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Bermuda Beasts: Warwick Lizard

Although Bermuda may be better known for its plentiful marine life and large variety of birds, the island is also home to four species of lizards. Most locals are familiar with the famed Bermuda Skink as it is endemic to Bermuda but a neighbour of the Skink, the Warwick Lizard, is a creature we should all know and recognise -- here are 7 facts to get you better acquainted. 1. The Warwick Lizard is formally known as an Antiguan Anole…


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We Should Be Seeing More Sharks Inshore: An Interview with Choy Aming

Sharks are undoubtedly one of the ocean’s most well known predators. Humans are always startled by the few threats in the natural world that we have not overcome, and which still pose a danger to us, and as such, the…


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3 Things to Pick and Plant This Month

Spring is at its peak in May offering many opportunities for dotting vases filled with flowers around the house. As for gardening, it is time to plan for heat resistant plants to get you through the summer months. To Pick:…


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Field Notes: The Palmetto

Amongst the seventeen endemic plants of Bermuda, is one palm, Sabal bermudana, popularly known as the palmetto. This palm has undoubtedly figured in Bermuda literature as frequently as the native cedar. May writers have told of the various uses to…


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Bermuda Beasts: Tiger Sharks

The tiger shark is the fourth-largest shark - only beaten in size by the whale, basking and great white sharks - weighing in at 1300 pounds and reaching up to 15 feet in length. Of Bermuda's shark populations, perhaps the…

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Governor Laffan’s Fern

Jennifer Davidson’s beautiful painting of Bermuda’s endemic Governor Laffan’s fern (Diplazium laffanianum) pictured above, was included in an exhibition entitled “Botanical Art Worldwide: Flora of Bermuda,” in 2018. Perhaps she could have painted an equally exquisite endemic Bermudiana but that…