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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 of May, June, and July. The profusion of bloom during those three months is staggering, to say the least. Although the Oleander is at its best during the period mentioned, it actually starts to bloom during the last week in…


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Wildlife 101: Diamondback Terrapins with Dr. Mark Outerbridge

We're continuing our Wildlife 101 series with a look at the Diamondback Terrapin. We spoke with expert, Mark Outerbridge of the Department of Conservation Services to find out what it is that makes the Diamondback Terrapin so special to Bermuda.…


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Wildlife 101: Whistling Frogs with Dr. Jamie Bacon

We're continuing our Wildlife 101 series with a look at the whistling frog. We spoke with Dr. Jamie Bacon of the Bermuda Zoological Society to find out what it is that makes the whistling frog so unique.   What is…


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Three Wonderful Winter Walks

Fort Scaur Park Forts 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…


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A Halo of Hope

Under the auspices of the Pew Environment Group, Bermuda leads the world in initiating an important marine reserve within the outer boundaries of our waters. Bermuda sits within a very special part of the world’s oceans, the Sargasso Sea. This…

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Spring Flowers

Taking a moment to savour Bermuda’s natural beauty...     I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers. ~Claude Monet     Flowers...are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.  ~Ralph…