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Calendar Of Events Outdoors

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Written by on February 19, 2009

Thursday 2/19

   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.

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.

NIGHT HIKE

   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.

Saturday 2/21

   Hike to the Cutler Wetlands and experience birding for wading and other species of birds. 7:30-10:30 a.m. AD Barnes Park, 3401 SW 72nd Ave., West Miami. $35. Details: (305) 666-5883 or www.miamidade.gov.

WALKING FOR A CAUSE

   The ninth annual Purina Walk for the Animals will bring together nearly 3,000 animal lovers for a one-mile walk around Bayfront Park. The event, which hopes to raise more than last year $170,000, will include interactive exhibits from the Miami Children’s Museum and information displays from the Miami Seaquarium. 8:30 a.m.-Noon. Bayfront Park, 301 North Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $50. Details: Stephanie@humanesociety.org.

CAMPING CLASSES

   This workshop will cover the basics of safe, comfortable and enjoyable overnight wilderness trekking. Learn how to prepare for different camping scenarios and what types of equipment. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. AD Barnes Park, 3401 SW 72nd Ave., West Miami. $12. Details: (305) 666-5883 or www.miamidade.gov.

NATURAL EATS

   Fruit & Spice Park Manager Chris Rollins will present a workshop about native and naturalized plants in South Florida that can be used for food. 2-5 p.m. Fruit & Spice Park, 24801 SW 187th Ave., Homestead. $25. RSVP required. Details: (305) 247-5727 or www.fruitandspicepark.org.

Sunday 2/22

   Climb aboard the Pelican Skipper for a cruise around Key Biscayne that will stop at such historic sites as Stiltsville and the Cape Florida Lighthouse. 4:30-7 p.m. Crandon Park, 4000 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. $35. Details: (305) 361-5421 or www.miamidade.gov/parks.

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