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Field Notes: Allspice

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the August 1953 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.   A small slender evergreen tree dominating the hillsides in Warwick is the Allspice or Pimento, known botanically as Pimenta officinalis. This tree is a native of West Indies, more particularly of Jamaica and Cuba, but has become naturalized in Bermuda. The writer has not yet been able to trace the date of the…


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Wildlife 101: Spiny Lobster with Dr. Tammy Trott

Now that Lobster Season is upon us, it's important to learn about these interesting creatures and what we can do to support their population so that we can enjoy them for years to come. Dr. Tammy Trott of the Bermuda…


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Bermuda Beasts: Sea Cucumber

Sometimes referred to as a sea pudding, these marine animals have more to them than meets the eye: here are 7 facts about them you probably don't already know.  1. Sea cucumbers are crucial to the marine food web. They…


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Field Notes: Pampas Grass

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the November 1954 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.   Pampas Grass is a particularly good ornamental plant and is found in many gardens…


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Monarch Butterflies in Bermuda 

Among the most beautiful – and recognizable –species of butterfly, is the brilliantly-colored Monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus. Deep orange with black borders and veins and white spots along the edges of their large wings, they were first reported in Bermuda…

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The Gift That Lasts Forever: Alfred Blackburn Smith Reserve

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in our Fall 2006 issue. Since the publication of this article, Elfrida Chappell has passed away, leaving the property in the care of her family.    What could be sweeter…