Calendar Of Events Outdoors
Written by Miami Today on March 12, 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.
Bayfront Park’s Farmer’s Market returns for another year, bringing fresh produce to the heart of downtown on Thursdays. Vendors will be selling exotic fruits, organic honey, orchids, herb plants and homemade guacamole as well as new vendors selling organic body-care products, baked goods and ceviche. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 358-7550.
Help restore the natural areas of Miami-Dade County by removing exotic vegetation, restoring native vegetation, enhancing trails and conducting clean-up activities. Volunteers will be taught to identify invasive plants while gaining a greater understanding of South Florida’s ecosystems. 9 a.m.-Noon. Kendall Indian Hammocks, 11345 SW 79th St., Sunset. Details: (305) 372-6687 or www.miamidade.gov.derm.
TOURING THE GARDENS
The Miami Beach Botanical Garden hosts its eighth annual tour of private residential gardens across Miami Beach. The six gardens chosen demonstrate the diversity of gardening from waterfront estates to urban-vegetable gardens with an emphasis on green living. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. $20 members, $25 others. Details: (305) 673-7256 ext. 206 or www.mbgarden.org.
The Miami Lighthouse for the Blind hosts the second annual Miami Lighthouse Dog Walk benefiting its mission of providing vision rehabilitation and eye-health services to promote independence. 9 a.m. The Shops at Midtown Miami, 3401 N Miami Ave., Miami. $20. Details: (786) 362-7514 or www.miamilighthouse.org.
The Deering Estate hosts six weeks of yoga classes at which participants will learn how to meditate and relieve stress. 6-7:30 p.m. Ends April 15. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. $60 per session. Details: (305) 235-1668 or www.deeringestate.org.