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

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

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

Fenruary 25 | Slough Tour: Bird Walk | Columbia Slough Watershed Council

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 | Watershed Wide Volunteer Restoration Event | JCWC

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 | Slough 101: Get to Know Your Watershed | Columbia Slough Watershed Council

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

April 22 | 6th Annual Earth Day Celebration | PSU

May 11 | Sunday Parkways: East Portland | PP&R/Metro

June 22 | Sunday Parkways: North Portland | PP&R/Metro

July 27 | Sunday Parkways: Northeast Portland | PP&R/Metro

August 24 | Sunday Parkways: Southeast Portland | PP&R/Metro

September 28 | Sunday Parkways: Southwest Portland | PP&R/Metro

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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