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The Life Plant

The life plant refuses to die if it is given even half a chance to live. Originally a native of the Dutch East Indies, it has journeyed far and found Bermuda an ideal spot in which to thrive. Along the roads and in rocky waste-land the life plant grows in abundance. It is curious and beautiful when in flower, growing some three feet in height. Each flower hangs on a slender stalk and when in full bloom the general effect…


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Bermuda Beasts: 7 Facts About Whistling Frogs

It might be hard to spot whistling frogs, but it isn't difficult to hear them! They are active at night and may be spotted hunting on walls or window panes. During the day they can be found in cool, shady…


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6 Ways Bermuda Led the World in Conservation

Bermuda has a long history of robust conservation measures – in fact, Bermuda introduced some of the earliest conservation legislation in the world. Without some of these initiatives, Bermuda’s natural environment might have looked drastically different than it does today.…


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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…


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Bermuda Beasts: Leatherback Sea Turtle

Very occasionally passing through Bermuda as adults, these dark and prehistoric turtles are a wonder to behold. Leatherbacks (Dermochelys coriacea) are the largest of the turtle species by far. The largest specimen ever observed was 2,015 pounds and almost 3…

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Field Notes: The Bermuda Easter Lily

One of the finest flowering plants ever to be introduced to Bermuda is the Easter Lily. As its name implies, Lilium longiflorum var. eximium is a true lily. Many plants, because they have a bulbous rootstock, are classified under the…