The Deering Estate is truly Miami, home to the Rock Ridge that the native Tequestas once traveled, and a very special house built buy Bahamians hired by a European from the Northeast in the style of the Spaniards with remnants of the Muslim influence in the form of an onion-domed window. At the estate, one can traverse upwards of five ecosystems including Pinerock Ridges, Mangroves, creeks and many more. There are a plethora of flora and fauna truly indigenous to Miami, if one is quiet and lucky enough they would be able to catch a glimpse of coyotes! At the Deering Estate one can truly connect to the original inhabitants of Miami because we share a very special relationship, a geographical one. Miami truly is one special place and Deering Estate I would say, is the beating heart.