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Field Notes: The Bay Grape

Field Notes: The Bay Grape

An interesting plant found growing along the seashore is the Bay Grape, or Coccolbis uvifera. Although it is a native plant of Bermuda, it is also found in Southern Florida, along the continental American Coasts and the West Indies. It is assumed that this plant originally reached Bermuda by the seed floating across the sea. This is, or course, theoretical, but there is evidence to support such a theory since the original and most abundant thickets of the Bay Grape…


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Is the Chicken Liver Sponge A Plant or An Animal?

Is it a plant? Is it an animal? Scientists believe that sponges are a very primitive animal, one of the first groups to branch off the evolutionary tree after the common ancestor of all animals. They are multi-cellular organisms that…

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Made by Bermudians: UMAMI Bermuda Spice Co.

Celebrating its fifth anniversary, UMAMI Bermuda Spice Co. has quickly become a staple in every home chef’s pantry. Founder “spiceologist” Rinelle White is ensuring her customers have the tools to put “clean, delicious, gourmet(esque) food” on the table. As the…

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What to Pick and Plant This September

“The leaves of brown came tumbling down, Remember, in September….” For many countries, September does indeed herald the fall with all the colours associated with falling leaves. But in Bermuda, though some trees like the poinciana and the frangipani do…


Field Notes: African Lily

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the August 1955 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.   Toward the end of May, a lovely flowered member of the lily family…