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Field Notes: Bougainvillea

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the September 1953 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.  The Bougainvillea is regarded as the finest of the flowering climbing plants of the warm regions of the world. Many writers have referred to the magnificent colours and the amazing growth provided by this plant. These descriptions, although they may appear exaggerated to those who have never seen the Bougainvillea when grown to perfection,…


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Poincianas

Liz Jones proposes the idea of a poinciana festival to celebrate the tree’s magnificent scarlet blossoms in June.   Every May, Rochester, New York, holds a lilac festival. People make a special trip to Highland Park to ooh and ah…


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Edible Arrangements: Bermuda Flowers You Can Eat

Edible flowers add a beautiful aesthetic to any meal that makes them instantly Instagram worthy.     1. Nasturtium Both the leaves and petals of the nasturtium plant are packed with nutrition, containing high levels of vitamin C. This peppery…


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Bermuda Beasts: Moon Jellyfish

Usually found bobbing in the bays of Bermuda in the summer months, this sneaky floating creature is a nuisance for swimmers and fisherman. Here are 5 facts about the Moon Jellyfish you might not know.   1. The range of…


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The Best Places to Watch Glow Worms

In order to view the glowworms, you have to sync up with their mating schedule. Two nights after the full moon and 56 minutes after sunset, glow worms can be seen taking part in bioluminescent spawning events that last between…

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Field Notes: The Olive Tree

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the November 1953 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.   Probably one of the most historically interesting members of the plant kingdom is…