Upcoming nature events in Portland

It’s time to register for spring break camps! Nature-based spring break camps in the Portland area

Hike series with Friends of the Columbia River Gorge

Hike series with Oregon Wild

Free Skills Series from Rewild Portland (every month)

November-June | Lunch with the Birds! | Hillsboro Parks & Recreation

Nov. 12-Aug. 29, 2015 | Exhibit: In the Footsteps of David Douglas | Washington County Museum

Feb. 19-Mar. 5 | Celebrate Chinese New Year 2015—the Year of the Ram | Lan Su Chinese Garden

February 21 | Audubon Story Time: Raccoon on His Own | Audubon Society of Portland

February 21 | Annual Invasive Plant Species Survey at Columbia Springs | Columbia Springs

February 21 | Nature Studies: Beneficial Bees | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

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

February 22 | Owl Prowl at Tualatin Hills Nature Park | Backyard Bird Shop

February 24 | Workshop – Citizen Science: Expanding Science and Ecological Literacy | Northwest Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation

February 28 | Spring Is In the Air! Discovery Hike | Forest Park Conservancy

February 28 | Wetland Birds | Johnson Creek Watershed Council

February 28 | Classroom Discovery Days – Owls of Tryon Creek | Friends of Tryon Creek

March 5 | Free Jon Young Talk! Why Bird Language? How Listening to the Language of Birds Awakens Nature Awareness | 8 Shields PDX

March 6 | Kids Nature Night Out: Frog Chorus | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

March 6-7 | National Day of Unlpugging

March 7 | 2015 Annual Owl Fest | Friends of Tryon Creek

March 10 | Lecture: California Condors in the Pacific Northwest | Oregon Wildlife

March 14 | Family Day (David Douglas) | Washington County Museum

March 14 | Nature Studies: Build a Birdhouse | Cooper Mountain Nature Park

March 14 | Park After Dark: Coyotes | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

March 14 | Ecological Explorations – EcoPsychology | Friends of Tryon Creek

March 14 | Former Blue Heron Mill site tours | Willamette Falls Legacy Project

March 20 | Former Blue Heron Mill site tours | Willamette Falls Legacy Project

March 21 | International Day of Forests

March 28 | Nature Days in the Park: Lowami Hart Woods | THPRD

March 28 | Reptiles and Amphibians Workshop | Johnson Creek Watershed Council

March 28 | Classroom Discovery Days – Bird House Building | Friends of Tryon Creek

March 20 | Kids Nature Night Out: Care of Magical Creatures | Cooper Mountain Nature Park

April 1 | Lecture: Oregon’s Rivers | Oregon Wildlife

April 3 | Kids Nature Night Out: Pirates’ Treasure | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

April 3 | Park After Dark: Coyotes | Cooper Mountain Nature Park

April 4 | Nature Studies: Spring Plant Walk | Cooper Mountain Nature Park

April 4 | Women in Science Day (Girl Scout program) | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

April 11 | Critter Count | Columbia Spring

April 11-12 | Trillium Festival | Friends of Tryon Creek

April 12 | Nature Days in the Park: Greenway Park | THPRD

April 17 | Kids Nature Night Out: Cat Prowl | Cooper Mountain Nature Park

April 18 | Bird Watching Discovery Hike | Forest Park Conservancy

April 18 | Nature Studies: Animal Tracking | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

April 24 | Park After Dark: Sounds of the Night | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

April 25 | Salmonids + Macroinvertebrates at Jenne Butte Park | Johnson Creek Watershed Council

May 1 | Kids Nature Night Out: Disappearing Act | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

May 2 | Kids Fishing Festival | Columbia Springs

May 2 | Park After Dark: Sounds of the Night | Cooper Mountain Nature Park

May 9 | Brownie Day: The Wonders of Water at Greenway Park | THPRD

May 15 | Kids Nature Night Out: Treasure Hunt | Cooper Mountain Nature Park

May 16 | Kids to Parks Day | National Park Trust

May 16 | Children’s Nature Fair | Leach Botanical Garden

May 16 | Tualatin River Bird Festival | Friends of the Refuge

May 17 | Nature Studies: Birds of Cooper Mountain | Cooper Mountain Nature Park

May 23 | Damselflies + Dragonflies at Fairview Creek Headwaters | Johnson Creek Watershed Council

June 6 | Family Nature Fest | Columbia Springs

July-August | Tall ship visits to ports in the Columbia River Gorge | Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain

August 18-22 | Paddle Oregon | Willamette Riverkeeper

October 10-January 10, 2016 | Exhibit – Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection | Portland Art Museum

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 (seasonal), Puddle Stompers at Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge (seasonal), Bird Walks for adults and kids through Backyard Bird Shop, free field trips with Audubon Society of Portland volunteers, Tadpole Tales with Columbia Slough Watershed Council (seasonal), 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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