2.5 Acres Of Land Gifted To Audubon Society

March 12, 2015

On the occasion of their 60th anniversary, the Bermuda Audubon Society received a gift of 2.5 acres of open space in St. George’s Parish.

The three undeveloped lots east of Mullet Bay Road and south of Stokes Point Road were gifted to the Society by the owner, who wishes to remain anonymous.

Bermuda Audubon Society president Andrew Dobson said, “The land will now be protected in perpetuity as a nature reserve. It includes an arable field that will remain in production. “The Bermuda Audubon Society is enormously grateful for this generous gift made in its 60th anniversary year.


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“On our increasingly over-developed island every piece of open space is precious,” Mr Dobson added.

“By placing this land in our care, our private anonymous benefactor has provided a permanent safe haven for native and endemic flora and fauna and a green oasis for the enjoyment of generations of Bermudians to come.”

The Audubon Society already owns the nearby Stokes Point Nature Reserve, to the west of Mullet Bay Road.

This 3.6 acre reserve was purchased on generous terms in 1980 and includes a restored pond. It has walking trails and is open to public. The new reserve may also be open with a trail in due course.

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  1. Micro says:

    Lets see how well they manage it.

    Many areas that receive remedial work see no upkeep beyond that initial push to return natives and endemics to the area only for it to quickly be re-taken over by invasive species.

    • Sara says:

      At least it won’t become concrete, can produce some oxygen, absorb some co2, and properly absorb rain. That in itself is great. Such a Debbie Downer

  2. Fern B says:

    Wonderful news! Thanks for sharing the photos.

  3. swing voter says:

    Thank you to whom-ever you are! No SDO! never ever ever NO SDO!!!!! Kiss my east end red clay soil you developers!

  4. To whom-ever: On behalf of our family I take this opportunity to thank you for the thoughtful contribution…