Bedford Audubon Society

Bedford Audubon Society

A Northern Westchester & Eastern Putnam Counties, New York
Chapter of the National Audubon Society

Celebrating 100 Years of Conservation 1913 — 2013
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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 Hunt-Parker Sanctuary.

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 Preserve
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.

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