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Calendar Of Events Outdoors

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Written by on October 9, 2008

Thursday 10/9

   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

   Deering Estate staff members 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 10/11

   Learn how to improve 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.

Sunday 10/12

   Canoeists will experience the beauty of Biscayne Bay as they make their way to Chicken Key Island, a seven-acre bird rookery. 8-11 a.m. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. $15-$25. Details: (305) 235-1668 or www.deeringestate.org.

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.

Tuesday 10/14

   The Biscayne Nature Center invites visitors to wade in the surf and discover what kinds of life lies 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.

MOONLIGHT CANOEING

   Canoe along the shallow waters of Key Biscayne and explore the protected areas where land meets the sea. The trip is a peaceful tour with the opportunity to enjoy the sunset as well as the full moon over Biscayne Bay. 6:30-9 p.m. Crandon Park Visitors and Biscayne Nature Center, 6767 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. $15-$40. RSVP required. Details: (305) 361-6767 or www.miamidade.gov/parks/fun-activity-eco’kayak.asp.

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