Calendar Of Events Outdoors
Written by Miami Today on February 19, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.