Upcoming nature events in Portland

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 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)

October | Walktober 2015 | Oregon Walks

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

October 1-24 | Nature Explorers Month | Portland Children’s Museum

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

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

October 17 | Audubon Story Time: Daylight Starlight Wildlife | Audubon Society of Portland

October 17 | Community Sustainability Fair | Garden Home Recreation Center

October 17 | Family Nature Fest | Columbia Springs (Vancouver)

October 17 | Salmon Homecoming at Oxbow Regional Park | Metro

October 18 | Salmon Homecoming at Oxbow Regional Park | Metro

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 | Guided Nature Walk | Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

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

October 30 | Creatures of the Night | Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

October 31 | Mushroom Walk at Scouters Mountain Nature Park | Metro

November 1 | Mushroom Walk at Smith and Bybee Wetlands | Metro

November 4 | Owl Prowl | Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

November 7 | Newt Day | Tualatin Hills Nature Center

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

November 14 | Salmon on the Square: Art for Climate Action | Oregon Climate

November 14 | Elk of the North Tualatin Mountains | Metro

November 15 | Deadline for applications for Nature University | Metro

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

November 21 | Guided Nature Walk | Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

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

November 22 | Thanksgiving Walk at Oxbow Regional Park | Metro

December 2 | Owl Prowl | Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

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

December 20 | Winter Solstice Walk at Canemah Bluff Nature Park | Metro

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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