The Heard was founded in 1967 by Bessie Heard. Miss Bessie was 80 years old when she saw the need to preserve a place where future generations could experience nature. Help us celebrate 45 years of bringing nature and people together. Did you spend time at The Heard as a child? If you have stories or photos you would like to share that may be used as part of the celebration and its promotion, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Watch for more details-coming soon!