In the center of the island lies the Gilbert Nature Reserve, 2 hectares (5 acres) of unspoiled woodland. It bears the name of the family that owned the property from the early 18th century until 1973, when the Bermuda National Trust acquired it (in conjunction with the Bermuda Audubon Society). The reserve is one of the best places on the island for bird-watching, and it is riddled with paths that connect to the Railway Trail that crosses Bermuda. In the northeastern corner of the reserve are the finest examples of mature Bermuda cedars on the island.