Nature Night

Portland Audubon’s 2022-2023 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).

Questions? Contact the Curator of Nature Night, Matthew Hushbeck at mhushbeck@audubonportland.org.

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Portland Audubon is currently seeking sponsors, both businesses and individuals, for the 2021/2022 Nature Night season. Learn more.

2022/2023 Season

October 11, 2022

Rosemary Mosco: Pigeons – Getting to Know the Most Misunderstood Bird

Virtual

Until recently, people adored pigeons, and they were a symbol of power and class. How did they fall from grace, and should we give them a second chance? Join author and cartoonist Rosemary Mosco for a presentation based on her book A Pocket Guide to Pigeon Watching. She’ll explain the latest research on pigeon genetics and behavior, talk about the wild history of pigeons and people, and tell you why you should add pigeon-watching to your nature explorations.

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Rosemary Mosco, photo by Adrienne Mathiowetz

September 13

Cats Safe at Home

Virtual

Join Portland Audubon and the Feral Cat Coalition to learn more about our unique and innovative 25-year partnership to reduce the number of free-roaming cats on the landscape.

Cat predation of birds has long been a concern for conservation groups but progress on this issue has been mired down in conflicts between avian conservation and feline welfare groups. Portland Audubon and the Feral Cat Coalition have found common ground seeking solutions that are good for cats and birds. Learn more about this unique, nationally recognized collaboration and about our joint Cats Safe at Home Campaign.

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Stay tuned for the full season announcement!