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

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

March 17-23   National Wildlife Week   NWF

March 22 | World Water Day – Walk For Water | City of Vancouver’s Water Resources Education Center

March 22 | Book reading with author Hannah Viano: S is for Salmon | Powell’s Books

March 22-29 | Whale Watching Week on the Oregon Coast | Oregon State Parks

March 23 | Book reading and nature activity with author Hannah Viano: S is for Salmon | Green Bean Books

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

March 25 | Pop Up Adventure Play in Portland | Learning Landscapes/Earthplay

March 29 | Nature Discovery Days: Woodpeckers | Tryon Creek State Park

March 29 | Forest Habitat Discovery Hike | Forest Park Conservancy

March 29 | March Free Skills Series: Bird Language | Rewild Portland

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

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

April | Arbor Month (Festival on 4/26) | Portland Parks & Recreation

April 1 | Nerd Nite Portland #14 – Waterborne Wonders: Aquatic Insects and Amphibians of the Pacific Northwest | Mission Theater

April 3 | Columbia Group Inner City Outings Program – Monthly Meeting | Oregon Sierra Club

April 5 | Conifers 101 Tour | Hoyt Arboretum

April 5-6 | 34th Annual Trillium Festival | Tryon Creek State Park

April 6 | Lecture: Ice Age Floods of the Columbia River Gorge | Audubon Society of Portland

April 8 | Nature Night: How Monogamous Are Birds? | Audubon Society of Portland

April 9 | Lecture: Parenting With Nature in Mind | Lewis & Clark College

April 11 | Brunch with the Birds | Columbia Slough Watershed Council

April 17 | Botany for beginnners | Metro

April 19 | Name That Tree! Get to Know the Trees in Your Neighborhood |Capitol Hill Library

April 22 | 6th Annual Earth Day Celebration | PSU

April 22 | Blue Lake 40-Mile Loop connection celebration | Metro

April 25 | Screening of film Project Wild Thing | Gilbert Park SUN Community School

April 26 | Earth Day Celebration at Kenton Park | Portland EARTH DAY Coalition

April 26 | Arbor Day Festival | Portland Parks & Recreation

May 3 | Kids Fishing Festival | Columbia Springs

May 5-11 | Celebrate Screen Free Week | Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood

May 6 | Morning Bird Walk | Columbia Slough Watershed Council

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

May 17 | Tualatin River Bird Festival | Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

May 21 | Lecture: Oregon’s Wolves and the Oregon Wolf Plan | Oregon Wildlife

June 5 | Nature Night: Marbled Murrelets – Recovering a Rare Bird | Audubon Society of Portland

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. March’s list is here.

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