Upcoming nature events in Portland

Nature-themed summer programs with Multnomah County Library: All About Bugs with The Bug Chicks, Deep Woods Naturalist with Red Yarn, Flying Squirrel Superheroes with Tryon Creek, and Worm Composting with the Oregon Zoo

Garden learning at Blue Lake Regional Park in the Natural Discovery Garden (July 5,6,11,12,13,18,19,20 and August 1,2,3,8,9,10,15,16,17,29,30,31, from 1-5pm)

Hike series with Friends of the Columbia River Gorge

Hike series with Oregon Wild (also, three OW/Outdoor Project hikes)

Canoe paddle series with Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership

Canoe or kayak paddle series with Tualatin Riverkeepers

June 26 – July 30 | Nature art show: Diana Sudyka | Antler

July 6 | Naturalist in the park (Smith & Bybee Wetlands) | Metro

July 9 | Kickoff party for new Friends group at River View Natural Area | Tryon Creek State Park

July 9 | Groundbreaking ceremony for Nadaka Nature Park | Friends of Nadaka

July 9 | Sunset walk at Smith and Bybee Wetlands | Metro

July 10 | Book Launch: Hiking Oregon’s Waterfalls with Adam Sawyer! | St. Johns Booksellers

July 12 | Hug a Tree at Hoyt 2014 | Hoyt Arboretum

July 13 | Basketry of the Columbia Basin | Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge

July 13 | Naturalist in the park (Graham Oaks Nature Park)  Metro

July 16 | Library StoryWalk | Midland Library

July 16 | Sunset walk at Graham Oaks Nature Park | Metro

July 17 | Bat Chat | Tryon Creek State Park

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 | Storytime: Blueberries for Sal | Audubon Society of Portland

July 19 | Mount Talbert’s hidden beauty | Metro

July 19 | Sandy River Delta Hootenanny | Confluence Project

July 19 | Walk & Talk at Nadaka Nature Park | Friends of Nadaka

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

July 20 |  Nature and Plant Identification Hike | Friends of Marquam Nature Park

July 21 | Urban Grange Groundbreaking Party | Zenger Farm

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

July 26 | Classroom Discovery Days: Water World! | Tryon Creek State Park

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

July 27 | Sneak peek of Killin Wetlands | Metro

July 27 | The Big Float | Human Access Project

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 3 | Columbia Slough Regatta 2014 | Columbia Slough Watershed Council

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

August 9 | StoryWalk | Friends of Spring Garden Park

August 13 | BYO Picnic Dinner & Evening Hike | Friends of Marquam Nature Park

August 14 | Bat Chat | Tryon Creek State Park

August 16 | Stories in the stones on Mount Talbert | Metro

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

August 28 | Scouters Mountain Nature Park grand opening | Metro

August 30 | Classroom Discovery Days: Ethnobotany | Tryon Creek State Park

September 1-30 | Swift Watch | Audubon Society of Portland

September 5 | Howl at the Moon! Harvest Night | Audubon/Kruger’s Farm

September 6 | Vulture Awareness Day | Audubon Society of Portland

September 7 | Naturalist in the park (Scouters Mountain Natural Area) | Metro

September 11 | Bat Chat | Tryon Creek State Park

September 13 | Fall birds (Smith and Bybee Wetlands) | Metro

September 27 | Animal tracking for beginners (Oxbow Regional Park) | Metro

September 27 | Classroom Discovery Days: Birds of a Feather | Tryon Creek State Park

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. July’s list is here.

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