Upcoming nature events in Portland

Family canoe paddle outings with the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership

Fall programming from the Tillamook Forest Center

Fall 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

Fall nature programming from THPRD

Fall 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 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-November | Exhibit: Forest Art | World Foresty Center

October 3 | Autumn River Paddle Trip | Tualatin Riverkeepers

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

October 6 | Reading in the “Wild” – Story Time with Nature | Water Education Resources Center (Vancouver, WA)

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

October 9 | Spooky Streamside Community Celebration | Tualatin Riverkeepers

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

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

October 10 | Family Nature Walk at Fort Cascades Trail & Bonneville Dam, WA | Friends of the Columbia Gorge

October 10 | Nature Days in the Park: Hazeldale Park | THPRD

October 11 | Wahclella Falls Kids Hike | Friends of the Columbia Gorge

October 13 | Reading in the “Wild” – Story Time with Nature | Water Education Resources Center (Vancouver, WA)

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 20 | Reading in the “Wild” – Story Time with Nature | Water Education Resources Center (Vancouver, WA)

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

October 25 | Nature Days in the Park: Jordan Woods Natural Area | THPRD

October 27 | Reading in the “Wild” – Story Time with Nature | Water Education Resources Center (Vancouver, WA)

October 29 | Lecture: Robin Moore, “What if Kids Design Cities? Nature, discovery, and play in urban design” | John Yeon Center

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

November 15 | Deadline for applications for Nature University | Metro

November 15 | Nature Days in the Park: A.M. Kennedy Park | THPRD

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 first Thursday 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. October’s list is here.

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