The Wetherill Nature Preserve can be entered from the Points Loop Trail connecting the Towns of Hunts and Yarrow Point. It is a natural place providing in perpetuity, a habitat for flora and fauna of the Northwest and a retreat in which to commune with nature.
The Preserve is a sensitive area to be enjoyed, but protected. It is open all year during daylight hours. Pets must be on leashes.
In 1989 Marjorie Baird and her sister Sidonia Foley bequeathed sixteen acres of prime property - originally purchased by their grandfather, Seattle financier Jacob Furth - to the towns of Yarrow Point and Hunts Point to protect, in perpetuity, the land from development and to preserve its wildlife and native plants. The sisters dedicated the Preserve to their mother, Sidonia Furth Wetherill, and their father, Army Colonel, Alexander Wetherill. Marjorie Wetherill Baird died October 30, 2004, at the age of 92
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What surprises new visitors are the Preserve's number of trails and its size, and also the variety of bird life. Waterfront vistas across Cozy Cove sparkle in the sunshine. A kingfisher sometimes chatters from the water's edge or an eagle will land in the lily pads, dipping its wings for a bath. The Preserve offers surprises at any time of the year, but bird life prevails especially in the springtime. Song sparrows and chickadees sing and flit above in the trees. The quiet observer will find mother robins sitting on their nests in low shrubs and trees behind a cozy screen of leaves.