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Four Species You Might Spot on the Open Ocean this Winter

Though winter brings colder winds, and sometimes choppier waters, this season can also hold some of the calmest days on the sea. Outside of the hurricane season (June 1- Nov 30), it’s possible to find the waters outside of the reef lying eerily calm. If you do get the chance to venture into Bermuda’s deep ocean this winter, here’s what you might see. Dusky SharkDusky sharks migrate towards the poles in the summer and towards the equator in the winter, meaning…


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Three Wonderful Winter Walks

Fort Scaur ParkForts still have their uses - for walks and picnics rather than for shooting canons or guns on disappearing carriages. Because they were built to protect the island from enemies, they sit atop hills and therefore have amazing…


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Field Notes: The Bermuda Cedar

There are few trees in any country which have attracted so much attention or monopolized conversation to the same extent as the native cedar tree of Bermuda, Juniperus bermudiana. During the past seven or eight years, numerous reports on the…


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Field Notes: Giant or Japanese Yew

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the April 1954 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.  Although the subject of these notes is not an old established Bermuda plant it…


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Bermuda Beasts: Chick-of-the-Village

Bermuda is home to two endemic bird species: the Chick-of-the-Village (Vireo griseus Bermudianus) and the Bermuda Petrel or Cahow. Here are 6 facts on the lesser-known Chick-of-the-Village! 1. The Bermuda White-Eyed Vireo (Chick-of-the-Village) is a subspecies of the mainland White-Eyed…

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Field Notes: Norfolk Island Pine

This article was taken from our archives. It was first published in the December 1954 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.    The Norfolk Island Pine is probably the most luxuriant evergreen tree that…