Calendar Of Events Outdoors
Written by Miami Today on February 11, 2010
Take a naturalist-guided hammock hike and search out the animals that come out at night. Top off the evening around a fire ring listening to classic fireside tales and roasting marshmallows. 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.
Look out for ibises, herons, egrets and more of the 170 bird species that call Deering Estate at Cutler home on a guided nature walk. 7:30-10:30 a.m. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. $10 adults. $5 children. Details: (305) 235-1668 or www.deeringestate.org.
On this adults-only guided kayak exploration, paddle along the mangrove-lined creeks of the Oleta River as guides share historic South Florida love stories. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. East Greynolds Park, 16700 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami. $25. RSVP required. Details: (305) 949-1741 or www.miamidade.gov/parks/parks/eastgreynolds.asp.
Explore a Coconut Grove gem, The Kampong, sole extension of the National Tropical Botanical Garden’s five-park group in the continental US. See the park’s sausage tree with hanging pendulum-shaped fruits, a 100-year-old baobab from Tanzania and the vibrant magenta blossoms of the pink trumpet tree. Open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Allow at least an hour to tour the gardens. Last entry at 1 p.m. The Kampong, 4013 S Douglas Road, Coconut Grove. $5-$15. RSVP required. Details: (305) 442-7169 or www.ntbg.org/gardens/kampong.php.