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.

– $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. August’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

August 7 | Nature Discovery Day | Tryon Creek State Park

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 | Northwest Fossil Fest | Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals

August 10 | Library StoryWalk | Spring Garden Park

August 10 | Family Paddle Day in Tigard | Tualatin Riverkeepers

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

August 10 | Lents Neighborhood Nature Extravaganza | Audubon Society of Portland

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

August 11 | Traditional Technologies Day | Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge

August 12-16 | Paddle Oregon | Willamette Riverkeeper

August 14 | Nature Discovery Day | Tryon Creek State Park

August 14  | Youth Program: Owl Puke | Washington County Museum

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 17 | Koll Wetlands Snapping Turtle & Habitat Restoration Project (ages 10+) | Oregon Wildlife

August 17 | Guided tour: Native Conifers of the Pacific Northwest | Hoyt Arboretum

August 17 | Rock Stars! (w/ Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals) | Tigard Public Library

August 19 | Dragonflies and Damselflies | Hillsboro Public Library

August 21 | Nature Discovery Day | Tryon Creek State Park

August 21 | Crossroads Lecture: The Story of the Tualatin River | Tualatin Riverkeepers

August 22 | Bat Chat Night Hike | Tryon Creek State Park

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

August 23 | Bat Night at Whitaker Ponds | Columbia Slough Watershed Council

August 24 | Bug Fest| Tualatin Hills Nature Park

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

August 24 | Restoration Walk at Foster Floodplain Natural Area | City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services

August 28 | Nature Discovery Day | Tryon Creek State Park

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

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

September 8 | UnBEElievable Bees! | World Forestry Center

September 12 | Lecture: Health Benefits of Nearby Nature | Portland State University

September 14 | Aquifer Adventure | Columbia Slough Watershed Council

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

September 28 | The Marquam Mosaic: Dedication Celebration | Marquam Nature Park

October 5 | Great Willamette Clean Up | We Love Clean Rivers

October 5-6 | Willamette Falls Festival | Willamette Falls Heritage Area Coalition

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