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Pondering Petunias

I will always be grateful to petunias for getting me back to a pursuit I had followed as a child: gardening. I’m grateful as well to a friend and former teaching colleague who in the mid-’80s gave me the six-pack of petunia seedlings in the first place. “Like kids, they grow,” she pointed out. “Unlike kids, they don’t answer back.” I think she must have given them me on a bad day. Anyway, I remember planting them in a largish pot and waiting with some anticipation for the flowers to appear. Slowly, all the buds unfolded into ...

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Bermuda Beasts: The Cahow

Endemic to Bermuda, the Cahow, or Bermuda petrel is the 2nd or 3rd rarest seabird in the world and after being thought extinct since 1620, the cahow was only rediscovered in 1951. Here are 7 facts about the Cahow you probably don't know, but sho...

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4 Important Bermuda Ponds

In general, Bermudians don’t pay much attention to ponds. For many years they were believed to be wholly unimportant ecosystems, and in the early days of the island many of them were used as trash dumps, or filled in. Now, however, the importa...

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6 Species Lurking In The Deep Sea Around Bermuda

While some of us don't even like the feeling of a cow polly nipping at our toes while we enjoy time overboard, we have to be thankful that these creatures live amongst Bermuda's depths.       Lanternfish Lanternfish ...

Pets

Vintage Bermuda Dog Shows

Did you know? It’s National Train Your Dog month and we’re celebrating with some seriously vintage images of dog shows in Bermuda. Fluff your pouff, FiFi – the judges are watching!   [caption id="attachment_15356" align=...

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Building Bridges & Connecting the Community

Bridges aren’t built simply to join two separate pieces of land; they are built to connect the people that use them. That connection works to unite separate communities, expand boundaries and allow access to formerly inaccessible areas. With t...