Calendar Of Events Outdoors
Written by Miami Today on February 18, 2010
Learn about local nocturnal creatures on a naturalist-led night hike. Includes a 30-minute Power Point presentation on these creatures of the night. 7:30-9 p.m. Greynolds Park, 17530 W Dixie Highway, North Miami. RSVP required. $6. Details: (305) 948-2891 or www.miamidade.gov/parks/parks/greynolds.asp.
Tour several area fish farms and talk to the farmers while learning about local aquaculture, a significant economic force in South Florida. 9 a.m.-noon. Fruit and Spice Park, 24801 SW 187th Ave., Homestead. $25. Details: (305) 247-5727 or www.fruitandspicepark.org.
Stroll through Deering Estate with a staff member through sunny pinelands, shady forests and other native habitats in search of butterflies. Don’t forget your camera to capture Giant Swallowtails, Dingy Purplewings and other species in flight. 10 a.m.-noon. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. Free with admission, which is $5 for children and $10 for adults. Details: (305) 235-1668 or www.deeringestate.org.
Enjoy an afternoon of nature at a Crandon Naturalist Ecology Series presentation and tram ride to the mangrove swamp in Crandon Park’s Bear Cut Preserve. 1-3 p.m. Crandon Nature Center, 6767 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. $10. Details: (305) 361-6767 or www.miamidade.gov/parks/parks/biscayne’nature.asp.