Upcoming nature events in Portland

Regular nature outings: 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, Bird Walks for adults and kids 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. September’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

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

August-September | Extended opportunities to volunteer on the Marquam Mosaic | Friends of Marquam Nature Park

September | Swift Watch at Chapman Elementary | Audubon Society of Portland

September 6-8 | Pacific Crest Trail Days | PTCA

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

September 7 | Adopt a Crag – Climbing Area Stewardship Day at Beacon Rock | Mazamas

September 8 | Farm to t’Able Dinner Benefiting Friends of Outdoor School | Able Farms

September 8 | UnBEElievable Bees! | World Forestry Center

September 8 | Down the River Clean Up | We Love Clean Rivers/Clackamas River Basin Council

September 8 | Cathlapotle Plankhouse Second Sunday Series: “Wapato for the People” | Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge

September 10 | Nature Night: Must See Birds of the Pacific Northwest | Audubon Society of Portland

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

September 13 | Park After Dark: Coyotes | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

September 14 | Nature Day in the Park: Greenway Park | Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District

September 14 | Peregrine Palooza | Audubon Society of Portland

September 14 | Aquifer Adventure | Columbia Slough Watershed Council

September 17 | Lecture: Jane Lubchenco, “Science, Democracy and Healthy Oceans: What is your role?” | Lewis & Clark College

September 19 | Sarah Swanson & Max Smith present Must-See Birds of the Pacific Northwest | Annie Bloom’s Books

September 20 | Kids Nature Night Out: Wild Harvest | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

September 20 | Howl at the Moon Harvest Night at Kruger’s Farm Market | Audubon Society of Portland

September 20 | Park After Dark: Coyotes | Cooper Mountain Nature Park

September 21 | Zoe Burke reads from her book Charley Harper’s What’s in the Rain Forest? | Powell’s City of Books

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

September 21 | FREE Naturescaping Basics Workshop | East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District

September 21 | Sturgeon Festival | Water Resources Education Center (Vancouver)

September 21 | What’s Growing on the Refuge | Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

September 21 | 4th Annual Playdate in the Park | Spring Garden Park

September 22 | Sunday Trailways at Rock Creek Regional Trail | Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District

September 22 | Arf in the Park at April Hill Park | Maplewood Neighborhood Association & Southwest Watershed Center

September 24 | Lecture: Bill McKibben on his new book | Powell’s/Newmark Theater

September 25 | Oregon Field Guide 25th Anniversary Celebration at the World Forestry Center | OPB

September 26 | Lyanda Lynn Haupt on The Urban Bestiary: Encountering the Everyday Wild | Powell’s on Burnside

September 27 | Kids Nature Night Out: Pirates’ Treasure | Cooper Mountain Nature Park

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

September 28 | Wetlands Edcucation Center 10th Anniversary Celebration | Jackson Bottom Wetlands

September 28 | 2013 Rural Living Field Day on Sauvie Island | West Multnomah, Tualatin and Columbia Soil & Water Conservation Districts

September 28 | Rain Gardens 101 Workshop | East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District

September 29 | Southwest Sunday Parkways | Portland Bureau of Transportation

September 29 | FREE Naturescaping Basics Workshop | East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District

October 2 | Evening Canoe the Slough | Columbia Slough Watershed Council

October 3 | Lecture: Zygmunt Plater, “The Curious Case of the Endangered Snail Darter” | Reed College

October 5 | Fall Canyon Day 2013 | Reed College

October 5 | Great Willamette Clean Up | Willamette Riverkeepers

October 5-6 | Birdfest | Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge

October 5-6 | Focus On Nature Festival (photography workshops) | Friends of Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

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

October 8 | Talk: Northern Pygmy-Owls of Forest Park | Audubon Society of Portland

October 12 | Birds & Brew Festival | Fernhill Wetlands

October 13 | Nature Day in the Park: Cedar Mill Greenway | Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District

October 18 | Kids Nature Night Out: Witch’s Potion | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

October 19 | Halloween Night Flight | Audubon Society of Portland

October 19 | Park After Dark: Sounds of the Night | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

October 20 | Annual Fall Mushroom Show at the World Forestry Center | Oregon Mycological Society

October 25 | Kids Nature Night Out: Fact vs. Fiction | Cooper Mountain Nature Park

October 26 | Park After Dark: Sounds of the Night | Cooper Mountain Nature Park

November | Exhibit of Nikki McClure’s nature-inspired woodcut art | Land Gallery

November 2 | Newt Day | Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District

November 15 | Park After Dark: Owl Prowl | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

November 17 | Nature Day in the Park: Jenkins Estate | Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District

November 22 | Kids Nature Night Out: Geology Rocks! | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

November 23-24 | Wild Arts Festival | Audubon Society of Portland

December 13 | Kids Nature Night Out: Care of Magical Creatures | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

December 21 | Park After Dark: Winter Solstice | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

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