Scudder Bay Sanctuary

Bay Lane, Centerville, Massachusetts, 2.2 acres – 1992

Scudder Bay SanctuaryThis more than 2 acre sanctuary resides in an Aquifer Protection Overlay District, a designation designed to protect ground water on Scudder Bay in Osterville. The upland portion of property has a mixture of oaks and maples with dense, shrubby groundcover and is surrounded by a salt marsh. The property was formerly owned by family of Barbara Birdsey, the founder of Orenda Wildlife Land Trust, who donated it in 1992.

Observed/Protected Species
Oaks, maples. Osprey nest at this sanctuary.

Abutting Land/Surrounding Area
The surrounding area is primarily residential. The property borders–and projects into– Scudder Bay.

Acquisition Date
October 27, 1992

How Acquired
Donated by Barbara Birdsey

Directions: The sanctuary consists of 2.2 island-acres located in the Town of Barnstable on the east side of the Bumps River, and just to the west of Bay Lane and the intersection of Beech Leaf Island Road. The sanctuary is not accessible on foot as it fronts on private property.