Oregon’s turtles are rare, shy and hard to find, but Smith and Bybee Wetlands Natural Area is home to one of the largest populations of western painted turtles in Oregon. Learn about their natural history and examine shells of specimens found there in the past.
Cost: $6/person, $11/family
Ages: all ages
Advanced registration is required. Class size is limited to 18.
Registration is handled through the Oregon Zoo, a service of Metro.
Pets policy: To protect plants, wildlife and people, Metro does not allow pets at most regional parks and natural areas. Pets can damage sensitive habitat and threaten wildlife the region has worked to protect. In natural areas where dogs are not allowed, people see more wildlife and get closer to it. Seeing-eye dogs or other service animals are allowed. Please bring cleanup materials.