Calendar Of Events Outdoors
Written by Miami Today on February 5, 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.
Join the Environmentally Endangered Lands Program and Natural Areas Management for a park clean-up and a nature hike. 9 a.m.-Noon. Larry and Penny Pineland, West Perrine. Details: www.miamidade.gov/parks.
Hike to the Cutler Wetlands and experience birding for the parks’ diverse array of birds. 7 a.m. AD Barnes Park, 3401 SW 72nd Ave., West Miami. $35. Details: (305) 666-5883 or www.miamidade.gov/parks.
Join park naturalists to learn about, and search for, creatures that go bump in the night. Afterwards, enjoy a marshmallow roast and stargazing with the Southern Cross Astronomical Society. 7-9:30 p.m. Bill Sadowski Park and Nature Center, 17555 SW 79th Ave., Cutler. $6. Details: (305) 255-4767 or www.miamidade.gov/parks.
Join the Historical Museum of Southern Florida’s Paul George for a tour of Stiltsville and the Cape Florida Lighthouse. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $39 members, $44 others. Details: (305) 375-1492 or www.hmsf.org.
See a spectacular South Florida sunset from the seat of a kayak during a paddle through Bear Cut. Later, explore the forgotten parts of Key Biscayne by the light of the moon. 5:30-8 p.m. Crandon Park Visitors and Biscayne Nature Center, 6767 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. $40. Details: (305) 361-6767 or www.miamidade.gov/parks.