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Ladybug Nature Walks (ages 2-6)

Join us for a drop-in Ladybug Walk on a Thursday or Friday morning, mid-February through mid-November! Ladybug Walks are perfect for toddlers and preschoolers (along with a grown-up) who want to investigate nature in Portland’s parks!

While exploring with a trained environmental educator, children borrow a small Ladybug backpack containing a few simple tools that make exploring nature easy and fun! Walks help connect children to plants, creeks, insects, birds, and animals. All walks last about an hour and are geared for children ages 2-6 (but babies and waddlers are welcome too!)  No pre-registration necessary - just arrive at the meeting spot at 10:00 am, rain or shine! Cost is on a sliding scale ($3, $5, or $8 per participating child), no charge for adults – choose what works best for your family! 

See where the 2020 walks will take place! 

For more info, call 503-823-3601. Printable schedule for the entire year (2020) available. Find the full 2020 schedule in English here.

To see what the walks are like (and get a glimpse of that ladybug backpack available to borrow), click here!

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 WalkMore information on Private Ladybug Walks.


All Ladybug Walks begin at 10:00 am and go for about an hour. If you need to leave early because "it's just not working today," we totally understand! If you can’t find the group the day of the walk or are confused where to meet, please call or text 503-477-1823.