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Calendar Of Events Outdoors

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Written by on December 11, 2008

Thursday 12/11

   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

   Take 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.

WILDLIFE SEARCH

   Join Castellow Hammock Nature Center’s naturalists for a guided night hike to see what creatures lurk in the park at night. 7-8:30 p.m. 22301 SW 162nd Ave., Aladdin City. $6. Details: (305) 242-7688 or www.miamidade.gov/parks.

FLORIDA-FRIENDLY LANDSCAPING

   As part of the Deering Estate’s monthly lecture series, Laura Vazquez, coordinator for Florida Yards and Neighbors, discusses common landscaping mistakes and what plants thrive in Florida’s climate. 7-8 p.m. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. Details: (305) 235-1668 or www.deeringestate.org.

MOONLIGHT TOUR

   The Deering Estate hosts an evening canoe trip across Biscayne Bay to Chicken Key. 7-11 p.m. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. $40. Details: (305) 235-1668 or www.deeringestate.org.

Friday 12/12

   See a spectacular South-Florida sunset from a kayak while paddling through the waters of Bear Cut and exploring Key Biscayne by light of the full moon. 4:30-7 p.m. Crandon Park Visitors and Biscayne Nature Center, 6767 Crandon Park Blvd., Key Biscyane. $40. Registration required. Details: (305) 361-6767 or www.miamidade.gov/parks.

Saturday 12/13

   Get down and dirty while helping to restore parks and natural areas. Join county naturalists as they remove weeds and invasive plant species while planting indigenous ones. 7-10 a.m. Ludlam Pineland Preserve, SW 146th Street and 67th Avenue, Palmetto Bay. Details: (305) 372-6687 or www.miamidade.gov/derm.

BIRDWALK

   Join one of the Deering Estate’s naturalist guides on a search for a handful of the estate’s 170 perennial and migratory birds. 7:30-10:30 a.m. The Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. Details: (305) 235-1668 or www.deeringestate.org.

EVERGLADES BY NIGHT

   Castellow Hammock Naturalists will point out the sounds of the Everglades including frogs, owls, alligators feeding and nighthawks. Participants will then be taken to Pahayokee Overlook for an elevated view of the expansive prairie. 7-10 p.m. Castellow Hammock Nature Center, 22301 SW 162nd Ave., Aladdin City. Details: (305) 365-3018 or www.miamidad.gov/parks.

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