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Buy Back’s Latest Acquisition

Buy Back Bermuda, a joint initiative of the Bermuda Audubon Society and the Bermuda National Trust, began its mission in 2004 when it bought Somerset Long Bay East, saving it from being swallowed by 22 new condominiums. Its aim was and is to create a “green necklace” of natural open spaces across the island so that Bermuda’s wildlife, particularly birds, can have stopping places or refuges from the relentless urban development so characteristic of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. By…


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Field Notes: Bermuda Olive Wood Bark

This article was taken from our archives. It comes from the February 1955 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally. With only seventeen species of plants which may claim Bermuda as their country of origin,…


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Exploring Bermuda’s Outdoor Places & Spaces

Where to go, when to go and what to look for while there. The transition from summer to fall is a welcome one. As the weather starts to cool down, we can finally spend more time outside without the oppressive…


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Bermuda Beasts: Remoras or Sucker Sharks

Have you ever been snorkeling or diving and suddenly found yourself with an uninvited guest stuck to your flipper? Sucker sharks, notorious for hitching a ride, may be some of the laziest creatures in the ocean. 1. Remoras adhere to…


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Field Notes: Tamarisk

Bermuda is by no means devoid of green foliage, despite the loss of probably seventy per cent of the native Juniper. The subject of these notes, the Tamarisk (Tamarix Gallica), or as many people prefer to call it, the Spruce,…

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10 Things You Should Know About Bermuda’s Geology

10 facts about Bermuda's geology you probably don't already know!   1. Volcanic Formation –Bermuda Wasn’t Always Where it Lies Today The American and European tectonic plates meet at a place in the Atlantic Ocean called the mid-Atlantic ridge. Here,…