Calendar Of Events Outdoors
Written by Miami Today on January 29, 2009
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.
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.
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.
Join Deering Estate naturalists for a nighttime prowl of the estate’s grounds and see what comes out after the sun goes down. 7-9 p.m. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. Details: (305) 235-1668 ext. 233 or www.deeringestate.org.
Take a scenic ride through the Everglades and search for alligator holes. Later, dine on alligator tail, cat fish and frog’s legs at Coopertown Restaurant. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. AD Barnes Park, West Miami. $60. Details: (305) 666-5883 or www.miamidade.gov.parks.
COASTAL CLEAN UP
Join the Environmentally Endangered Lands Program and Natural Areas Management for a coastal clean-up at the Deering Estate. 9 a.m.-Noon. The Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. Details: (305) 235-1668 or www.deeringestate.org.
The Historical Museum of Southern Florida’s Dr. Paul George hosts a boat ride along the same banks where the ancient Tequesta Indians settled. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $39 members, $44 others. Details: (305) 375-1492 or www.hmsf.org.
Fruit and Spice park hosts Margie Pikarsky for a lecture on organic gardening techniques. 10 a.m.-Noon. Fruit and Spice Park, 24801 SW 187th Ave., Homestead. $10. Details: (305) 247-5727 or www.fruitandspicepark.org.
Habitat for Humanity sponsors its annual Blitz Build. Volunteers will work with donors and homeowners to build 10 homes in 10 days. Ends Feb. 14. Jordan Commons, 13075 SW 244th St., Homestead. Details: (305) 634-3628 or firstname.lastname@example.org.