The Bermuda Audubon Society recently completed the restoration of one of the island’s key waterbird habitats:
The Seymour’s Pond Nature Reserve restoration project was capped off today when Governor Sir Richard Gozney planted a tree on the property.
More than a dozen members of the Bermuda Audubon Society were on hand to witness the occasion.
Seymour’s Pond, located at the junction of Middle Road and South Road in Southampton, is highly visible to passing motorists.
It was the first nature reserve established by the Bermuda Audubon Society by means of a public fund-raising drive in 1963.
A second strip of land on the roadside was gifted to the society by the Masters estate in 1990, bringing its total size to 2.84 acres.
Sir Richard said because of the efforts of the Audubon Society, Seymour’s Pond “will remain a quiet haven” for birds.
After he planted a tree, he was given a guided walk around Seymour’s Pond.
Prior to that Andrew Dobson, president of the BAS, thanked the efforts from the members of the Society and Victor Bell and his Skyline crew, which assisted in the project.
David Wingate also gave a brief history of Seymour’s Pond.
Backed by a densely wooded hillside and flanked by farmland, the slightly brackish pond provides a rich feeding ground for many species of migratory waterfowl including Canada geese, ducks, herons and egrets.
Moorhens, coots and pied-billed grebes have all been known to breed here.
To find out more about the restoration project, read the full article from the Bermuda Sun.
[Photo: via bermuda-attractions.com]