Upcoming nature events in Portland

Hike series with Friends of the Columbia River Gorge

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

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 9 | Two Rivers, One City | Groundwork Portland

September 9 | Nature Night: Tracking the Vaux Swift’s Migration | Audubon Society of Portland

September 11 | Bat Chat | Tryon Creek State Park

September 11-15 | Northwest Children’s Nature Play Week | Metro/Intertwine
the events include a tour of Portland area nature play areas, a nature play swarm, a screening of the British documentary Project Wild Thing, and an all-day symposium all about children, nature, and play.

September 12 | Park After Dark: Coyotes | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

September 12-15 | Johnson Creek Days | Johnson Creek Watershed Council

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

September 13 | HIGH FIVE Hike With Marcy Houle | Forest Park Conservancy

September 13 | Aquifer Adventure | Columbia Slough Watershed Council

September 13 | Blue Heron Mill Tours with Willamette Falls Heritage Area Coalition | Willamette Falls Legacy Project

September 15 | Book talk: Must-See Birds of the Pacific Northwest | Tigard Library

September 19 | Kids Nature Night Out: Coyote Connections | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

September 2o | Audubon Story Time: Swifty’s Big Flight | Audubon Society of Portland

September 20 | Sturgeon Festival | City of Vancouver

September 21 | Sunday Trailways: Westside Regional Trail | THPRD

September 21 | Elowah & Upper McCord Falls Kids Hike | Friends of the Columbia Gorge

September 24-30 | Take a Child Outside Week | National

September 26 | Kids Nature Night Out: Night Tracks | Cooper Mountain Nature Park

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

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

September 27 | Park After Dark: Coyotes | Cooper Mountain Nature Park

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

October 3 | Dirksen Nature Park Spooky Stream Side Community Celebration | Tualatin Riverkeepers

October 4 | Fall Colors Paddle | Tualatin Riverkeepers

October 5 | Nature Days in the Park: Willow Creek Greenway | THPRD

October 17 | Kids Nature Night Out: Grossology | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

October 18 | Park After Dark: Sounds of the Night | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

October 19 | Wahclella Falls Kids Hike | Friends of the Columbia Gorge

October 24 | Kids Nature Night Out: Witch’s Potion | Cooper Mountain Nature Park

October 25 | Nature Days in the Park: Stoller Creek Greenway | THPRD

October 25 | Native Forest Hike With Marcy Houle | Forest Park Conservancy

October 24 | Owl Prowl | Columbia Slough Watershed Council

November 8 | Newt Day | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

November 14 | Park After Dark: Owl Prowl | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

November 16 | Nature Days in the Park: Foothills Park | THPRD

November 21 | Kids Nature Night Out: Geology Rocks | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

November 21 | Park After Dark: Owl Prowl | Cooper Mountain Nature Park

December 12 | Kids Nature Night Out: Frozen | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

December 13 | Park After Dark: Owl Prowl | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

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. September’s list is here.

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