Vesey Reserve
7.5 acres, Middle Road, Southampton
Gift from Sharon Vesey to Buy Back Bermuda, 2008
Public access, interpretive trails, observation platform and quarry exhibit

Lush woodland, a tidal mangrove-fringed pond, abandoned quarries and a small sink hole are all found on this reserve. The coastal hillside supports some rare native and endemic flora and the shoreline is a good place to to observe a variety of gull species, herons and belted kingfishers.

Evan’s Pond is a tidal saltwater pond connected to the Little Sound via a drowned cave system. The endemic Bermuda Killifish and native Mullet, which attracts the fish-eating Osprey, thrive here. The pond is fringed by mangroves, in which can be found many species of herons, egrets and various wood warblers, notably the Northern Waterthrush and Black-and-White Warbler.

The wooded valley of the reserve provides habitat for the endemic Bermuda White-Eyed Vireo or Chick-of-the-Village and the native Catbird. The coastal hillside supports the rare endemic Bermuda Bedstraw Galium bermudense and the Rhacoma Crossopetalum rhacoma, a relative of the sage bush and a rare species in Bermuda.

The reserve was a gift to Buy Back Bermuda from Sharon Vesey. It was restored with money from public donations and opened on Earth Day 2013.

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Photos courtesy of Andrew Dobson, Paul Watson, Chris Burville, Ras Mykkal, Jennifer Gray, Rosalind Wingate, Rick Slaughter and others.

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