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

July 18 | Sunset Stroll | Cooper Mountain Nature Park

July 20 | Park After Dark: Family Bat Outing | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

July 27 | Bug Safari | Cooper Mountain Nature Park

August 3 | Park After Dark: Family Bat Outing | Cooper Mountain Nature Park

August 15 | Sunset Stroll | Cooper Mountain Nature Park

August 16 | Park After Dark: Night Prowlers | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

August 17 | Backyard Bats Family Program | Cooper Mountain Nature Park

August 23 | Park After Dark: Night Prowlers | Cooper Mountain Nature Park

August 24 | Bug Fest| Tualatin Hills Nature Park

August 24 | Night Hike (looking for bats) | Steigerwild National Wildlife Refuge

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