Calendar Of Events Outdoors
Written by Miami Today on March 10, 2011
Orchids from around the world are displayed and sold at the Ninth Annual International Orchid Festival, featuring more than 10,000 orchid plants and 50 growers. Includes walking tours, educational lectures, live music, a tea room and food. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Ends March 13. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables. Members and children five and under free. Children 6-17 $12. $18 seniors. $25 others. Details: (305) 667-1651 or www.fairchildgarden.org.
Instructors lead the way through a Vinyasa Yoga Flow class on the roof of the Mayfair Hotel. Begins with a series of sun salutations, synchronizing breathing with postures and movements. 8:30 a.m. Mayfair Hotel & Spa, 3000 Florida Ave., Coconut Grove. $15. Details: (305) 441-0000 or www.mayfairhotelandspa.com.
Explore North Miami’s Greynolds Park, Miami-Dade County’s second-oldest park, with a naturalist guide describing the area’s flora, fauna and history. 9 a.m. Greynolds Park, 17530 W Dixie Highway, North Miami Beach. $3. Reservations recommended. Details: (305) 949-1741 or www.miamidade.gov/parks/parks/greynolds.asp.
KAYAK THE KEY
Happen upon great blue herons, upside down jellyfish and spotted eagle rays by kayak on a guided tour of the forgotten natural side of Key Biscayne. 1:30-4 p.m. Crandon Park Visitors and Nature Center, 6767 Crandon Blvd. $44. Details: (305) 365-3018 or www.miamidade.gov/parks.
PADDLE THE GABLES
Take in The City Beautiful’s memorable sites by water on a Historic Coral Gables Waterway Canoe Adventure. 9 a.m.-noon. A.D. Barnes Park, 3401 SW 72nd Ave., Coral Terrace. $33. Details: (305) 365-3018 or http://www.miamidade.gov/parks/parks/ad’barnes.asp.
Catch an up-close glimpse of wading birds and other wildlife on a guided kayak exploration of the Oleta River and its mangrove-lined creeks. Included is an opportunity to visit an archeological site where Tequesta Indians lived more than 2,000 years ago. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. East Greynolds Northeast Regional Dog Park, 16700 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami Beach. $25. Details: (305) 945-3425 or www.miamidade.gov/parks/parks/greynolds.asp.