Nature Writer Author Event at Tryon Creek State Natural Area

About: Join naturalist and former Oregon State Park Ranger Heather Durham as she shares personal stories of field research with birds and bats, including citizen science projects in several Portland-area greenspaces, including Tryon Creek State Natural Area, Wapato State Greenway and Milo McIver State Park. Heather will read from her collection of nature essays: Going Feral: Field Notes on Wonder and Wanderlust, followed by time for questions. Books will be available for sale. 

More about Heather: Heather Durham is a nature essayist and naturalist with a master of fine arts in creative nonfiction and a master of science in environmental biology. She's held a variety of environmental jobs around the U.S., from interpretive park ranger to field biologist, trails worker to restoration ecologist. After spending the better part of her adult life as a feral Portlander, she currently lives in the foothills of the Washington Cascades where she works behind the scenes at Wilderness Awareness School. Going Feral is her first book. Learn more at:

Location: Nature Center at Tryon Creek State Natural Area, 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd, Portland, OR 97219

Contact: Deb Hill, Park Ranger at (503) 636-9886 x 225 or