Today’s landscape of Jamestown Island looks much like it did 400 years ago. The island was farmed in the 18th and 19th centuries, but after Preservation Virginia and the National Park Service acquired and protected all of the island’s acreage, the woods and wildlife returned. Several bald eagle nests are spread across the island. Osprey also soar overhead. Here you can read more about the colorful life that you can see at Jamestown if your eyes are sharp!