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. July’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 Connect to the Columbia Canoe Paddle outings with the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership

Upcoming hikes with the Friends of the Columbia Gorge

Upcoming hikes with Oregon Wild

Summer activity guide from the Friends of Tryon Creek (so many opportunities!)

May 8-November 3 | Exhibit – Put a Bird on It: Nature Photography of William L. Finley | Washington County Museum (Hillsboro)

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

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

July 11-12 | Screening of the film More than Honey | Hollywood Theatre

July 12 | Oxbow Regional Park 50th anniversary celebration | Metro

July 12 | Blue Lake Regional Park 50th anniversary celebration | Metro

July 13 | Library StoryWalk | Spring Garden Park

July 13 | Mount Talbert’s Hidden Beauty | Metro

July 14 | Bug Safari | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

July 14 | Portland Bamboo Festival | Hoyt Arboretum

July 14 | Sabin Neighborhood Bee-Friendly Backyard Garden Tour | Xerces Society

July 14 | Basketry of the Columbia Basin | Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge

July 15 | Jon Young on Mentoring and Nature Connection | SE Portland (location TBA)

July 15 | Jon Young on Mentoring for Community – Facilitating Groups | SE Portland (location TBA)

July 18 | Sunset Stroll | Cooper Mountain Nature Park

July 18 | Washington’s Channeled Scablands – A Visual Tour By John Soennichsen | Tualatin Heritage Center

July 19 | Moonlight Paddle | Columbia Slough Watershed Council

July 20 | Hug a Tree at Hoyt! (Guinness World Record attempt) | Hoyt Arboretum

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

July 20 | What’s Growing on the Refuge? | Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

July 20 | Family Nature Explorers at Smith and Bybee Wetlands | Metro

July 20 | River Discovery- Urban Islands & Streams (in Gladstone) | Willamette Riverkeepers

July 20 | Oaks, floods and fires at Canemah Bluff | Metro

July 21 | Picnic in Paradise | Friends of the Columbia Gorge

July 24 | Special Honeybee Hike w/ Bug Chicks | Leach Botanical Garden

June 26 | OMSI After Dark: Science Takes a Hike (21+) | OMSI

July 27 | Kids’ Discovery Hike in Forest Park | Forest Park Conservancy

July 27 | Bug Safari | Cooper Mountain Nature Park

July 27 | Discovering Oxbow’s ancient landscapes | Metro

July 28 | Regatta 2013 | Columbia Slough Watershed Council

July 31 | Author Visit: On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods | Tigard Public Library

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

August 3 | Breakfast in the woods at Oxbow Regional Park | Metro

August 3 | Stories in the stones at Mount Talbert Nature Park | Metro

August 3-4 | 10th Annual Summer Festival | Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals

August 8 | Nature-based Neighborhood Walking Tour | Friends of Baltimore Woods

August 8 | Free for adults Rock and Mineral Identification Class | Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals at Beaverton City Library

August 10 | Library StoryWalk | Spring Garden Park

August 10 | Family Day Paddle in Tigard | Tualatin Riverkeepers

August 10 | Ancient forest ecology at Oxbow Regional Park | Metro

August 10 | Family Play Day in the Woods | Nature Connection (Meetup group)

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 22 | Bat Chat Night Hike | Tryon Creek State 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

August 31 | Kids’ Discovery Hike in Forest Park | Forest Park Conservancy

September 7 | International Vulture Awareness Day | Audubon Society of Portland

September 21 | Breakfast in the woods at Canemah Bluff Natural Area | Metro

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One Response to Upcoming nature events in Portland

  1. There are still some slots open for the Nature Camp for 10-13 year olds at Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, August 22-26. Contact Bonnie or Gardiner at 503 625-5944 or email events@friendsoftualatinriverrefuge.org

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