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. October’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)

September 8-November 3 | Exhibit – Nature’s Beloved Son: Rediscovering John Muir’s Botanical Legacy | World Forestry Center

September 28-November 8 | Exhibit – The Nature of Nature: Depictions of the Natural World from the John Wilson Special Collections | Central Library

October | Exhibit – Vistas of Many Worlds (digital astronomy art show) | Will Call Art Gallery

 

October 18-20 | 26th Annual Apple Tasting | Portland Nursery

October 19 | Mount Talbert Nature Park tour | Metro

October 19 | Halloween Night Flight | Audubon Society of Portland

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

October 19-20 | Salmon Homecoming at Oxbow Regional Park | Metro

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 25 | Owl Prowl | Columbia Slough Watershed Council

October 26 | Nature Discovery Days | Tryon Creek State Park

October 26 | Wild About the Wetland (benefit) | Friends of April Hill Park

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

October 26 | StreamTeam Make a Difference Day | WSU Vancouver

October 27 | Ancient forest mushroom class | Metro at Oxbow Regional Park

October 28 | Lets Talk About Sharing Nature Experience | Nature Connection (Meetup group)

October 29 | SpiderFest | Lewis & Clark College

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

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

November 2 | Special viewing of the book John James Audubon’s The Birds of America | Central Library

November 3 | Fall Color Tour | Hoyt Arboretum

November 6 | Special viewing of the book John James Audubon’s The Birds of America | Central Library

November 9 | Mushrooms of the wetlands | Metro at Smith and Bybee Wetlands Natural Area

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

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

November 16 | Autumn birds in the wetlands | Metro at Smith and Bybee Wetlands Natural Area

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

November 24 | Thanksgiving walk at Oxbow [Regional Park] | Metro

December 1 | Birding field trip to Westmoreland Park  (w/ authors of Must-See Birds of the Pacific Northwest) | 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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