A photo of a shopper at the annual Portland Audubon native plant sale.

Fall Native Plant Sale with Sparrowhawk Native Plants

Portland Audubon is teaming up with Sparrowhawk Native Plants to distribute thousands of habitat-friendly native plants into our community—plus, a portion of the proceeds will support our programs at this critical time! Online ordering begins on September 1, and plants will be available for pickup on October 10 and 11, perfectly timed for your fall planting.

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A photo of the Hawthorne Bridge lit up at night.

Go Lights Out

Mark your calendar for Lights Out Portland, a one-night event in which residential households and commercial buildings dim their lighting in order to raise awareness about the impact of light pollution on migrating birds, about wasted energy in the form of light thrown up into the sky, and about preserving our ability to see stars from the city.

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Cancelled: Welcome Back Vulture Day!

Join us for a free day of fun for the whole family as we celebrate the Turkey Vulture’s return to Oregon this spring. Learn about vultures in our community, meet a real Turkey Vulture, and enjoy vulture-themed activities. 

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A Taylor's Checkerspot Butterfly stands on a bright green leaf.

Nature Night: How Inmates Are Helping Revive an Endangered Oregon Butterfly

At this Nature Night, meet Oregon Zoo keeper Ronda Naseth, who has been entrenched in this conservation work alongside adults in custody at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility since 2017. Learn how the groundbreaking program at CCCF – the first of its kind dedicated to the rearing of the Oregon population of the Taylor’s Checkerspot, and the first butterfly conservation program to be housed in a medium security prison – came to be.

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