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 20-22 | 2013 Johnson Creek Days | JCWC

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 24 | Tour: Willamette Falls Counting Station & Fishway | Oregon Wildlife & ODFW

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 Preserve

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

September 28 | Metro 4-H Fun Day | Alpenrose Dairy

September 28 | Nature Discovery Days (Spiders) | Tryon Creek State Park

September 28 | Family Nature Outing (in Gresham) | Nature Connection (Meetup group)

September 28 | Nature Observation Workshop (at Whitaker Ponds Nature Park) | Nature Connection (Meetup group)

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

September 29 | Forest Fungi: Mycological Marvels of Tryon Creek State Natural Area | Tryon Creek State Park

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 2 | Farm to City Benefit for Sauvie Island Center | Rooftop of Ecotrust

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

October 3 | Explore “Wolves in the Land of Salmon” with David Moskowitz | Audubon Society of Portland

October 4 | Lecture: Nature Connection, Bird Language, & Our Children’s Future with Jon Young | TaborSpace in Copeland Commons and Sanctuary

October 5 | Fall Canyon Day 2013 | Reed College

October 5 | No Ivy Day | Portland Parks & Recreation

October 5 | Fall Colors Paddle | Tualatin Riverkeepers

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 6-31 | Walktober PDX 2013 | Oregon Walks

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

October 11-12 | Parke Diem | Portland Parks Foundation

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 18 | Night at the Refuge | Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

October 19 | Halloween Night Flight | Audubon Society of Portland

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

October 18 | What’s Growing on the Refuge | Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

October 20 | Birding field trip to Dawson Creek Park, Hillsboro (w/ authors of Must-See Birds of the Pacific Northwest) | Audubon Society of Portland

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 3 | Fall Color Tour | Hoyt Arboretum

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

November 16 | Waterbird Watching 101 | Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

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  | Author visit: Freeway Birding San Francisco to Seattle with Harry Fuller (walk, slideshow, and signing) | Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

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 20 | Night at the Refuge | Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

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

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3 Responses to Upcoming nature events in Portland

  1. Hi, Michael, on Saturday, September 28, beginning about 11:00 am, Friends of Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge in Sherwood invites the public to help us build an Eagle’s nest sculpture on the year round trail at the Refuge (19255 SW Pacific Hwy, Sherwood). This will be part of our 20th Anniversaty celebration and is family friendly. Come dressed to be outside and help us build our nest.

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