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, 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

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 20 | Lecture: All Amphibians Considered | The Wetlands Conservancy (in Gresham)

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 26 | Oregon History Night:  Cataclysms on the Columbia, the Great Missoula Floods | Oregon Encyclopedia

November 30 | Nature Discovery Days: Owls | Tryon Creek State Park

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

December 3 | Exploring the Unknown Tualatin River | Metro Master Gardeners

December 7 | Circle of Life Celebration (about salmon) | Columbia Springs

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

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