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Field Notes: The Canary or Cavendish Banana

Visitors to Bermuda show a keen interest in the Banana. Probably more photographs are taken of this plant than of any other. To the resident of the tropical and sub-tropical countries, the Banana and it habit of growth is a familiar sight, but to the visitors from more northern climates the Banana plant creates a special kind of interest, because it is quite different in its habit of growth compared with the majority of fruit-bearing plants. Again people seeing this…


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Bermuda Beasts: Black Grouper

Black groupers, commonly known as rockfish, are highly sought after, not simply because they taste good but also because their numbers have declined so significantly in recent years that they’re just not as easy to come by. Here in Bermuda,…


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Bermuda Beasts: Queen Conch

The name "queen conch" refers to both the large, marine mollusk and its shell. Queen conchs are soft-bodied animals, belonging to the same group as clams, oysters, octopi, and squid. They live in shallow, warm waters on coral reefs or…


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In the Garden: Winter

As the winter season arrives, Bermuda’s gardens, both wild and cultivated, begin to produce a variety of fruits, vegetables and flowers. The time between early December and mid-March is familiar to local gardeners and farmers as the growing season, thanks…


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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…

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Seasonal Ingredient: Nasturtiums

These easy-to-grow, vibrant blooms make a wonderful addition to any mixed salad and may also be used as a colourful garnish on a variety of meals. Their slightly sweet and mildly spicy flavour is the perfect complement to many cooked…