Upcoming nature events in Portland, including World Fish Migration Day and Great Blue Heron Week

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

May 21 | Evening Canoe the Slough | Columbia Slough Watershed Council

May 22 | Book talk: John Rakestraw, Birding Oregon | Audubon Society of Portland

May 24 | Spring bird walk at Smith and Bybee | Metro

May 24 | Painted turtle walk at Smith and Bybee | Metro

May 24 | World Fish Migration Day | Johnson Creek Watershed Council

May 24 | Family Field Trip Day: Hawks, Owls and Woodpeckers | Tryon Creek State Park

May 26 | Oaks, floods and fires of Canemah Bluff | Metro

May 26 | Guided Naturalist Hike at Camassia Natural Area | Nature Conservancy in Oregon

May 27-June 1 | Great Blue Heron Week | Audubon Society of Portland

May 29 | Book talk: Paul Gerald, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Portland | Powell’s Books on Hawthorne

May 31 | Smith and Bybee Wetlands canoe and kayak tour | Metro

May 31 | Classroom Discovery Days: Frogs! | Tryon Creek State Park

May 31 | The Eco-Challenge Workshop | Sellwood-Moreland Library

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

June 7 | Family Field Trip Day | Columbia Springs

June 14 | StoryWalk | Friends of Spring Garden Park

June 14 | Ecological Explorations: Banana Slugs | Tryon Creek State Park

June 14 | Explorando El Columbia Slough | Columbia Slough Watershed Council

June 14 | Kalmiopsis Discovery Day | Leach Botanical Garden

June 15 | Father’s Day animal tracking at Oxbow | Metro

June 20 | Summer Solstice (guided evening walk, 7-8:30pm, free, register on website) | Tryon Creek State Park

June 20 | Park After Dark: Family Bat Outing | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

June 21 | Spring bird walk at Smith and Bybee | Metro

June 21 | Painted turtle walk at Smith and Bybee | Metro

June 21 | Bird Hike with Graham Klag | Forest Park Conservancy

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

June 24 | Twilight Tuesdays at Cooper Mountain | THPRD

June 27 | Kids Nature Night Out: Bats: Fact vs. Fiction | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

June 28 | Habitat Hike with Marcy Houle | Forest Park Conservancy

June 28 | Classroom Discovery Days: Slugs | Tryon Creek State Park

June 28 | Great American Backyard Campout | NWF

June 28 | 25th Annual Tualatin River Discovery Day | Tualatin Riverkeepers

June 29 | Bird and Wildflower Walk at Cooper Mountain | THPRD

July 18 | Kids Nature Night Out: Cat Prowl | Cooper Mountain Nature Park

July 18 | Moonlight Paddle | Columbia Slough Watershed Council

July 19 | StoryWalk | Friends of Spring Garden Park

July 19 | Park After Dark: Family Bat Outing | Cooper Mountain Nature Park

July 26 | Backyard Bats Family Program | Cooper Mountain Nature Park

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

July 29 | Twilight Tuesdays at Cooper Mountain | THPRD

July 30 | 4th Annual Trails Fair | Intertwine

August 2 | Backyard Bats Family Program | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

August 2 | Park After Dark: Family Bat Outing | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

August 8 | Kids Nature Night Out: Mystery Night | Cooper Mountain Nature Park

August 9 | StoryWalk | Friends of Spring Garden Park

August 17 | Family Geocaching Adventure | Cooper Mountain Nature Park

August 22 | Park After Dark: Coyotes | Cooper Mountain Nature Park

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. May’s list is here.

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