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Field Notes: The Bermudiana

The article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the May 1953 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally. One of the few endemic plants of Bermuda is a plant of the Iris family Sisyrinchium bermudiana, popularly known as the Bermudiana, Bermuda Iris, or Bermuda Blue-Eyed Grass. This beautiful little plant blooms during the month of April and is easily recognizes by the lovely violet blue flowers on stalks not more than twelve inches high, growing freely on the grassy slopes and other places where t...

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Bermuda Beasts: Yellow Crowned Night Heron

Where can you spot them: yellow crowned night herons are some of the most common large birds in Bermuda. You can spot them wading in the shallows by the edge of a pond or the ocean, hunting for fish and crabs. The yellow crowned night heron...

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Bermuda Beasts: 8 Facts About The Bermuda Skink

Where can you spot them? Skinks favour rocky habitats and can be found on isolated rocky shorelines. Most of the population lives in Spittal Pond and on the Castle Harbour islands.   1. Skinks are our only endemic reptile. On oceanic ...

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Admiralty House Park

With sweeping views from Dockyard to St. George’s and remnants 
of a colonial navel history still evident, Admiralty House Park  is both busy and beautiful community parkland. Today, Admiralty House Park is a tranquil expanse of hillside...

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What’s Living in the Sargasso Sea?

The struggle for life that persists in every organism on earth has prompted the creation of whimsical habitats and ingenious adaptations, which allow for the most efficient conversion of the sun’s energy into energy that can be used by them. F...

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Bermuda Beasts: 8 Facts About Kiskadees

Where can you spot them? Almost anywhere in Bermuda. The kiskadee population is huge, and the birds occupy every habitat from the coast, to woodland, to urban areas. Two hundred kiskadees were introduced to Bermuda in 1957 to control lizard...