Upcoming nature events in Portland

Family canoe paddle outings with the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership

Summer calendar from the Tillamook Forest Center

Ten Toe Express Walks from Portland Parks and Recreation

Hike series with the Forest Park Conservancy

Hike series with Portland branch of Hike It Baby

Hike series with Friends of the Columbia River Gorge

Hike series with Oregon Wild

Summer nature programming and Fall nature programming from THPRD

Summer nature programming from the Friends of Tryon Creek

Free Skills Series from Rewild Portland (every month)

Autumn bird walks with Backyard Bird Shop (p. 5)

Sept. 1-30 | Swift Watch at Chapman Elementary | Audubon Society of Portland

September 15 | Meet Northwest Graphic Artist T. Edward Bak! | Audubon Society of Portland

September 16 | Science Talk: Dragonflies, Wetlands, and Basic ID skills | Johnson Creek Watershed Council & Xerces Society

September 17 | Tacoma Boardwalk Ribbon Cutting Ceremony | Johnson Creek Watershed Council

September 17 | Lecture: Wolves in the Land of Salmon | EcoUnite!

September 18-20 | Workshop: Nature Mentoring in Action (in Vernonia) | 8 Shields PDX

September 19 | SOLVE’s Annual Beach & Riverside Cleanup | SOLVE

September 19 | Sturgeon Festival | Columbia Springs

September 19 | Salamanders to Stars: An Evening of Science, Nature & Fun! | Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve

Sept. 19, 20 & 26 | Portland-Vancouver Regional Eco-Blitz Series | The Intertwine

September 20 | Sunday Trailways: Waterhouse Linear Park | THPRD

September 20 | Naturalist in the Park (Cooper Mountain Nature Park) | Metro

September 22 | Open House for April Hill Park Boardwalk & Bridges Wetland Protection Project Update | Friends of April Hill Park & PP&R

September 25 | Fall Evening Canoe | Columbia Slough Watershed Council

September 26 | Guided nature walk at TRNWR | Friends of the TRNWR

September 27 | Tilikum Crossing/Sellwood Portland Sunday Parkways | Sunday Parkways

September 27 | Second Annual Salmon Celebration at Westmoreland Park | Johnson Creek Watershed Council

September 29 | Spring Garden Park Community Gathering (& park plan viewing) | Friends of Spring Garden Park & PP&R

September 30 | Book talk: Tim Palmer on Field Guide to Oregon Rivers | Sherwood Library

October | Walktober 2015 | Oregon Walks

October 3 | Autumn River Paddle Trip | Tualatin Riverkeepers

October 3-4 | 16th Annual BirdFest and Bluegrass Celebration | Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge

October 9 | Friday Night Lecture: Marli Miller on Roadside Geology of Oregon | Geological Society of the Oregon Country

October 9-10 | Parke Diem (city-wide volunteer event) | Portland Parks Foundation

October 13 | Nature Night: Migration! Amazing Tales from the Flyways | Audubon Society of Portland

October 17 | Guided Nature Walk, 9:30am | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

October 24 | Discovery Hike: Fall Park Tour | Forest Park Conservancy

October 24 | Fall Color Tour | Hoyt Arboretum

October 24 | Halloween Night Flight | Audubon Society of Portland

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

November 14 | Guided Nature Walk, 9:30am | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

November 15 | Deadline for applications for Nature University | Metro

November 21-22 | Wild Arts Festival | Audubon Society of Portland

December 9 | Our Common Ground Film Series: The Olmsted Vision: Past, Present and Future | The Intertwine

December 19 | Guided Nature Walk, 9:30am | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

January 9 | Guided Nature Walk, 9:30am | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

February 20 | Guided Nature Walk, 9:30am | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

Regular nature outings (check websites for seasonal scheduling):
Nature Days in the Park and Nature Mobile from THPRD’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
Audubon Story Time (1st/3rd Saturdays starting May 2nd
Free field trips with Audubon Society of Portland volunteers
Tadpole Tales with Columbia Slough Watershed Council
Farm Fridays at Zenger Farm
Second Saturdays at the Water Resources Education Center in Vancouver, WA
Tillamook Tales at the Tillamook Forest Center

Did you know?
– $2 admission at OMSI the first Sunday of every month
– $3 admission at the World Forestry Center the first Thursday 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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