Calendar Of Events Outdoors
Written by Miami Today on January 7, 2010
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is once again abloom with art, this time featuring the whimsical sculptures of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. Many of her works will be displayed throughout the garden, including her new sculptural grouping "Flowers that Bloom at Midnight," a multi-part floating work in one of Fairchild’s ponds and other pieces like pumpkins and large, vivid flowers from five to 16 feet tall. Ends May 30. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 667-1651 or www.fairchildgarden.org.
KAYAK THE KEY
Happen upon tropical fish, sea stars and spotted eagle rays by kayak on a guided tour of the shallow waters of Bear Cut Preserve. First-time kayakers and snorkelers welcome. 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Daily event. Crandon Park Visitors and Nature Center, 6767 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. $70. Details: (305) 365-3018 or www.miamidade.gov/ecoadventures/kayak’snorkel’sea.asp.
NIGHT BY THE BAY
Take a nighttime hike through the Deering Estate and see what wakes after the sun goes down. 7-9 p.m. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. $5-$10. Details: (305) 235-1668 or www.deeringestate.org.
Explore one of the largest blocks of globally endangered pine rocklands at Deering Estate on a naturalist-guided trail hike, searching for endangered plants and animals that live in the area. 2-3:30 p.m. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72 Ave., Palmetto Bay. Details: (305) 235-1668 or www.deeringestate.org.
End the work week with a naturalist-led night hike at Arch Creek Park in North Miami, followed by stories and marshmallow roasting by the campfire. 7:30-9 p.m. Arch Creek Park, 1855 NE 135th St., North Miami. $6. RSVP required. Details: (305) 944-6111 or www.miamidade.gov/parks/parks/arch’creek.asp.
The Bayfront Park Management Trust hosts free weekly yoga classes downtown. 6-7:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. 9-10:15 a.m. Saturdays. Bayfront Park, 301 N Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 358-7550 or www.bayfrontparkmiami.com.