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Guard Hill Preserve
The Guard Hill Preserve in Bedford, New York covers 61.5 acres of wetlands and some upland forest area. The wetlands are protected by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and are part of a 100-acre wetland complex. The interior of the preserve is largely inaccessible due to standing water and dense vegetation. The large and undisturbed wetland system is likely home to a wide variety of birds, reptiles, and amphibians. Blue-winged Warbler, Wood Thrush, Black-and-White warbler, Ovenbird, Veery, Eastern Wood-Peewee, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, and Baltimore Oriole are just some of the birds that you can hear and observe.
Westchester Land Trust obtained the preserve in 2000, thanks to a donation by Brian and Amy Pennington, who bought the property to prevent it from being subdivided into 30 house lots. The trail is open to hikers and horseback riders and is shared with the Bedford Riding Lanes Association. Visitors to the preserve will be treated to vistas of nearby farms and meadows.
What We Found
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