Upcoming nature events in Portland

— Please check for any schedule changes or registration requirements —

Have you checked out The Intertwine’s new mobile app Daycation to learn about things to do in nature around the Portland area?

Also check out the new Metro Park Finder!

Nature Night lecture series from Audubon Society of Portland

Upcoming Family canoe paddles with the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership

Upcoming OMSI Science Pubs about the OR/WA geology, protecting Oregon’s biodiversity

Upcoming events with the Friends of Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge (in WA)

Upcoming Sunday Parkways events around the city

Nature classes at Portland area parks from Tinkergarten

Discovery Hikes with the Forest Park Conservancy

Family-friendly hikes with Friends of the Columbia River Gorge (click on the family-friendly filter to the right of the screen)

Hike series with Oregon Wild

Tours at the Hoyt Arboretum

Fall nature programming from THPRD (Beaverton area)

Summer nature programming from the Friends of Tryon Creek

Summer nature programming at Jackson Bottom Wetlands (Hillsboro)

Summer nature programming at the Tillamook Forest Center

Summer nature programming at the Leach Botanical Garden

Free Skills Series from Rewild Portland (every month)

Bird watching outings with Audubon Society of Portland

Bird and kid’s nature walks with Backyard Bird Shop

Aug. 25-Sept. 25 | Swift Watch at Chapman Elementary| Audubon Society of Portland

September 19 | Puddle Stompers | Friends of the Refuge

September 23 | SOLVE’s annual Beach & Riverside Cleanup | SOLVE

September 23 | The amazing geology of Chehalem Ridge | Metro

September 23 | Hogan Butte Grand Opening | City of Gresham

September 24 | Salmon Celebration at Westmoreland Park | Johnson Creek Watrshed Council

September 24 | Nature Days in the Park: Melilah Park (Aloha) | THPRD

October 1 | Tracktoberfest: Celebration of Nature & Community | Trackers Earth

October 11 | Free Metro parks day | Metro

October 11 | Puddle Stompers | Friends of the Refuge

October 13 | Spooky Streamside Community Celebration (Dirksen Nature Park) | Tualatin Riverkeepers

October 13 | Fall Family Farm Day | Sauvie Island Center

October 15 | Morning and afternoon mushroom discovery hikes at Scouters Mountain Nature Park | Metro

October 17 | Puddle Stompers | Friends of the Refuge

October 21 | Nature Days in the Park: Barrows Park | THPRD

October 21-22 | Salmon Homecoming at Oxbow Regional Park (Sat. or Sun.) | Metro

October 24 | Introduction to mushroom identification (at Oregon Zoo) | Metro

October 28 | No Ivy Day | Portland Parks & Recreation

October 28 | Hike: Lichen Loop: Exploring Lichens As Indicators Of Air Quality | Forest Park Conservancy

October 29 | 2017 Fall Mushroom Show (at World Forestry Center) | Oregon Mycological Society

November 4 | Newt Day at Tualatin Hills Nature Park | THPRD

November 11 | The secret life of birds (Blue Lake Regional Park) | Metro

November 12 | Morning and afternoon mushroom discovery hikes at Mount Talbert Nature Park | Metro

November 12 | Nature Days in the Park: Foothills Park | THPRD

November 12 | Morning and afternoon mushroom discovery hikes at Oxbow Regional Park | Metro

December 2 | Fantastic mosses and where to find them (Scouters Mountain Nature Park) | Metro

Regular nature outings (check websites for seasonal scheduling):
Story and Strolls and Guided Nature Walks at Tryon Creek State Park
Ladybug Nature Walks with Portland Parks Environmental Education
Puddle Stompers at Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge
Nature Mobile from THPRD’s Natural Resources
Honeybee Hikes at Leach Botanical Garden
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

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