Nature Night

Portland Audubon’s 2019-2020 Nature Night Speakers Series is committed to presenting entertaining and expert talks on natural history, wildlife, and conservation issues.

Nature Night is a chance for the community to engage with naturalists, authors, artists, enthusiasts, and activists about issues that affect the world around us. With topics ranging from hidden places of the Pacific Northwest to diversity in the conservation movement to bats, there is a talk for everyone. Our series takes place on the second Tuesday of the month, September through May (unless otherwise noted).

While the Series will remain free to attend, we highly encourage a suggested donation of $5-$20 from those who are able. This helps cover venue and speaker fees and keeps Nature Night financially sustainable.

Questions? Contact the Curator of Nature Night, Aaron Shilkaitis, at ashilkaitis@audubonportland.org.

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Portland Audubon is currently seeking sponsors, both businesses and individuals, for the 2019/2020 Nature Night season. Learn more.

A young mountain caribou peers under the head of its mother in the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia. High mortality rates of calves has been a cause for significant declines in mountain caribou populations. Photo by David Moskowitz.

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Please sign up here if you want to attend any or all of our Nature Night series. By signing up, you are putting your name on the list for Express Entry and to be contacted should any changes arise like a cancellation or additional speaker. You also help us get a better idea of how many people to plan for.

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2019/2020 Season

September 30, 2019

David Moskowitz presents  Caribou Rainforest” (co-hosted with Bark and Cascadia Wild)

7 p.m., Ecotrust’s Billy Frank Jr. Conference Room (721 NW 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97209)

Join expert wildlife tracker, biologist and photographer David Moskowitz and hear the untold story of the last remaining caribou herd in the U.S. and the fight to protect their rainforest home in the Northern Cascades.

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A young mountain caribou peers under the head of its mother in the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia. High mortality rates of calves has been a cause for significant declines in mountain caribou populations. Photo by David Moskowitz.

October 15, 2019

Peter Walker presents “Sagebrush Collaboration: How Harney County Defeated the Takeover of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge”

7 p.m., Ecotrust’s Billy Frank Jr. Conference Room (721 NW 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97209)

Author and University of Oregon Professor Peter Walker takes us back to the contentious 41-day takeover of Malheur Wildlife Refuge in 2016, revealing an unmatched account of the takeover itself to how the power of people standing together overcame the armed militants. We will also feature a special Malheur update from Portlan Audubon Conservation Director, Bob Sallinger.

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November 12, 2019

Dan Roby presents “The Rules of (Social) Attraction: A Groundbreaking Technique That’s Saving Endangered Species From Extinction”

Location TBD

Join retired Oregon State Professor Dr. Dan Roby for an interactive presentation about how a controversial birding practice has emerged as a critical piece in conservation.

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December 1, 2019

Film Screening: Bird of Prey at Hollywood Theatre

Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97212)

Portland Audubon once again visits The Hollywood Theatre to screen Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s award-winning documentary: world-renowned wildlife cinematographer, Neil Rettig, embarks on the most challenging assignment of his career: to find and film the rarest eagle on the planet as an effort to save it from critical endangerment. 

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January 14, 2020

Stanley Gehrt presents “Exploring The Mysteries of Coyotes in the City: The Chicago Story”

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March 10, 2020

Kaeli Swift presents “Something to Crow About”

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April 2020

Sprinavasa Brown presents “Centering Justice and Identity: Build Inclusive Scientific Communities for Our Shared Future”

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May 12, 2020

Dr. Christoper J. Schell presents “It’s All Connected: Wildlife, People, and the Intersectionality of Socio-environmental Systems”