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How to Attract Birds to Your Yard

Bermuda has 5 native bird species that might visit your yard - the beautiful bluebird, shy mourning dove, bumbling ground dove, mischievous chick of the village, and regal catbird. It also has two striking naturalised species you might see - the cardinal and the goldfinch - in addition to a glut of very common introduced birds. If you want to attract birds to your yard, take a look at our tips!   Set Up a Birdbath and Fill it with…


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Field Notes: The Bay Grape

An interesting plant found growing along the seashore is the Bay Grape, or Coccolbis uvifera. Although it is a native plant of Bermuda, it is also found in Southern Florida, along the continental American Coasts and the West Indies. It…


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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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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 Coconut

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the February 1954 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.  Among the many palms growing in Bermuda is the coconut, Cocos nucifera, which appears…

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Bermuda Beasts: Hawksbill Turtle

Only two species of turtle occur regularly in Bermuda, the green turtle and the hawksbill. While green turtles can be commonly spotted inshore, coming up for breath as they graze their sea grass patches, hawksbills are found in deeper-water offshore…