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Field Notes: Monstera Deliciosa

Written by Gordon R. Groves in February 1952 The botanical name of a plant is never readily accepted by the average person, but for want of a better term, the botanical name is frequently used in this case. Various other names have been given this plant such as Tornelia, Locust and Wild Honey, and Hurricane Plant. It is a matter of choice as to which of the popular names are accepted. Each in some way attempts to describe the plant…


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7 Times Spittal Pond Shocked Bermudians

Spittal Pond has hosted its fair share of surprises over the years. Bermudians have been shocked by ecological, historical, and even visual events that keep Spittal Pond always in the hearts and minds of locals. Photo courtesy of Ashley Monster…


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Bermuda Beasts: Remoras or Sucker Sharks

Have you ever been snorkeling or diving and suddenly found yourself with an uninvited guest stuck to your flipper? Sucker sharks, notorious for hitching a ride, may be some of the laziest creatures in the ocean. 1. Remoras adhere to…


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Coral Reef 101: What to Know About Our Underwater Ecosystem

The coral reef is all around us: It serves as a water break so that our island isn’t pummelled with the full force of ocean waves. What’s more, it creates an enchanting underwater landscape that you can experience by snorkelling…


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8 Local Spots to Visit When You Seek Solace in Nature

In the midst of the hustle and bustle of daily life, we sometimes have the desire to seek refuge and relaxation in a tranquil setting. These eight quiet and beautiful locations are the perfect places to find solitude when it…

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Field Notes: The Bermuda Cedar

There are few trees in any country which have attracted so much attention or monopolized conversation to the same extent as the native cedar tree of Bermuda, Juniperus bermudiana. During the past seven or eight years, numerous reports on the…