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Calendar Of Events Outdoors

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Written by on October 2, 2008

Thursday 10/2

   Arch Creek trail tours and Oleta River canoe trips. 10-11 a.m. for trail tours. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. for canoe trips. Meet at 1855 NE 135th St., North Miami. RSVP required. $3 trail tour; $25 adult, $15 child canoe trip. Details: (305) 944-6111.

HOUSE TOUR

   One of the Deering Estate’s educational staff members will host a tour of Charles Deering’s decades-old home and hotel. 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Daily. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. Free with park admission. Details: (305) 235-1668 or www.deeringestate.org.

WALKING THE ESTATE

   Join the Deering Estate’s staff for a one-and-a-half-mile hike through tropical hardwood forests and across one of the last existing Tequesta Indian Burial Mounds. 12:30 p.m. Daily. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. Free with park admission. Details: (305) 235-1668 or www.deeringestate.org.

CONSERVATION LECTURE

   Allyson Grant, outreach officer for Everglades National Park, will discuss the benefits of conservation and research at the Deering Estate. 7-8 p.m. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. Details: (305) 235-1668 or www.deeringestate.org.

SEA TURTLE RELEASE

   Help save sea turtles by listening to a conservation lecture and participating in a turtle release during the height of hatchling season. 8:30-10 p.m. 6767 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. $5 per person. RSVP required. Details: (305) 361-6767 or www.miamidade.gov/parks/Parks/biscayne’nature.asp.

Saturday 10/4

   Gigi Pardo will lead birders through AD Barnes Park. 7:30-11 a.m. AD Barnes Park, 3401 72nd Ave., West Miami. Details: (305) 666-5883 or www.tropicalaudubon.org.

FISHING WORKSHOP

   Learn how to improve your fishing skills in canoes and kayaks in South Florida’s shallow waters. 9 a.m.-Noon. Castellow Hammock Nature Center, 22301 SW 162nd Ave., Homestead. $15, Registration required. Details: (305) 242-7688 or www.miamidade.gov/parks/fun-activity-eco’canoe.asp.

SWAMP TROMP

   Take a hike down Tamiami Trail and explore South Florida’s cypress swamps. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. AD Barnes Park, 3401 SW 72nd Ave., West Miami. RSVP required. Details: (305) 666-5883 or www.miamidade.gov/parks.

ARCHITECTUAL TOUR

   Spend an afternoon discovering the subtle nuances of The Richmond Cottage and The Stone House, two of South Florida’s oldest buildings. 3 p.m. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. Details: (305) 235-1668 or www.deeringestate.org.

Tuesday 10/7

   The Biscayne Nature Center hosts its monthly beach cleanup day and invites citizens from around the county to dedicate time to preserving Florida’s natural wonders. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Crandon Park, 6767 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. RSVP required. $10. Details: (305) 361-6767 ext. 119 or www.biscaynenaturecenter.org.

SEAGRASS GRABBAG

   The Biscayne Nature Center hosts a wade in the water to discover what kinds of life live just offshore. The catch-and-release afternoon will be lead by a park guide who will identify each species in participants’ nets. Noon-3 p.m. Crandon Park, 6767 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. RSVP required. $10. Details: (305) 361-6767 ext. 119 or www.biscaynenaturecenter.org.

Wednesday 10/8

   T.J. Marshall of the Florida Coastal Ocean Coalition and the National Resources Defense Council will speak about the battles that lay ahead for protecting Florida’s coastal areas. 7:30 p.m. Doc Thomas House, 5530 Sunset Drive, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 667-7337 or www.tropicalaudubon.org.

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