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5 Gardens Every Nature Lover will Adore

Studies show that just 5 minutes spent in nature can help to improve your mood. Here are 5 gardens worth experiencing for the sake of mental health.   1. Palm Grove Although privately owned by the Gibbons family, the public is allowed to visit Palm Grove between 9:00 a.m and 5:00 p.m. from Monday to Thursday. Secluded in its location, Palm Grove is well-maintained and properly landscaped and features hundreds if not thousands of varieties of plants both endemic and…


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Field Notes: Allspice

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.…


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Bermuda Beasts: Spotted Eagle Rays

Seeing a spotted eagle ray, no matter how many times you've done so before, is always special. Their long thin tails, beautiful triangular wings and spotted backs make this species of ray visually unique and seeing them fly out of…


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Field Notes: Oleander

One of the finest floral features of Bermuda is that provided by the Oleander. To fully appreciate the loveliness of the flowers they must be seen, for words can scarcely describe the dazzling brilliance of the Oleanders during the months…


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Explore Seagrass Beds by Wading or Snorkeling

Seagrass beds are an ecosystem unique from coral reefs, but deserving of as much acclaim. They occupy inshore shallow waters, and act to trap marine sediments suspended in the water column, making our waters crystal clear. Their roots also stabilise…

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Bermuda Beasts: 8 Facts About The Purple Sea Urchin

Sea Urchins are easily spotted in the shallow waters throughout Bermuda. They are especially abundant in Hamilton Harbour and Harrington Sound. 1. Sea urchins move slowly with their tube feet, translucent appendages that they can retract into their tests (shells).…