The Bedford Audubon Sanctuaries
Great Blue Heron at Bylane Farm
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Bedford Audubon Society owns and manages 594 acres
of land at four sanctuaries, all located in northeastern Westchester County.
The sanctuaries are open to the general public dawn to dusk and admission is free.
Click on a sanctuary's name for more information and travel directions.
James Ramsay Hunt and Mary Welsh Parker Memorial Sanctuary
Without a doubt, the crown jewel of Bedford Audubon's
sanctuary system, the Hunt-Parker Sanctuary, located in the towns of Bedford and
Lewisboro, New York, boasts
a well-established marked trail system through a variety of habitats. Click for
a map of Bylane
and the Hunt Parker Sanctuary or here for a trail map of the
Palmer H. Lewis Memorial Sanctuary
Located in the town of Bedford, New York, this is
the smallest of Bedford Audubon's sanctuaries.
Ruth Walgreen Franklin and Winifred Fels Memorial Sanctuary
This property, located in the town of North Salem, New
York, has existed in an undeveloped state for many years while in Bedford
Audubonís possession. Recently, work has begun to establish a marked trail
system, foot bridges, parking area and signage for the property. Click for a
trail map or a
topographical map of
the Franklin-Fels Sanctuary.
The Henry Morgenthau
Located in Pound Ridge, New York, this is the newest
addition to the roster of BAS sanctuaries. The preserve is set along the
shoreline of Blue Heron Lake and includes within its boundaries a portion of the
lake, a small offshore island, a number of wetland areas, a small pond, vernal
pools, and several small streams.
Checklists of Sanctuary Animals and Plants
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Dick Budnik Photography
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