Upcoming nature events in Portland

— Please check for any schedule changes or registration requirements —

Winter break is coming – here are nature-based options for kids

Hike series with Portland branch of Hike It Baby

Nature classes at Hoyt Arboretum, Summerlake City Park (Tigard), and Mary S. Young Park (West Linn) from Tinkergarten

Hike series with Friends of the Columbia River Gorge

Hike series with Oregon Wild

Fall and winter nature programming from THPRD

Fall & winter nature programming from the Friends of Tryon Creek

Free Skills Series from Rewild Portland (every month)

Bird watching outings with Audubon Society of Portland

Bird walks and Owl prowls with Backyard Bird Shop (p. 5)

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

December 5-6 | Holiday Open House at the Nature Store | Audubon Society of Portland

December 6 | Holiday Cheer will feature authors of Wild in the WillametteGrant’s Getaways: Guide to Wildlife Watching in Oregon, Wintergreen: Rambles in a Ravaged Land, Day Hikes in the Columbia River Gorge, and more | Oregon Historical Society

December 8 | Nature Night: Freeway and Phantom, Birding I-5 and the Great Gray Owl with Harry Fuller | Audubon Society of Portland

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

December 10 | Music, Nature, and Storytelling conference call w/ Jon Young | 8 Shields PDX

December 10 | Lecture: Living with Thunder with Ellen Morris Bishop | Oregon Wildlife

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

December 19 | Guided Nature Walk | Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

December 19 | Storytime: White Owl, Barn Owl | Audubon Society of Portland

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

January 2 | Nature in the New Year at North Logan Natural Area | Metro

January 8-10 | Music, Nature, and Storytelling workshop w/ Jon Young | 8 Shields PDX

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

January 12 | Nature Night: Prowling for Owls! with Scott Carpenter | Audubon Society of Portland

January 22 | Wildlife Roadways: A New Toolkit for Assessing Biodiversity Corridors in the Portland Metro Area Region | Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

January 23 | Lichen and Moss at the Audubon | Metro

January 30 | Geology of Newell Creek Canyon | Audubon Society of Portland

February 3-6 | Portland Winter Light Festival | OMSI &PGE

February 6 | Raptor Road Trip | Audubon Society of Portland

February 12-15 | Great Backyard Bird Count | Cornell Lab of Ornithology

February 13 | Nature Days in the Park: Bronson Creek Greenway | THPRD

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

February 27 | Ducks and Beavers at Blue Lake Regional Park | Metro

March 6 | Winter Twigs of Mount Talbert | Metro

March 13 | Nature Days in the Park: Evelyn Schiffler Park | THPRD

April 22 | Brunch with the Birds | Columbia Slough Watershed Council

April 8 | Stayin’ Alive: Winter Survival Shelters for Families at Oxbow | Metro

April 24 | Nature Days in the Park: Camille Park | THPRD

May 14 | Nature Days in the Park: Whispering Woods | THPRD

May 26 | Evening Canoe the Slough | Columbia Slough Watershed Council

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
Tadpole Tales with Columbia Slough Watershed Council
Farm Fridays at Zenger Farm
Second Saturdays at the Water Resources Education Center in Vancouver, WA
Guided hikes at Columbia Springs in Vancouver, WA (third Wed. of most months)
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. December’s list is here.

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