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, free field trips with Audubon Society of Portland volunteers, 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. November’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 hikes with Oregon Wild
September 28-November 8 | Exhibit – The Nature of Nature: Depictions of the Natural World from the John Wilson Special Collections | Central Library
October 13-November 30 | Exhibit – Forest Park photography by Scott Carpenter| Hillsboro Library
November | Exhibit of Nikki McClure’s nature-inspired woodcut art | Land Gallery
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 18 | Nature Detectives | Hillsboro Library
November 20 | Lecture: All Amphibians Considered | The Wetlands Conservancy (in Gresham) – no details online: 5:30-7pm at Gresham City Hall, Council Chambers, RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
November 30 | Nature Discovery Days: Owls | Tryon Creek State Park
December 10 | Nature Night: Finding and Photographing Hidden Nature in Your Neighborhood w/ Scott Carpenter | Audubon Society of Portland
December 13 | Kids Nature Night Out: Care of Magical Creatures | Tualatin Hills Nature Park
December 16 | Birds of Prey program | Hillsboro Library
December 20 | Night at the Refuge | Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge
December 21 | Park After Dark: Winter Solstice | Tualatin Hills Nature Park