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phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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2909 SW 2nd Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97201

Environmental Education Staff,

503-823-3601

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Ladybug Walks

Ladybug Nature Walks (geared for children ages 2-5)

Ladybug Walks are perfect for preschoolers and parents who want to explore nature in Portland's parks with trained preschool naturalists! Children are guided along the trails of various parks in all corners of the city by an Environmental Educator. Walks go at just the right pace and introduce children to forests, water, insects, plants, and animals.

Join us for a drop-in Ladybug Walk on a Thursday or Friday morning, mid-February through mid-November! All walks begin at 10:00 AM, rain or shine. No pre-registration required. $4 per preschooler, no charge for adults. For more info, call 503-823-3601. Printable schedule for the entire year (2017). We offer weekly walks for the general public, but we ask that preschool groups, classrooms, and organizations with more than five children schedule a private Ladybug Walk. More information on Private Ladybug Walks.

Upcoming Walks - 2017 Walks all begin at 10am and go for about an hour (and if you need to leave early because "it's just not working today," we totally understand!)

Day of Week Date Location Meeting Spot
Thursday Nov 2 Fernhill Park Meet near the playground on west side of the park (NE Ainsworth & 37th Ave)
Friday Nov 3 Woods Memorial Natural Area Meet at the intersection of SW Wood Pkwy & Plum St (N on SW 46th Ave, off Taylor's Ferry Rd)
Thursday Nov 9 Laurelhurst Park Meet at the restroom building near SE Ankeny St & SE Laurelhurst Pl. 
Friday Nov 10 Woodlawn Park Meet at the picnic tables by the playground (1 block east of NE Claremont Ave & NE Oneonta)
Thursday Nov 16 Hoyt Arboretum Meet at the covered pavilion at Hoyt Arboretum (4000 SW Fairview Blvd)
Friday  Nov 17 Mt Tabor Park Meet at the covered shelter across from the playground (up the hill from SE 60th & Salmon
OR up the hill to the right from SE 69th & Yamhill)
       
JOIN US FOR A WALK IN 2018!! WALKS WILL START AGAIN ON THURSDAYS AND FRIDAYS JUST AFTER VALENTINE'S DAY!!! FIND THE SCHEDULE HERE AFTER THE NEW YEAR!

Bathrooms at most parks are open April - October. Some are open all year. Some have porta-potties available. Some sites have no bathrooms available, and some sites might have bathrooms that are not unlocked until late morning. In general, we suggest you "go" before you show up, just in case!