Upcoming nature events in Portland

Always check with the organization/place holding an event prior to going to confirm that it is still happening!

February 4 | Kids in Nature Tuesday Series: Animals in Winter | Friends of Tryon Creek

February 4 | Adventures on the Oregon Desert Trail | ONDA at Ecotrust

February 4 | Kathy Masarie presents Face to Face: Cultivating Kids’ Social Lives in Today’s Digital World | Annie Bloom’s Books

February 4 | Nerd Nite Portland #12 – Then and Now: The Transformation of Portland Landscapes | Nerd Nite OR/WA

February 6-April 5 | Inside Wildwood: Colin Meloy, Carson Ellis, with a little Decemberists thrown in… | Central Library

February 6-April 13 | Exhibit: Ansel Adams: Masterworks | Oregon Historical Society

February 6 | Celebration and Champion Building Event: KEEN HQ in Portland | Willamette Falls Legacy Projecty

February 7-28 | Exhibit: Nature in the City | Architectural Heritage Center

February 7-May 4 | Exhibit: Peanuts… Naturally | World Forestry Center

February 8 | Raptor Road Trip 2014 on Sauvie Island | Metro/Audubon Society of Portland

February 8 | Ecological Explorations: Douglas Squirrels | Friends of Tryon Creek

February 8 | Basic Bird ID & the Great Backyard Bird Count | Friends of Tryon Creek

February 8 | Winter Party with Depave | Friends of Outdoor School

February 10 | Name That Tree! Get to Know the Trees in Your Neighborhood | Fairview-Columbia Library

February 11 | “The Promise of Nature in Cities” with Dr. Timothy Beatley | Bureau of Environmental Services

February 11 | Nature Night: Marbled Murrelets – Recovering a Rare Bird | Audubon Society of Portland

February 13 | JCWC Science Talk: Dwellers in the Deep: Freshwater Mussels of Johnson Creek | JCWC

February 14 | Kids’ Nature Night Out: Rabbit Tales | THPRD/Tualatin Hills Nature Park

February 14-17 | Great Backyard Bird Count | Cornell Lab of Ornithology/National Audubon Society

February 16 | Health Benefits of Nearby Nature | Humanists of Greater Portland

February 16 | Wildlife Care Center Open House | Audubon Society of Portland

February 17 | Free Admission Day | Portland Japanese Garden

February 19 | Discovering Wildlife Lecture Series: Natural History of Red Tree Voles in Oregon | Oregon Wildlife

February 22 | Wapato Nature Walks | Friends of Tryon Creek

February 22 | Winter birds at Smith and Bybee Wetlands | Metro

February 22 | Annual Invasive Plant Species Survey | Columbia Springs

February 22 | Gardener’s Special Winter Interest Guided Walk | Leach Botanical Garden

February 22 | Nature Days in the Park: Center Street Wetlands | THPRD

February 22-August | Special Exhibition: William L. Finley: Father of Oregon’s National Wildlife Refuges (Sat/Sun) | Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

February 23 | Sunday Nature Stroll | Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

February 28 | Your Land, My Land: Using and Preserving Oregon’s Natural Resources | Hillsboro Library

March 1 | Build a Birdfeeder | THPRD/Tualatin Hills Nature Park

March 1 | Owl Fest | Friends of Tryon Creek

March 1 | Stayin’ alive: Winter survival shelters for families at Oxbow Regional Park| Metro

March 2 | Winter twigs of Graham Oaks Nature Park | Metro

March 8 | Winter birds at Smith and Bybee Wetlands | Metro

March 8 | Ecological Explorations: Owls of Tryon Creek | Friends of Tryon Creek

March 8 | Local Author Presentation and Book Signing: Must see birds of the Pacific Northwest | Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

March 11 | 21st Annual Children’s Clean Water Festival | University of Portland

March 15 | The spring hike season with Friends of the Columbia Gorge will kick off on Saturday, March 15. Registration will begin mid-February at http://www.gorgefriends.org/hikes

March 17 | Spring Nature Walk | Hillsboro Main Library

March 20 | Tiny Talk: Dead Woods for Wildlife | Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District

March 24-28 | Nature/science camps for Spring Break

March 29-30 | Better Living Show | Portland Expo Center

March 30 | Sunday Nature Stroll | Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

Regular nature outings (check websites for seasonal scheduling): 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, Puddle Stompers at Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, 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, Tadpole Tales with Columbia Slough Watershed Council, 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. February’s list is here.

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