• Saturday, May 22, 2021: FREE Nature Walks!
Friends of Gabriel Park is hosting two nature walks this Saturday, one focused on birds and the other on bees. You are welcome to come to one or both of these walks, which will be held back-to-back in the south end of the park. Meet at the Nature Patch shelter alongside the Pollinator Meadow (near the Community Garden).
The Birds of Gabriel Park, 9:00-10:00 am: Meet at the Nature Patch shelter.
Join us to learn about the birds that nest in Gabriel Park, with the possibility of also finding a few migrants passing through. This slow-paced walk will be good for beginning to intermediate birders and will involve both looking and listening for birds. Led by lifelong birder, science-writer, and former Portland Audubon board member Jay Withgott.
The Bees of Gabriel Park, 10:00-11:00 am: Meet at the Nature Patch shelter.
Join us to learn about the bees that forage and nest in Gabriel Park. We will focus on looking for bees in the Nature Patch and adjacent areas, and discuss the different types of native bees, the plants that they pollinate, and their nesting habits. Led by biologist and Portland State University professor Dr. Susan Masta.
FREE! Bring binoculars if you have them. Hope to see you there!